Acknowledged by SCOTT STEINER
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Looking at Jaime Lannister's hair and sighing wistfully
Re: Game of Thrones: Season 3. TV Series Discussion. NO BOOK SPOILERS...NONE
The Starks keeping Theon as a ward is to keep Balon Greyjoy in line - On the surface it's as if Theon is just a ward the same way Ned & Robert were fostered by Jon Arryn etc, but Theon's presence at Winterfell is to warn the Iron Islands off of trying any of their old rebellious bullshit.
Edit to add: I think Theon is one of the most fascinating and sympathetic charaters in the series. It's remarkable how very, very misguided and flat wrong all of his actions have been, yet you can fully understand his reasoning and the fucked up ways that his upbringing have warped his mind that would lead him down his path. His torture is way OTT for his crimes. Knowing GRRM too, Ramsay will never get a cathartic death, will probably run off into the sunset with riches and women while another Stark gets drowned in acid or some shit
Last edited by Fru; 06-13-2013 at 10:03 AM.