parallels yay

You talk of hate and revenge but that’s only to mask what really scares you. You still love [James Gordon]
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Carmine Falcone to Dr. Thompkins, Gotham, Season 3 Episode 12 Ghosts

(This was the most exciting nygmobblepot moment of the episode for me. It’s hard to believe the parallel doesn’t suggest everything it seems to.)

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t: happy, i’m not gonna apologize for what i did earlier, because i wanted to protect you. by now, i figured you’d know why, but in case you don’t know…. i want my last words to have some meaning, so, happy quinn, i am in love-

h: people say stupid things in the heat of battle.
t: no, i meant it. i chose in the moment to live honestly and if you don’t feel the same way yet, i’m okay with it.
h: you’re confident.
t: in this i am. 

`{/ little moe things }

When Guzol was at the end of his life, Lala sang him into eternal sleep. They wanted to die by their own terms. “And when I die, let my hand be the one that breaks you…”

There’s probably no doubt at this point that the Earl is Mana (or something more complicated). I suspect that the one who wanted to be destroyed by Neah is Mana himself–perhaps to save the him that went mad as the Millenium Earl?

Alma went mad with hatred, anger, and sadness. He loved Kanda, and wanted Kanda to belong to “that person” forever by being bonded by the promise of meeting again. That as long as Kanda spent searching for her, he’d belong to her. (*cough* he found her thanks to someone and stopped searching *cough* and now “Search for A.W.” *cough cough*)
But he couldn’t stop killing back then. He wanted to kill Kanda, and then kill himself–for them to die together. So Kanda destroyed him to stop him.

Allen straightforwardly told the others that if he were to lose control, that they should kill him. And it seems as if history would be fated to repeat itself. It seems that someone, likely Kanda, would have to be the one to kill Allen when Neah becomes the Millennium Earl and becomes a mad puppet too.

Neah, who seems intent on killing the Earl (Mana), probably to save him from his madness.

Destroying someone you love to save them is a reoccurring theme of this manga. That much is apparent.

“But Kanda… I want to become a destroyer who can save others.”
In other words, to save someone by destroying them.

I wonder if maybe it’s up to Kanda this time to recall those words, and live up to, or maybe even go beyond those words. If he could somehow, along with the others, find an answer to save Allen Walker from his fate of disappearing, that would be nice…

But my point is:
Guzol and Lala loved each other.
Kanda and Alma were friends while Kanda and past!Alma were lovers.
Mana and Neah love each other
.

While Kanda and Allen…
WELL. Kanda and Allen.
They obviously break this pattern, huh?
Or maybe even, just so far.
Maybe they have even further to go in their development of their relationship. It was obvious since the beginning that the potential for growth and change in their relationship dynamic was great.

So. I wonder what that means.
–/eyebrow wag.

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 We can find a way. And if we don't... I’m still with you.

SEASON FIVE: LET’S PARALLEL THE DUGOUTS BUT THIS TIME INSTEAD OF FUN TIMES AND CUTE FALLING IN LOVE LET’S HAVE IAN PUNCH THE SHIT OUT OF MICKEY AND CALL HIM SLURS!

SEASON SIX: LET’S PARALLEL THE JUVIE MEETING BUT THIS TIME INSTEAD OF CUTE GLANCES AND HEART EYES LET’S HAVE MICKEY IN JAIL FOR MURDER AND LET’S HAVE IAN PROBABLY BREAK HIS HEART EVEN MORE (OH AND THEN LETS NEVER SEE MICKEY AGAIN LOLOLOL!)

SHAMELESS WRITERS: YAY PARALLELS!

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