f monsters and men

anonymous asked:

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Ha! Um… I’ve been saying for weeks that Mick’s similarities to Cas are surface level. But from the very moment we first meet him, he’s even visually opposite to Cas:

He changes his coat to match Castiel’s, but that was all surface level stuff… until he had his moment of doubt in 12.16, I wasn’t sure if he was even going to earn ANY sort of redemption. And the fact he kept the truth about Magda to himself, and didn’t even TRY to come clean about that with Dean because of his precious “Code” I knew any redemption he earned was going to be via death.

He sealed his own fate, you know?

Cas, all along even throughout s4, HAD DOUBTS. He knew he had his orders, but he struggled with them, and that struggle only got harder for him. In 4.20, when he’d found out the truth about what his superiors plans were for the apocalypse and releasing Lucifer, he’d tried to tell Dean but got dragged back to heaven for reprogramming before he could. Then it took him less than TWO EPISODES to break through that fresh programming and rebel completely.

I mean, MICK NEVER STRUGGLED WITH ANY OF THIS.

He’d been “programmed” by the MoL since he was a KID. When he was locked in a room with his best friend and told only one of them was leaving that room. The other boy tried to reason with him, that they should run away, but he didn’t want to go back to his old life… and he killed his friend. I mean, this is the mindset he’s lived with most of his life. Obedience to the Code.

We have to assume the rest of the MoL have a similar background.

So I agree with Dean’s reaction face to the thought of going to these people’s version of Hogwarts. It’s like Hogwarts under the rule of the Death Eaters, ffs.

(The wishes turn bad, Sam. The wishes turn very bad.)

Sure, at the last minute he couldn’t do it, or knew if he DID try to kill Eileen he’d be dead too before she hit the ground. Like Sam and Dean would just stand there and let him kill her… But he did try to defend Sam and Dean, and did begin to see there were great gaping holes in Toni Bevell’s reports on them.

He was SHOCKED that they knew about the nephilim. He showed up at the bunker thinking he was about to drop some A+ top secret intel on them… and they were like, “Yeah, so? We’ve been working on that problem for months while you guys were trying to figure out what was even going on.” He knows they have resources the MoL can only dream of, not because of their network or their tech or their Code, but because of who they are.

He sees they’re not useless, at least, and tries to defend them, and of course he has to die for it. For simple disobedience.

This notion that I’ve seen floating around that Ketch is now in line for “redemption” is equally baffling. HE IS A MONSTER. A MONSTROUS MONSTER. He shot someone he’d been at least acquainted with since they were at Kendricks together. I mean we saw what Kendricks social life was like, and Mr. Top Of His Class probably got there by murdering all the other students, but yeesh.

And he didn’t even flinch about it. They just went about their business stacking up all the Winchester files and blithely discussing their impending executions while Mick’s bleeding corpse dangled off the other end of the table… I mean… do these seem the actions of someone with ANYTHING worth redeeming in them?

If anyone working with the BMoL is gonna earn redemption, it’s gonna be Mary. Because right now, she is one of them.

Mick and Mary have both been paralleled to Cas this season, in different ways. And now Mary has been “partnered” with Ketch. Mick even lampshaded their partnership in this episode, telling Sam and Dean not to worry about her because she and Ketch work so well together… I mean… 

Mick represented FAILURE #1.

I think Ketch’s true nature is going to be revealed and he’s going to represent FAILURE #2.

Which leaves it up to Mary to be the SUCCESS. And it’s gonna hurt like heckeroo, because you are watching Supernatural.

Because that’s the rule of threes.

These aren’t parallels to Cas in the “what happens to one is foreshadowing what will happen to the other.” They are using pieces of Castiel’s history to give us insight into these characters. And most of what we’re seeing is that they in no way actually live up to Cas.

If they did, Mick would’ve lived.

As to Ms. Hess being a Naomi parallel, again super dark mirror. Even Naomi repented in the end and acknowledged she was wrong. I don’t think the Dolores Umbridge of Kendricks is gonna repent.

Who is Legion

FX is airing a new show called Legion based off of the character Legion from X-Men. The show exists in the XMCU which means he lives in the revamped timeline where Cyclops is alive and none of those first horrible movies existed but it’s not necessarily going to have any connections to the X-Men yet. The character Legion is also going to be an original take on the character but he is so great that I’m going to give you the canonical history of his life so far. It’ll be interesting to see what the keep the same; they definitely kept his mental illnesses. 

Legion’s real name is David Charles Haller, a Jewish man from Haifa Israel who canonically can’t grow his hair into anything but a gigantic mohawk, and he is an omega level mutant which means he has practically God–like powers.

His father is Charles Xavier, Proffessor X himself, but his mother, Gabrielle Haller, kept that a secret for a very long time. Gabrielle met Charles at a hospital where he was using his psychic abilities to alleviate trauma of the Holocaust survivors. They had a short fling in which David was conceived but Gabrielle, suspicious of his psychic abilities, kept David a secret and David’s godfather, Daniel Shomron, stepped in to help raise him.

