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What House Of The Dragon's Crabfeeder Really Looks Like Out Of Costume

With the original "Game of Thrones" series far in the rearview mirror, HBO has arranged a return trip to Westeros. On August 21, 2022, fans got their first look at "House of the Dragon": the long-awaited "GoT" prequel show that explores a time long before the likes of Jon Snow (Kit Harington) and Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke). Focused on House Targaryen, the program depicts the beginning of its decline and the origins of the infighting that led to its eventual demise. Additionally, it features a cast full of characters made famous by author George R.R. Martin's "Fire & Blood" novel.

As of this writing, "House of the Dragon" is only a few episodes deep, but it appears that one of the main villains of the program is Craghas Drahar — better known as the infamous Crabfeeder. As the prince admiral of the Triarchy, Drahar has taken to intercepting unfortunate folk who travel through a small string of islands known as the Stepstones. What does he do with them? As his nickname implies, he feeds them to crabs, which the second installment of the series, "The Rogue Prince," shows in sickening detail. He's genuinely a twisted individual with a terrifying appearance to match.

It should come as no surprise that the actor behind Craghas Drahar, Daniel Scott-Smith, looks quite different when he's not in his Crabfeeder costume.

Daniel Scott-Smith looks vastly different from his House of the Dragon alter-ego

As evidenced by his headshot on IMDb, Daniel Scott-Smith looks nothing like Craghas "Crabfeeder" Drahar from his hair to his complexion. If you're not super familiar with Scott-Smith, you'd be forgiven, considering he's only appeared in a small handful of projects throughout his career. He got his professional acting start in 2017 via the short "Ye Who Enter Here," which he followed up with a spot in 2019's "Men in Black: International" as a nightclub bartender. With that, he's entered the "Game of Thrones" universe through "House of the Dragon" and will no doubt wreak havoc as Crabfeeder.

Of course, Drahar won't have the easiest time doing as he pleases, seeing as some folks would very much like to take him down a notch. So far, the most vocal about doing so is Lord Corlys Velaryon (Steve Toussaint), who understands the threat Drahar poses to the prosperity of his kingdom and the people within it. Not to mention, as Toussaint explained in an interview with Men's Health, there's a lot riding on Velaryon's every move throughout the season. "He's trying to elevate his family, elevate his name...Ambition is his driving force for most of the season," he revealed, noting how this drive connects Velaryon with Daemon Targaryen (Matt Smith).

Time will tell what will become of Crabfeeder now that he's on Velaryon and Targaryen's radar. Although, no matter what happens, expect Daniel Scott-Smith to continue pumping out creepy yet career-making performances.