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[Book Spoilers] What did you think of Roose Bolton?


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#1 teemo

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 08:44 PM

There wasn't much of him, but he's pretty close to what I've always pictured. Of course there remains a lot more to be seen, but so far so good. Liked the flayed comment they threw in there. Wish he was wearing proper colors.

Edited by vanille, 22 April 2012 - 09:56 PM.


#2 ckal

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 09:27 PM

Basically exactly how I pictured him. Didn't see a lot of him, but pretty sure he had those pale eyes and plain face GRRM likes to reference. I also like how he got to get in a line about flaying men =P

Good cast.

#3 The Bastard of Bolton

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 09:29 PM

I'm disappointed that he isn't softspoken and creepy but I guess that would paint him as a villain too clearly.
I like how they've already fleshed out the Bolton way of thinking...

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 09:34 PM

I liked that he paralleled The Mountain like Robb did to Tywin. Sometimes a lord has to rein in his bloodthirsty men. That scene also had a ring of the books as well. Ned mentioned that Roose wanted to have Ser Barristan's throat slit after the Trident.

#5 wolverine

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 09:36 PM

I think his eyes could have been a more pale but otherwise he looked good for the role.

#6 BondJamesBond

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 09:37 PM

They are just warming up the audience to the full horror that is Roose and Ramsey.

#7 Mr Bell

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 09:39 PM

I liked him. He showed the Bolton way of doing things quite well, and probably informed non-book fans that not all Northmen are like the Starks.

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 09:47 PM

Less imponent than I thought reading the books, but looks promising.

#9 Ramsay Gimp

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 09:54 PM

He should have been wearing pink, but other than that no complaints. It's odd watching those two walk side by side, discussing strategy, while knowing that Roose will be the one to deliver Robb's coup de grace

#10 iheartseverus

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 10:13 PM

As soon as I saw him, I feared him. He's Vladimir Putin, looks just like him, only taller. Compelling voice. Dead eyes. He scares me. Perfect!

#11 TheHedgeWizard

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 10:13 PM

Thought his look was great,but yeah could of been more soft spoken. Why the heck was he in the west with Robb though?

#12 LauraD

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 10:27 PM

Yeah, the softspoken, demure thing was really what defined him in the books. Made it clear that his cruelty was not some extreme outward aggressiveness, but rather something twisted deep inside. It just added a whole level of creepy.

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 10:33 PM

Other than him being a little louder than expected (as many of you have already said), I thought he was near spot on. In just a few lines they really seemed to portray how Roose thinks.

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 10:34 PM

Great casting; there wasn't a lot of him yet, but just to see him talking so calmly about flaying men alive, even a non-reader will understand this guy is dangerous.

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 10:38 PM

I agree well cast, in my mind in the book I always pictured him as a John Malkovich look alike and the show accurately showed that.

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 10:41 PM

Well cast, but I got angry as soon as I saw him. I knew instantly it was Roose Bolton. I guess that's a good thing for the show writers.

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 10:46 PM

too little so far, but glad to see him finally introduced

#18 Stannis Iron Baratheon

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 10:57 PM

I expected him to be taller

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 11:10 PM

I imagined him to be more pasty and soft spoken. I love how the show interpreted his character, don't get me wrong, but in my mind I picture him talking almost like he's in some kind of constant daze. I'm looking forward to seeing more of him though.

#20 jsjoslin18

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 11:12 PM

perfect.