how i feel about this character: MAN OH MAN so i went into this already liking octavia, i think we had that one conversation months and months ago about her? but i was so unprepared. octavia is my sweet summer child with a heart of gold, my baby, my fierce warrior, my queen, i still end up wailing every time she’s on screen / mentioned in passing / vaguely off in the background somewhere being competent and amazing. GET KNOCKED DOWN, GET BACK UP. I LOVE HER SO MUCH.
all the people i ship romantically with this character: LINCOLNNNNNNN, bellamy (i can feel you judging me), clarke, indra, raven
my non-romantic OTP for this character: bellamy forever and always. HIS LIFE DIDN’T BEGIN UNTIL SHE WAS BORN. EVERYTHING HE HAS DONE HAS BEEN FOR HER. SHE’S HIS SISTER, HIS RESPONSIBILITY, but he was okay with her leaving! with! lincoln! because it was what was best for her and it was what she needed and he doesn’t need to look after her, he can trust that she can look after herself and is just as capable of saving his ass as he is of saving hers, AND OH GOD THEY JUST CARE ABOUT EACH OTHER SO MUCH. SO. MUCH.
my unpopular opinion about this character: pls stop only writing her and lincoln in the background of bellamy/clarke. i love background pairings! i do! but not when they’re the boring nauseatingly cute catalyst for the main pairing and nothing else. LINCOLN/OCTAVIA IS THE OPPOSITE OF BORING, DO BETTER
one thing i wish would happen / had happened with this character in canon: the thing is, like, i’m generally pretty happy with the show’s treatment of octavia? her character development has been excellent, the lincoln/octavia has been so good to me, her storyline with the grounders is GREAT and i haven’t been totally spoiled for series three so i don’t entirely know how that progresses but eh maybe it is good for me to live in ignorance a bit longer. i would like series three to also be her series tbh, but that’s probably even less likely than raven and bellamy.