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* VagueAge: Ramsay's exact age isn't given; he's described simply as a "young man". His black humour, sexual predations, experience commanding men, and [[TheDreaded fearsome presence]] has led some fans to assume he's somewhere in the later spectrum of young manhood, but his style, appearance, and interactions with his father make him sound like a medieval teen rebel. It's never elaborated upon.

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* VagueAge: Ramsay's exact age isn't given; he's described simply as a "young man". His black humour, sexual predations, experience commanding men, and [[TheDreaded fearsome presence]] has led some fans to assume he's somewhere in the later spectrum of young manhood, but his style, appearance, and interactions with his father make him sound like a medieval teen rebel. It's never elaborated upon. The only thing that ''can'' be ascertained is that Ramsay was born in 282 AC at the latest because that was the year Rickard Stark was burned alive and he was still alive when Ramsay was born.


* PragmaticVillainy: One of Roose's catchphrases is "A peaceful land, a quiet people." He doesn't care that Ramsay is cruel, since Roose himself is just as sadistic, but rather that his son lacks any discretion regarding his cruelty. [[spoiler: He especially dislikes Ramsay's actions toward Fake Arya, who is the key to maintaining Bolton control over the North.]]

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* PragmaticVillainy: One of Roose's catchphrases is "A peaceful land, a quiet people." He doesn't care that Ramsay is cruel, since Roose himself is just as sadistic, but rather that his son lacks any discretion regarding his cruelty. [[spoiler: He especially dislikes Ramsay's actions toward Fake Arya, who is the key to maintaining Bolton control over the North.North, though he's not lifting a finger to stop them.]]



* FamilyEyeResemblance: He has his father's eyes, described as "small, close-set, and oddly pale, like two chips of dirty ice". When Ramsay's mother first brought him to Roose as a baby, apparently the resemblance of Ramsay's eyes to his own ones was the only thing that stopped Roose from having the woman whipped and throwing baby Ramsay down the well.

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* FamilyEyeResemblance: He has his father's eyes, described as "small, close-set, and oddly pale, like two chips of dirty ice". When Ramsay's mother first brought him to Roose as a baby, apparently the resemblance of Ramsay's eyes to his own ones was the only thing that stopped Roose from having the woman whipped and throwing the baby Ramsay thrown down the well.


* BastardBastard: A modern TropeCodifier.

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* BastardBastard: A modern TropeCodifier. He was conceived when Roose raped a miller's wife after hanging her husband, for the crime of the miller not asking his permission to get married.



** He also suggests making a pair of boots from Barbrey Dustin's skin, but only stops when his father points out that human hide is weaker than cow leather.

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** He also suggests making a pair of boots from Barbrey Dustin's skin, skin when she gets on his nerves, but only stops when his father points out that human hide is weaker than cow leather.



* FamilyEyeResemblance: He has his father's eyes, described as "small, close-set, and oddly pale, like two chips of dirty ice".

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* FamilyEyeResemblance: He has his father's eyes, described as "small, close-set, and oddly pale, like two chips of dirty ice". When Ramsay's mother first brought him to Roose as a baby, apparently the resemblance of Ramsay's eyes to his own ones was the only thing that stopped Roose from having the woman whipped and throwing baby Ramsay down the well.


* FatGirl: It's on the nickname.


* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder: This seems to be the "hat" for the Boltons ("''Our Blades Are Sharp''", anyone??). Roose at least considers the pros and cons first. Ramsay, on the other hand, will do it because he can't really control himself (see StupidEvil below). [[spoiler: During the war, Roose betrays the Starks and assists the Freys and Lannisters in orchestrating the "Red Wedding," where he murders Robb himself.]] Also note that on a caerful reread, Roose has been backstabbing the Northern Alliance almost as soon as he was put in charge of part of Robb's army. He deliberately sends in the forces of other Northern families while holding his own Bolton forces back, and in the battle against Tyrion's vanguard, has his archers engage in a little UnfriendlyFire with the forces engaging Tyrion's troops.

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* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder: This seems to be the "hat" for the Boltons ("''Our Blades Are Sharp''", anyone??). Roose at least considers the pros and cons first. Ramsay, on the other hand, will do it because he can't really control himself (see StupidEvil below). [[spoiler: During the war, Roose betrays the Starks and assists the Freys and Lannisters in orchestrating the "Red Wedding," where he murders Robb himself.]] Also note that on a caerful careful reread, Roose has been backstabbing the Northern Alliance almost as soon as he was put in charge of part of Robb's army. He deliberately sends in the forces of other Northern families while holding his own Bolton forces back, and in the battle against Tyrion's vanguard, has his archers engage in a little UnfriendlyFire with the forces engaging Tyrion's troops.


* PersonalMook: Ramsay's original sidekick was a necrophiliac rapist named Reek, who was just as depraved as Ramsay himself. [[spoiler: Ramsay soon [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness disposed of Reek when his presence became inconvenient.]]

