I reblogged a post the other day about how roxy and Merlin never said a word to each other in the movie and I just realized that’s a lie????
Merlin is the one who conducts the final test with roxy. he hands her the gun and tells her to shoot the dog.
and it’s my headcanon that part of the reason roxy passes and eggsy doesn’t (aside from the fact that roxy is BA and eggsy couldn’t hurt a fly bc it’s an innocent animal) is because roxy actually trusts Merlin? and while eggsy doesn’t *distrust* Arthur like he does later, I don’t think there is the same level of trust there that there would have been had Harry been the one to hand eggsy the gun.
turns out I was wrong peeps. that’s not what the post says. sorry to anyone I may have misled and the original owner of the post!!
my headcanon still stands tho :)