Remember when Alec and Magnus were broken up and everyone was blowing up Magnus’s voicemail? What if while Magnus was listening to Isabelle’s message about how hot the Lightwoods have always been he rolled his eyes and muttered “lightworm” when she mentioned Gabriel….
And from heaven Will whooped with joy yelling “It stuck! It finally stuck! He’s still a lightworm 150 years later! HAHAHAHA!”
i've never thought of julian as morally gray but most of the fandom does and i was wondering why?
Hi there! First of all, I had to say I wrote your answer and somehow I deleted it by accident because I’m such a mess. Second, I wanted to be on the pc to reply this properly.
So, here it comes: Julian is absolutely a morally gray guy. And why is that so? Because he had to. He had to raise his children —he’s extra possessive with his siblings!!! due to the Dark War and its struggles. He wanted Emma to be sticked with him so he could control her. But I wouldn’t mind him, because he wanted so desperately a parabatai, he wanted his Emma to be with him, a very important pillar…when he was only a child!! A 12 years old Julian had to become a father, not a brother (so that’s why he envies Mark so much) and so a very protective figure of the Blackthorn’s siblings. What’s more, he had (yeah, he had to or his family would be taken away from each other as orphans) to lie constantly so he could keep the LA Institute and also control Arthur’s role as a director. When I say “he had to” is that he had no choice at all so he became a pathological liar.
There’s a quote that relates Julian 100000000% so, in order you can understand why I defend Julian’s gray morality, take a look at “In the dark and the shadows where secrets lived, that was where Julian survived. It was how he had managed for years.” Yeah, he learned so much how to lie he doesn’t even know how not to(“you see things nobody else sees. you can’t talk about it because no one will understand, you have to keep secrets, and secrets — they break you apart. cut you open. make you vulnerable.”) but he’s not that pride of that. Just in several cases, when he had to make up strategies and keep his beloved ones safe. Despite having a very Slytherin mind (ambitious, shrewd, cunning, strong leader…) he uses his “lying powers” so perfectly that a few people could realise what he’s doing. The Seelie Queen calls him “son of thorns” and nothing suits him better than that —he even painted a castle surrounded by thorns in his bedroom, by the Angel!!!—, the Unseelie King (hi there, faeries) said he was such a manipulative boy who gets what he wants (ha!!!!) and to conclude, Kieran of the Hunt also said he had a “ruthless heart”. So what? He has a lot of reasons to be that ruthless. And Emma finds out that he scares her a little, just a little. Because the Jules she has ever known can lie easily and he uses his wit in his own profit. Lies corrupted him. Lies can corrupt everyone if one abuse of them.
Even if Jules is such a morally gray guy, I absolutely love him. I love his imperfections and his capability to hide his emotions because there’s a lot of people (again, his siblings) who still depend on him. And somehow, he wants to. He wants everyone he loves to depend on him so he could still manage the situation… Of course, he wants his siblings’ happiness, Emma’s and Cristina’s, Arthur’s and Kit’s, but “the world can burn if his family lives” and anything else doesn’t matter at all. He wouldn’t hesitate when it comes to murder or use other people.. he get used to it, right? Starting with Arthur and the Clave, and then Emma. I wouldn’t spoiler Lord of Shadows, but if he could also break that parabatai curse, just think about it, and how he’s such a pro hiding his feelings (also in front of Emma, sometimes) that he wouldn’t hesitate, again, to harm others. No matter what. Sacrificing his own life for his brothers, yes, but sacrificing others lives for his own blessing? You bet your ass he will! #Antiheroe
Hope it helps… even if my fingers tangled while writing this and also my mind exploded lol I have to say i am not the best person who could give you an answer to that but I tried my best!!!! Have a nice day. And keep loving Julian Blackthorn, please? ♥