Ramsay Bolton was the most sadistic villain ever to appear on Game of Thrones, it is known. After Sansa fed him to his own dogs in Season 6, it seemed that surely nobody in Season 7 could overshadow his depraved deeds. But according to Pilou Asbæk, who plays Euron Greyjoy, we knew nothing.
“Each scene I’ve done with Euron, I pick a new thing I wanna show,” he reportedly told Empire magazine for their July 2017 issue. ‘This scene I want to be charming.’ ‘This scene I wanna be a molester.’ ‘This scene I wanna kill someone.’ After this season, Ramsay’s gonna look like a little kid.”
Ramsay was not a ‘molester’ and didn’t ‘kill someone.’ He was a sadistic rapist and mass murderer who took joy in other people’s pain. He killed his own father and baby brother, he actively took glee in humiliating others, and he skinned people. A lot of people.
On the other hand, after making his entrance in Season 6 by murdering his brother and becoming the leader of the Iron Islands, Euron Greyjoy has mostly just bragged about the size of his dick.
The trailer for Season 7 showcases a fiery ship battle, which Greyjoy is likely involved in. Otherwise, it remains to be seen whether he’ll truly outshine Ramsay — or whether the actor just talks a big game, just like his character.
Game of Thrones Season 7 premieres on July 16 on HBO.