Regardless of how you felt about the Game of Thrones finale last night, one point is being widely acknowledged across the internet—Robin Arryn had a MAJOR glow-up.
In case little Robin has gotten lost in the shuffle of your mind amidst the seven million characters of Westeros, he’s the little Lord of the Vale, orphaned by the murdersome meddling of Littlefinger, and cousin to the Stark siblings. He was the not-so-small child still being breastfed by his mother when Catelyn Stark showed up to visit her sister Lysa back in season 1.
Though we last saw Robin as recently as season 6, when Sansa was in the Vale masquerading as Littlefinger’s niece, it only took those few years for him to make a shocking transformation from weak little temper tantrum-throwing boy to teen with a gaze so broody The CW is trembling.
And despite all the moments that need unpacking from this final foray into the fight for the Iron Throne, fans on Twitter are more than happy to take the time to celebrate this glow-up.
— 🅕🅐🅨🅢🅐🅛 (@brunchandbutts) May 20, 2019
— Bettina Cecilia (@bcdgonzalez) May 20, 2019
Hot Robin Arryn Is Officially the Neville Longbottom of Game of Thrones pic.twitter.com/TE45c6Le05
— elmahdi annis (@AnnisAnnismhdi) May 20, 2019
— Monica Zakaria (@MonicaZakaria2) May 20, 2019
In fact, Robin’s glow-up was so legit that some Game of Thrones fans didn’t even realize it was him.
— southernplayalisticmazdamuzik (@blackmagicwomxn) May 20, 2019
And anyway what's more important is… What happened to Robin Arryn? Last we saw he was weedy sick looking thing. I didn't even recognise him at first.
— Rhiannon (@rhi_rhi_c) May 20, 2019
Okay so I’m gonna spoil something very minor in Game of Throned. But it needs to be said.
When we saw Robin Arryn I couldn’t figure out who he was, and I legit thought it was a Joe Jonas cameo. Like, Sophie Turner dragged him to set to be some random lord in that scene.
— Cthulhul’s Personal Assistant Who Is Also Mothra (@thesquirrelbait) May 20, 2019
Lino Facioli, who has played Robin since season 1, doesn’t seem to know what to do with all the positive attention his minimal finale screen time is bringing.
“Definitely didn’t expect my morning to start off like this,” he tweeted in response to all the tweets calling him hot.
— Lino Facioli (@Lino_Facioli) May 20, 2019
Some fans even went so far as to suggest that Hot Robin wound up being the best candidate for the Iron Throne—but of course, that would have been way too random and completely out of nowhere.