sofia martin

anonymous asked:

Okay, this popped into mind and I just wanted tell you. So like, imagine Martin having like two penguin plushes(one adult and on baby) and he got them because he sees it as him and Oswald.

Hey look guys, Mr.Hobblepot has a son too!! Oswald must’ve gotten the widdle baby for Martin. I’m loving this. 

I can’t believe I forgot to draw Zsasz but he would totes babysit.
Gotham Is Going Musical with Sweeney Todd Tribute, Robin Lord Taylor Reveals - IGN

Penguin can’t stop looking for someone to love him.

It’s a strange time for the citizens of Gotham. When Season 4 kicked off, crime was suddenly legal and the police were essentially the cronies of Oswald Cobblepot (Robin Lord Taylor), thanks to his Pax Penguina criminal licensing program. With the arrival of the show’s newest supervillain though, that’s all changed.

Professor Pyg (Michael Cerveris) brings something new to the table of evil in Gotham. He’s a psychotic murderer with a flare for the dramatic that has no problem chopping up the police into little bits, if only to show how corrupt they are. Now, with Jim Gordon (Ben McKenzie) becoming captain of the GCPD, tensions are the highest they’ve ever been.

Gordon wants things to get back to normal, pre-Pax Penguina, Pyg wants to kill anyone who stands in his way of cleansing the city and Oswald wants to keep his stranglehold on Gotham. It’s impossible for all three of these things to happen and, based on the trailer for the next episode, Let Them Eat Pie, it’s all about to come to a head. IGN spoke with Taylor about the episode and how takes the show in a very unexpected musical direction. The actor also opens up about the Penguin’s evolving connection to Jim Gordon and his desperate need for love and trust.

1. Gotham Is Paying Tribute to Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Taylor says a dinner scene, hosted by Pyg, is the centerpiece of the episode and will do something Gotham has never toyed with before. “It is a full musical number homage to Sweeney Todd,” the actor says.

“As you know, Michael Cerveris played Sweeney Todd on Broadway,” he continues. “I have to tell you, I’ve never been more pleased by a villain coming to the show than the Pyg.”

It’s not just the musical aspect of Pyg that makes Taylor so happy, though. “It’s also been super fun because, you know, he’s a supervillain and his demeanor and the way he goes about it is so different from Oswald,” he says. “Oswald is a civilized sociopath. To see someone like Pyg who is just literally all about gluttony and showing the most disgusting face and instincts of humanity. It’s revolting in every way to Oswald.”

According to Taylor, the meeting between the two villains is in the top five moments he’s had on Gotham.

2. How Sofia Falcone Could Be His Downfall

The third season was rough on Oswald as he was convinced he fell in love with Ed Nygma (Cory Michael Smith). Those misplaced emotions led to him making an enemy of Ed after killing his girlfriend. What it truly was is Penguin’s desperate need to be loved after his mother’s Season 2 death.

Now, in the aftermath of his relationship with Ed falling apart, Oswald has changed. “The story we told last year, coming out of the Nygma stuff, was Oswald saying, ‘This is the lesson I’ve learned. Not to care about anybody. Because if you care about somebody, then they have the potential to shoot you and throw you in the river,’” the actor explains. “That was the lesson he learned.”

However, when Sofia Falcone (Crystal Reed) entered the picture, everything changed. It’s unclear exactly what she’s up to but she’s getting closer to Oswald and besting him as every turn.

“Whether she’s an adversary or not, we’ll all find out. But at this moment in the show, she’s one of the most slippery characters than you can’t put your finger on where she’s coming from,” Taylor says. “Everytime he thinks she has betrayed him or he has her figured out, that’s he’s proving she’s full of s***, something happens or she does something that throws all of that back into question.”

And yet, it’s his own pride that lets Sofia remain a possible thorn in his side. “He’s a proud guy and he refuses to be bested. He wants to win this game, if it is a game that Sofia is playing,” the actor says. “He wants to prove that she can not manipulate him, that he cannot be bested by her. It would be very easy to have her bumped off. Instead, he keeps coming back to prove that he is smarter than she is and he’s onto her. We’ll see if he’s successful.”

Of course, given that they both learned any tricks they might have from Don Falcone (John Doman), chances are she’s going to be a more formidable adversary – or trusted ally – than Oswald realizes.

