OKAY so. I didn’t read that as Raphael threatening Simon’s family? I mean for a start he:
Went to confront Elaine in a public place. Where there were loads of other people who would see them
Made up some bullshit excuse to basically say ‘oh yeah btw Simon is okay so you don’t need to worry about him anymore’ which honestly benefited Elaine, Simon and Raphael
Plus Simon has a slight history of misinterpreting Raphael. In episode 2 Raphael told Simon what the clave does to vampires who break the Accords when he was explaining why it was so important that they don’t accuse him of being responsible for the den of vampires killing mundanes, but Simon chose to interpret that as ‘this is what Raphael will do to me if I don’t find Camille’, even though Raphael never said that.
Then there’s the whole ‘you’re threatening my family’ ‘and you’re threatening mine. Don’t make me stoop to Camille’s level’ exchange. Which…yes. Implies a threat. But it also shows that Raphael doesn’t want to hurt Simon’s family. He hasn’t hurt Simon’s family. I mean, Elaine was disappointed when Raphael said he was leaving and then she invited him for dinner. He was obviously very polite and friendly towards her. If he really intended to threaten Simon’s family and ‘stoop to Camille’s level’ he’d have straight up kidnapped Elaine and held her hostage. But he didn’t. He met her in a public place, he reassured her that Simon was okay, and he was very polite to her.
If it was intended as a threat, it seems like a very empty one. It’s almost like Raphael is actually a good guy, and while he needs to ensure the safety of his own family, he’s not actually willing to harm anyone else’s family to do it…
I was watching Simon Says tonight and at the part where Gabriel hugged Adrien, I remembered how insane everyone went over it. Gabriel suddenly a caring father to his son??? Where’s the logic in that?! Well my friends, let me shed some light on this.
Simon Says had hypnotized Gabriel, making him think he was an airplane and needed to take off, so Gabriel went to the roof to do just that.
When Simon Says is defeated, he regains his own self control just as he was about to jump off the ledge. When he realizes where he is, looks scared and nervous. If you woke up with no memory of ending up here, seeing you could’ve very well died, what would you do?
We also saw Adrien’s mother for the first time in this episode. This is very crucial to the theory as we saw her MULTIPLE times through the episode.
Now I know we rat on Gabriel for being overbearing, controlling, overprotective and neglectful. But I think he really does care for Adrien.
Think about it. Adrien is his son and his wife is gone.
Gabriel almost died. And even worse, he almost left his own child parentless.
Not only that, but Adrien is possibly the closest thing Gabriel will ever have to his wife, after she has disspeared.
And in the Origins Part 1, we see Hawkmoth in civilian form covered by shadows with a locket, containing a photo of Adrien’s mother. We are given the information that the ladybug and the black cat miraculous are the most powerful miraculous of all, with the power to create and the power to destroy, when combined they will have the absolute power. (My definition of this, is to have god-like abilities.)
He says he wants this absolute power. After a little more dialogue, he strokes the locket affectionately, and tells Nooroo to remind him of the powers he has obtained with the moth/butterfly miraculous again. More dialogue, he stomps his foot in frustration, rephrasing to he MUST have this absolute power. It changed from a want, to an absolute need.
All villains have a motive. Whether is be money, power, revenge, or something else more personal. Assuming here Hawkmoth is Gabriel and Adrien’s mother is in fact deceased, what would Gabriel, the man with everything, want with ultimate power?
The one the he DOESN’T have. Hiswife.
Now, on with the peacock miraculous and the Agreste’s ties to it.
“Look,” Luke went on. “In all the years I’ve known him, there’s always been exactly one place Simon wanted to be, and he’s always fought like hell to make sure he got there and stayed there.”
“Wherever you were,” said Luke. “Remember when you fell out of that tree on the farm when you were ten, and broke your arm? Remember how he made them let him ride with you in the ambulance on the way to the hospital? He kicked and yelled till they gave in.”
“You laughed,” said Clary, remembering, “and my mom hit you in the shoulder.”
“It was hard not to laugh. Determination like that in a ten-year-old is something to see. He was like a pit bull.”