“I get it… I’d always thought of the concept of ‘teamwork’ as some abstract, emtoional thing. But the fact that you can’t simply say that it’s any one person’s fault… is literally because every play… is connected with the next.”
Can we talk about the fact that the colour of Magnus’ magic has changed? And talk about the reason behind it and what the change in those colours might have meant? For me, personally, it’s a beautiful thought - an intresting idea - that the colour might be affected by his emotions and the reason it’s been used in the first place. We know that it’s usual colour is blue. Blue is a colour of trust, honesty and loyalty. It exhibits an inner security and confidence and it’s been said that you can rely on it to take control and do the right thing in difficult times. It’s also a safe and non-threatening colour and the most universally liked colour of all. Just think of the blue sky or the deep wide ocean – they seem peaceful. Whereas red is the colour of blood and fire and is often associated with energy, war, danger, strength, power as well as passion, desire, and love. It represents power and courage and is often used for warning signs. Red shows aggresive dominance, whereas blue is related to a calm authority. And if you really think about it it makes a lot of sense, doesn’t it? We saw Magnus training in S02 E01 on the balcony scene and healing Luke in S01E06 and both times the colour of his magic was blue. Compared to the newest episode (S02E03) the colour is still blue when he tries to heal alec or is at least trying to take a little bit of the pain away. But when Raj is threatening to kick him out of the institue the second he isn’t able to help any futher and Magnus attacks him the colour suddenly turns red. I know we saw Magnus take down this circle member in S01E04 and his magic was blue, but those were two completely diffrent situations. I do think he was emotionally affected in this scene, since the guy prouded himself on killing Elias, but this time it was about Alec. He was the only one who was able to help Alec at least a little bit and being threatend and treated like that, not only by Raj but by Aldertree too, while also facing the truth that the man he loves might die and feeling completely helpless and desperate because he couldn’t wake him up. So yeah. Emotions affecting the colour of Magnus’ magic? I’d love that.