“A smart commander does not abandon a defensive advantage…!!”
Roose Bolton, Game of Thrones
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Hello Westorousi People,
“The Lannisters send their regards….”
Directly coming to the point, do you remember how hard we wanted to slap and kill Roose Bolton when he stabbed Robb Stark…? I know we all remember him very well for that. House Bolton of Dreadfort was one of the most hated and savage houses in the North. As their sigil suggests, they believed to kill their enemies by skinning them alive and burning their bodies while hanging them upside down on the X cross.
(—The Bolton Sigil—)
For Centuries before Starks were risen, Boltons once used to terrify the whole north by their dirty games and brutally killing people. The Starks defeated the Boltons and won the hearts and respect of all the Northerners. The Northerners then promoted Starks as “King in the North” until Aegon the conqueror took over the North. Boltons then started to be allies of the Starks.
When war of the five Kings started after Ned Stark’s death, Roose Bolton, as a Bannerman of Starks stood for fighting alongside with Robb.
But he was no fool, neither trustworthy, and here begins the visions, aspirations and acts of Roose Bolton.
(—Roose Bolton with Robb Stark—)
1) Tyrion Lannister’s masterstroke for Jaime’s custody was successful as Petyr Baelish aka Littlefinger somehow convinced Catelyn Stark to release Jaime in return of Arya and Sansa’s custody. This emotional blackmail was enough for Catelyn to make a blunder and thus, Karstarks stood against the decision of Catelyn for release of Jaime. This was a strong signal for Roose Bolton that Robb is going to lose this war and Roose played a brilliant game. Bolton’s men captured the ‘on the way Jaime’ and tortured him by cutting his hand. In exchange of Jaime’s safe return, Roose, along with Walder Frey, plotted with Tywin Lannister, very secretly, to Kill the stark family. This was eventually going to make Roose Bolton the Lord of Winterfell and it did happen. He killed Robb in the red wedding. In return,he became Warden of the North. The Winterfell was anyway occupied by his bastard son Ramsay. In war, we have anger, fury, excitement etc. But Roose was an excellent cold blooded murderer.
2) Yet, this wasn’t all. He wanted Sansa Stark for his son Ramsay, but she was already married to Tyrion as per the brilliant game by Tywin. The plot of Joffrey’s murder was quite shared by Roose, as Littlefinger could successfully evacuate Sansa from the Capital in all those minutes of mess. She was then brought to Winterfell by Littlefinger. Sansa was the Key to hold the North and Roose’s position was always insecure when she was with the Lannisters. Roose stole her in the presence of Tywin himself, this would require guts. The only man who could outperform Tywin in politics, was Roose….!!
3) Ramsay’s nature wasn’t really kind for Roose as he pretended. That was known to him as well. Thus, Roose impregnated his another wife to plot a game of legacy. His plan was to control over the acts of Ramsay as he was literally taking over father’s legacy, by making him insecure about his legacy. The best way was to bring him a brother.
4) In one moment, Roose literally scolds Ramsay by saying that Ramsay could only torture the men but Roose was standing off against the Lannister army by stealing Sansa. In short he meant to say, he had bigger balls than Ramsay can’t even think.
(—Roose being killed by Ramsay—)
Robb’s death fas a bad fate. The way Roose stabbed him in belly, was his Karma going to repeat for him as well. When Roose’s new wife Lady Walda gave birth to son, just after his conversation to Ramsay about the uncertainty of Ramsay’s legacy as Sansa fleed, Ramsay stabbed him the same way.
Brutal Ramsay was truly his father’s son…! The only weakness of Roose was his nature of betrayal and brutality being inherited into Ramsay. That got him killed. Roose still remains to be one of the best political gamers of Westorous….!!
Next and the last for the Series will be our beloved one… Cersei Lannister
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Mandar Karbhajan (Mandy) · 16 January 2019 at 7:47 pm
Roose Bolton was really very complex and unpredictable villain
Hairstyles · 23 January 2021 at 4:30 am
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