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|Died||In 302 AC, at Winterfell|
|Played by||Charlotte Hope|
|TV series||Season 3 | Season 4 | Season 5| Season 6|
Myranda is a servant of House Bolton of the Dreadfort and one of Ramsay Snow's bedwarmers. Her character was created specifically for the television adaptation Game of Thrones in which she is played by Charlotte Hope.
Game of Thrones
Myranda and another servant, Violet, enter the torture cellar in which Theon Greyjoy is kept hostage, release him and put him on a bed. Then they attempt to seduce him, claiming they have heard the heir to Pyke is "well endowed". Violet claims Myranda was in training to become a septa but her sexual urges kept her from taking the vows. Theon is initially distrustful but cannot help but grow aroused when Myranda, stripped of her clothes by Violet, straddles him. Suddenly, the girls are interrupted by a horn sounded by Ramsay Snow, who approaches his two servants and taunts Theon, telling him he too has heard about Theon's manhood, he then shows him a gelding knife. Myranda and Violet then watch as Theon is knocked down by Ramsay and held by two men while Ramsay proceeds to castrate him.
Some time later, Myranda joins Ramsay in hunting another bedwarmer, Tansy, whom she is jealous of, through a forest near the Dreadfort. She enjoys seeing the terrified girl being chased by her master's hounds for a while, but eventually shoots her through the leg with an arrow, and moments later watches her being mauled to death by the dogs.
Myranda accompanies the rest of House Bolton to their new home, Winterfell. She is present when the Boltons and their household gather at the castle's main yard to greet the newly-arrived Petyr Baelish and Ramsay's new betrothed, Sansa Stark, whom she watches with obvious jealousy and anger.
While in Ramsay's bedroom, Myranda discusses Ramsay’s upcoming marriage to Sansa, admitting her jealousy of her, especially since Ramsay had promised to marry Myranda back when he was a bastard. Ramsay disregards Myranda's insecurities, causing Myranda to proclaim that perhaps she will marry too and leave him. This angers Ramsay, who violently tells her that she is his and she is not going anywhere, unless she continues to bore him with her petty jealousy. He threateningly reminds her what he does to people who bore him, and hearing this Myranda swears never to bore him again. He forces himself on her and she bites his lip before they have sex.
Later, as Sansa wanders around the castle, Myranda approaches her beside the tower where Bran Stark once fell from. Myranda puts on a friendly façade, talking to Sansa about her mother’s demise and offering her condolences. To help Sansa "remember" how things used to be before her family's untimely death, Myranda leads Sansa down to the kennels to reunite her with Theon.
The night of the wedding, Myranda is sent by Ramsay to draw Sansa's bath, an order neither woman is enthusiastic about. As she wrings the black dye out of Sansa's hair, Myranda advises her not to let Ramsay get bored of her, and tells her the fates of Violet, Tansy, and many other women. Sansa boldly asks if Myranda ever really believed that Ramsay would marry her, which stops the girl dead in her tracks. Sansa coolly declares that she is a Stark and Winterfell is her home: she refuses to be scared and nothing Myranda says will intimidate her. Silently fuming but unable to retaliate, Myranda asks if she is still needed. Sansa dismisses her. She is later present at Ramsay and Sansa's wedding, again looking on with jealousy as they are married.
During the battle between the Bolton soldiers and the forces of Stannis Baratheon, Myranda takes Theon and corners Sansa with a bow and arrow before she can escape under the orders of Ramsay to bring her to her bed chamber. After Sansa makes it clear that she is unafraid of death, Myranda admits that Ramsay needs Sansa alive in order to birth an heir to the North, though she still threatens to maim her with her arrow. Before she can release it, Theon grabs her, making her fire and miss. In the ensuing struggle, Theon ignores Myranda's pleas and throws her off the rampart to her death.
Myranda's body is found and Ramsay pays his respects to her corpse. He remembers how they met when she was only eleven and that from the very start she never showed fear towards him. He ends his eulogy with a promise of revenge and then casually tells Maester Wolkan to feed her body to the dogs, so as not to waste her flesh.
Behind the Scenes
Myranda shares some similarities with the Bastard's Boys from the books, who assist Ramsay Snow with his atrocities, even though there is no mention of any women in the group. The oldest of the boys in the books is the castle's kennelmaster and as a reference to him, Myranda is revealed to be the kennelmaster's daughter on the show.
- See also the Myranda article on the Game of Thrones, TV Series wiki.