In Moira’s Origin story, we see Moira testing on Gabriel Reyes. There is a look of fear, of terror in his eyes as smoke rises from his body… The very smoke that will drift off his skin non-stop in the future as he becomes “Reaper”
Gabe came to Moira in search of power…in search of gaining an advantage. As a previous subject to the Super Soldier Enhancement program, he was already powerful…but not quite as powerful as Jack Morrison, Overwatch’s “poster child.”
Moira, desperate to advance her technology at any cost, knew this would happen. While unsure of how her technology would react with the Super Soldier Enhancement, she did not tell Gabe everything. She would not just give him an advantage.
She would make him into an advantage.
Experimenting on Gabe would allow Moira to understand her technology better, as the only trials she’d conducted had been on animals, such as rabbits.
Did Moira test on herself? She was ready to…yet experimenting with death had no returns. Fearful for her own sake, she tested on Gabe to get a better grasp of her technology, so she could perfect it.
This led to Gabriel Reyes losing his form, possibly even dying. He went to Mercy to be healed, to be saved.
Yet Gabriel Reyes could not be saved. Instead, he became Reaper and was born anew with a passionate hatred for Overwatch, the very organization that pushed him to become what he was.
With the experiments on Gabriel complete, Moira finally gained a better understanding of her work. Seeing Reaper consume health from others, she learned how to perfect her own abilities to heal into a more concentrated stream while dealing damage.
With Reaper’s teleportation and drift, she learned how to concentrate her powers enough to allow her fade ability.
Moira used Gabe to advance herself.
And with Gabriel Reyes’s death and birth as Reaper, Moira was able to become who she was;
CREDIT FOR THIS IDEA GOES TO @theplltheorist The overall idea of what A.D. stands for IS NOT MINE - credit as above! I repeat, the idea of what A.D. stands for is not mine! But, since I loved the idea so much I’m going to explain it in my own way and give my own clues that I found myself.
I’m fully convinced that A.D. stands for Advocatus Diaboli, which is Latin for Devil’s Advocate. Here was our clue:
Oh and at the end of 714, what do we hear in the final song? Devil, devil. These are the main lyrics they make us listen to, on full blast. Devil, devil!
Another occasion of a song about a devil playing, is in episode 401: “The Devil Within” plays. It plays during a scene with Black Widow:
More devil references in the above scene. Is a ‘devil’ endgame?
So there are clear devil references in the show. But what does it all mean? Advocatus Diaboli?
The job of a devil’s advocate is to prove that people are not saints, and actually, they have flaws. There is someone out there in Rosewood who is so obsessed with these five pretty girls, but absolutely cannot stand the idea that they come across so perfect, when in reality, they create their own problems through lying. Throughout the series we’ve seen A’s obsession with the girls - stroking Aria’s pink hair, making dolls of the girls, eating popcorn while watching the girls on TV… the list goes on. A.D. finds these girls so pretty! But they’re not pretty on the inside. They create their own problems and they need to own up to it.
Advocatus Diaboli wants to expose the truth behind these five pretty girls. Why do they keep getting into terrible situations but somehow come out the other side clean?
Aria killed Shana, got away with it.
Hanna (and Emily?) killed Noel, got away with it.
Emily killed Nate, got away with it.
Hanna killed Archer - got away with it. Or did they? A.D. was close with Archer and is working to punish the girls for this, starting with ‘the finger’.
Aria is in a relationship with her teacher - well she’s not the innocent perfect girl everyone sees on the outside.
Hanna stole sunglasses - she shouldn’t be Rosewood’s it-girl.
Spencer kissed her sister’s fiancé. Why is Spencer considered Rosewood’s greatest achiever and role model student?
The list goes on of problems the girls create themselves but somehow manage to get away with it.
This is the whole theme of the show: these girls are not perfect. They actually create their own mess, and A.D. is obsessed with exposing the fact that they’re not as pretty on the inside. I remember one quote from Hanna: “I don’t even know why I just lied”.
You know what is really making me believe in this theory? WHO THE HELL WROTE THIS? This was NOT Andrew’s diary - the writers wanted us to think it was his, however he was revealed to not be Charles, so it makes no sense for Andrew (an innocent person) to have written this. Somehow, A.D.’s diary stumbled into Tanner’s hands while she was investigating Charlotte (further highlighting the relationship between Charlotte and A.D.)
The girls indeed are Pretty Little Liars.
Followers of my blog know I am obsessed with the idea of Bethany Young being A.D. (You can read posts entirely dedicated to Bethany here and here.) I believe this idea of A.D. standing for Advocatus Diaboli works perfectly for Bethany.
