actually, though, now that I’m thinking about him: the fact that they dressed Tom Riddle in a suit in that scene is so important
because he’s not just a halfblood, he grew up in an impoverished London orphanage: he’s low status according to everyone’s class prejudice. He’s not a Malfoy, he’s not a product of British aristocratic privilege. He probably even changed his accent over the course of Hogwarts
and here he is, seventeen with his slick backed hair and nice suit, hobnobbing with Horace Slughorn. The fact that Tom chooses for his Horcruxes objects that don’t just represent magical power but also aristocratic lineage is so fucking central to his character. Voldemort is vicious, defensive and cruel in a way Lucius Malfoy can never be, because he values blood and power and style and had to acquire all of those solely on his own merits (or demerit, as it were)
Actually, what it really points to is a lack of identity. It’s no wonder he’s willing to destroy his own soul: Tom Marvolo Riddle doesn’t have anywhere to exist. His self-certainty and style are class markers he has no right to: his actual origins are unacceptable to him, disgustingly human, horribly grounded in the powerlessness of childhood poverty.
I mean, seriously. That mischievous look? That slicked back jet black hair? The ‘I’m about to invade yo ovaries’ walk? That damn mug brings it all together. At this point idek what I’m trying to say anymore, all I know is that I AM MOIST AS A TURKEY
OHH NO YOU DON’t, not witH THAT POWER-STANCING, MUG-WIELDING, OVARY-FRYING BULLSHIT – what even is that face???? Prince of Asgard, King of the Sinister Sexy, Ruler of Women who’ve a taste for delicious villainy OHH LORDY LORD take mE TO CHURCH
“Krennic is a manipulator within the Empire. He understands the system and he knows how things work, but he also is not above trying to bend it to get what he needs or what he thinks he wants.”
He’s also intended to be a contrast to Imperial officers we’ve seen before. “Tarkin is the model for these really cool, icy types, you know? Krennic runs a little hotter than that, so that’s kind of fun and it’s a little bit different… He is unpredictable and volatile.”