I Fucking Love Ramsay Bolton

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Yes, that headline comes off as something of a hot take and perhaps my entire explanation will, but Ramsay Bolton is AWESOME. I’m not sure why everyone despises him rather than love him as we loved Heath Ledger’s Joker: he’s got killer lines (“Ramsay, he’s your brother.” “I prefer being an only child.” Come on!), he’s funny in the “Hahaha holy shit, this guy is a psycho and I’m laughing so he doesn’t get mad then jump through the TV to murder me” sense, and he’s completely unhinged. What else do you want?

 

All I hear is how Ramsay is the most hated character on television and everyone can’t wait for him to die. Fuck that, I want Ramsay to live forever. Say what you will about him, but he’s never once been in a boring scene. If Ramsay is on-screen you know some interesting, though skin-crawlingly gruesome, is about to happen. So he tortures, cuts dicks off, murders his father, feeds his dead girlfriend and alive baby brother to dogs… I’m captivated every second of the way.

 

And don’t you dare compare Ramsay to Joffrey. Joffrey was a spoiled, whiny bitch. He was merciless and horrible because that’s what he thought he was supposed to be, Ramsay is merciless and horrible because that’s just who he is. There’s a very distinguishable difference. Say what you will about Ramsay, but he’s real. Joffrey was hateable in the sense that you couldn’t even take scenes with him because he was an annoying little boy pretending to be a terrifying man, Ramsay is that terrifying man. He’s compelling. He’s interesting. Yeah he’s fucking sick, but he’s not boring.

 

Don’t take this to mean that I was Ramsay Bolton to be sitting on the Iron Throne when GOT finally goes dark for its last episode, I don’t. But the show is going to be losing one of its greatest villains when he finally goes. Hopefully horribly, because that’s the way he’d want it.