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House of the Dragon Theory: Larys Strong is a Greenseer

Larys Strong is a Greenseer

As House of the Dragon continues to unwind, we see more plots and conflicts rise. With the jovial King Viserys Targaryen sitting on the Iron Throne, we see his peaceful reign verging on a bloody civil war.

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Emma D’Arcy as Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen in House of the Dragon.

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It stars Paddy Considine as King Viserys Targaryen and Emma D’Arcy as Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen, who is currently the heir to the Iron Throne. Game of Thrones was popular for its schemers like Littefinger and Varys, and it finally seems like House of the Dragon has its own.

Who is Larys Strong?

A high-born noble with a clubfoot, Larys Strong isn’t the most imitating person but that’s probably to his benefit. As Tyrion Lannister had asserted in the first season of Game of Thrones, he can’t fight with might, but can with his mind. It seems like Larys has also realized where his strengths lie.

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Matthew Needham as Larys Strong in House of the Dragon.

Played by Matthew Needham, the character is a lurker in the shadows and seems to have planted the seeds of conflict between Alicent Hightower and Rhaenyra Targaryen. He was first seen making himself comfortable amongst the noble ladies, listening to their gossip in the third episode.

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But lately, we saw the worst of the character, as he plotted and was successful in killing in father and brother, to further his own hidden agendas. But the question arises, if the character has no spies or a large network of allies, where is he getting all the information from?

Larys Strong is a Greenseer

Greenseer is an umbrella term to describe many magical abilities. According to the books, Greenseers can see through the faces of their weirwood trees, influence animal and plant life, and look into the past and future.

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According to a popular fan theory, Larys Strong is also a Greenseer. Many hints have been dropped across House of the Dragon, including him knowing about Alicent and Rhaenyra ‘s conversation about her partners near the weirwood tree.

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Larys Strong and Alicent Hightower’s alliance seems to have grown stronger during the time jump.

Interestingly, his family’s lineage goes back to the first men who worshipped the weirwood trees and his birthplace is Harrenhall, which is very close to the isle of faces, an island filled with weirwood trees.

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Furthermore, it’s also noted by many that rats are always present during pivotal moments in the show, since greenseers can warg into animals, maybe Larys is controlling the rats to gain his information.

House of the Dragon is now streaming on HBO Max.

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Written by Nikhil Makwana

Nikhil Makwana is a writer for FandomWire, with interests in DC comics, anime, indie films, independent films, and Nicolas Cage. He’s pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in BBA,LLB from IFIM Law School. When he’s not writing, he reads books such as the classic Dune series and existential essays from Albert Camus and Jean-Paul Sartre.