3. How Oswald’s Protege Changes Penguin

One very surprising development of the new season is Oswald taking on a young charge, Martin (Christopher Convery). When Sofia opened up an orphanage in her father’s name, chances are nobody ever expected the crime boss to take a liking to a young mute boy. Yet, as Taylor explains, “Of course it makes perfect sense that the only person left whom he could possibly trust he builds in his own image.”

Taking this child and teaching him in the ways of being a criminal gives Oswald the chance share everything he’s learned with someone who could potentially become his legacy. “He wants to pass this information on, hopefully to someone who will never betray him again,” the actor says. “Then he can maybe feel like an actual human being for once in his life.”

It’s almost heartbreaking the idea that Penguin has to manufacture this kind of trust and respect in a child, rather than finding it himself. Given the reputation the character has built though, it’s not surprising that he is unable to find it naturally.

Of course, given how things usually go for Penguin when he trusts somebody, perhaps it’s only a matter of time before Martin uses any trust or respect he gains from Oswald against him.


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A Non-Exhaustive List of Disney Characters of Color:

  • The Jungle Book (1967)
    • Mowgli (Bruce Reitherman)
  • Aladdin (1992)
    • Aladdin (Scott Weinger)
    • Princess Jasmine (Linda Larkin)
    • Sultan (Douglas Seale)
    • Jafar (Jonathan Freeman)
    • Razoul (Jim Cummings)
  • The Jungle Book (1994)
    • Mowgli (Jason Scott Lee/Sean Naegeli)
  • Pocahontas (1995)
    • Pocahontas (Irene Bedard/Judy Kuhn)
    • Chief Powhatan (Russell Means)
    • Nakoma (Michelle St. John)
    • Kocoum (James Apaumut Fall)
  • The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996)
    • Quasimodo’s Mother (Mary Kay Bergman)
    • Esmeralda (Demi Moore/Heidi Mollenhauer)
    • Clopin (Paul Kandel)
  • The Wonderful World of Disney: Cinderella (1997)
    • Cinderella (Brandy)
    • His Royal Highness Prince Christopher Rupert Windermere Vladimir Carl Alexander Francois Reginald Lancelot Herman Gregory James (Paolo Montalban)
    • Fairy Godmother (Whitney Houston)
    • Her MajestyQueen Constantina Charlotte Ermantrude Guinevere Maizy Marguerite Ann (Whoopi Goldberg)
    • Minerva (Natalie Desselle Reid)
  • Mulan (1998)
    • Fa Mulan (Ming-Na Wen/Lea Salonga)
    • Li Shang (BD Wong/Donny Osmond)
    • Yao (Harvey Fierstein)
    • Ling (Gedde Watanabe/Matthew Wilder)
    • Chien-Po (Jerry S. Tondo)
    • Fa Zhou (Soon-Tek Oh)
    • Fa Li (Freda Foh Shen)
    • Grandma Fa (June Foray/Marni Nixon)
    • General Li (James Shigeta)
    • The Emperor (Pat Morita)
    • Chi Fu (James Hong)
    • Shan-Yu (Miguel Ferrer)
  • The Emperor’s New Groove (2000)
    • Emperor Kuzco (David Spade)
    • Pacha (John Goodman)
    • Chicha (Wendie Malick)
    • Chaca (Kellyann Kelso)
    • Tipo (Eli Russell Linnetz)
    • Yzma (Eartha Kitt)
    • Kronk (Patrick Warburton)
  • Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001)
    • Princess Kida (Cree Summer/Natalie Strom)
    • King Kashekim Nedakh (Leonard Nimoy)
    • Dr. Joshua Strongbear Sweet (Phil Morris)
    • Audrey Rocio Ramirez (Jacqueline Obradors)
  • Lilo & Stitch (2002)
    • Lilo (Daveigh Chase)
    • Nani (Tia Carrere)
    • David Kawena (Jason Scott Lee)
    • Cobra Bubbles (Ving Rhames)
  • Brother Bear (2003)
    • Kenai (Joaquin Phoenix)
    • Sitka (D.B. Sweeney)
    • Denahi (Jason Raize)
    • Tanana (Joan Copeland)
  • Home on the Range (2004)
