OK friend, I'm obviously biased here, but in your opinion, out of all the unluckier characters, who least deserved their fate?
I’m slow and useless and this may have made me tear up to think about
on a couple occasions so thanks for that! This one was really hard for
me to consider. I even had to rewatch a few scenes to help with my
decision! I should add that I had to consider their previous actions
leading up to where they were, their immediate actions before their
fate, if they are relevant. Lastly, I had to consider the type of fate
and how it compares to their actions.
We can all pretty much agree that most of Katie’s characters are quite tragic in some way. So let’s list those to consider with the unluckiest of fates. We’ve got Harriet, Lucy, Morgana, Oriane and Zara. My poor bbys.
Harriet did not have a ton of development but I still had enough to work with. In a previous analysis, I mentioned how Harriet was definitely guilty of bullying Kenneth. Even though she was acting out in defense of her friend, it still wasn’t the way to handle the situation. Although it was unintentional, she was part of the reason Kenneth had his seizure and ended up in a coma. Whoops. DJ Harriet, cut the strobes please. Harriet did not argue much and was part of the group the stood by and agreed it would be best to leave Kenneth on the side of the road, outside the ER to save her own ass. Down the line, she showed only a little hesitation and remorse when she became of aware of Kenneth’s status and yet still decided it was best not to become clean. I can fully understand that she was trying to protect herself, her education, her status and her future career, but leaving someone to die because “Nobody gave a rats ass,” yeah, not cool. I think Harriet definitely deserved to be punished for her actions. However, how she died was horrid and completely unnecessary. That she did not deserve. Sigh… a moment of silence for our beautiful Irish doctor… thank you. Now let us move on.
I ever type or say that name without feeling like I’m being hit by a
freight train?!?! Maybe some day. Today is not that day. Lucy had a
pretty rough time. I mean her sole purpose in this show was to suffer
and make us cry with her. It worked. Well done, Katie. When this all
started, Lucy was simply a young girl in love that could do no wrong. As
time went on, and we started to learn more about her, her internal
struggles with her life and self became so clear. She was basically
living a life that was chosen for her and she was happy with very little
of it. Despite her feelings for Mina and jealousy toward Harker, Lucy
still played her part as the best friend and was constantly there for
Mina (although she did take a deserved jab at Harker on occasion).
let us consider Lucy’s actions that led to her fate. After being hurt
and rejected by the woman she loved, she seduced Harker after being
convinced that Mina deserved to understand the pain of being hurt by
someone she loved. She came to this decision and was coached by Lady
Jayne. After going through with it, she felt terrible for what she did
and confessed her actions to Mina out of guilt. Mina’s understandable
reaction caused Lucy to feel even worse and it showed. While
contemplating herself and everything that had unfolded, she was suddenly
attacked by a livid Grayson. That sad look in her eyes will always
kills me. Grayson told Lucy that if she insisted on behaving like a
monster, he would make her into one, and he turned her. That meant that
Lucy was doomed to live the harsh, cruel life of a vampire, but must
also live eternally with the guilt of how she hurt Mina and the
sorrow of not being loved in return. That is to assume that she and Mina
never made amends (I think they would have eventually). Truly, I think
Grayson needs to chill the hell out because that is a very harsh
punishment for a mistake that a very trusting and naive Lucy made when
she was in pain.
Lucy’s fate turned out to be incredibly tragic and was somewhat treated as one. However, Grayson’s words and reaction were intended to make us believe that she deserved what he gave her. Didn’t work, Grayson. You’re just rude and rash. Let us mourn our poor bby gay Vampire!Lucy. We could have had it all!
I won’t let myself get into everything that led to Morgana becoming evil.
A lot of you already sat and cried with me through that. Now I need to
focus on her actions after she became evil. I need to focus on what she
did after becoming a powerful, dark, magical presence. In season 4, we
know that Morgana had come into her own as a sorceress. She no longer
had Uther directly abusing her or Morgause manipulating her. She still
had Merlin being dishonest with her, but part of me thinks by this point
it would have been too late. That is especially so by season 5. As much
as I loathe to admit, we have to consider the fact that all the
decisions she made after becoming as powerful as she was were her own.
All of the hell that rained on Camelot was her doing and hers alone. She
no longer had Morgause whispering in her ear or pulling the strings.
