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"Lord Bolton charged me with bringing him back to King's Landing... alive. And that's what I aim to do."
―Steelshanks to Locke[src]

Walton "Steelshanks" is a minor character in the third season. He is portrayed by Jamie Michie.



Steelshanks is a Northern man-at-arms sworn to House Bolton and fighting for his liege lord in the War of the Five Kings.

Season 3Edit

Steelshanks and Locke - The Bear and the Maiden Fair

Steelshanks needs Jaime alive

Lord Roose Bolton charges Steelshanks with escorting Jaime Lannister safely back to King's Landing. When Jaime decides to return to Harrenhal to save Brienne from Locke, he forces Steelshanks to accompany him by threatening to dishonestly tell his father Tywin Lannister that Steelshanks is responsible for Jaime's missing hand, but also offers to lie and say he was the one who saved him.

As Jaime attempts to rescue Brienne from the bear in the pit, Steelshanks is angrily questioned by Locke as to why he is attacking his bear, and Steelshanks explains that Roose Bolton charged him with bringing Jaime back to King's Landing alive.[1]


Season Three appearances
Valar Dohaeris Dark Wings, Dark Words Walk of Punishment And Now His Watch is Ended Kissed by Fire
The Climb The Bear and the Maiden Fair Second Sons The Rains of Castamere Mhysa

In the booksEdit

In the A Song of Ice and Fire novels, "Steelshanks" Walton is a man-at-arms sworn to House Bolton. He serves Roose Bolton as his captain. He got his nickname from the steel greaves he wears over his long legs. According to Jaime, Walton is blunt, brusque, brutal, at heart a simple soldier.

See alsoEdit


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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