character: henry (the son)

I’ve loved you Lizzie! Ohhh, I have loved you! I didn’t know that I could love! You have been the grace of my life! But I never deserved you! Whatever happens you must be safe! Go to the Tower! Speak to him!

Henry Vii to Lizzie (Elizabeth of York), in episode 8 8

POTC: Dead Men Tell No Tales Review with Spoilers

POTC: Dead Men Tell No Tales was not as good as the first one, but much better than the fourth one. I found myself on the edge of my seat quite a few times. Javier Bardem was a great villain, but his character’s motivations and development fell very short. I wasn’t really afraid of him like I was of Barbossa in 1 and Davy Jones in 2 & 3. Johnny Depp was hilarious as usual. Newcomers Brendan Thwaites and Kaya Scodario(?) were a welcomed surprise. The only thing I didn’t like was the name change of Thwaites’s character, Henry. It’s not a spoiler to say that Henry is the son of Will Turner and Elizabeth Swann, two main characters from the original trilogy. In the post-credits scene at the end of At World’s End (which according to producer Jerry Bruckhimer and AWE director Gore Verbanski, is canon) Elizabeth is shown waiting at the shore, with her and Will’s son, awaiting Will’s return after 10 yrs as captain of the Flying Dutchman. If you look closely at the credits of AWE, there is a character named William Turner III, which Verbanski and Bruckhiemer confirmed was the boy in the post-credits scene. In POTC 5, Will & Elizabeth’s son is named Henry. As much as it bothered me, I wouldn’t be surprised it Henry is just his nickname or his middle name.Another thing I didn’t like was how often I found myself taken out of the film in anticipation of Will Turner’s return. And as much as I liked his return, I kinda wished he showed up in the middle of the heat of the battle with the Dutchman to save the day.

 The last nitpicky thing I have to say about the film ventures into spoiler territory. So if you do not want to be spoiled, don’t read any further.


I get that this probably had to do with scheduling conflicts or something else, but at the beginning of the film, it is revealed the Henry is desperate to see his father. So desperate that he goes as far as to try and kill himself to be with Will. I find it hard to believe that Elizabeth would allow her son to do such a thing. The previous films showed that family was extremely important to her and I find it very out of character that she wouldn’t do everything in her power to keep Henry from doing such a thing. Later on in the film when Henry meets Jack Sparrow, he mentions he was never told any stories about Jack or about his parents’ life at sea other than the fact that his father was on the Dutchman and that his parents knew Jack and were pirates. I get that Elizabeth probably did not want to get involved with Jack anymore and wanted Henry to stay safe, but I find it hard to believe that Henry would not have grown up with stories of his parents’ adventures at sea. With Elizabeth becoming the Pirate King at the end of AWE, I’ve always felt that Elizabeth’s character development pointed toward her continuing to sail the sea. I, along with many other POTC fans, always thought that the POTC movies were about Elizabeth becoming the pirate as it was repeatedly shown that she wanted nothing more than to be free and do as she pleases. I guess I’m just disappointed that we didn’t see more of her and I really hope that the post-credits scene is pointing toward Kiera Knightley returning to her role in the sixth film. And I really, really hope that that is true. Because if this is the last we see of Elizabeth, I will be very disappointed. Because to me, Elizabeth Swann will always be the Pirate King.

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Summary: Leaving your son with a babysitter is easy, right? That’s what Roy and Riza think as well as they leave their 6 months old son in the Elrics’ care. But only then they realize how precious their child really is to them…

Genre: Family/Friendship

Disclaimer: All characters belong to Hiromu Arakawa. The name Henry for Edwin’s son wasn’t my idea; I’ve seen it somewhere before, either in a fanfiction or a headcanon and while I really tried to find another name, it stuck with me. BUT MAESI IS MINE. MIIIINE.

The story is based on a comic by and dedicated to theysangastheyslew . I fell in love with their little comic (link) and especially their little Maes so hard I’m still recovering from broken bones and a sudden rush of diabetes (in case you haven’t realized by now XD). Check out their art and please, PLEASE leave a like or a reblog because IT’S SO INCREDIBLY FREAKISHLY ADORABLY CUTE.

I hope it’s okay I kept close to the comic and that I used the same title >.< I couldn’t think of anything better, but if you want me to change it, I will!

Please enjoy!

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“I still think that for Regina to truly grow as a character, she has to lose Henry as her son. I think that price need to be upheld still. Because otherwise she’s still going to think all those horrible things were worth it because it got her Henry. And that’s not right. And I don’t think she as a character will ever be able to get past justifying that unless she loses Henry as her son for good. Family yes, parent/child relationship no.”

Am I crazy that I love that Sneak Peak for 6x06? Like i love that Henry said Hook wasn’t his father and I loved that EQ touched a nerve with his trepidation about Hook moving in. Finally they’re keeping it real. Up until this point, Henry has been mostly this cardboard character Perfect Son prop and it wasn’t very interesting. Like, what child, much less teenager is like that? They only really touched on his ambivalence regarding Killian back in Season 4 and haven’t addressed it until now. I’m sure that Henry and Killian have gotten close and I don’t think it’s really about who Killian is as much as Henry just got his birth mother back. And he’s been missing her longer than Killian has. Most of his childhood he’s been dreaming about her, this huge question mark in his life. Now not only does he have to share her with all of Storybrooke as the anointed savior, but she has her other true love. I mean, that has to be difficult no matter how cool and awesome Killian is. 

That is the kind of real world drama I’m talking about. Not just watching Hook trying to figure out Uber, but Season 1-ish turmoil that makes this show compelling. And when they get through this it will make the payoff with Killian and Henry’s relationship so much deeper and meaningful. sign me tf up.