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Walda Bolton: "Please, Ramsay ... he's your brother!"
Ramsay Bolton: "I prefer being an only child."
Walda Bolton unsuccessfully attempts to plead for the life of her son.[src]

The unnamed son of Roose and Walda Bolton is a minor character in the sixth season. He was killed shortly after his birth by his legitimized bastard half-brother, Ramsay Bolton.


Season 5Edit

During a family dinner attended by Ramsay Bolton's betrothed, Lady Sansa Stark, Roose becomes increasingly irritated by his son's behavior. He has Walda announce the news that she is pregnant, and that from the way she is carrying, Maester Wolkan expects it is a boy. Ramsay is visibly distressed by the news, and expresses his distress after dinner. Though Roose dismisses his concern about his position, he subtly warns Ramsay that he better behave himself if he wants to keep it.[1]

Season 6Edit

Following the Battle of Winterfell, Sansa escapes from the castle with the aid of her childhood friend, Theon Greyjoy, whom Ramsay had previously captured and tortured into accepting a new identity as "Reek". Despite their victory over Stannis Baratheon, Roose is disappointed in his son's actions, and states that if he is unable to produce an heir, that responsibility may pass to his son by Walda.[2]

After the squad that Ramsay sends after them is wiped out due to the intervention of Brienne of Tarth and Podrick Payne, Roose expresses his disappointment once again, and is angered by Ramsay's suggestion that they should attack Castle Black. It is then that Maester Wolkan announces that Walda has given birth to a healthy baby boy. When Ramsay goes to embrace Roose in congratulations, he suddenly stabs his father in the chest, killing him, and commands the Maester to bring Lady Walda and the baby to him in the courtyard.

Walda arrives to meet with "Lord Bolton", where Ramsay receives her, taking his newborn brother in his arms momentarily, before handing him back over to his mother. He then guides her into the kennels, where he says Lord Bolton is waiting for her, and locks the gate behind them, before proceeding to open the cages of his hounds one by one. Walda soon realizes what is happening, and demands to see Lord Bolton, at which point Ramsay announces; "I am Lord Bolton". Realizing her husband is dead, Walda begs to be allowed to leave and return to her grandfather in the The Riverlands, promising she will never return to Winterfell again, and reminds Ramsay that what he is about to do, he's about to do to his own brother. Ramsay replies that he prefers to be an only child, and sets the hounds on Walda and the baby, who tear them apart.[3]


Season Six appearances
The Red Woman Home Oathbreaker Book of the Stranger The Door
Blood of My Blood The Broken Man No One Battle of the Bastards The Winds of Winter

Family treeEdit

Roose Bolton
Unknown tree
miller's wife

Lady Bolton
Walda Bolton
née Frey House-Frey-Main-Shield
Ramsay Bolton
100px-Sansa tree
Sansa Stark House-Stark-Main-Shield
Domeric Bolton
Bolton baby
Newborn Bolton

In the books Edit

In the novels, it is mentioned Walda is pregnant in the last of Theon's POV chapters in the fifth novel, but she has not given birth yet. At the point the books reached, she and Roose are still alive.

After Roose tells Reek about his trueborn son Domeric's death, he comments that Ramsay will probably also kill any trueborn children that Walda gives birth to.


v  d  e
Lord: None, extinct Heir: None, extinct
Seat: Winterfell
The Dreadfort
Lands: The North
Title(s): Red King (former) · Lord of the Dreadfort
Ancestors:Rogar Bolton
Current members:None, extinct
Deceased members:Domeric Bolton · Ramsay Bolton · Roose Bolton · Walda Bolton
Household:{Locke} · Steelshanks · {Myranda} · {Tansy} · {Violet} · {Master Torturer} · Maester Wolkan
Overlord:House Baratheon of King's Landing

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