mary is supposed to be the villain

The Final Problem - Make it Gay

I, an aspiring TV director, have decided to write an alternative tfp script. It was supposed to be a personal wish fulfillment so I didn’t plan to upload anywhere, but if there are people interested I might post it on AO3.

It is to include villain Mary, unreliable narrator/drug induced hallucination TST, M-theory, and some other TJLC theories that fit my ideal endgame. Sadly, I don’t think I’m capable of doing EMP theory justice, so it won’t be included.

I’m planning to make it realistic as possible. This means there will be cases and numerous references to the ACD canon. Also, there will be A LOT OF ANGST, but I guarantee you a happy(gay) ending.

The three main focuses are 1. Address all loose ends, 2. Complete character ark of all needed characters(which includes Molly), and 3. Make Johnlock canon, as they should be.

Anyone interested? Any suggestions?

TST is so goddamn blue: a meta

TST is just all kinds of weird. Everything feels off, and even the first third, which is supposed to be light-hearted and funny, is unsettling in many ways (for instance, why was John, a doctor, driving the car when his wife, Mary, was going into labor instead of having Sherlock drive? We know Sherlock can drive very well from THoBV, so wtf? And why would Sherlock ever say that Mary is better than John when it clearly hurt John that he’d say that? And what was the narrative point of the dog being there, apart from the fact that Sherlock likes dogs? Anyway, I digress.)

One theory that I’ve seen going around is that Sherlock is narrating this episode, and therefore, we’re dealing with an unreliable narrator. If Sherlock is in fact telling this story to his therapist, Ella, at the end of the episode, and is lying about some parts of his story, then what is he lying about? Well, one option is that he’s lying about how Mary died in order to protect someone. But he’s Sherlock… who would he bother protecting?

“It’s always you, John Watson.” Of course. It probably has to do with John. With saving and protecting John, as is Sherlock’s MO.

One theory by @the-7-percent-solution that I’m extremely fond of at the moment is that John killed Mary, and Sherlock is lying to his therapist in order to protect John (just like Watson may have lied in the original ACD story Charles Augustus Milverton to protect Holmes after Holmes presumably killed Milverton, which is what Mofftiss believe happened), and to give John an alias. Which would mean that quite a lot of the episode is either a fabrication, or changed slightly in order to make the story more convincing.

And, since I noticed that there is a LOT of blue in this episode, I decided to go through and examine the most blue-lit and blue-colored scenes, and see if I anything popped out at me. Something did. It might be nothing, but I’m gonna roll with it and see where it goes.

This is the scene where Sherlock discovers the A.G.R.A. memory stick in the Thatcher bust, and fights with Ajay. Everything in this scene is blue, or lit up with blue: the pool, the pool lights, the waves painted on the walls (real subtle with the Water Thing there, Mark), the police lights. It’s overwhelmingly blue. Which means that, if blue coloring or lighting means that Sherlock is lying (and I will explain why I think that might be the case in just a second) then Ajay’s story about why he’s actually hunting down Mary - or even the way/reason that Sherlock discovers the memory stick - might be either a lie, or a half-lie on Sherlock’s part (assuming he’s telling Ella all this after it’s happened.)

These screenshots are taken from the montage of Rosamund Mary’s escape trip. Again, there is quite a bit of blue, especially in the transitions and maps. And the dice. Again, just like the scene where Sherlock finds the A.G.R.A. memory stick, this part of the narrative has been twisted or is unreliable. We’re not seeing the full truth here. Maybe Rosamund Mary had a much more sinister reason to leave London than just escaping another assassin. (I’m not sure this part holds up as well as some of the other blue-colored scenes, but still. I thought it was very interesting how they stuck with this one-color scheme across so many scenes in this episode.)

This is the scene where Rosie begins crying, and John texts the girl from the bus stop. Again, everything in this scene is pretty damn blue; at least it stood out as being strangely blue to me. I mean, c’mon, even the bathroom tiling and towels are blue:

So maybe that means that this scene isn’t entirely true, either. The unreliable narrator - Sherlock, possibly - has embellished or left out something critical to understanding (in context) this scene. I’m not entirely sure what to make of this one, but maybe someone can help me out with figuring out how/why this scene might possibly have been a lie or a half-lie.