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* PersonalMook: Ramsay's original sidekick was a necrophiliac rapist named Reek, who was just as depraved as Ramsay himself. [[spoiler: Reek dies before Ramsay soon even appears on-page, as he quickly [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness disposed of Reek when his presence became inconvenient.]]


* PersonalMook: Ramsay's original sidekick was a necrophiliac rapist named Reek, who was just as depraved as Ramsay himself. [[spoiler:Ramsawy, however, [[BodyDouble found Reek served another purpose when ]].]]

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* PersonalMook: Ramsay's original sidekick was a necrophiliac rapist named Reek, who was just as depraved as Ramsay himself. [[spoiler:Ramsawy, however, [[BodyDouble found [[spoiler: Ramsay soon [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness disposed of Reek served another purpose when ]].his presence became inconvenient.]]


* OutlivingOnesOffspring: All of Roose's legitimate children are dead by the beginning of the books. Most died as infants, while the only one who survived infancy (Domeric) died under suspicious circumstances; Roose personally believes that [[BastardBastard Ramsay]] was responsible.



* AmbitionIsEvil: Roose believes his son's StartOfDarkness occurred the day he became discontent with a humble peasant's life.



* AmbitionIsEvil: Roose believes his son's StartOfDarkness occurred the day he became discontent with a humble peasant's life.


* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: Ramsay disposes of him off-page the moment he becomes inconvenient.

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* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: Ramsay disposes of him off-page the moment he becomes inconvenient.
inconvenient, and later steals his identity to trick both the Starks and the Greyjoys.


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* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: Ramsay disposes of him off-page the moment he becomes inconvenient.


* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder: This seems to be the "hat" for the Boltons ("''Our Blades Are Sharp''", anyone??). Roose at least considers the pros and cons first. Ramsay, on the other hand, will do it because he can't really control himself (see StupidEvil below). [[spoiler: During the war, Roose betrays the Starks and assists the Freys and Lannisters in orchestrating the "Red Wedding," where he murders Robb himself.]] Also note that on a caerful reread, Roose has been backstabbing the Northern Alliance almost as soon as he was put in charge of part of Robb's army. He deliberately sends in the forces of other Northern families while holding his own Bolton forces back, and in the battle against Tyrion's vanguard, has his archers engage in a little FriendlyFire with the forces engaging Tyrion's troops.

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* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder: This seems to be the "hat" for the Boltons ("''Our Blades Are Sharp''", anyone??). Roose at least considers the pros and cons first. Ramsay, on the other hand, will do it because he can't really control himself (see StupidEvil below). [[spoiler: During the war, Roose betrays the Starks and assists the Freys and Lannisters in orchestrating the "Red Wedding," where he murders Robb himself.]] Also note that on a caerful reread, Roose has been backstabbing the Northern Alliance almost as soon as he was put in charge of part of Robb's army. He deliberately sends in the forces of other Northern families while holding his own Bolton forces back, and in the battle against Tyrion's vanguard, has his archers engage in a little FriendlyFire UnfriendlyFire with the forces engaging Tyrion's troops.


* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder: This seems to be the "hat" for the Boltons ("''Our Blades Are Sharp''", anyone??). Roose at least considers the pros and cons first. Ramsay, on the other hand, will do it because he can't really control himself (see StupidEvil below). [[spoiler: During the war, Roose betrays the Starks and assists the Freys and Lannisters in orchestrating the "Red Wedding," where he murders Robb himself.]]

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* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder: This seems to be the "hat" for the Boltons ("''Our Blades Are Sharp''", anyone??). Roose at least considers the pros and cons first. Ramsay, on the other hand, will do it because he can't really control himself (see StupidEvil below). [[spoiler: During the war, Roose betrays the Starks and assists the Freys and Lannisters in orchestrating the "Red Wedding," where he murders Robb himself.]]]] Also note that on a caerful reread, Roose has been backstabbing the Northern Alliance almost as soon as he was put in charge of part of Robb's army. He deliberately sends in the forces of other Northern families while holding his own Bolton forces back, and in the battle against Tyrion's vanguard, has his archers engage in a little FriendlyFire with the forces engaging Tyrion's troops.


** The first Reek tried it too, going as far as to wear [[HairDecorations flowers]] in his hair.

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** The first Reek tried it too, going as far as to wear [[HairDecorations flowers]] flowers in his hair.



* ThePigPen: He had some kind of medical condition that caused him to smell horrible. Because of it, he was obsessed with cleanliness, bathed often, stole perfume, and [[HairDecorations wore flowers in his hair]]. It didn't help.

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* ThePigPen: He had some kind of medical condition that caused him to smell horrible. Because of it, he was obsessed with cleanliness, bathed often, stole perfume, and [[HairDecorations and wore flowers in his hair]].hair. It didn't help.

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