“- I don’t find you that interesting.
- You will.“
Hannibal Lecter and Will Graham
It's really interesting to think of Hannibal as someone Will still sees as keeping him safe, which I think on some level is true. Especially juxtaposing will's inherent dislike of danger and desire for control with his desire for Hannibal's danger and loss of control to Hannibal. I find it hard to read someone who is as drawn to Hannibal as Will is as not having a degree of desire for pain, turning himself into Hannibal's knife etc, especially when it compromises his primary motivation-safety.