So I think this one is pretty self-explanatory. This whole scene is so strange and off, as many people who are much better at this whole meta thing than I am have already pointed out (I.E., John, an army doctor, not doing anything other than talk to his dying wife when he could clearly do so much more to help save her… jfc?)

Maybe Rosamund Mary didn’t really die in this sccene. Maybe, after finding out something about Mary’s past or present while confronting her about the A.G.R.A. memory stick or Morocco (again, assuming that both those scenes weren’t shown to the audience exactly how they happened) John killed her, and Sherlock’s protecting John by not telling the story how it really happened. Or maybe it’s something else… but there is an incredible amount of blue in this scene, which very clearly connects it (for me) to the previous scenes I’ve mentioned.

After Rosamund Mary’s death scene, the camera pans up and we get this shot:

A blue shark. And since sharks have repeatedly been associated with villains already on this show, that’s pretty damn suggestive. The shark is still swimming - it hasn’t stopped, and therefore it hasn’t died.

After the blue shark, we immediately get this shot a box (coffin? Ashes?) burning with blue flames:

Again, this is sticking to a common color scheme present in many other scenes that could easily have been changed or fabricated to hide a much more sinister side of Rosamund Mary, and a very different version of that aquarium scene. So maybe Rosamund Mary isn’t actually dead, or the how/why of her death is a lie, or, or, or…

And that brings me to why I think that blue might be important.  In one of the last scenes in the episode, we see that Sherlock is in therapy, and trying to figure out what to “do about John.”

Strangely, the therapist, Ella, has an office that’s painted blue: walls, ceiling, everything. (It is also shaped similarly to the tube in the aquarium, and lit in a very similar way to the room where Rosamund Mary died, but I’m not entirely sure that has any significance?) Oftentimes, when pressured to make something up or lie about something, people will look to what’s around them to help them come up with material for their lies. So if Sherlock is recounting this story from his memory, isn’t it possible that his surrounding are leaking into how he sees those memories, especially the ones that aren’t coming from his memory because they’re partially or fully falsehoods?

And then the episode ends on this shot:

More blue, with Sherlock framed in front of water, on his way to “save John Watson.” Real subtle, Mark.


((If anyone recognizes a reference to one of their metas in this post, please, please, please tell me and I’ll tag you and give credit! I really don’t want to seem like I’m stealing anyone’s theories, I just got excited by all the metas I was seeing and decided to make one, too!))

TST is really an episode where supposedly amazing characters make disappointingly dumb af decisions

- Supposedly Loyal John gets into affair

- Supposedly Badass Super Agent Mary gets maimed by a 90-year old cat lady with a cone haircut, never mind that she has better reflexes, training and insight. never mind that she probably has had a gun pointed at her for 80% of her life and would’ve known better than to jump in front of a bullet if the goal is to save somebody

- Supposedly Genius Sherlock Holmes openly agitates villain with the gun. Well okay that’s not the first time. Sherlock gets a pass

- Supposedly trained army doctor John fails to even have a fighting chance at saving Mary. Isn’t ballistic wounds and trauma supposed to be HIS AREA?

- Supposedly weight-conscious, and most powerful man on England, Mycroft eats junk take out and nurses an empty fridge. Never mind that he could literally buy a vegetable farm or hire a fridge butler to mind his fridge. Seriously Mycroft, get it together

  • sherlock in hlv: mary, whatever he’s got on you, let me help
  • mary, already pulling the trigger: lolz, no
  • sherlock in tst: stay close to me and i will keep you safe from him, i promise you
  • mary, already digging out the drugs: didn’t you learn the last time?
  • and you’re trying to tell me we’re supposed to pretend she’s not the villain here?

