If you had to choose a disney song for each tvd character, which ones would you choose and why?
It’s really funny because Matt Donovan was actually the first character to come into my head, let’s begin.
1. Matt Donovan: Go The Distance, Hercules
I just feel like that would be his theme song. Matt is continuously trying to find his place, trying to prove his worth, trying to make MF better, the odds are always insurmountable but he always vows to beat them.
2. Klaus Mikaelson: Be Prepared, Lion King
I have to say that Klaus getting a Scar song is a great honour considering that Scar is by far my favourite Disney villain. I gave him Be Prepared because the hyenas are like Klaus’ hybrids, Klaus has the ambition and the cunning and the tools for psychological manipulation that Scar has and the entire song is about how he’s going to use an army to conquer his brother’s kingdom.
Damon Salvatore: Gaston, Beauty And The Beast
Because this entire song is about what a douche Gaston is, like it actually makes me laugh that it’s an entire song about what a fuckboy he is and that just seems like something Damon would do whether or not it’d be posturing, I don’t care, but like “Gaston” screams Damon Salvatore.
Stefan Salvatore: God Help The Outcasts, Hunchback of Notre Dame
Stefan was particularly hard but I think God Help The Outcasts is perfect for his true character, the sense of isolation, feeling like an outcast and earnestly wanting the people around him to be in a better state of being, helping them, hoping for them etc.
The male characters are actually a lot easier to do than the female characters so the songs may not quite fit the way I would like them to.
Elena Gilbert: Part of Your World, The Little Mermaid
I chose this song because there is a continuous naivete to Elena even throughout the six seasons and this constant searching for something more, in season 1 she was searching for a life after her parents died, in season 4 she was searching for a life as a vampire, in season 6 she was searching for a life post-Damon and post-Bonnie, there is always a certain “the grass is always greener on the other side” and she always wants to be on the other side. Like Ariel.
Bonnie Bennett: Just Around The Riverbend, Pocahontas
I chose this song because Just Around The Riverbend is about Pocahontas’ wild spirit, her thirst for adventure, her inability to be cowed by anyone and while there are so many posts I have that explain why Bonnie Bennett is a sacrificial lamb and the inherent anti-blackness written in her narrative, there is a wildness to Bonnie, a sense of not being able to contain her power or her spirit, how in the end she defies everyone and does what she wants, it just so happens that what she wants all the time is to die for her friends.
Caroline Forbes: I Won’t Say I’m In Love, Hercules
Meg is my favourite female Disney character so I feel kind of weird giving her song to Caroline not that I hate Caroline, I just … anyway, I gave Caroline this song because whether or not the show would like to admit it, they have entwined her storyline and character development with men since season 1, from Damon to Matt from Matt to Tyler from Tyler to Klaus from Klaus to Tyler from Tyler to Jesse from Jesse to Stefan from Stefan to Alaric from Alaric to Stefan and she has this sort of jaded, over-it attitude with men now because of this, which is very much like this song.
Katherine Pierce: Poor Unfortunate Souls, The Little Mermaid
Katherine was really difficult to place. I love this song and I love Ursula and while Ursula looks out for his self interests much like Katherine, they do it differently because Ursula manipulates the weak while Katherine sort of just uses force but only with women, with men Katherine manipulates so I thought the two were a good enough match.
Jeremy Gilbert: I’ll Make A Man Out Of You, Mulan
I mean … what else is there, really?
Enzo I’m not dignifying with a song. Tyler, I have no idea what song I would give him. Alaric, same thing.