Morgana still, however, suffered a lot over the final 4 years of her
life. Her anger and hatred for all of those against magic, and her drive
for revenge only grew after being imprisoned and tortured for 3 years.
After three years, I feel like the need to make those that wronged her
suffer and bleed was greater than her original desire to take the throne
to ensure people like her would live in peace.
finally had the opportunity to try and ensure her victory over Arthur
and Camelot, events unfolded that caused her rage to fully consume her.
Sadly, she became sloppy, no longer being “old friends” with patience.
Part of her was even a little arrogant when she went out to finish the
job and get her revenge. Finally, in that fateful moment she was
vindictive to the very end. She knew her brother was doomed, “Don’t
worry dear brother, I won’t let you die alone. I will stay and watch
over you.” She could have left it there… however… “Until the
wolves gorge on your carcass and bathe in your blood.” WHOA! Way to send
off the one man that was always there for you before your fates forked
off. Sad face! She also made the terrible mistake of underestimating
Merlin. Again, this would have never happened if she knew the truth. I
think a final showdown between these two was an opportunity missed. I
would like to petition for a re-write.
Merlin was right to blame himself but was also right in saying the bloodshed had to end. At that point, what other way could there have been? Morgana went through so much pain in her life and we will never get over that. But objectively speaking, she caused a lot of pain as well. Even if she felt her actions were justified, even though there were some earlier times where she wasn’t always happy with her actions, she let her arrogance, rage, and need for vengeance take over. She did deserve punishment, and part of me will say that her actions immediately before her fate led to it. But I will never think her death was fair. Long live the Queen.
Pfffft! Oriane… I just… Wow. Much less conflicted with her. I once said, that I always try to find a way to sympathize with characters. Katie and my thoughts of what Oriane most likely experienced prior to the narrative made it a little easier to sympathize with her. But… that doesn’t stop the fact that she was terrible! Just terrible!! She treated her younger sister with undeserved disdain, simply because she felt Alais was “the favorite.” She manipulated literally everyone she came into contact with in the series. She killed her father with poison and had some lovely words for him on his death bed, “The agony you’re feeling is my hatred twisting in your guts like a serpent. I know you’re not my real father. But your death alone with not satisfy me. Alais will suffer for your sins.” Damn.
Following that heartwarming moment, she held her niece (a toddler) hostage and put a blade to her throat, and she tried to kill her sister. Pretty much every bad thing that unfolded in the final moment in that cave were of her doing. Big old blood bath and Oriane was lighting the candles, setting the mood, and filling the tub. Yeah, I would say she deserved what happened to her. Sorry Ori. Don’t hate me. And please don’t stab me!
I think all of us agree that poor, sweet Zara did not
deserve what happened to her. I mean, literally all she did was show up
for work that day. Zara had some extra responsibility thrown her way in
the form of two kids. Sure, she lost track of them after they ran off,
but I will always state that is not relevant to what happened to her. I still don’t believe that people out there make that argument. Get outta here!
Realistically speaking, Zara was simply a casualty of the chaos. However, she had the most gruesome death in the movie. It was torture! Getting picked up, fought over, dropped, dunked, picked pack up, dunked again, picked back up and then gone. Whyyyyy was that necessary? I mean other than showing off that Katie is a badass that does her own stunts and letting her live out what is most likely one of her top geek out moments. But why!? I will say, that you know, being aware of the things that have happened with Jurassic Park, Zara, love, maybe it wasn’t the best job to take? Let us say goodbye, to Zara Young, Jurassic World Employee of the Year. She will be missed.
Right so the verdict then! Who do I think was the least deserving of what happened to them. This was hard. Like really hard. I have a feeling some of you will hate me for my choice, but it is my final answer! I’ve been battling this for hours people!
WINNER: LUCY WESTENRA
Again, Lucy literally existed in this telling of Dracula to be sad, suffering, pining, cast aside and technically killed. I am a bit of a romantic at times, and all I could think was how badly I just wanted Lucy to be happy with someone that deserved her affections and gave her the world. Seeing her go through the emotional turmoil that she did, while still trying to keep a brave and sassy front was hard. She was not driven by hate or revenge, she simply was young, naive, inexperienced and hurting. Yet she was viewed as a monster. That just doesn’t sit with me.
For those that want to kill me for not choosing them, Zara was my runner up! Followed by Morgana. Please direct hate mail here.
Thanks for the ask, friend! It was brilliant!