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‘Winds of Winter’ release date could make the worst villain even scarier

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Yes, there is a broader conflict of good against evil (humanity vs. supernatural forces), but the main thrust of the story has always been about the interactions between flawed human beings who often fall prey to their own imperfections.

Game of Thrones and A Song of Ice and Fire don’t portray a world of black-and-white.

Yes, there is a broader conflict of good against evil (humanity vs. supernatural forces), but the main thrust of the story has always been about the interactions between flawed human beings who often fall prey to their own imperfections. Even the most morally upright heroes have their weaknesses, and the most villainous villains have redeeming qualities — except for Roose and Ramsay Bolton.

The father-and-bastard-son lords of the Dreadfort in the far North are the closest the series ever gets to irredeemably evil human beings. And there’s a popular fan theory that explains why the Boltons, unlike almost any other characters, are so purely evil: They aren’t human at all. As the so-called , Roose and Ramsay Bolton are actually a single skinchanging immortal being that wears human skin and has kept itself alive for centuries. And Winds of Winter could prove it.

The Bolton Way

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