hallucinations, identity and ‘who the hell is ed nygma anyway’
or i’m only halfway through season 2 but i can’t stop thinking about that fucking hallucination serenade and all the spoilers in the tag that i see all the time because i am Weak and a bit in Love with this goddamn ship
so like, i am probably not the first person to bring this up, but i had this thought yesterday morning in the shower and it still Haunts me so i thought i’d share:
okay, so, you know how hallucination oswald told ed that ‘there is no ed nygma without the penguin!’
well, obviously, there’s a part of ed that agrees with that assessment, because otherwise it wouldn’t have been part of the hallucination, but i think that it goes a little deeper than that.
oswald and ed’s plots have, for the most part, been centered around love as a weakness, as love = humanity = vulnerability.
for oswald, that’s gertrud, arguably jim gordon, and absolutely ed.
kristen kringle, isabella (not sure yet about her), and arguably oswald. i would argue oswald because, like with kristen’s death, ed’s response is to step away from humanity.