She never ever draws her face properly. Is it possible that she was the Black Widow as mentioned above (when The Devil Within played, again hinting to Advocatus Diaboli) and her face deformity is precisely why she sees the girls as so pretty; these girls have what she will never have - a pretty perfect face, and she’s frustrated that everyone sees these girls as so perfect, and so she becomes the Advocatus Diaboli/Devil’s Advocate to expose their flaws. Perhaps, she was caught in the fire of The Jenna Thing too, which caused her face deformity, making this more personal too for her to attack Spencer, Aria, Hanna, Emily and Alison. They did cause that fire.
Emotions are Complex; they generally consist of several parts or different reactions happening at the same time
Emotions are Automatic: Emotions are involuntary, automatic responses to internal and external events.
Emotions Cannot Be Changed Directly: We can change the events that cause emotional experiences, but we cannot change the experiences directly. We cannot instruct ourselves to feel a particular emotion and then feel it. We cannot use willpower to stop an emotional experience even when we desperately want to.
Emotions Are Sudden, and They Rise and Fall: Emotions ordinarily occur suddenly, although the intensity of a particular emotion may build up slowly over time. They are also like waves in the sea because they rise and fall. Most emotions only last from seconds to minutes.
Emotions are Self-Perpetuating: Once an emotion starts, it keeps restarting itself. We might even save that “emotions love themselves.” This is because when emotions sensitize us to events associated with the emotions. Examples: When we are in a house at night alone and are afraid, every little sound seems like it may be someone breaking in. When we are in love, we see only the positive points of the person we love. Once we are jealous, every time our loved one looks at someone else, it is proof of betrayal.
Emotions have Components: These components are interrelated, and each component influences all others. Thus, although an emotion can be thought of as a complete and transactional systematic response to external and internal events, it can also be very helpful to examine each component separately. A very important take-home message here is that changing just one component can often change the entire emotional response.
Some Emotions are Universal. There are probably about 10-12 universal emotions (e.g. anger, disgust, fear, guilt, joy, jealousy, envy, sadness, shame, surprise, interest, love). People are built with the potential, the biological readiness, for these. Others are learned and are usually some combination of the basic emotions.
Good evening all and welcome to another segment of jsenews.
No doubt, you may have noticed the appearance of a new character staggering into our midst. Furthermore, you (like the team here at jsenews) have also heard the rumor that this decaying character is actually the newest ego that was formed by the imagination of the jse community and a mere thumbnail.
He goes by…zombie rob,zombie Robbie,robbie,zombie jack,rob,rob the zombie jack, Rob Zombie or as we now know him:
-the newest ego
And to think! It all started from a single thumbnail as @pentalamb-art states,
please note that further investigation is needed regarding how this ego got his name. @toobertpoondert brought up the query as to why ‘Rob’ is ‘Rob’. Perhaps we are calling him Robbie (as toobert spectulates) “just cause Rob Zombie the film director exists and it’s a nice name.” On the other hand it might be “just a hive mind thing” as well. If anyone has any information/links/posts etc. on this topic please tag me so that I can see it. I am genuinely curious as to why ‘Rob’ is ‘Rob’. Thanks @toobertpoondert for the great question!
[Original courtesy of Josh Keaton’s spacedad wall] Tried to brighten the pic/apply some filters to see details better and thought I’d share!
UPDATE: [Artist Credit], guys! This poster was done by Cteez, AnthonyGoes,and ChristineBean33 over at Twitter- VLD art staff for season 1! With special mention to Kwang Kim and Jin Sun Kim (Studio Mir) in the thread.
You can also get it in MUCH better resolution from the artist credit/post link above for wallpapery stuff. :) Go like/retweet it!
Coran has pizza! Where has he been hiding that??
Check out the enthusiastic shoulder-lean Hance!
What IS scaring Hunk, anyway?
Allura’s so prim. Also, leaning towards Pidge a little there.
Pidge… has the Aang pose/face. xD
Keith is master of poker face– or he doesn’t understand what’s going on again.
I live for the casually together Sheith. 9/10 times if they’re both in a scene they’re together in a panel. ♥ Can we talk about how SHIROS KNEE IS UNDER KEITHS THIGH?
This and the shower/ playfight makes me think Shiro REALLY misses the simple things in life and hanging out. :’)
I like how all the Galra are casually chilling watching them watch… I think? Maybe ‘like’ is a strong word.
I played around with GIMP the other day, using the Achievement Hunter logo to test some features- here are some of the results. Transparent ones are above, white background ones are below. Feel free to use (but please credit)!
(all above images are 839x765px; feel free to trim down/resize, and contact me if interested in recolors.)