    • Rico (Charles Dennis)
  • The Princess and the Frog (2009)
    • Tiana (Anika Noni Rose/Elizabeth Dampier)
    • Prince Naveen (Bruno Campos)
    • Eudora (Oprah Winfrey)
    • James (Terrence Howard)
    • Mama Odie (Jenifer Lewis)
    • Dr. Facilier (Keith David)
    • Prince Ralphie (Seth R. Williamson)
  • Once Upon a Time (2011-present)
    • Mulan (Jamie Chung)
    • Jasmine (Karen David)
    • Aladdin (Deniz Akdeniz)
    • Jafar (Oded Fehr [and Naveen Andrews on Once Upon a Time in Wonderland])
    • Rapunzel (Alexandra Metz)
    • Ursula (Merrin Dungey/Tiffany Boone)
    • Merlin (Elliot Knight)
    • Tamara (Sonequa Martin-Green)
  • Sofia the First (2013-present)
    • Princess Hildegard (Coco Grayson)
    • Princess Astrid (no voice actor as of this writing)
    • Princess Clio (Hayley Graham)
    • Prince Khalid (Khamani Griffin)  
    • Princess Jun (Michaela Zee)
    • Princess Maya (Olivia Grace)
    • Princess Leena (Sarah Mitchell)
    • Princess Lani (Abigail Mavity)
    • Prince Zandar (Karan Brar)
    • Prince Jin (Brian Lee)
    • Emperor Quon (James Sie)
    • Empress Lin-Lin (G.K. Bowes)
    • Madam Ubetcha (Nika Futterman)
    • Wu-Chang (Keone Young)
    • Mamanu (Angelique Perrin)
    • Ruby Hanshaw (Diamond White)
    • Helen Hanshaw (Viola Davis)
    • Plank (Phil Morris)
    • Sir Maxwell (Thomas Bromhead)
  • Big Hero 6 (2014)
    • Hiro (Ryan Potter)
    • Tadashi (Daniel Henney)
    • Wasabi (Damon Wayans Jr.)
    • Go Go (Jamie Chung)
    • Honey Lemon (Genesis Rodriguez)
  • Cinderella (2015)
    • Captain (Nonso Anozie)
    • Princess Chelina of Zaragosa (Jana Perez)
  • The Jungle Book (2016)
    • Mowgli (Neel Sethi)
  • Elena of Avalor (2016-present)
    • Princess Elena (Aimee Carrero)
    • Princess Isabel (Jenna Ortega)
    • Francisco (Emiliano Díez)
    • Luisa (Julia Vera)
    • Chancellor Esteban (Christian Lanz)
    • Mateo (Joseph Haro)
    • Gabe (Jorge Diaz)
    • Armando (Joe Nunez)
    • Prince Alonso (Tyler Posey)
  • Moana (2016)
    • Moana (Auli'i Cravalho)
    • Maui (Dwayne Johnson)
    • Chief Tui (Temuera Morrison)
    • Sina (Nicole Scherzinger)
    • Gramma Tala (Rachel House)
  • Beauty and the Beast (2017)
    • Plumette (Gugu Mbatha-Raw)
    • Madame Garderobe (Audra McDonald)
    • Père Robert (Ray Fearon)
  • Coco (2017)
    • Miguel (Anthony Gonzalez)
    • Ernesto de la Cruz (Benjamin Bratt)
    • Abuelita (Renee Victor)
Silver Bowties

A oneshot set in season 4.

There’s going to be a grand dinner party, well a charity one, or so Sofia had promised. It would benefit the orphanage she’s founded, and as a promise to young Martin, Oswald has offered to allow him to be a part of it.

A bellringer for dinner if you would.

Of course, he can’t wear the school uniform. It’s not acceptable in any sense for this kind of event and Oswald brings his tailor aside to request something for the boy. A nice suit, one that matches his own.

After all they are conspirators together.

On the day of, Sofia brings Martin to the mansion with her, leaving him in the care of Oswald after Victor takes one look at the boy and shakes his head. “I’ll pass on the babysitting duty.” Understandably so, Oswald muses to himself, buttoning his waistcoat up and glancing down at young Martin.

Victor’s only sense of style is pleather and doc marten boots. Neither of which are acceptable this evening. “Here, let me help.” He adjusts the matching waistcoat so that it settles properly, the tie at the back tightening the fit. Satisfied that the boy is ready, other then the silver bowties that he has selected for them both, Oswald concentrates on his own appearance.

