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In ‘Game Of Thrones’, Ramsay Bolton’s death was made less bloody

For all ardent followers of the HBO’s fantasy series ‘Game Of Thrones’, this new piece of information will blow your mind. The special effects creators of the highly popular show have revealed that the death

India TV Entertainment Desk, London [ Published on: September 15, 2016 14:57 IST ]
In ‘Game Of Thrones’, Ramsay Bolton’s death was made
In ‘Game Of Thrones’, Ramsay Bolton’s death was made less bloody

For all ardent followers of the HBO’s fantasy series ‘Game Of Thrones’, this new piece of information will blow your mind. The special effects creators of the highly popular show have revealed that the death of Ramsay Bolton was made less bloody. Ramsay’s death was a high in the sixth season of the show where his own dogs ripped him apart.

Bolton, was one of the most hated characters of the show, and his death made many fans happy. The part where his hounds fed on him gave buffs something to talk about for days. But looks like the end was going to be more savage.

As graphic as Bolton's demise was, Image Engine, the company that created many of the memorable scenes for Season 6, intended it to be even more gory, reports variety.com.

"They shot the scene with multiple takes. They did a pass of the dog on green screen, then Ramsay on green screen, and then we also had a background plate, which we put together,"

Image Engine visual effects supervisor Mat Krentz explained.

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The artists also created a computer-generated jaw for Bolton, and animated it to reveal the flesh ripping between Ramsay's skin and gums. The effect was too gruesome even by "Game Of Thrones" standards, so they pulled it back a bit, using a 2D composite instead.

Image Engine's creative team was also behind the season's 72 on-screen deaths, spread over 10 episodes.

This is how the death count broke down: 22 by sword, 14 by slit throat, 1 by pike, and 1 by dogs (Bolton's death following his loss at the Battle of the Bastards).

 

(With IANS Inputs)

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