To have Professor X/Charles revealed to be David’s father…and Moira McTaggart his mom…an emotional reunion scene with older Telepathic Papa played by Patrick Stewart…and flashbacks with James McAvoy and Rose Byrne playing his parents, interacting with baby!David, and explaining his tragic backstory. …and maybe even a special appearance by Auntie Raven and Uncle Eric.
This show is singlehandedly becoming one of the best on television this year.
It is doing a great job of showing what a director and writer can do when they work together.
A shared vision can be so iconic that people will talk about it for an entire week until the next episode is released.
characters in harry potter |Remus Lupin ϟ“Harry, Hermione and Ron saw Professor Remus J. Lupin for the first time on the Hogwarts Express, wearing extremely shabby wizard’s robes. Lupin has light brown hair flecked with gray, though he is quite young. He looked ill and exhausted. Professor Lupin’s classes gave the students their first true experience with Defense Against the Dark Arts and Dark Creatures. His teaching style, building confidence with knowledge with kindness and humor, made his classes the most popular.”
additions to the X-Men Cinematic Universe take the franchise in different, and
distinctly grown up, directions.
Logan features the swan song of key
franchise star Hugh Jackman as the iconic Wolverine. It’s an exercise in
R-rated action intensity that sports a surprising amount of introspective
character moments. Legion is a niche
TV hit for F/X, focusing on David Haller, the mentally ill son of Professor X,
as he comes to grips with his powers.
ways, Logan and Legion are very different. That’s partly a function of their
different mediums. With just over two hours allotted on the big screen, Logan needed to face its central plot
themes head on. While it afforded a surprisingly generous amount of the run
time to character introspection, including some sterling interactions between
Logan and the ailing Charles Xavier (Patrick Stewart), it sports several big
ticket action sequences that make the best use of its large scale playing field.
As a TV
production with ten hours to play with and a more intimate focus, Legion has room to play around. Its
storytelling approach is often non-linear, bordering on
stream-of-consciousness. Scenes play out languidly, often stretching beyond typical
television conventions. The proceedings are highly impressionistic and
symbolism-laden. Action intrudes into the character study, but often at the
edges or even offscreen.
Logan takes place in a near-future
that’s not really so much a dystopia as a logically potential end road of the
past decade. Legion has a
deliberately non-specific retro sensibility that could place it in any decade
from the past forty or so years.
have a lot in common. Each production is interested in using the tropes of a
comic book adaptation as a vehicle to explore a very damaged lead character.
Not that building a comic book adaptation around a damaged lead is new ground;
it’s practically baked into the genre. But Logan
and Legion seem to take their
protagonists’ troubled souls very much to heart. Each is interested in its
anti-hero’s damage for its own sake, not merely as the excuse to don a colorful
costume and go save the world.
Logan has an autumnal feel. If the
erstwhile Wolverine is still ready to throw down at a moment’s notice, he’s
also weary, slowly weakening and haunted by a lifetime of losses, hard choices
and miseries. Logan and Charles both wrestle with the questionable legacies
they’re to leave behind. A sense of mortality accompanies them everywhere,
punctuated by rare moments of grace. It’s probably the first movie in the X-Men franchise to really give its
central actors a showcase for some “capital A” Acting. Jackman and Stewart make
the most of it.
Legion starts with the premise that
David isn’t actually mentally ill, it’s just his immense power set that makes
him seem unstable. But over the first half of the season, as the plot moves
forward languidly, the show makes clear that David actually is as troubled as
he seemed at first, though the genesis is a lot more insidious. Star Dan
Stevens is a long way from his beloved Downton
Abbey role, but provides a firm anchor for some very challenging, often
defiantly weird, material. The actor’s inherent likability provides viewers
with an interface to withstand some of the production’s odder touches (like the
occasional Bollywood-style dance breakdown or David strumming a sad banjo and
crooning “The Rainbow Connection”).
productions are squarely aimed at adults. Logan’s
action takes full advantage of its R rating, with some brutal action sequences
and heavy profanity. This grittier approach really works for the character,
aligning it with some of the more adult-oriented Wolverine comic book stories.
Legion features almost casual acts of
violence, a bit of profanity, some sex, some drug use and a pace that is almost
entirely unsuited to young viewers. It may be set in the same world as the
X-franchise, but it has neither the intent nor the interest of engaging the
younger part of the X-Universe’s audience.
Logan and Legion also demonstrate how effective the genre can be when
producers give an auteur room to do his thing. Director/co-writer James Mangold
communicates a singular vision for Logan.
The outré ethos of Legion is almost
entirely thanks to series creator Noah Hawley, who’s written or co-written most
episodes and directed the pilot. The superhero genre doesn’t always lend itself
to the auteur approach. Given the big stakes usually at play, studios tend to
exert tight control and enforce specific parameters. Logan and Legion both mine
strong results from letting a creative mind execute his vision and pushing
against the genre’s conventions.
might be the biggest lesson studios can take from the relative success of Logan and Legion. Taking chances and allowing creative minds to run with
their distinctive ideas can yield strong, possibly very offbeat, results.
Based on an actual shirt. So I headcanon Sycamore as having a fairly major anxiety disorder, which is behind a lot of things - dropping out of the Tower of Mastery, never actually obtaining Mega Evolution (gameverse), and, especially, not confronting Lysandre, for fear of losing him, fear of making him act sooner, fear of being wrong after all and just driving him away sooner. And he does, in fact, canonically blame himself for what happened in Geosenge.
But just stay happy, right? Praise your students, support them, smile and be encouraging, plan parades, celebrate their achievements, ignore what happened, don’t think about it, don’t talk about it, don’t acknowledge it, just keep working, just keep smiling, just stay happy, right?
imagine: kids with disabilities and mental illness at hogwarts
professor mcgonagall helping the wizards with adhd organize their homework schedule and workload, being especially patient with them in class, never yelling at them for tuning out or running late despite her reputation for being strict
hagrid befriending a physically handicapped wizard, giving them half a dozen colorful books about magical creatures, letting them handle and feed all the different animals, Fang sitting sleepily on their lap as they pet him in that spot he loves right behind the ears, taking them for secret nighttime rides in his motorcycle so they can finally fly like all the other kids fly on their broomsticks
dumbledore taking a liking to a wizard with a schizophrenic/schirzotypal disorder, keeping them calm during an episode, refusing to be afraid of their violent thoughts or urges like many others might be and understanding they arent bad or violent people, making them feel safe and loved and telling them “its not bad to be different” and that something being “only in your head” doesn’t make it any less real or important
snape being especially kind and patient with an autistic/apsie/asd wizard. letting them hang around the dungeons because they have sensory issues and its quiet and darker and kinda nice down there. staying with them after class and letting them sort through and organize all the potions ingredients. deducting a boatload of points from anybody who makes fun of them for stimming
kids with disabilities and mental illness at hogwarts being accommodated for and treated with respect and love because neurodivergent kids can be great witches and wizards, too
After discovering a first year girl with Brittle Bone Disease who is to terrified to get on a broomstick incase she falls and breaks her bones, with the urging of Madam Hooch, Madam Pomfrey and Professor Slughorn works tirelessly to create a new Skele-Gro potion for her strengthens her bones, and eases her back pain.
She turns out to be the best Chaser Slytherin has seen in years.