I talked a couple of weeks ago about how Hook is serving as the protector of the savior. I think we see a lot of the times that how others sees Emma as the Savior instead of looking at her as plain Emma.
I think the thing that bothered me the most on the show was the second dark curse. Snow and David were perfectly fine with not seeing Emma ever again until they needed her saving skills. That part of the show truly upset me (along with the knowledge that Snow’s person she loves the most is right there with her and not her daughter that is far away like Regina’s son).
I’m not saying these people doesn’t love Emma, of course they do. But they do expect her to be the savior and to solve all their problems (including Henry) and sometimes it puts the plain Emma in a second place for them, which you never saw this happening with Hook.
Send me a parallel/anti-parallel and I will turn it into a 10 parallels gifset