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The Bloods of Bolton is a Game of Thrones fanfic written by A. M. Brossart.

The story is set before the start of the series and chronicles the tale of Roose Bolton's three children; Domeric, Drucilla, and Ramsay. The tale follows the two legitimate children of the Dreadfort's lord as they seek to unlock the hidden secrets of their proud house. Meanwhile, the bastard of Bolton grows evermore ambitious, and seeks to take his place as the true heir to House Bolton.


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  • 0% Approval Rating: The people around the Weeping Water don't like Roose or his daughter, living in perpetual fear of them. In Drucilla's case, it has caused her to be rejected by the higher noble families, making it difficult to find her a husband that can satisfy the Bolton's ambitions, with the only match she can get being Tyrion Lannister.
  • 100% Adoration Rating: Domeric is loved by the smallfolk and the servants of the Dreadfort alike. Before his death, many people of the Weeping Water were practically counting down the days for when Roose would die so that Domeric could take over.
  • Abusive Parent: Roose may be a doting parent to Drucilla, but he is not a good father with his other kids. He's at best indifferent to Domeric, but at least cares a decent enough amount for him. Deanna, on the other hand, he wasn't a good father to in the slightest, given that he let Drucilla get away with almost killing her and refused to punish her for those actions, despite Bethany's insistence.
  • Arranged Marriage:
    • Roose is planning to wed Drucilla to Tyrion. He's attempted to wed her to the sons of other great houses, but due to "rumors" about his daughter, she's been turned down by many. The only ones that want to wed their sons off to her are typically too low on the totem poll for an ambitious family like the Boltons to want to get involved with.
      • Following Domeric's death, Sansa was able to appeal to her family to bring Drucilla to Winterfell. So she's been given another opportunity to try and gain Robb's favor.
    • Attempted with Domeric and Sansa, but it ultimately didn't work out for two reasons. Firstly, he was already in love with Cassandra and couldn't give his heart to Sansa. Secondly, he tried to form a brotherly kinship with Ramsay... you can tell how well that worked out.
    • Bethany was originally betrothed to an Ashford boy in her youth. He tragically died and she was forced to marry Roose Bolton. It's implied that Roose set him up to die so he could marry Bethany.
  • Ax-Crazy: The whole Bolton family, with the exception of Domeric and his mother, aren't the least bit sane. Some of their servants aren't all there either.
    • Roose has his men casually torture inmates without so much as batting an eye. He's also done a bit of flaying himself.
    • Drucilla is undoubtedly her father's daughter. She's completely obsessed with the Bolton tradition of flaying their enemies and commits Disproportionate Retribution to the 11th degree whenever she feels wronged.
    • Ramsay. Even as a kid, he makes the above two look tame by comparison since they at least practice restraint. For the Bastard of Bolton, restraint is a complete afterthought.
    • The former Bolton retainer and servant, Reek, ain't much better. Killing innocent people in fits of rage and raping their corpses will land you squarely into the "deranged lunatic" category.
  • Bastard Bastard: It's friggin Ramsay people! With how much of a depraved, self-centered, bloodthirsty nutcase he is, he could practically write this trope himself.
  • Big Sister Instinct: Inverted with Drucilla — she's younger than Domeric and would do anything to save his life, even putting a hit on Ramsay's head despite her fear of him.
  • Black and Grey Morality: Our protagonist is a spoiled, sociopathic young girl obsessed with her family's flaying tradition and enjoys the cruel torture of her victims, and the antagonist is an utter bastard in both meanings of the word who manipulates and kills anyone even if they show him an iota of kindness simply because they are no longer useful to him and hunts random people for his personal amusement. Better make it Jet black and dark grey morality.
  • Brother–Sister Incest: One-sided. Ramsay is obsessed with his half-sister, Drucilla. This isn't really in the romantic sense in the slightest; it's more of the Entitled to Have You kind of obsessed. Drucilla wants absolutely nothing to do with her bastard brother and thoroughly despises his existence.
  • The Bully: Drucilla was not nice to any other children at the Dreadfort. She's implied to have done similar things to what she did to Myranda on other children and was a cruel sister to Deanna.
  • Cain and Abel:
    • Domeric is the Abel to Ramsay's Cain. Domeric tries to reason with his bastard brother and form a kinship, while Ramsay envies Domeric's position as the heir and kills him.
