'House of the Dragon' on HBO: Is Otto Hightower House of the Dragon’s Littlefinger? Fans are already DISGUSTED with Hand of the King

'House of the Dragon' on HBO: Is Otto Hightower House of the Dragon’s Littlefinger? Fans are already DISGUSTED with Hand of the King
Rhys Ifans as Otto Hightower in 'House of the Dragon,' and Aidan Gillen as Petyr 'Littlefinger' Baelish in 'Game of Thrones' (IMDb)

Remember Aidan Gillen playing Lord Petyr "Littlefinger" Baelish? I am sure you do because of his scheming, manipulation, and lastly, his devious personality that is only if you have watched 'Game of Thrones'. Well, 'House of the Dragon' has its own Littlefinger. Wondering who?  It's none other than Ser Otto Hightower aka the King's hand. 

In 'Game of Thrones' it was because of Littlefinger the war for the Iron Throne initiated as his schemes to help the Lannisters against the Baratheons and Stark was actually a selfish motive to gain a certain control over the North where his one 'true love', Catelyn Stark wife of Ned Stark resided. However, it changed real quick when Baelish moved on to Catelyn's teenage daughter, Sansa Stark who later became the Queen of Winterfell. It was a joyful moment for the fans when Arya slit his throat and ended the years of manipulation, gaslighting, and lastly, his schemes. Well, with the new prequel, here comes a new Littlefinger, who is a lot more ruthless and conniving than the last one. 


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Ser Otto Hightower, the Hand of King Viserys I, was seen trying to turn the King against his brother, Daemon as Otto didn't agree with how Daemon dealt with the criminals at the city's Watch Tower and wanted him dethroned as the next heir as King Viserys had no male offspring then. Otto had him shift Daemon around from the Master of Law to the Master of Coin, and now as head of City Watch, only for the prince and his "gold cloaks" to run riot. But at this point, it did seem like Otto was simply trying to find the best resolution in terms of keeping Daemon away from policymaking, and inevitably, the Iron Throne

At the first episode's end, it became clear that Otto clearly had ulterior motives when he was shown asking his daughter, Alicent to be a shoulder to cry on for the King as he was grieving the loss of his wife and newborn son whose death followed a couple of hours later than his mother. Fans called Otto a "p**p" for "p******g" his daughter out, however in the latest episode of 'House of the Dragon,' we witness Otto beseeching the King to marry Rhaenyra with Otto's grandson and the King's two-year-old as Otto knows that the Iron throne is not a bench and only one can reign over the seven kingdoms. Spoilers ahead, so when Otto doesn't get his way with the King, he resorted to his daughter as "blood is thicker than water," and well his daughter would be a lot easier to manipulate and make her suggest the King make Aegon the new heir.

It is only a matter of time before the fans would witness what Otto's next scheme is going to be and if he succeeds with his plan but meanwhile, fans are major hating on Otto already, and showing their disgust on Twitter making it their rant fest.  

A fan wrote, “'It is Aegon that’s being robbed' ISTFG OTTO STFU HE IS NOT THE FIRSTBORN AND IS NOT NEXT IN LINE STFU STFU STFU #HouseOfTheDragon." A fan said, "Your Grace, simply marry your 18 year old daughter to your 2 your old son #hotd."  A fan commented, "Otto is such a sick f**k. #HouseoftheDragon." Another fan mentioned, "Shut the f**k up Otto! #HouseOftheDragon." One more fan said, "I love that when Otto suggested rhaenyra marry aegon even viserys was like #HOTD #HouseoftheDragon #HouseOfTheDragonHBO"

Another fan added, "Otto is such a snake #HouseoftheDragon #houseofthedragonhbo." "Otto is a p**p. End of discussion #HOTD," said a fan. A fan wrote, "Otto giving me litte finger vibes #HouseoftheDragon"









'House of the Dragon' returns to HBO with a new episode every Sunday at 9 pm EST.

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