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George Lucas & Reylo

I just realized something. George Lucas has already been part of two films that have the heroine/villain couples. 

1.) Labyrinth- Sarah Williams/Jareth the Goblin King

2.) Strange Magic- Marianne/Bog King

So the idea of a hero/villain couple isn’t bizarre news in a George Lucas Films or him being part of a film. Quite honestly it seems like a normal attribute. 

Labyrinth was produced by George Lucas, while the story for Strange Magic was by him. He had much to do with both Labyrinth and Strange Magic. I know the knew Star Wars: TFA isn’t directed by George Lucas, but it is still under his company. 

Labyrinth

Within the story of Labyrinth we see young Sarah Williams embark on her adventure to save her baby brother from the Goblin King. But all the fans of this movie know the ship of Sarah/Jareth. The film establishes the fantasy lover Jareth is for Sarah. While also showcasing the interest Jareth has for Sarah. 

‘Just Fear me, Love me, do as I say. And I will be your slave.’ -Jareth

‘ Everything I’ve done, I’ve done for you. I move the stars for no one. .’ -Jareth //That quote already establishes that the treatment Sarah was given wasn’t normal to other ‘runners of the Labyrinth’. //  

Everything! Everything that you wanted I have done. You asked that the child be taken. I took him. You cowered before me, I was frightening. I have reordered time. I have turned the world upside down, and I have done it all for you! I am exhausted from living up to your expectations. Isn’t that generous? -Jareth

Even the Manga talks about the obsession Jareth has built around Sarah after she has beaten him. While also kidnapping her to start a new kingdom with her. While Sarah accepts the idea at first, she does put the safety of her friends before Jareth, but she also understands the emotions Jareth has for her. 

No the movie nor the manga imply that they do become a couple, because they don’t. But they imply the heavy element of Love between them. Sarah always looks intrigued by Jareth’s presence, while Jareth always seems smitten.  //Yes the age difference is a huge deal, but as the manga shows. Jareth ‘makes his move’ when she is far older, as does all the fanfics.// 

Strange Magic

 Throughout this film, the hero and villain is shown a lot, as is the whole idea of Love // main theme duh// In this film the ship is canon and the heroine/villain do get together. 

At the start they hate each other, it is shown. it is implied and established heavily. Marianne shows this far more than Bog does. He shows ‘love’ first of course. Both these characters fight, threaten and hate on each other at the start. Marianne punches Bog in the face their first meeting. And at the start of the film Bog King is known for his temper and characteristics of a villain // tho downplayed// 

Even at the start these two are aggressive towards eachother, the first meeting Bog threatens and taunts Marianne about kidnapping her sister. Their second meeting is Marianne and him fighting. They didn’t start out as sunshine and rainbows. And even after that, there is the lingering tension that Marianne would betray Bog King. And at the end they do get together, they express feelings of love for each other and kiss.

 So my main point for this long ( sorry) text was to establish that in Lucas Films, it isn’t a surprise if a Hero and a villain get together or at least have feelings for one another. So Reylo isn’t as far fetched as it seems. Yes I know, different film and different Universe, But so is Strange Magic and Labyrinth

//Just my thoughts on this ^^, //. 

A jealous king ~ Jareth x Reader

~Anon request~

Could I request a one shot please? One with Jareth and he is like jealous that reader spends more time exploring the labyrinth then with him

Warnings: None


Jareth fell in love with you when you had wished to run off to a dream world and where there was no one to take control over you. You weren’t happy at home and Jareth could tell from the moment he met you.

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A cold wind blew in, turning the soft tinkling melody of the windchimes into a raucous metallic clang. The wind shook the thinnest branches of the ash tree and disturbed the raindrops grown fat on its purple-red leaves. The heavy droplets thumped on the veranda roof, interrupting the otherwise steady rhythm of light rainfall.

Sarah sat on the porch swing of her childhood home, one socked foot dangling to push gently on the old boards of the porch, the other tucked under an old log cabin quilt. The wind reached a chilled hand under the blanket and gripped her.

She shivered.

An owl screeched somewhere far away. Sarah sat perfectly still, waiting for the owl to find her—just as she had every other time she’d heard that almost human-sounding screech.

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