House of the Dragon, episode 3: Who is Crabfeeder and how his mask crucially connects him to Game of Thrones storyline


House of the Dragon is nicely underway – with the newest episode airing this weekend.

In the third episode of the Game of Thrones spin-off, which contains a three-year leap ahead in time, we be taught extra about one significantly intriguing character.

Crabfeeder (Daniel Scott-Smith) was launched in the first episode of the sequence when he is talked about by Lord Corlys. The character is named after his most popular technique of punishing enemies, which is to depart them on the seashore for the crabs to feast on.

Behind the pseudonym is Craghas Drahar, the self-appointed prince-admiral of the Triarchy who has been allowed to take over the Stepstones as his base of energy.

As per The Los Angeles Times, the Triarchy is an alliance of three of the 9 Free Cities of western Essos. Most are former colonies of the previous Valyrnian empire. According to Lord Corlys, Crabfeeder and the Triarchy have begun attacking Velaryon ships, which poses a menace to the commerce and journey of Westeros.

The snapshots of Crabfeeder that viewers have seen to date have principally been temporary, however one factor stands out: his mask. The villain is depicted sporting a gold mask that covers most of his face, on which scarring is seen.

Rhaenyra and Alicent in ‘House of the Dragon’ episode one

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As famous by Business Insider, the costume, in truth, helps join Crabfeeder to the individuals of Essos.

The mask is the identical form that the Sons of the Harpy in Game of Thrones wore. In GoT, Daenerys Targeryn’s (Emilia Clarke) reign in Slaver’s Bay was impeded by the Sons of the Harpy who fought in opposition to the Mother of Dragon’s rule.

The costuming alternative helps to present that Crabfeeder is a fringe villain who identifies with the Sons of the Harpy’s anti-establishment message.

The third episode of House of the Dragon additionally helped to repair George RR Martin’s most hated scene from GoT.

House of the Dragon continues Sundays in the US on HBO at 9pm. The episode is simulcast on Monday mornings in the UK on NOW, and is proven once more at 9pm on Sky Atlantic.

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Find The Independent’s episode three recap right here.

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