This detail left out by HBO in Game of Thrones could have made Ramsay much worse.
While we recently returned to all these details that we had never noticed in the very first episode of Game of Thrones, this time it is a character much less sympathetic than the Stark that we have interested. Readers of the saga of George RR Martin know it, Ramsay Bolton didn’t just capture and torture Theon by seizing Winterfell in the books of A Song of Ice and Fire. Eh no, and if the series had incorporated the full plot, Ramsay could have been even more twisted and spooky than he already was thanks to Iwan Rheon’s fantastic performance.
In the books, Ramsay hides his identity since he is already present when Theon and his men seize Winterfell. Ramsay offers his services to Theon and introduces himself as Reek, a peasant who was in the service of Ramsay Bolton. It wasn’t until Theon and his Iron Island men found themselves surrounded by the Northerners that Reek, who offered Theon to quietly come out of Winterfell to seek help, ended up revealing his true identity. With his men, he eliminates all the surrounding groups and seizes Winterfell himself by revealing his name: Ramsay Snow.
By hiding his identity and trapping Theon, Ramsay is shown to be even more evil than he already is in the series, and ready to disguise himself so that he can torment his victims and shatter their trust. Besides being ruthless, Ramsay is mostly a psychopath who clearly enjoys hurting people, whether it’s physical or psychological torture.. If audiences had seen him sneak up on Theon and see him being completely fooled by Ramsay, the potential for horror facing this character could have been increased tenfold, but the series cut that story down, possibly due to lack of time. A good reason to wonder once again if fans already want a Game of Thrones reboot, which could correct some mistakes.