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Alias Steelshanks Walton
Allegiance House Bolton
Culture northmen
Book(s) A Clash of Kings (appears)
A Storm of Swords (appears)
A Feast for Crows (mentioned)
A Dance with Dragons (appears)

Played by Jamie Michie
TV series Season 3

Walton, known as Steelshanks Walton, is a captain in service to Lord Roose Bolton.[1] In the television adaptation Game of Thrones he is played by Jamie Michie.

Appearance and Character

See also: Images of Walton

Walton is known as Steelshanks for the steel greaves he wears over his long legs.[1] He is loyal and brutal, but not cruel.[2]

Recent Events

A Clash of Kings

Walton is a part of Lord Roose Bolton's force that captures Harrenhal. He assists with the executions of servants who aided House Lannister.[3]

A Storm of Swords

Walton commands Ser Jaime Lannister's escort from Harrenhal to King's Landing.[4] Jaime persuades him with the promise of gold to turn back to Harrenhal so Jaime can save Brienne of Tarth from Vargo Hoat.[2]

Upon their arrival at King's Landing Walton and his men are rewarded the gold they were promised. They are also given a girl (Jeyne Poole) to serve as a fake Arya Stark to marry Ramsay Bolton and cement House Bolton's claim to Winterfell. Their escort then departs to bring the girl to Lord Roose.[5]

A Dance with Dragons

Walton commands Roose's guards while the new Warden of the North stays in Barrowton.[6]

Walton is present at the wedding of Ramsay to "Arya" at Winterfell. He and his men break up the fight between the Manderlys and Freys when Ser Hosteen Frey attacks Lord Wyman Manderly.[7]


Steelshanks, he is called. A soldier of iron loyalty.[4]
- Roose Bolton to Jaime Lannister

Steelshanks Walton commanded Jaime's escort; blunt, brusque, brutal, at heart a simple soldier. Jaime had served with his sort all his life. Men like Walton would kill at their lord's command, rape when their blood was up after battle, and plunder wherever they could, but once the war was done they would go back to their homes, trade their spears for hoes, wed their neighbors' daughters, and raise a pack of squalling children. Such men obeyed without question, but the deep malignant cruelty of the Brave Companions was not a part of their nature.[2]
- thoughts of Jaime Lannister

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