Once he might have worn eyeliner to such an event as he had when he was the Mayor. Instead, this evening, he has prepared two streaks of purple in his hair. A little flamboyance for the event among the stiff and rich of Gotham.

Gel in hand, he begins the long process of styling his hair. Entirely unaware of the small eyes that watch him. Martin’s silence is normal, as is the way he takes in every detail.

Quickly the boy jots down on his note pad, a simple drawing of two stick figures. One tall, the adult, the other short, Martin himself.

Both with matching hair.

He has a hopeful look on his face when he gets Oswald’s attention and shows him the sketch.

“I.. of course. Of course!” The initial surprise that the boy wanted the same style of hair as he did faded into delight. Perhaps this was what it was like being a father, Oswald considered. Not something he had ever pondered on to a great length. But he felt pride in it later as Sofia took a photo of them.

Oswald bending down to tie Martin’s silk bowtie, ensuring it was fluffed properly before he straightened at beamed at the camera. Matching proud smiles, Oswald’s hand on the boy’s shoulder.

Almost as if they were a family.

A list of 250+ POC face claims in varying ages. 

These are almost all off the top of Lia’s head, or from our roleplay’s potential fc list, so this is by no means thorough. We will be updating this as we go, and publishing various FC lists in the future. This is just a severe head shake at those who claim it’s harder to think of POC FCs (only those that use it as an excuse). Representation isn’t hard.

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INTERVIEW: Gotham's Robin Lord Taylor Previews Penguin's Gruesome Encounter with Pyg

Nobody enjoys a party crasher – especially one intent on wreaking bloody havoc and, well, forcing the dinner party to eat human flesh.

In tonight’s episode of Gotham, “Let Them Eat Pie,” that’s exactly what happens when Oswald Cobblepot and Sofia Falcone throw a charity fundraiser for the latter party’s new orphanage. When Professor Pyg unexpectedly shows up to slice away at the guest list, however, things get a little “batshit crazy,” as Robin Lord Taylor tells CBR. Pyg has been slaughtering corrupt GCPD cops on Oswald’s payroll for several weeks, but has he bitten off more than he can chew by facing Penguin head-on?

Lord Taylor spoke with us about Oswald’s gruesome encounter with Professor Pyg, his cat and mouse game with Sofia Falcone and Oswald’s hubris. In addition, the actor previewed Oswald’s imminent reunion with Nygma, and the power struggle viewers will watch unfold in the show’s winter’s finale.

CBR: Season 3 culminated with Oswald literally putting his former best friend, Edward Nygma, on ice. How has heartbreak and betrayal affected Oswald this year?

Robin Lord Taylor: I trace this all back to Oswald’s childhood, this need that is inside of him to be accepted, to be desired and to be loved and trusted, all of those things we humans want. That’s so much inside of him, as much as he tried to get away from it. At the end of Season 3, Oswald says to Nygma, “I learned my lesson. I will never let anyone in again.” And yet, here we find ourselves in Season 4.

Oswald has found maybe one of his most worthy – I don’t want to say opponents, but someone who is really challenging to him in a way no one else has been, and that would be Sofia Falcone. She’s Don Falcone’s daughter and there’s also another connection there. Everything Oswald knows about running the crime syndicate and being the King of Gotham, he learned from Don Falcone. So, here comes his daughter, who has all of those traits inherently inside of her, having grown up with Don Falcone and seen everything first hand. She comes into Oswald’s life. No matter what Oswald has prepared himself against – whether he says he won’t let anyone inside, or he won’t let his walls down or that he won’t care about anybody ever again – she is able to break that immediately. It’s a testament to her cunning and the fact she is her father’s daughter.

Oswald and Sofia seem to share this cat and mouse dynamic, but… who is the cat, and who is the mouse?

