Following the shocking events that took place in Episode 5 of House of the Dragon, fans are now finding comfort (and admiration) towards Ser Harwin Strong, heir to Harrenhal and the strongest man in all of the Seven Kingdoms. If that does not make anyone swoon, then we put the case to rest.
Although that would not happen anytime soon because fans all over social media, especially Twitter, have been ceaselessly posting thirsty tweets and comments about that one scene where Ser Harwin Strong made his way through the crowd amid chaos, and carried off Rhaenyra to safety.
Move Over, Ser Criston Cole – Fans Are Now Thirsting Over Ser Harwin Strong
Fans can remember that during the wedding scene of Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen and Ser Laenor Velaryon, Ser Criston Cole had a controversial fit of rage and mauled the king consort’s lover. This sent everyone watching the entire gruesome fight into a frizzy, while the princess was still in the middle of the scene. Soon after, Ser Harwin Strong effortlessly walked through the sea of swarming people and found the princess, carrying her off his back and away from the maddening crowd.
This act of service sent the fans on a zeal of happiness, as evident in the tweets posted. Check out some of the viewers’ reactions:
— ale (@aciddhoran) September 19, 2022
You know House of the Dragon’s screen writting was effectively done when you have huge crush on Ser Harwin Strong who has less than 2 mins of screen time #harwinstrong #HouseOfTheDragon #hotd pic.twitter.com/JxqocnR52F
— Milla (@milladarciii) September 19, 2022
i just think ser harwin ‘breakbones’ strong 💪😩 pic.twitter.com/HvLrhfNEgZ
— shéllearys | hotd meltdown 🐉 (@shellyshelbyy) September 15, 2022
— ser himbo strong (@finnsrvy) September 19, 2022
— g💗 (@_greenleigh) September 19, 2022
Can we have a moment for Ser Harwin ‘Daddy’ Strong? 🥵😍 I need it to be Sunday night already https://t.co/ZJZcBnAnM5
— Ashley (@ash_dekka) September 22, 2022
Who Is Ser Harwin Strong?
For those who don’t recognize Ser Harwin Strong until the previous episode, he is part of the royal hunt that took place in Kingswood and the only person who was impressed to see Rhaenyra return to camp covered in blood and gunk. He is also a member of the City Watch who bumped into the princess during the night she snuck out with Daemon.
With his proven loyalty to the princess, combined with his manly looks and incredible strength, there is no doubt that fans would “thirst” hard for the gallant knight. Other fans also expressed their regret over Ser Criston Cole’s actions and that they are now moving on to Ser Harwin Strong.
For those who have read the novel Fire & Blood by George R.R. Martin, they would know that Ser Harwin Strong will have a more significant role in Rhaenyra’s life aside from being her protector. After the horrid events at the wedding feast, the princess will seek comfort in a friend that has always been there and would not persuade her to abandon the crown and the throne to live like a commoner.
The next episode of House of the Dragon will finally reveal the 10-year time jump where fans will now meet Emma D’Arcy as Rhaenyra Targaryen and Olivia Cooke as Alicent Hightower.