Nucky Thompson Posted December 8, 2013 Share Posted December 8, 2013 There have recently been a lot of topics on these forums about whether Roose has something supernatural about him or even ties to the Others. Those threads seem to have missed an obvious piece of evidence given by Roose himself. When he holds council with the Freys at Harrenhall, during his leeching, Roose tells one of the Freys: "I am not a man to be undone, Ser." The conventional meaning of his statement suggests that here Bolton tells his allies that he is too cunning to find himself in the undesirable situation suggested by them. However, if we take a closer look at the wording of his phrase, it seems that he may have had something entirely different in mind: "I am not a man [in order] to be undone, Ser." Is it possible that the bolded part of the sentence is what he really wants to say, and the rest (in italic) was added for making it seem innocuous enough? If we consider the context of the situation, Roose might have actually been exactly where he wanted: the sinister reputation of Harrenhall, Roose's episode of book burning and him getting along with Qyburn all suggest that Bolton's capture of Harrenhall might have served other and more significant purposes than merely extending the influence of the King in the North further south. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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