When Gabrielle entered the Israeli Diplomatic Service she and her family were attacked by a Palestinian terrorist cell. Gabrielle and David survived, but Daniel used his body to shield David from the bullets and was killed. The trauma activated David’s mutant genes early (he was 10 years old and they don’t usually manifest until puberty) and as his psychic abilities turned on he killed all of the terrorists. David went comatose and absorbed the psyche of one of the terrorists who took control of his body, still comatose, and fought the growing alter egos forming in David’s Mindscape due to his DID

Gabrielle turned to the renowned geneticist Moira MacTaggert, coincidentally another one of Charles Xavier’s ex girlfriends, who insisted Charles come to treat him personally. Charles found that David had very similar mutant abilities to his own, only much stronger, then found out he was his father.

By joining the war in David’s Mindscape Charles was able to wake David back up and most of the alter egos were destroyed but they continued to develop unchecked.

Legion/David gained and lost control of himself many times, hurting many people even murdering Destiny, Mystique’s wife, when she tried to intervene with him and he saw through her precognitive abilities how devastating his future would become.

David decided he would realize his father’s dream of mutants and humans coexisting and to do that he traveled back in time to his own conception to kill Magneto who Charles was also with at the time.

Time travel shenanigans ensue and Bishop ends it by showing David what future he is actually creating. David was ashamed and in the reconstructed timeline he was thought to be dead, his mother even questioned his conception.

Years later David was discovered trapped in a concrete box and once he escaped he was transported forward in time where Bishop resided. It was a dystopian future and David was immediately captured and put into slavery. He got out of it somehow, these sort of things happen quite a bit to him. The X-Men finally took him in and Karma and Magik began working with him to get better but he still had major reality twisting hiccups while he was trying to be good but his ever increasing alter egos keep taking over. Meanwhile his relationship with his father continued to be estranged; Charles seemed to think he was too dangerous unless he wanted to utilize his powers or alternate personalities. Magick  is the only one that seems to consistently try to help him but sometimes with ulterior motives

Now for the really good part. X-Men Legacy: Legion written by Simon Spurrier.

Up until this point Legion was very inconsistently written because he had been a very minor character but in Spurrier’s Legion series the loose ends of the story are tightened and we actually see David as David. Before he only momentarily surfaced to find that he had caused a disaster and everyone was debating on whether or not he should be put down.

Charles had sent David to a secluded place for rehabilitation and never came back, as is his pattern with David. After the event of Avengers vs X-Men where Charles dies David finally had to face the fact that his father was never going to come for him, he was never going to publicly acknowledge him, and he never planned to let David return to the real world.

When he felt his father pass away David’s power surged and he wiped out the community he was living in, before his Guru died he told David to wait for the X-Men to come to relocate him again but David left, deciding he finally needed to change the pattern of his life, get a grip on himself, and find a way to see his father’s dream of coexistence come true. He does this by making himself somewhat of an invisible mercenary, trying to save mutants the X-Men hadn’t gotten.

David turns his Mindscape into a prison to keep all of the alter egos contained which worked relatively well, all things considered

Blindfold, a mutant nearly as powerful and ostracized as he is, seems to have an instinctual connection to him.

Blindfold is Ruth Aldine, and she takes after her legendary grandmother Destiny. The Destiny that David accidentally murdered years before. Ruth has a very traumatic history; she was powerful she was born with her mutant abilities already developing and she was born blind, specifically she was born with no eyes at all. When Ruth’s father left her brother Luca blamed her because she was a mutant and tried to kill her but accidentally killed their mother instead. Luca joins a radical anti-mutant group and ends up fracturing her mind which gives her schizophrenia and a very prominent speech impediment

She takes refuge in the X-Men mansion/school but the way she speaks, looks, and is unable to restrain herself from reading everyone’s minds makes her a social outcast

The X-Men eventually track David down with the help of Ruth’s powers

 And David isn’t having it

The X-Men try to keep Ruth from him but through their mysterious connection Ruth easily enters David’s Mindscape where she is partially able to speak normally, depending on her mood

She is able to get through to him until one of his altars breaks out and attacks her, knocking her out.

David lets the X-Men take the mutant children he had found and secretly follows them back to watch over Ruth who is now comatose. He enters her subconscious and sees her whole life, specifically her bullies

He brings her back to consciousness and they meet briefly as he escapes

She keeps track of him by following him in her astral body, not understanding quite how powerful he is and that he always knows where she is

 He tracks down the radical group her brother had joined and sets out to destroy them and her brother. She “reveals” herself to him telling him to knock it the fuck off.

