‘Games of Thrones’ adapted from George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire unfolded an entirely new fantasy world indulged in violence, bloodshed, and dragons. As much as the fans were disappointed with the season finale, the creators might have redeemed themself with a prequel series ‘House of the Dragon’.
The prequel series is set 200 years before the events of ‘Game of Thrones’ and 172 years before the birth of Daenerys Targaryen. With the end of the first season and the green light for the next, the fans can’t help but connect both the series, pondering the appearance of the CrabFeeder.
Who Is The CrabFeeder In ‘House Of The Dragon’?
The second episode of ‘House of the Dragon’ featured the return of Crabfeeder when Lord Corls Velaron allied with Prince Daemon Taragaryen to get rid of Crabfeeder and his forces. Although he was first mentioned in episode one, the Crabfeeder aka Prince Craghas Drahar, the self-appointed prince-admiral of the Triarchy. Drahar earned the name of Crabfeeder for his method of punishing his enemies, staking them on the beach and leaving them for the tides and crabs.
What Does The CrabFeeder’s Mask Represent?
Crabfeeder is shown wearing a mask that covers most of his face almost throughout the series. The reappearance of the gold mask in ‘House of the Dragon’ signifies he is an enemy of the Targaryens, just as the Sons of the Harpy were in ‘Game of Thrones’.
The golden mask worn by Crabfeeder is a representation of the Harpy, a gold figure with the head and torso of a woman and the wings, tail, and legs of a bird. However, it is not exactly relevant to why a Crabfeeder is wearing that mask.
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How Does CrabFeeder’s Appearance Connect ‘House Of The Dragon’ To ‘Game Of Thrones’?
Daniel Scott-Smith the actor who played Craghas Drahar explained how the Crabfeeder’s mask is a reference to ‘Game of Thrones’ in an interview with Entertainment Weekly. Scoot-Smith confirmed that Prince-Admiral Craghas Drahar’s headgear is based on the face coverings sported by ‘Game of Thrones’ antagonists the Sons of the Harpy.
The actor said, “Crabfeeder’s mask was a nod to the Sons of the Harpy for, I guess, the fans, because it’s something familiar for them. And we spoke about the idea of him being the first person to wear this mask and it becoming iconic and, therefore, it’s built from that for Game of Thrones.”
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