I don’t know. I really don’t. That’s what I love about it. With every episode, and even multiple times within the episode, every time Oswald thinks he has Sofia nailed down, and the opposite when she thinks she has him nailed down, they both manage to surprise each other at every turn. It’s like an intricate dance, one that Oswald has never had to dance before. At every turn, she’s there to counter him. Obviously, things will be revealed as we go forward. But, as revealed in the last episode, Oswald thinks he has found her base of operations. Then, it turns out to be a children’s orphanage. Going forward with this episode, there’s so many times he feels she is going to betray him, and then something happens that is so batshit crazy in the form of the wonderful Michael Cerveris as Professor Pyg. Something like that is thrown into the mix. She gets stabbed in the hand. She puts herself out in the line and his theories are all shot to hell again. I don’t know who the mouse is and who the cat is at this point in the show. It’s been really exciting to play out.

There was a scene where Oswald was with Martin and he looks out the window at Sofia. It looked like there was a spark of recognition or suspicion in his eyes. Is he on to her?

I feel like he’s always on to her. It’s not like she’s Poison Ivy and he’s sprayed some perfume and he’s completely hypnotized. He has all his faculties, but, at the same time, every time he thinks he’s on to her, she changes the game. He recognizes he is being played, but it’s a game and what we know about Oswald is he does not to lose. He’s a master at strategy and manipulation. To find himself at every turn being outwitted, or invaded, by Sophia is incredibly frustrating for him. That’s another reason why instead of having her assassinated immediately. Oswald is so swept up in this game against her. He doesn’t want to let it go. He wants to win. He wants to prove, “Ha! I beat you. I beat a Falcone.” It’s part of his legacy.

Again, to touch on legacy, we have this other kid, Martin. Oswald is at a point where everyone in his life has betrayed him. At this juncture, because Martin has been put in front of him, Oswald sees someone he can pass along everything he has learned. As he goes through this thing with Sofia, Martin is a witness. That’s another reason Oswald doesn’t want to give up the game. He wants to prove to Martin, he wants someone who trusts to be a witness to his brilliance. Again, that’s another reason coming back to Sofia and participating in her games.

In tonight’s episode, “Let Them Eat Pie,” how unhinged does Oswald become when Professor Pyg crashes the charity event?

It’s one of the darkest moments he’s had all season, if not ever. Any time that something happens to Oswald that he didn’t foresee at all, it’s incredibly traumatic for him. On top of it, the gruesomeness of Professor Pyg – We’re not taking about the Penguin who has killed I don’t know how many people over four years – but, it’s the sheer animalistic, salacious tawdriness of the violence of the Pyg that is so disgusting to Oswald. Oswald even manages to find his own violence in the big dinner scene. In a way, it’s almost as if Oswald doesn’t believe in that kind animalistic stuff. He is a gentleman. He believes all criminals should behave that way, compared to the Pyg who is opposite of how Oswald presents himself. It just shakes him to the core.

What have you enjoyed about this rivalry between Oswald and Pyg?

I love it when a character finds ways to undermine everything Oswald has done. The fun of setting up a house of cards is watching them all fall down. It’s magic and the fun thing to play. I love building him up. We have a similar trajectory every season. There is a period where Oswald is in control. He’s on top of the world and he’s kicking ass and taking names. Another weakness of Oswald is hubris. He learns this lesson every year. He just can’t figure out how to get around it. Once he gets a little bit of power, he starts making mistakes. He’s missing clues that are out there. Or, he underestimates the people that are close to him.

What can you preview about Oswald’s reunion with Nygma?

As we know, Nygma is in another fractured place. He can’t really seem to find the center of who he is as a person. Oswald has been through that before with Nygma in Season 2, after coming back from Arkham. Oswald was also removed from himself and couldn’t find his way back. As we saw in Season 2, Nygma was able to inspire Oswald to come back to who he is. We see that happening in Season 4. It’s this connection they seem to have. In a way, they define each other. Or, if they don’t do that, they allow each other to be who they really are. We will see that connection come to a forefront in the next couple of episodes.

What can viewers expect from the winter finale? What is the series building towards?

The show is building towards a shake-up in the power dynamic of Gotham City. We saw in the beginning of the season, Oswald was trying to control things from his end. What we see going forward, building towards the finale is both Jim and Oswald and everybody else in the show, the Sirens especially, and then everything happening in the Narrows with Dr. Thompkins and Nygma, all of us are confronting the same issue, which is the power struggle in Gotham has been upended. There is someone new in town. In a weird way, all of us find ourselves on the same side of the line, whether or not we recognize it or choose to do something about it. It’s almost as if you can get this band of misfits to unify against anything, it’s what we are building towards in the winter finale.