During an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Crabfeeder actor Daniel Scott-Smith spoke at length about his time as a character on House of the Dragon. Among the more interesting tidbits of what he wanted to bring to the table for the role, Scott-Smith revealed something really intriguing about his character’s mask and its connections to a well-known villain cult from Game of Thrones. “And we talked about the idea that he’s the first person to wear that mask and it becomes iconic and so it’s built on that [for ‘Game of Thrones’],” he said. “Why is he wearing the mask? How does he feel about it? It’s a strong statement, so he likes wearing it a lot.”
While this is an intriguing connection for House of the Dragon to its parent series, it obviously raises as many questions as it answers. What inspired the Sons of the Harpy to wear masks modeled after Crabfeeder’s? Is he something of a legendary figure for you or does it have deeper, maybe religious, connotations? And perhaps most importantly, will the showrunners delve further into this topic, or will it be saved for another spin-off series far away? Regardless, there’s still a huge connection between the shows’ lore that die-hard fans will no doubt appreciate.