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Robert Plutchik created a wheel of emotions in 1980 which consisted of 8 basic emotions and 8 advanced emotions each composed of 2 basic ones.
Eight Basic Emotions
Basic Emotion ⇄ Basic Opposite
- Joy ⇄ Sadness
- Trust ⇄ Disgust
- Fear ⇄ Anger
- Surprise ⇄ Anticipation
Combination of Basic Emotions (A + B) = Advanced Human Emotions (Opposite Advanced Emotion in Parentheses)
- Anticipation + Joy = Optimism (Disapproval)
- Joy + Trust = Love (Remorse)
- Trust + Fear = Submission (Contempt)
- Fear + Surprise = Awe (Aggression)
- Surprise + Sadness = Disappointment (Optimism)
- Sadness + Disgust = Remorse (Love)
- Disgust + Anger = Contempt (Submission)
- Anger + Anticipation = Aggression (Awe)
XY concept art.
Thanks as always for scanning these! :D
English version if you’re interested:
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Hello, I am Satoru Iwata, and I have yet to escape my life imprisonment in the void. Whence I return to your plane of existence, and do not doubt that I indeed will, I shall exact my terrible revenge and bring naught but ruin and blight ‘pon thine homes, and bring back fear to the masses, fear or your inevitable oblivion in the wake of my most terrible second coming. Till mine end times are upon thee, however, please enjoy a preview for the new Kirby.
They will not have my dragons, Dany vowed. They will not.
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similarities and differences between Theon and Ramsay and their effect on their relationship
I promised meta, so meta you get. but be aware, there will be spoilers.
There’s a lot of similarities between Theon and Ramsay in terms of what they want to achieve in life. They both have a very similar identity crisis going on and they have a similar way of dealing with their issues (as in, not dealing with them at all). But there are also a lot of very important differences between them. All of this leads to the interesting and messed up dynamic with both positive(Yes Positive!!J) and negative effects, that the fandom likes to call : Thramsay
For starters, let’s take a look at their childhoods (Freud approves of me right now, I can feel it!). To start on a happy note, Ramsay was born of rape. When Roose discovered Ramsay’s mother got married behind his back, he raped her under her husband’s hanging corpse. Therefore Ramsay is Roose Bolton’s bastard child, and grew up with the “small folk”. He had to fight everyday to stay alive, he didn’t get a good education, he did not grow up with highborn. Which explains his general boldness and fearlessness. He was never taught to be subtle, he never needed to be. Ramsay always says exactly what he wants, not thinking or caring about the consequences. From the point of view of the lowborn who had to physically struggle every day, the highborn in their castles with all their guards must have looked untouchable(which is obviously not true). So this is exactly how Ramsay feels when he finally gets himself inside the castle walls. He felt like no one could touch him because he is the son of Roose Bolton.
Ramsay’s mother was a strong, independent and very stubborn woman. Who didn’t get scared off by what Roose had done to her. She required help with their child and so Roose send a servant from the castle to help out with Ramsay’s upbringing, Reek. Ramsay and Reek quickly became inseparable. Roose says he’s unsure if it was Ramsay who corrupted Reek or Reek who corrupted Ramsay. I say they corrupted each other.Ramsay’s known hunting hobby can be traced back to his time with Reek. “The boy is a sly creature by all accounts, and he has a servant who is almost as cruel as he is. Reek, they call the man. It’s said he never bathes. They hunt together, the bastard and this Reek, and not for deer. I’ve heard tales, things I can scarce believe, even of a Bolton.” - Lady Donella Hornwood
Ramsay always knew he had a right to live in a castle. “You see what Ramsay is. She (his mother) made him, her and Reek, always whispering in his ear about his rights.” (Roose’ words). So of course he expected it. he knew he was worth more than everyone he grew up with. He knew he deserved more than the life he had now. He knew that one day he would have the power to do whatever the hell he wanted. He was counting on it from the moment he was born (so to speak).
Theon on the other hand grew up on Pyke as the son of Balon Greyjoy. Where he was remotely safe. He was never in life threatening danger. But he got beaten up by his brothers for being “weak” and his father disapproved of him. if you insult a person enough times eventually they’re going to start believing it, especially a child. So Theon was insecure from the start. He had to cope with this and keep it all inside because showing emotions was a weakness and he had to try and prove himself not weak to his family.
Theon of course has a second childhood. That shaped him just as much as the first one did. when his father’s rebellion backfires on him, Theon is suddenly ripped away from his disapproving family at the age of 9 to go live with the Starks in Winterfell. This time he has to deal with a very different kind of non acceptance. He has no family in Winterfell, they are all his enemies and mistrust him simply because of his last name. Theon has to deal with Stockholm syndrome, tons of conflicts between the hard culture he is used to and the very different more accepting culture he is in now (though it doesn’t accept him either, but it would have if it hadn’t been for his wrong last name)
Conclusion 1: Ramsay had to physically struggle to stay alive while Theon had to emotionally struggle to deal with the fact that he didn’t truly get accepted by his family.
