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Game Of Thrones' Iwan Rheon On Why He Thought His Last Scene As Ramsay Bolton Was Lovely

King Joffrey Baratheon (Jack Gleeson) and Ramsay Bolton (Iwan Rheon) are both cruel sadists who happen to be members of the nobility on "Game of Thrones." But where the younger, more immature Joffrey can sometimes be manipulated, the older, illegitimate son of Roose Bolton (Michael McElhatton) isn't so easily controlled. Ramsay is a brilliant manipulator and tactician who enjoys playing mind games with his victims, including his hostage Theon Greyjoy (Alfie Allen).

Still, while Ramsay is clever enough to kill his family to secure his position of power, including his father and brother, Rheon doesn't think the psychopath could have held the North for long anyway: "He uses fear as his way of controlling people — and I think that would eventually backfire" (via GQ). Soon enough, Ramsay is defeated in the battle for the North by another "bastard," Jon Snow (Kit Harington), and in captivity, Ramsay's former hounds make a quick meal of him.

Still, Rheon thought filming the horrific scene was actually rather "lovely."

Rheon loved getting to film his last scene with Turner

Iwan Rheon acknowledged to GQ that his last day on the "Game of Thrones" set was "pretty uncomfortable." The actor was covered in what looked like blood and dirt and then tied to a chair all day. He also had to pretend to interact with the dogs instead of seeing real ones, as they were going to be added in postproduction.

Yet Rheon called the experience "lovely," feeling that it was "very fitting to have a final scene with Sansa" (via GQ). After Ramsay had tormented her extensively during and after their marriage, it only felt right that Sansa (Sophie Turner) would be a witness to his gruesome fate.

The actor joked that he'd wanted "a dragon-related death" for Ramsay. Still, he told GQ, "I think this is a very fitting death, and a very just death, with some sense of irony. He's been banging on about these dogs for so long — and all of a sudden, he's their meal." Like Joffrey's assassination in Season 4, it's a cruel, violent fate that seems only appropriate for a cruel, violent person.