She makes him promise not to hurt them so he sort of complies by messing with their minds so they will no longer be a threat. David continues on his mission to save mutants and impress Ruth and she continues to be his conscious while they secretly meet on the astral plane

 As this is all going on David is trying to deal with what looks like his father’s consciousness personified in his Mindscape jail. The entity does claim to be Charles Xavier and it continually terrorizes all of the alter egos and mocks David, among other things…

 The golden pervert, David and Ruth’s inherent connection, and because it’s X-Men everything is leading to a future dystopia where David loses control again but this time destroys everything. Ruth will have to kill him because she’s the only one strong enough and deeply embedded in him to destroy all of the alternate personalities along with David

 but David insists that he can change fate. He’s powerful enough and with Ruth as his one that gives him “purpose” he’s pretty sure he can pull it off

 But he’s going to do it by changing the will of people that will influence the dystopian future. Ruth argues that it’s immoral, especially to punish people for things they haven’t done yet. It was against Charles Xavier’s dream to force people into anything (although he often did it, unbeknownst to them) but David isn’t empathetic, in fact he already took out Aarkus before asking her permission. Ruth was mad but soon thereafter she sought him out again by using Cerebra

 But he had already made a deal with the golden pervert in his brain that in exchange for checking on the future again the pervert could have controlled his body for one minute. (Each of David’s altars personify one of his thousands of powers.) David sees the apocalyptic future he creates and runs off to an ideological facility that “cure” mutants by giving them medication that will give them brain damage, blocking their ability to use their powers. Ruth goes to her peers and the X-Men asking for help to get David out of this but it takes a lot of convincing

 David he realizes that although the patients seem to be well their minds are really shattered but another apparition of his father appears, reminding him of his failures and making him feel guilty for denying his heritage but David blocks amount and decides to go through with the cure anyway

 The operator of the facility reveals himself to be the Red Skull and the one that caused him to see his father because he had implanted Charles Xavier’s brain into himself, hoping the shame of giving up would make David want to fight but David still doesn’t want to

 He is given the medication and they air his conversion live on TV

 Ruth appears with X-Men she had convinced to come help her save him which is what the Red Skull had apparently been aiming for and the X-Men are live on TV appearing suddenly in what appears to be a peaceful facility to stop a man who admits to being a monster from “rehabilitation” but David had planned on him planning this and uses that moment to bring in a young mutant he had saved earlier. The boy’s ability was that everyone immediately loves him and believes anything he said, practically giving him the ability to change reality. Through live TV he convinced everyone watching that the mutants weren’t their enemy. He tries to evoke empathy but that doesn’t work as well

 Of course a battle with Red Skull ensues which is when the golden pervert who looks like Charles Xavier comes to take his one minute with complete control of David’s body. He wants Xavier’s brain for himself.

Ruth fights to get the minute to run out so David can take control of his body again and then we have this really funny moment

Obviously this isn’t the end. Not only because it’s comic books, but because this is a cliffhanger. The ending is kind of amazing so I want to encourage you guys to go read it.

You can buy them on comixology, book retailers, but check your local libraries as well. My local library is nothing but comic books and VHS copies of Titanic.

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carisi: hey, you alright?
rollins: why wouldn’t i be?
carisi: i dunno. usually you’re two steps ahead of me, and i’ve never seen you queasy at a crime scene before.

i know i’ve done this but @artcmis tagged me so i must do it again. also, it’s fun :))

here’s another playlist out of my url:

i’m like a lawyer with the way i’m always getting you off - fall out boy
ride - twenty one pilots
islands - sara bareilles
stop and stare - onerepublic
how does it feel - ms mr
faded heart - borns
organs - of monsters and men
run - snow patrol
judas - banks
a thousand miles - vanessa carlton
nearly witches - panic! at the disco
everywhere - michelle branch

i tag @karouss and @jean-valjean-moreau

Of Monsters and Men Sentence Starters
  • "My head is an animal"
  • "But these problems aside I think I taught you well"
  • "But you're a king and I'm a lionheart"
  • "And as the world comes to an end, I'll be here to hold your hand"
  • "So make all your last demands for I will forsake you"
  • "And some days I can't even dress myself"
  • "It's killing me to see you this way"
  • "There's an old voice in my head that's holding me back"
  • "Soon it will be over and buried with our past"
  • "Some days I don't know if I am wrong or right"
  • "You're gone, gone, gone away, I watched you disappear"
  • "All that's left is the ghost of you"
  • "Far from home, all alone, but we're so happy"
  • "Alone, I fight these animals"
  • "Well, maybe I'm a crook for stealing your heart away"
  • "So I think it's best we both forget before we dwell on it"
  • "Can you chase this fire away?"
  • "I will lead you through this wonderland"
  • "I dare you to close your eyes"
  • "Alone we traveled on with nothing but a shadow"
  • "My dear old friend, take me for a spin"
  • "I'm finally at peace but it feels wrong"
  • "But it's hard to say there's nothing I regret"
  • "No matter where I sleep, you are haunting me"