    • Back when she was still alive, Deanna was the Abel to Drucilla's Cain.
    • It's more grey and black with Drucilla and Ramsay. Ramsay is a monster, no doubts about that, but Drucilla isn't too far behind him and is only moderately less cruel. It's really more of a case of Cain-dark and regular Cain.
  • Children Are Innocent:
    • Deanna took far more from her mother than she did her father, so she was a kind child before she died.
    • Drucilla and Ramsay don't so much as avert this trope, but rather they flay it alive and pour salt and starving maggots all over the body. Both of them were horrific little monsters as children; committing gruesome acts of violence with the complete knowledge that what they were doing brought suffering and misery to their victims.
  • Creepy Child:
    • Drucilla as a little girl was probably the second scariest person in the Dreadfort after her father. She was obsessed with the Bolton tradition of flaying their enemies and liked to hide knives on her. She sewed the mouth of her doll shut so she couldn't "tell [her] secrets" and later literally sewed the mouth of the kennelmaster's daughter shut when she insulted Roose (not to mention that it's heavily implied this isn't the first time she's done that). To make matters worse, she never grew out of this and is still just as creepy then as she is now.
    • Ramsay was way worse than Drucilla in this regard, and still is for that matter.
    • Arya is a far downplayed case compared to the Bolton children, but she does have a penchant for Gallows Humor that comes off as disturbing for someone her age, especially since she directs that humor at her family.
  • Daddy's Little Villain: Drucilla is very much a Bolton. It also helps that Roose dotes on his daughter quite a bit.
  • Damned by Faint Praise: Drucilla hates bastards thanks to her experience with Ramsay, but only considers Jon Snow "harmless" more than anything else.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: Drucilla has a disturbing habit of brutally hurting those around her for slight offenses.
    • Her response to Myranda speaking ill of her father? Well, apparently she took the whole "if you have nothing nice to say, don't say anything" phrase a wee bit too far and decided to literally sew her mouth shut.
    • When one of her father's stableboys japed that horses hated her because of her "bad blood", she snuck some of her mother's jewels into his room. This got his hand cut off as punishment for "stealing".
    • Not even her own family is safe from this. When she was five, her sister, Deanna, used to make fun of her appearance being boyish. Her response was to deck her sibling in the face so hard she cracked her bottom lip and knocked out two of her teeth, which she almost choked on.
    • When Robb accidentally insulted her at dinner, she almost killed him with the knife she was carrying. Threatening to kill the son of your liege lord for a minor insult that was accidental is not the proper response at all.
  • Domestic Abuse: Roose hasn't physically abused Bethany yet in the story, but he's implied to have done so in the past and is horrifically abusive on the emotional aspect. He taunts her about the death of her original betrothed and implies that he was the one who set him up to die, and states that she will sire him another son whether she wants to or not, pretty much telling her that he fully intends to use his Marital Rape License to do so.
  • Doting Parent: Roose towards Drucilla. It's still creepy since he's encouraging her nasty behavior, only chastising her because she was sloppy. He also does this at the expense of his other children, as he refused to punish Drucilla when she lashed out at Deanna in a way that almost killed her.
  • The Dreaded:
    • Roose and Drucilla are feared by the people of the Weeping Waters and the servants of the Dreadfort.
    • Ramsay completely terrifies Drucilla as she begins to panic whenever he shows up.
  • Enfant Terrible: Both Ramsay and Drucilla were downright monstrous even children.
    • Ramsay is described as a "boy" when he tries to play catch-and-kill with the eight-year-old Drucilla. That's before getting into how he tricks families into letting him stay at their homes and killing them when they stop being useful.
    • Drucilla herself was also a very cruel child. To put things into perspective, what's her response to someone insulting her father? Literally sewing their mouth shut with a hot needle! Kids Are Cruel indeed.
      • Even when she was an infant, she was stated to be screwed in the head. She hated her mother since she could crawl, and Bethany even stated that Drucilla being in her womb made her ill and feel close to death, as if she was trying to consume her from the inside.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones:
    • Roose does care about his children, albeit in his typical cold, detached sort of way. The only reason Ramsay is still alive is because he refuses to kill his own son, though this may also fall under him having his limits.
    • Drucilla is very much The Sociopath, and Domeric appears to be the only one she truly cares about. She also had something resembling care for her sister, but it only ever displayed itself long after she was dead.