Gotham: - randomly dodges and derails gay romance between ed and os by randomly reaffirming Ed’s heterosexuality and invalidating and corrupting Oswalds heteromantic feelings for Ed next to random pure Mary Sue, effectively keeping the sissy villain association strong, uses his asexuality as a smoke screen, despite having hyped up mutual romance between him and ed for months cos queer baits for slash fans = ratings ! -

Gotham: - randomly “separates” barb and tab and turns them into something resembling bait and switch lesbians where their relationship is constantly used and hyped for the male appreciation of lesbianism and then randomly dissolved to place them with male characters after also sexualising the hell out of them and also makes barb a “psycho bisexual” 89% of the time -

Honestly why does Gotham literally hate gay people so damn much

If anyone has played through “The Wolf Among Us” by Telltale Games (which was based on the Fables comic books), did anyone else find Bloody Mary as bloody terrifying as I did??? 

She was such a cool villain, and I LOOOOOVED her character design.  I’ve been wanting to draw her for like 2 years since I beat the game the first time but never got around to it. 

I played through the game again a month or two ago and found her just as terrifying the second time around, and I even knew what was coming that time!!  Her boss fight was soooo cool and exciting~!  (☆ u ☆)

Anyway, this was originally supposed to be a warmup, but it ended up turning into a screenshot redraw.  Here’s the original screenshot:

friendly reminder

Moriarty was first introduced to us as “Jim” through a comment on Molly’s blog (this was even before he appeared in the show). He’s supposed to be someone who works with Molly despite us never having heard of him before and he asks her to drinks, gets into a relationship with her, then turns out to be Moriarty.

Mary was first introduced to us as “Mary” through a comment on John’s blog (this was even before she first appeared in S3). She’s supposed to be someone who works with John despite us never having heard of her before and she asks him to drinks, gets into a relationship with him, then turns out to be not Mary.

You know what we say about coincidences.
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When the transfer student that supposed to be from another country ( who is actually turn into a villain) can’t take a hint that guy is not that in to them …… 

When the main chick have to call the transfer chick out in front of the boo.. 

Yep

I keep saying that Mari and Usa would be some damn good friends… 

French Sailor Moon… 

I really need to stop this….. 

Dawn Bellwether: Mary Had A Little Satan

Surprise Disney villains. They’re a funny conundrum, on the one hand, they’re morally ambiguous characters because they flip sides at unexpected moments and the supposed likability of that particular character shifts, but on the other hand, through inevitable process of elimination, you’re bound to guess who the villain is, and once you do, you’re disappointed that you’ve guessed right (which to be fair, is your own fault if you were so adamant in identifying the “villains” in Disney revival movies). No shade thrown. 

These surprise villain aren’t really a surprise because they’re a villain, rather, it’s their motives that are the surprise. Hans never being king so he jeopardises Arendale’s royal lineage through manipulation and psychological abuse, Robert Callaghan losing a daughter and harbouring revenge so strong that it killed one of his best pupils, Tadashi in the process, and Bellwether…

So, what makes Bellwether stand out from the herd of Disney villains you may ask? Well, there’s plenty of factors that not only makes Bellwether a strong villain, but, makes her likable as a villain too…

1) She seen Judy as a friend. That’s right, Dawn Bellwether is the first Disney villain in the history of Disney villains who outright admits to considering the main protagonist a friend. That is genuinely surprising for the fact that, the very premise of an antagonist is to oppose the protagonist. Bellwether completely breaks that convention until Judy defy’s her offer.

2) She’s the first female surprise villain. Well, that in itself is a memorable record. It’s fantastic that Disney is subverting expectation of all kinds and having the sweet young lass archetype be challenged in order to make a reverse Hans sort of statement with Bellwether’s character.

3) She a contemporary furry Frollo. That’s a bit of an extreme assumption to make, comparing one of the most greatest Disney villains of all time to this newcomer may be a rash comparison, but hear me out, they both have exactly the same ideology. Victimise one ethnic group to empower another. For Bellwether, it’s victimising predators for prey, for Frollo, its victimising gypsies in order to empower the religious ones. To make things even more scary, they both have to deal with the thing that they hate most in order to have the authority they so desire, for Bellwether it’s Lionheart, and for Frollo, it’s Quasimodo.

