Well thank you for putting it up with me even tho you hate Hook but let’ me tell you one thing.
Killian Jones has the best redemption of them all.
- he takes responsibilities of his actions
- no victim blaming
- no forcing himself on anyone or anything as if people owe that much to him
- he knows he’s the worse and yet tries his best to change, putting everyone else first
- not looking after power, or ridiculous justice for his person
- he actively works on protecting everyone he cares about and put them first before his own safety
- when he recognized his wrong, he didn’t ask for witness or praise, he does it on his own without asking for anything.
He has definitely the best redemption because HE DID HAVE CHANGE, and he keeps trying harder to make that change happen. Killian doesn’t try to use his ex victims to prop himself up, or stroke his own ego. He still thinks of himself as the worse, but his desire to be a better man for the people he loves makes him try harder even tho he loathes himself.
You cannot say that he’s like Regina because he is not, when his revenge didn’t work out, he tried to change his path, he tried to turn his back to his WHOLE LIFE AND WAY OF LIFE just for the hope that maybe there’s more to life than revenge.
How beautifully selflessness it is to put Emma first and her whole family. People misunderstand that about him when he tries to find Emma, to help he embrace who she is, it is NOT TO GET INTO HER PANTS, it is for her, because she deserves to be happy. He isnt thinking of himself when he gives up his ship, he does it for her, knowing he can’t live without he and without knowing she is happy, knowing she needs her family and her life back.
Of course he wants to b with the woman he loves, of course he wants to be a part of her happiness, but he isnt forcing his feelings on her, he’s trying to make her see that this life she projects her said happiness on is actually a lie she keeps holding onto. He is trying to make her realize her magic is beautiful, that her past matters, He has been the only one to reach for her when people turned their back on her letting her leave if she wanted to.
He loved her at her best and her worse, he accepts her the way she is and that’s all, HE WORKS HIS ASS OFF INTO BEING A MAN SHE COULD BE WITH because he doesn’t want to go back to his old safe, he doesn’t want to be a monster he once used to be. But he does it for her.
He’s dashing beautiful because he is a brother to Charming, because he will help him without even Charming being much of help when it comes to saving his own ass and he wont ask for credits when he saves his life, because he isnt after glory or praises.
His redemption happens in the shadow, not in the spotlight because it’s nobody business but his, and it’s something he does alone, he would rather die than see the people he loves be hurt.
How can you not love him for being this beautiful hero? He was bad, an asshole and a jackass but his revenge came from love, his villainy didn’t come from him seeking power or being a psychopath blaming the wrong persons.
He became a pirate because he was fighting tyranny
He became Hook because he lost the woman he loved to a monster.
He became Killian Jones again when he decided to give Bae a good life, when he decided that Emma Swan was worth it all, when he realized his revenge was going no where.
He became a hero when he decided to help royals he had sworn never to help ever again, he became a hero when he gave up everything for his loved ones.
He’s a motherfucking hero and the person in the show with the best redemption ever.