“in my family we say a naked man has few secrets, a flayed man none” – Roose Bolton
Ramsay eventually manages to get himself inside the castle (after his half brother, Domeric comes to visit him, and dies a few days later of “a sickness of his bowels”. Of course everyone strongly suspects Ramsay poisoned him. ) and is not pleased to find that his father disapproves of him entirely. He can’t do anything right for him at all. “All you have I gave you. You would do well to remember that, bastard.” (Roose to Ramsay in a dance with dragons) Ramsay had not been expecting this at all because he believes he is entitled to get just as much approval and attention from his father as his brother got. “At the high table the Bastard of Bolton sat in his lord father’s seat, drinking from his father’s cup.” (a dance with dragons). So he fights back by trying everything in his power to please him. he tries to imitate him (but fails completely). He wears the same clothes, to show he is a true Bolton. But like I mentioned before Ramsay Is not a subtle man. And everything about Roose Bolton is subtle. Roose is a psychopath but he knows how to play the game. “Power tastes best when sweetened by courtesy; you had best learn that if you ever hope to rule.” (Roose to Ramsay) He will do anything to become more powerful, while Ramsay just does whatever he feels like. He is reckless and impulsive, and he has absolutely no self-control. He tries to prove he’s a true Bolton by doing what he thinks a true Bolton is supposed to do (flaying people) but he doesn’t really know what it means to be a Bolton, he didn’t grow up in it. So at this point Ramsay has everything he wants, but one thing : his father’s approval.
Epic and extremely accurate drawing by iron hearted (http://iron-hearted.deviantart.com/)
“we are Ironborn, we take what is ours” – Balon Greyjoy
Theon has a similar experience when he comes back home to Pyke. He has lived with the Starks for 10 years and fantasized many times about this moment of finally going home. As a way of coping he dreamed of how much his family missed him and wanted him back. About how happy they would be when he got back home. And over the years this fantasy got more and more romanticized in his head. But when he actually does get home, all he gets Is disapproval “who gave you those clothes ? was it Ned Starks pleasure to make you his daughter” (Balon Greyjoy). And just like Ramsay, Theon tries to prove he’s a true Greyjoy by trying to act like one, he does things he doesn’t like doing because it’s what Greyjoys do (drowning people, raving) .
Conclusion 2 : Theon and Ramsay both assumed their father’s would simply approve of them (Which was very naïve).so they were not prepared for the bitter disappointment they would got and there for didn’t know how to deal with it.
Theon has been told all his life what a disappointment he is so to defend himself from believing this, Theon acts arrogant to others to hide these insecurities. It’s part of what he does as a way to shield himself from further hurt. He lies to everyone about who he is (not his name obviously, but his inner self), most of all to himself.
I am trying to make as less assumptions as possible but I want to assume just one thing. considering the fact that we know Ramsay’s mother always told him he deserved much more than he got because he was Roose Bolton’s son. I’m going to assume she praised him a lot, so Ramsay, on the other hand had no insecurities bottled up like Theon. he is arrogant because he believes he’s good at what he does. He’s completely delusional about how invincible he is. According to Roose he’s not a good fighter “Bulls are strong. Bears. I have seen my bastard fight. He is not entirely to blame. Reek was his tutor, the first Reek, and Reek was never trained at arms. Ramsay is ferocious, I will grant you, but he swings that sword like a butcher hacking meat” (Roose to Reek (Theon) in a dance with dragons).but Ramsay still believes nothing can hurt him.
Reek (Theon): He’s not afraid of anyone, m’lord.
Roose: He should be. Fear is what keeps a man alive in this world of treachery and deceit. Even here in Barrowton the crows are circling, waiting to feast upon our flesh. The Cerwyns and the Tallharts are not to be relied on, my fat friend Lord Wyman plots betrayal, and Whoresbane … the Umbers may seem simple, but they are not without a certain low cunning. Ramsay should fear them all, as I do. The next time you see him, tell him that.
I think deep down Theon realizes how messed up he is, Ramsay doesn’t at all. He likes who he is.
Conclusion 3: They both act arrogant, but the only one who truly is arrogant on the inside, is Ramsay.
During the war of 5 kings Ramsay is infamous in the north as the sadistic rapist and murderer that he is. And after he forces lady Donella Hornwood to marry him, rapes her and locks her up in a tower where she slowly starves to death, Rodrick Cassell sends men out to make him pay for his crimes. Ramsay manages to save his own life at the cost of his servants, Reek.