    • Ramsay's creepy obsession for Drucilla herself is borderline this. At least he doesn't want to kill or maim her, he wants her to be his partner.
  • Even Evil Has Standards:
    • Roose is a ruthless and cunning lord, willing to do whatever he deems necessary for the benefit of House Bolton. However, he draws the line at kinslaying, which is the only reason he hasn't killed Ramsay yet, despite him attacking his daughter.
    • Drucilla, despite how much she utterly loathes Ramsay, cannot bring herself to kill her brother.
  • Evil Cannot Comprehend Good:
    • Drucilla doesn't understand why Domeric doesn't want to be around Sansa and views it as him being ungrateful to their father for setting up the best match in the North. She cannot understand that he's already in love with someone else and hates the idea of marrying Sansa.
      • In a weird way, she is capable of seeing that there's something wrong with her, but she believes it to be a problem with "bad blood" instead of it having to do with her being a sociopath.
    • Reek is so used to being treated like utter garbage that the idea that anyone can treat him nicely is borderline impossible for him to accept. When a young girl showed genuine concern for him, all he heard was the myriad of insults that have been thrown at him all his life and killed her in blind rage.
  • Family Theme Naming: The three true-born Bolton children named in the story are Domeric, Drucilla and Deanna.
  • Foil:
    • Compare Drucilla to Cersei — Daddy's Little Villain with a massive personality disorder, one brother she loves more than anything and one brother she wants dead for yesterday. There are differences, though: Cersei's feelings for Jaime are twisted and narcissistic, whereas Drucilla's love for Domeric is one of her few positive qualities; and Drucilla's grudge against Ramsay is completely justified, while Cersei was a Jerkass to Tyrion out of sadistic paranoia.
    • Roose and Cersei. Both being cruel manipulators in high positions of power as well as enablers of their demented children.
  • Foregone Conclusion: Domeric attempts to welcome his bastard brother with open arms as family. Poor, deluded, Domeric. Had you listened to your sister, you could have avoided your canon fate.
  • Heir Club for Men: Subverted. While men do inherit in House Bolton, there have been a few female rulers here and there.
    • Roose also intends to avert this provided that Drucilla worm her way into the Starks' hearts and birth a son from Robb.
  • Hidden Depths: Drucilla seems a bit aware that there's something really wrong with her, leading to her obsession with leeching - her way to "suck" the wrong out of her.
    • She also remembers what Deanna's favorite flowers were when no one else, not even her mother, does. Seems a part of Drucilla really did care about Deanna after all.
    • Domeric also remembers times when Drucilla would come to him when she had nightmares, so she wasn't all horrific and monstrous as a kid.
  • Horrible Judge of Character:
    • Averted with Robb. One look into Drucilla's eyes and he immediately knew that getting involved with her was a horror story waiting to happen.
    • Played tragically straight with Domeric in regards to Ramsay. Things work out how you expect anything with Ramsay to go.
    • Domeric also believes Drucilla is nothing but a sweet girl with a few behavioral problems. Huh, yeah...
    • Maester Uthor doesn't really see Ramsay as a monster despite all evidence to the contrary.
    • Catelyn Stark averts this in regards to Drucilla, as she can tell that the little lady of the Dreadfort is bad news and wants her as far from her family as possible. She plays this somewhat straight regarding Domeric and sees him in the same light as the other Boltons, despite acknowledging that he seemed like such a nice boy for Sansa.
  • Hunting the Most Dangerous Game: Ramsay's most preferred targets are the kind that can fight back and visibly show their terror better - AKA other people.
  • Hypocrite: Drucilla tries to convince Domeric not to seek Ramsay out by telling him of the horrid things the bastard did. Domeric points out that Drucilla has committed several crude acts of torture on others. He also states that while she refuses to apologize for her actions, Ramsay acknowledged his mistakes (an obvious lie, and one Domeric falls for).
  • Icy Gray Eyes: Drucilla inherited her father's pale gray eyes and cold stare, and it emphasizes how emotionally detached she is from almost everything. When Robb looked her in the eye for the first time, he was instantly terrified. They're compared to snow in how pale and cold they look.
    He'd braced himself for Drucilla's icy stare, but nothing could ease the discomfort he felt in that moment. One look from her stole all the breath from his lips and made his blood freeze.
    Robb [thoughts]: Daryn was wrong. Those eyes are paler than even snow, and much, much colder.
