Jyn, I think, never knew the effect she had on others - never realized the intensity of her own humanity or the presence she brought to a room. She was, as expected, troubled and quarrelsome; she was also impossible to ignore or forget.
In her short life, she had seen relentless hardship and become hard herself. But her fire shone bright.
It’s become fashionable in some quarters to claim Jyn Erso went to Scarif intending to die a martyr - that she realized she had lost everything and chose her path by its inevitable end. I will dispute this claim until my own dying days. I think Jyn fully recognized who she was and sought a way to channel her best and worst impulses, her darkest moments and her brightest, toward a cause worthy of her true incandescence.
In a kinder universe, she would have walked away from Scarif.
I cannot imagine who she would have become, but I think she would have been extraordinary.
I am grateful I knew her, no matter how short the time.
- “Unpublished Reflections on Jyn Erso”, from the personal files of Mon Mothma
TAKE A NOTE FROM BLACK PANTHER: THAT IS HOW YOU WRITE A LOVE INTEREST
Nakia holds her own life, own job, unique set of morals, doesn’t get kidnapped and held for ransom and doesn’t get naked for eyecandy
yes she and T'challa are adorably crushing on each other, but honestly the fact that it wasn’t obvious made it so real and refreshing. he wasn’t constantly looking over his shoulder for her or jumping in front of guns for her or saving her when she obviously didn’t need to be saved, that shows so much trust and loyalty and love right there—the fact that they both understand their capabilities and limits.
Nakia was a legitimate character in this movie and a love interest. That is so rare y'all.
Part 149 of “A Tale of Two Rulers”(Feb- 20th- 2018)
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