4) Bellwether is a master manipulator. Remember what I said earlier about Judy being a friend for Bellwether? Well, she clearly selected Judy in order to place her prey empowerment regime by assigning her the case. By building rapport with Judy, Bellwether would have had a potential supporter for her regime. What’s even scarier about her manipulation is the fact that she’s playing poor Mrs. Otterton like a fiddle. She’s a small prey animal who’s just longing for her husband and Bellwether is “chuffed” knowing that she’s orchestrating the series of events that’s leading to the stigmatisation of predator animals. Sure, her manipulation isn’t Hans level but it damn sure is a clever façade she puts up especially considering her Zoo’ hierachy.

5) When she has her way, she is a legitimate threat. This is what separates the good Disney villains from the great in my opinion. Good Disney villains have a likeable personality with generic intentions. The great Disney villains not only have a likeable personality, but, if they truly had their way, chaos would inevitably ensue. We see this with Bellwether when riots between predator and prey are array because Bellwether is slowly enacting her plan.

6) Clawhauser would have been her next victim. Think about it, If Judy and Nick did not discover the antics of Doug, Bellwether would have had him snipe Clawhauser to further enact her victimisation ideology. Why was Clawhauser placed all the way to the boiler area? The area that Bellwether used to work at? It’s a derogatory reflection of what Bellwether wants for prey because she suffered that degradation from Lionheart. And because Clawhauser is in the feline Genus, it’s more than a coincidence to ponder this thought.

7) During her character reveal, she was largely ignored. People were gasping at the voices of Idris Elba’s, J.K. Simmons, Alan Tudyk’s and Tommy Tiny Lister’s character reveal. She wasn’t even promoted all that much… intentionally. Her presentation as a character for audiences is a reflection of how minor we initially thought Bellwether was, but in reality, she’s a puppet master. A literal wolf that’s in sheep’s clothing that ironically, hates wolves!

anonymous asked:

"Imo AA isn't that talented or charismatic, so I'm not surprised it didn't happen with her." hmmm or maybe amanda was already 40 y old when she got casted in sherlock and we all know (or at least those of us who are aware of terrible ageism towards actresses in film industry, which i suppose isn't your case, anon) that chances a 40+ y old actress is suddenly going to make it big are very very slim. i think amanda is very talented and very charismatic, but her "break through" role came too late.

Yeah I agree. but also the acting in s4 was flat in general, they really could have made something of her had they continued with the mary as a villain role and given her something good to work with. Instead they went with what THEY wanted and thought was good, when in actual fact it was shite

also like it’s okay for people to not like her and think she’s not great, I don’t agree with unnecessary personal attacks but if anon doesn’t rate her then anon doesn’t rate her. I’m not getting into this whole policing crap again where you can’t say shit for fear of being thrown to the wolves. you think she’s good and anon doesn’t really and both is cool, each to their own. don’t get me wrong I completely get what you’re saying, but sometimes people don’t like women for valid reasons and that’s also okay

Things I learned from the Sherlock special:

1. Sherlock sees John as being super dominant and really, really hot.

2. He also believes John loves Mary more than him (my poor son).

3. He sees Mary as slightly villainous or at the very least, morally questionable, deceitful, and possibly smarter than him.

4. He sees Moriarty as evil and dangerous, but oddly sexy.

5. He was even more affected by his supposed goodbye to John than we previously thought.

6. Moffat is a massive troll.

I hate when people say “what else was she supposed to do?!” in response to Mary shooting Sherlock…

Um….

Run away?

Take Sherlock up on his offer to help?

Knock both Sherlock and Magnussen out with non-lethal force and then run away, which I’m sure as an assassin she’d be trained to do?

Not be an assassin in the first place, because the only reason Mary Morstan is an assassin in this version is because Moffatiss is overcompensating for her basically not existing in ACD Canon?

The possibilities are endless.