I’m so tired of seeing showstans attacking bookstans over the clusterfuck that was Sebastian’s reveal last episode. Stop making us out to be shallow by saying we’re only upset because he’s ugly ffs. The reason we’re upset is because they’ve completely fucked up an iconic character’s backstory.
And, yes, they HAVE fucked up his backstory before anyone comes at me saying nothing’s confirmed yet. Valentine was meant to raise him, turning him into a monster, but it’s obvious that Valentine has never seen him before in his life. Sebastian’s upbringing is a massive part of his character; it’s the reason why he turned out the way he did and why he believes what he believes in. Valentine influenced him so much, and it just doesn’t make sense that now that connection is gone. Sure, Sebastian can hate Valentine for condemning him to hell (a stupid rumour that’s going around) but is that really what his ultimate revenge is being reduced to? What happened to the corruption of his ideals, and how eventually, he would go even further past his fathers footsteps to hating his own half-kind? (shadowhunters)
The matter of his appearance is important also. It’s not that he’s ugly that’s the problem. It’s that the fact that he’s handsome that adds to the ultimate deception of his character. It’s a brilliant contrast: his beautiful face to the horrible acts he commits. He invites you in, and you trust him, only to be slaughtered by his hand. The devil with an angel’s face.
Having him be a full on demon (judging by his appearance) takes away all of that completely. He’s reduced to wearing a mask, almost hiding behind it, which I hate. Sebastian Morgenstern is confident and deadly, he knows he’s good looking and uses that as a weapon. It’s who he IS not who he’s pretending to be. A beautiful villain is not something that’s common, and that’s why he was so amazing.
An ugly villain on the other hand…. that’s just going back to stereotypes.
I’ve also seen people saying that bookstans are upset that an incestuous murderer is not handsome. Firstly, I don’t agree or support ANYTHING Sebastian has done. Second, my reasons for him not being ugly are listed above. Murder and attempted rape are the horrible acts.
“But Will Tudor will still play him” - but he’s not Sebastian Morgenstern. He’s portraying Sebastian Verlac, a disguise. Which is such a shame because I would’ve loved for Will to have been the final version. He was such a good casting, probably the best. And now every time I see him, I’ll just be reminded that it is a disguise and nothing more.
We’re not shallow. We’re not overreacting.
We’re just heartbroken that a character who could’ve made TV history and was saving this show until now, has been reduced to this.
I just don’t get it. There’s amazing source material with such complex amazing characters and relationships. Why would you not want to portray that? All right, a few differences to switch things up a bit, but almost everything?
magnus!val at val!magnus:
if you don’t give me my body back immediately-
val!magnus: YOU CAN HAVE IT BACK I DONT WANT IT! I DONT EVEN WANNA KNOW HOW THE FUCK YOU MANAGE TO GET THIS FUCKING EYEMAKEUP ON FLEEK LIKE THAT? I SPENT 3 HOURS IN THE BATHROOM ONLY TO GET TWO CROOKED LINES AND I CAN’T USE YOUR MAGIC BC I DON’T KNOW HOW IT FUCKING WORKS! AND NOT TO MENTION THAT ANNOYING LIGHTWOOD BOY THAT KEEPS FOLLOWING ME AROUND AND ASKING ME IF IM FINE WHEN I TELL HIM I OBVIOUSLY AM AND KEEPS BEING ALL WORRIED AND CONCERNED!