The looming civil war in Westeros has been the major topic of discussion on HBO’s House of the Dragon. Following the tragic deaths of his wife Aemma and infant son Baelon, which led to important people coveting the Iron Throne, King Viserys Targaryen I named his daughter Rhaenyra as his heir. Viserys has had reservations about his brother Daemon, but he was unaware that Ser Otto Hightower was acting like Littlefinger and setting up his daughter Alicent to be the king’s future wife.
It’s safe to say that King’s Landing is now experiencing a lot of soap opera drama, what with Corlys, Master of Ships, upset that the king rejected an opportunity to ally with House Valeryon. However, external threats are also present, such as the Crabfeeder, a pirate who is causing havoc on ships destined to increase Corlys’ wealth. Off the cuff, he resembles the Night King from Game of Thrones in terms of a sophisticated, menacing murderer; yet, HotD can right the wrongs following that frigid antagonist’s sad ending.
After the Night King was revealed, people anticipated a remarkable encounter between Jon Snow and him. The television show built everything up, especially after Jon’s revival, by implying that he would be the spark to extinguish the cold adversary and his White Walkers from beyond the Wall, a legend Viserys, coincidentally, predicted would happen to Rhaenyra. Unfortunately, Jon’s intense competition came to a disappointing conclusion when Arya dealt the decisive blow to the opposing forces.
It was a letdown because the king was Jon’s main motivation for returning, not to denigrate Arya in any manner. Consequently, treating Jon’s feeling of duty, purpose, and what should have been a triumphant victory so flippantly detracted from the conflict that earlier seasons had emphasized. If Arya had been the foretold Messiah, it would have made more sense. However, Jon was the one who fooled everyone into thinking he would assassinate the king, emerge as a beacon of hope, and establish his claim to the throne over Daenerys.
Due to the Crabfeeder’s connection to the Night King’s spiritual realm, that unrealized reward can now be obtained. He has a horrifying appearance, maybe Greyscale skin, and an unsettling demeanor in how he is torturing Corlys’ citizens. In a tribute to the torture and ruthless extermination the Night King carried out, he maims them before abandoning these people for crabs and the tide to end. The cherry on top is that by evolving into a destroyer of the oceans rather than ice, the Crabfeeder has been formed as a significant focal point in Daemon’s fate.
Corlys informed the prince that by murdering the rogue mariner, the Seven Kingdoms would be strengthened and the Free Cities would be dealt a blow. The Crabfeeder’s death would also demonstrate to skeptics that Daemon is the messiah and should take over rather than Viserys. Although the Crabfeeder has supernatural abilities, the pirate is a comparable emblem whose demise might accelerate ascension.
Because of this, even before they’ve met, he’s already someone who could persuade everyone to believe Daemon is the protagonist of the tale. In the end, fans are anxious to see Daemon travel to the Stepstone islands, kill the pirate, and accomplish what Jon didn’t get to do: seize authority and demonstrate to Westeros who they should indisputably be looking to as the savior of the country.