He sat high upon the immense ancient seat of Aegon the Conqueror, an ironwork monstrosity of spikes and jagged edges and grotesquely twisted metal. It was, as Robert had warned him, a hellishly uncomfortable chair, and never more so than now, with his shattered leg throbbing more sharply every minute. The metal beneath him had grown harder by the hour, and the fanged steel behind made it impossible to lean back.A king should never sit easy,Aegon the Conqueror had said, when he commanded his armorers to forge a great seat from the swords laid down by his enemies. Damn Aegonfor his arrogance, Ned thought sullenly, and damn Robert and his hunting as well. -George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones, page 446
As you know, Rickon (in books) is in Skagos. People of Skagos: -they are an isolated people descended from the First Men. -they may be partially descended from giants -they are rumored to still perform human sacrifices to weirwoods -they are rumored engage in cannibalism during winters.
And RICKON STARK IS THERE. Holy mother of dragon. Like…if George doesn’t kill Rickon in book (which he probably will but it will be 4567890% done better) that boy will be unstoppable. Osha as his mother-figure. Direwolf is beside him. Starks hot-blood trait. And rest of his character is formed by those people.
He was well known wild when he was child, after all shits went down for Starks. And he was like 3 years old? Then he left Winterfell, and shortly after that Bran sent him away with Osha (right?) So…he is in Skagos since he was 4-5 years old. And now imagine grown Rickon Stark, as he comes back.I mean…he would be unstoppable, vengeful, fierce and ruthless warrior who will remind the whole realm who are Starks.
Honestly my heart ache knowing how much potential that boy had