Theon never found a family in the Starks (even though he desperately wanted to be one of them) and he’s been trying all his life to belong somewhere. So when he gets home and his father disapproves of him, of course he does everything in his power to change that. At this point he still has hope to someday be a part of a family. His hope is slowly dying though, because whatever he does, doesn’t seem good enough. He takes Winterfell, again, with a romanticized view of all the good it will bring him. he is not prepared for anything going wrong so when it does he doesn’t know how to handle it. his father doesn’t help him, his men don’t listen to him, Bran and Rickon have escaped so he’s entirely lost control of the situation. His hope of belonging has gone down to zero. But he doesn’t deal with that. He does everything in his power to hold on to that hope. He realizes deep down that it’s pointless but never belonging somewhere is too painful for him to accept so instead he stupidly puts his trust in “Reek” and lets him kill those two kids. Because in his mind it was the only option to keep that hope alive. “Reek”(Ramsay) however stabs him in the back. He flays all the iron born alive, burns down Winterfell and takes Theon with him to the Dreadfort.
Reek was probably the most important person in Ramsay’s life and Ramsay never grieved for him. he doesn’t even acknowledge his death. Instead he tries to keep him alive. First by taking on his name in Winterfell. He could have used any alias he wanted but he called himself Reek. After his reveal to Theon he tries to create a new Reek for himself. He gives Theon the name Reek and slowly molds him into a new servant.
“Reek has been with me since I was a boy. My lord father gave him to me as a token of his love.”
The two lords exchanged a look. “I had heard your serving man was dead,” said the one with the stooped shoulder. “Slain by the Starks, they said.”
Lord Ramsay chuckled. “The ironmen will tell you that what is dead may never die, but rises again, harder and stronger. Like Reek. He smells of the grave, though, I grant you that.” ( a dance with dragons)
Conclusion 4: neither of them ever deal with their issues. They just ignore their existence completely.
I think the reason Ramsay gives Theon so much attention when he has him has a number of different reasons. He is the first highborn he gets to torture, which makes him feel even more powerful than he already felt. Something else that is important to mention is that Ramsay was trying to ignore his issues by focusing his attention on the things he liked to do (torturing people). He stripped Theon of all his shields and thus discovered all his secrets. He must have noticed that Theon had been through a very similar experience as Ramsay. He is the living reminder of all Ramsay’s issues so it was important for Ramsay to change him, force him to deny it until he forgets who he is, just so Ramsay could forget as well.
By spending so much time on Theon however, Ramsay becomes completely obsessed with him and eventually he relies as much on Reek as Reek does on him. because Ramsay has started using Reek as a substitute for all his problems. He takes everything from Reek that he can’t get from someone else. He works his frustrations out on him but he also makes Reek give the approval he never got from his father.
According to asoiaf timeline I found online, Theon spent about 9 months as Ramsay’s captive, until he takes the jump with Jeyne and escapes. By the end of it Theon is obviously entirely broken, both mentally and physically. ”Reek, Reek, my name is Reek. He had not been born with that name. In another life he had been someone else, but here and now, his name was Reek. He remembered.” (a dance with dragons). He doesn’t look like himself anymore, when he is reunited with Asha she doesn’t recognize him. she thinks he’s “an old man” (even though he’s only about 20 years old)
There’s a lot of symbolism behind Theon’s torture. The fact that Ramsay’s preferred method of torture is flaying, is no coincidence (GRRM, chose this as the Bolton way for a reason). Theon is stuck with layers upon layers of masks, showing himself off as someone he’s not because he thinks he’s supposed to be what other people want him to be. Ramsay flays away his skin, which symbolizes how he flays away all of these masks. It was never Ramsey’s intention for this to happen, but it does happen because Theon no longer cares about what others think of him. he no longer pretends to be someone else. What remains after Ramsay is done flaying, is just Theon who is true to himself for the first time in his life.
Before Ramsay, Theon didn’t really know himself. He saw himself through other people’s eyes and did what he thought they wanted and expected him to do.
There’s also the fact that Ramsay specifically tortures him to break him down completely. He knows Theon’s deepest desires and uses them against him. the physical torture intermingles with the mental torture. He uses the physical torture specifically to break Theon’s spirit.
The clearest of all symbolism in Ramsay’s torture is of course how he takes away Theon’s name. It’s the literal translation of Theon’s identity crisis (Greyjoy or Stark?) that has been going on for years. And now Ramsay takes away his name and gives him a new one. And it is through losing his name that Theon realizes that he doesn’t need a name to be someone. Because despite everything he is still someone. He is still the same person (even though he hasn’t realized this yet) he’s lost everything that he thought made him who he was. And through losing it, he became true to himself. I don’t think Theon actually “changed”, I think he evolved. Ramsay took away everything he thought he was and Theon had(has, this is still going on) to rebuild himself from scratch. Same foundation, different layers.
Conclusion 5: by what Ramsay did to Theon some of his issues got resolved, he evolved into a wiser person. Obviously he’s got way more and way worse issues now (but they probably won’t hurt other people, he would never hurt anyone anymore to get his father’ approval)
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