  • In the Blood: Anti-social personality disorder runs strong in the Bolton family. Their ancestors were extremely disturbed - flaying people alive isn't the more socially accepted hobby - and the current patriarch and two out of his three children are pieces of work in their own right.
  • It's All My Fault: While Drucilla is typically not one to blame herself for anything, she has a lot of self-loathing on a subconscious level for Deanna's death. Considering that she just left her to die, her self-hatred isn't too shocking.
  • Kick the Dog: The Boltons love torturing puppies.
    • Drucilla sewing Myranda's lips shut. Since this is well before she met Ramsay and before she developed her more deranged nature, it doesn't really count as a case of Kick the Son of a Bitch.
      • She also coldly refuses to give a Hedge Knight her favor. He takes it in stride though.
      • Later, when Drucilla coldly denies Creighton's offers to take her to the Redfort as Domeric's final wish, effectively forcing him to break his promise to his honorary brother.
    • Roose having his men beat and whip the miller's wife that he raped until she was bloodied and naked when she came to him to receive some sort of assistance in raising the wild-child he forced onto her.
      • He later calls his wife a disappointment, outright tells her that he set her original betrothed up to die, and makes it clear that she will sire him another son whether she wants to or not.
    • Ramsay killing a family that treated him with nothing but kindness. Then there's his killing of Domeric when he offered him nothing but brotherly love and a place at the Dreadfort.
    • Reek killing an innocent girl that showed genuine concern for him.
  • Knife Nut: Fitting her flaying obsession, Drucilla almost always carries a knife with her wherever she goes. She even threatened to kill Robb with it when he accidentally insulted her and outright used it to cut Ramsay when she was enraged by Domeric's death. Ramsay himself also falls under this.
  • Lack of Empathy: Drucilla, Ramsay, and Roose all seem to have the Bolton anti-social personality disorder, lacking in care or feelings for others.
    • Drucilla does, however, ultimately care for Domeric. She isn't really the best at showing it though.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: Myranda considers Drucilla being betrothed to Tyrion to be this. The little lady of the Dreadfort had been denied by almost all other sons of highborn lords for her sadistic personality, leaving her with no other options. She wanted a beautiful wolf, but she's stuck with half a deformed lion.
  • A Lighter Shade of Black: Make no mistake, Drucilla is as merciless and deranged as her father; torturing and hurting those whom she feels have wronged her, not to mention lying to see to it that people she hates get punished, and bullying people into do what she wants. However, her main opponent is Ramsay, so almost anyone can claim the moral high ground in this scenario.
  • Like Father, Like Son:
    • Ramsay is pretty much Roose if you removed any sense of restraint from the guy. He also inherited his father's manipulative streak, as shown when he takes advantage of Domeric's kindness and naivety.
    • Of all Roose's children, Drucilla is equally as disturbing as her father and has the same pale gray eyes that strike fear into those around her, not to mention she takes to the idea of flaying like a fish does to water. What separates her from Ramsay is that she knows restraint in the same vein that Roose does, making her the most similar to him.
  • Like Father, Unlike Son: Domeric hardly has anything in common with his father and is much more favorable toward the Ryswell side of his family in terms of personality. This also applied to Deanna as well.
  • Loving a Shadow: Sansa barely knew anything about Domeric, but with the way she mourns him, you'd swear she just lost her true love. Catelyn even tells her that she didn't know him at all and that she'll get over it eventually.
  • Manipulative Bastard: In the most literal sense possible. Ramsay used sweet words and false begging to trick Domeric. It works, unfortunately.
  • Marital Rape License: Roose makes it clear that he has no issue exploiting this on Bethany if it means producing an heir.
  • Meaningful Name: Drucilla shares her name with Caligula's sister and daughter. Yes, the Caligula.
  • Morality Pet: Domeric managed to make Roose and Drucilla genuinely care about him. Unfortunately, he overestimated his mojo when he went to play the "friendship is magic" card with Ramsay.
  • Mouth Stitched Shut: Something Drucilla does to Myranda when she insults her father. It's heavily implied that this wasn't the first time she did this either.
  • Never My Fault: Drucilla doesn't blame herself for any of her horrid actions and slings the blame on her victims for provoking her or insulting her family.
  • Nice Guy:
    • Domeric was a kindhearted, noble young man who always looked for the best in others. Sadly, this is part of the reason why he died.
