Foreshadowing for Varian
Okay, so “Queen For A Day” got everyone going crazy, especially at the ending which is like totally understandable!
But like, as heartbreaking as it is to see that Varian most likely will become a villain (though I am hoping he would become more of an anti-hero or simply a villain for a moments time and not the entire series), I have also came to realized that Varian becoming villainous was actually foreshadowed.
Thank about it, when he was first introduced in “What the Hair?!” What did Cassandra say to Rapunzel about the rumors she had heard about Varian?
“Very little is known about Varian and what is, isn’t good. Some says he’s dangerous.”
Now I understand that this was all speculation and even Cassandra wasn’t imagining this supposed wizard was actually an adorable, clumsy and dorky 14 year old boy who has a thing for alchemy when she and Rapunzel went to find him in hopes of figuring out on what to do with Rapunzel‘a hair. And I get that him being dangerous was mostly on how some of Varian’s inventions tends to go haywire when he tries to use them and his overall usage of alchemy. But like, what if the mention of him being dangerous was a foreshadowing that Varian was going to become a danger to Rapunzel, Eugene and Cassandra?
Even the way Rapunzel and Cassandra first meets Varian, he came off as a little creepy because of the mask with glowing green/yellowish eyes he wore, and his deep and echoed like voice! Heck, his lab was all foggy and eerie looking too!
Like really, the more I think about it, the less shock I am about this future outlook with Varian’s character because regardless on whether he becomes a true villain or even goes more on the anti-hero route (which I’m still hoping for), it was clear that the intention of his character wasn’t to be there to help Rapunzel and company, but to eventually pose as a problem for them.
I mean, don’t get me wrong, I don’t think that Varian would stay as a villain for long. He may just end up being the villain for the rest of the season before becoming good again and honestly, I don’t blame him for going this direction either. He is hurting right now and acting out in grief, plus if his dad was the only other family member he had left, of course Varian is going to want to do whatever it takes to get him back. But at the same time, I can’t see him as the entire series villain. I mean it’s great that we are going to see more of him because that is what I had hoped for ever since his first appearance, but overall he just may be the villain for the rest of this season before hopefully becoming good again and finding a way to forgive Rapunzel and vice versa (because let’s face it, he is going to do some bad things towards them since he clearly does blame Rapunzel for not helping him even if she didn’t mean to disregard him).
But I hope that they can all be friends again in the end. However, until then all I can say is that Varian becoming a future villain honestly wasn’t much of a shock when looking back at the first episode. Calling him dangerous was intentional, and when looking at how Varian had also caused some sort of accident within his previous two appearances (What the Hair and Great Expectations, although the later wasn’t actually his fault), I also believe those were ways to display how dangerous this boy can be.
And imagine, those are simply accidents! If he can almost destroy his own village and Corona thanks to an accident, imagine what Varian can do when he wants to purposely hurt someone all because he wants vengeance’s? There is no doubt in my mind that Varian isn’t evil, because wanting vengeance isn’t saying that he will become evil. Being a villain doesn’t automatically mean that he is going to be evil now. But his heart is darkening because of this, and so he isn’t going to stay this clumsy and adorable kid who has a crush on Cassandra and who clearly admired and adored Rapunzel and Eugene.
No, Varian is now going to be someone who as he stated at the end of “Queen For A Day,” he will do whatever it takes to free his father. He doesn’t care who gets in his way, he isn’t going to let anyone stop him, especially those who influenced the pain he currently is feeling. I don’t know what Varian has planned and how he is going to go about it, seeing how he is with Rapunzel in the four week promos they aired for the next four episodes. But he clearly is planning on double crossing them or something along the lines of that and I am so ready for this. It’s going to hurt because I truly want Varian to be friends with them again, but oh man I am also excited to see what kind of villain Varian will be like!
But yeah, that is just some of my thoughts about the ending of this episode!
Like seriously, it was foreshadowed that Varian will become bad and I am so ready for this! It is going to kill me because I don’t want this boy to be hurting like I have loved him since I saw him in the promos for the series, but like he is going to be great! Dangerous and less happy, but still lovable and understandable!