“Dwarves show up a lot in fantasy genre, but when they do, they’re these sorts of caricatures, woodland creatures or the punchline of jokes,” Dinklage says. “Nobody gives them a romance. Nobody gives them fully formed personalities, and Tyrion is one of the richest characters I have ever come across. He’s a human being.”
— Peter Dinklage
I love him because he is the king of subtlety and nuance, almost surgical. Whereas Regina by comparison is blunt and almost crass with her aggression. Don’t get me wrong, she makes a great villain in that you love to hate her but her views and perceptions are so black and white and her moves are so heavy handed that I can’t really respect her as a tactician. She’s become complacent after 28 years of total power and so blinded by her own arrogance that she can’t see how totally she’s been manipulated.
30 Days of OUAT Challenge: Day 15
Favourite quote from a villain: “I like small weapons, you see; the needle, the pen, the fine point of a deal.” - Mr. Gold to Regina, ep. 1x08
I hope ‘the needle’ is in fact a reference to the Sleeping Beauty tale that he was involved in. She pricked her finger on a spinning wheel needle, who else could so conveniently provide such a thing?
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“I don’t think pre-dark!Rumple was as much of a coward as he himself believed. He set fire to the Duke’s castle, went into that fire to steal a magical dagger, and then proceeded to kill the most powerful sorcerer in the land with it. Things like that, they take guts.”
THIS. Yes, he ran away from the war. He had a family waiting for him, a wife and a child who was either unborn or just an infant. He ran away from an utterly pointless war so that baby wouldn’t be left without a father. That’s not cowardly, that’s smart. That’s love. It’s not cowardice to know when you’re overpowered and get your ass out of their to protect the ones you love. And that’s not even mentioning what the OP said about the dagger, which I agree with 110%.
Here is a Georgia State Trooper in riot gear at a KKK protest in a north Georgia city back in the 80s. The Trooper is black. Standing in front of him and touching his shield is a curious little boy dressed in a Klan hood and robe. I have stared at this picture and wondered what must have been going through that Trooper’s mind. Before the Trooper is an innocent child who is being taught to hate him because of the color of his skin. The child doesn’t understand what he is being taught, and at this point he doesn’t seem to care. Like any other child his curiosity takes hold and he wants to explore this new thing that this man is holding probably because he can see his reflection in it and that’s a neat thing and he wants to check it out. In this picture I see innocence mixed with hate, the irony of a black man protecting the right of white people to assemble in protest against him, temperance in the face of ignorance, and hope that racism can be broken because this young boy may remember that a black man smiled at him once and he didn’t seem so bad after all.
This man is a hero.
Since all of the people he loved were probably already gone when he created it (e.g. his son; Belle) and you need to sacrifice their heart for it to work. This makes part of me think that he created it specifically for Regina as payback for tricking him into letting Belle go .. which later resulted in her torture and suicide.
*Submitted by thoughtless-dreamings
He was already designing and building The Curse before any of this happened. I think it was this experience that inspired him to use True Love in The Curse’s construction and when he saw the situation between The Queen, Snow and Charming he saw a perfect storm that he could manipulate to his purpose.
everyone’s entitled to an opinion but if you don’t like sansa stark you are wrong and also don’t talk to me
I’ll admit, I didn’t like her at first. I thought she was a whiny, shallow airhead, but she has won my respect which is rare for me when a character starts out that way. She basically believed what she was told to believe by the adults that she trusted, no shame in that. And she could believe it so readily because she lived a sheltered life. But then she was dropped into the middle of intrigue, conspiracy and sadism and had to grow up fast while trying not to become the people she despised. She has since demonstrated a strength of character and mind that has blown me away and I not only tip my hat but bend the knee to her as well.
You know what? FUCK IT! I’m doing my Rumbelle rant now!
THIS!~THIS RIGHT HERE IS WHY I LOVE RUMBELLE!
I love how insecure Rumplestiltskin is around Belle. Don’t ask me why but his vulnerability and general sensitivity regarding Belle and what she might think of him…is just the most endearing thing in the world to me.
I love how thin-skinned she made him. How raw.
He was just an open book to her those first days they began courting, and it wasn’t just because she found him easy to read…it’s because he let her in…he opened himself to the possibility that their relationship was something real…and it is just so…so heartbreaking to me that he honestly believed no one could love him.
That he honestly believed she wouldn’t come back…and yet he still hoped she would. (Hence the magnificent “window” scene ala Beauty and the Beast.)
And what’s more…I loved how confident Belle was. How she was the one who actually pursued him (quite literally lol) initially…she was the one who made the first move…he was “the Beast” and yet she was the predatory one in their relationship…it just felt like such a role-reversal. Very modern in the approach.
And she was the braver of the two. He was the coward. Not her.
They were foils of one another…opposites attracting…
I mean, just as people…they were so different…one a fresh-faced youth, so naive and hopeful, the other a hardened, experienced, sad, ancient man.
And I don’t know…just as someone who admires writing and character dynamics…I found theirs to be quite beautiful.
In all the versions I can find Belle has always been the braver of the two if not always the initiator. And while Belle may have been relatively young I don’t think her naive at all. She is clever enough to entirely comprehend the realities of her situation and to weigh the potential worst and best case scenarios. The fact that she is willing to try at something no one else has or believes is futile (like flirting with the Dark One) is not a sign of hopeful naivete but of courage both emotional and intellectual.
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I feel like somewhere along the line people are getting so caught up in Emma Vs. Regina that they’re forgetting there’s an actual kid involved in this process.