    • Creighton is as nice as Domeric. Hard not to feel bad for the guy when Drucilla forces him to break his promise to Domeric.
  • No Historical Figures Were Harmed: Drucilla mentions one of her ancestors, Rubina Bolton, who was rumored to bathe in the blood of virgin girls to maintain her physique. Sounds a lot like Elizabeth Bathory, doesn't it?
  • Not Afraid of You Anymore:
    • Myranda believes that with Ramsay, she has nothing to fear of Drucilla anymore since the bastard terrifies the little lady of the Dreadfort. Since this is Ramsay we're talking about, and considering that he got particularly pissed at her when she insulted his half-sister, Myranda will have someone new to fear later.
    • Drucilla stabbed Ramsay with her knife in rage after Domeric died. Her seeing that her childhood terror can bleed like any other man allowed her to realize that she doesn't need to fear him.
  • Obnoxious In-Laws: Drucilla considers the Ryswell side of her family to be a collective of dim-witted nuisances. She even applies this to her own mother and sister, hating them and never viewing them as true Boltons.
  • The One That Got Away: Ramsay's obsession with Drucilla comes from not only her putting up an impressive fight against him while he hunted her, but also because she managed to escape him.
  • The Ophelia: Bethany Bolton became a shut-in after losing a daughter to drowning, spends many hours in the catacombs mourning her lost babies and is shown losing track after speaking to Drucilla.
  • Parental Favoritism:
    • It could not be more clear that Roose heavily favors Drucilla over her other siblings. He dotes on her and refuses to punish her, not to mention that he treats her with a tad more fairness than most fathers in Westeros society would by letting her attend his council meetings.
    • Bethany tends to have more favor for Domeric. Granted, she's tried being a loving mother to her daughter, but Drucilla's growing hatred for her mother and her psychotic tendencies put a lid on all her attempts.
  • Parents as People: Lady Bethany tries to be a good mother... by sending her children away from the Dreadfort to nurture a more human behavior. She succeeded with Domeric, but Drucilla despises her for attempting to do so and Roose decides to not let them interact further.
  • Politically Incorrect Villain: Drucilla is shown to have problems with bastards. Though in her defense, this is a pretty common worldview in Westeros and her experiences with Ramsay don't help. Still, saying that the best way to deal with bastards is to cut them out of the womb and drown them is... pretty messed up.
  • Posthumous Character: Drucilla and Domeric's sister, Deanna, is discussed, but deceased. Her mother and brother mourn her dearly. Drucilla, meanwhile, couldn't care less, at least on the outside.
  • The Promise: Domeric's dying wish was for his "brother", Creighton, to take Drucilla to the Redfort. Drucilla coldly rebuffs him.
    Drucilla: My brother is dead. Your oath died with him.
  • Properly Paranoid:
    • Drucilla doesn't trust Ramsay as far as she can throw him. Her fears are completely justified given how Ramsay is, and what he does to Domeric.
    • Catelyn doesn't want Drucilla anywhere near her family, but considering the rumors surrounding her and since part one pretty much established that she's a little girl version of Roose and that all the rumors about her are true, she has every reason to want her away from Winterfell.
  • Real Men Love Jesus:
    • Domeric is a devout follower of the Old Gods. This caused him some problems when he was fostered in the Vale, as Septons pressured him to convert to the Faith of the Seven, but he rebutted them.
    • While Drucilla isn't really a devout follower, she does seem to follow the "no-kinslaying" rule they have.
  • Related in the Adaptation: Greatjon Umber is Roose Bolton's brother-in-law, since Roose's first wife was the Greatjon's sister.
  • Revenge: The people who tend to favor Ramsay's side have pretty large grudges against the Boltons for understandable reasons.
    • Reek despises Roose and Drucilla for torturing him on a daily basis and wants to see them reduced to nothing.
    • Myranda wants to help Ramsay get the Dreadfort as payback against Drucilla for torturing her during their childhood.
  • The Sociopath: The Bolton family (exceptions being Domeric, Deanna, and Bethany Ryswell) motto may as well be "We feel nothing for no one except for ourselves".
    • Roose, given that he's shown to be extremely cruel to his servants when they screw up and never emotes despite his actions.
    • Drucilla is practically a smaller, girl version of Roose. She completely lacks empathy for anyone outside of her family and commits cruel acts of torture toward people for minor slights. She's been like this since before she was eight.
