Watching Clary Fray on tv gets the same reaction out of me as if I were watching Donald Trump.
what reaction? Basically I want to tell her “Shut up and LISTEN! It’s not all about YOU!”
I know. Comparing her to Trump is HARSH. But look at what she is - A simple, arrogant, inexperienced person who all of the sudden’s been handed the “keys to the kingdom” and thinks they can run shit with TOTAL disregard. Unwilling to listen. Ignorant. Overflowing with false self-importance. Thinks they know what’s best for a whole SOCIETY.
She brashly intervenes in the politics of other species without caring to even ATTEMPT to understand their culture or relationships or their reasons for working a certain way.
She creates alliances, then tears them down as soon as they don’t fit her desires.
She ignores and disrespects important political figures, important allies. Potential friends.
From almost the beginning, she starts classifying people by their species, already learning Shadowhunter prejudice. I mean she tells MAGNUS outright “Bring it, Warlock.”
You think that’s okay? Look back at the scene and check Magnus’s bothered expression right after. Props to Harry Shum Jr. for catching that.
“I’m Clary Fray, and fuck downworlders. Fuck the Clave. Fuck shadowhunter law. I’m gonna do what I wanna do.”
Granted - Her world was recently turned upside down and she’s been traumatized. But you know what? She should at least recognize that EVERYONE AROUND HER has been dealing with this since birth and MAYBE - just MAYBE - they know BETTER?
Know why I can’t wait for Maia to show up next season?
Because Clary’s fucking insufferable and needs to be taken down completely, not just a few notches, for the sake of the Shadow world.
And that whole contrived “tough girl” fight scene with Isabelle? It’s so stupid.
These are soldiers. Practically mercenaries. They’ve been training since they were CHILDREN to fight and maim and kill. HOW does it make sense for Clary to beat her? I just…
Isabelle better have faked it and let herself be taken down, because BOY that is fucking shameful. Especially from Maryse’s kid.
And even if Isabelle DID let Clary win, then that’s not good for Clary at all. It furthers her arrogance.
I will say it again:
The problem with Clary Fray is that she thinks she knows shit.
even putting her in her place a little by giving Luke another daughter-figure, a daughter-figure with a unique unbreakable bond Clary can NEVER hope to share with Luke, will help a tad.
It might humble her. It might make her think “wait - this is a big world with a lot of people, and these people apparently … matter?
Here’s hoping Maia turns out to be a great character.