    • Ramsay is pretty much a child serial killer, showing no remorse for his actions and only caring for himself. At least Roose and Drucilla won't become kin-slayers anytime soon, but Ramsay? Well, you could ask Domeric, buuut...
  • Straight Edge Evil: Drucilla is worse than her father in regards to leeching. The maester has forbid her from doing so due to the consequences of excessive blood loss. She also seems aware that there is something wrong with her, but this just leads to more leeching.
  • Stranger in a Familiar Land: After his time in the Vale, Domeric is no longer accustomed to the North. He finds the cold irritating where he was once used to it, and the Dreadfort scares him even worse than it did when he grew up there.
  • Strong Family Resemblance:
    • Domeric's looks tend to favor his Bolton side, but that's as far as he goes with his Bolton blood.
    • Drucilla's appearance is more Ryswell, but over the years, her leeching has sapped any and all color from her skin, making her pale white. Not only that, but she bears the Bolton-Gray eyes and her demeanor so closely resembles Roose that it's very easy to see which side she favors.
  • Tested on Humans: Ramsay is reintroduced after a Time Skip by practicing archery on a peasant he captured.
  • A Tragedy of Impulsiveness:
    • Drucilla ordered for no one to cut off her brother's legs to stop his infections. Her reason for doing so was because riding horseback was Domeric's favorite thing in the world. While a nice act of kindness, such action sealed Domeric's fate. Had his legs been amputated, he probably would have lived.
    • Inverted when she sends out messages begging for help against Ramsay. While this caused her to look like a hysteric child to the higher lords, this act and Domeric's death caused Sansa to sympathize with her and asked her parents to foster Drucilla at Winterfell. Her impulsiveness turned into a boon for House Bolton, as she now has a second chance to entice Robb Stark to the idea of wedding her.
  • Tragic Villain: Reek is this despite the cruelty of his actions. He was abandoned due to his bodily odors - something he has zero control over - and worked for the Boltons, who crudely abused him. Drucilla constantly insulted, belittled, and had her father torture him. Even his necrophilia can be seen as adding to his tragedy. With someone as unbearable as Reek, who else but the dead could love him?
  • Tranquil Fury: When an eight-year-old Drucilla ran away and lost herself in the countryside, Roose was pissed as the Seven Hells against his wife - she wanted to send Drucilla away from the Dreadfort and the girl disagreed - and against Ramsay - for frightening and hurting his daughter.
  • Troubling Unchildlike Behavior: Well, by modern standards Drucilla's behavior is disturbing and even Domeric and Robb are justifiable spooked out by it, but Roose isn't and even encourages it.
  • The Unfavorite: Deanna wasn't cared for by her father whereas he doted on Drucilla and was pleasant enough with Domeric.
  • Ungrateful Bastard: Bonus points for also being a bastard. Ramsay murders a couple who sheltered him and gave him food just because they stopped being useful to him.
  • Used to Be a Sweet Kid: Nope!
    • Even as a child, Drucilla was a nasty piece of work, with the implications from her mother that she was born that cruel.
      • However, Domeric does remember when Drucilla would come to him when she was scared, so while a horrid child, she wasn't completely monstrous.
    • If you were expecting Ramsay to have been a nice boy once, you're as deluded as Domeric... too soon?
  • Villain Has a Point: Drucilla does not like Ramsay, she does not trust him and she does her best to prevent any interaction between him and Domeric. A shame he didn't listen to her.
  • Villain Protagonist: Drucilla may be against Ramsay and is actively trying to undermine the bastard, but she is most certainly NOT the hero. She's shown to be just as much of a sociopath as her father is, and she can only claim moral superiority in this case because it's Ramsay that she's against.
  • White Sheep: Domeric really wasn't suited to be a Bolton. Deanna was very much the same. In Domeric's case, had he been at least a bit more like his pragmatic and cunning family, he wouldn't have fallen for Ramsay's tricks.
  • Wide-Eyed Idealist: Domeric tried to welcome Ramsay into the family with open arms, wanting to have a brotherly relationship with him. It goes poorly.
  • Wrong Genre Savvy: Domeric attempting to use The Power of Friendship would have probably worked... if he tried it on anyone else other than Ramsay.
  • Yandere: Ramsay is obsessed with Drucilla.
  • Younger Than They Look: Living at the Dreadfort caused Lady Bethany to not age gracefully.


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