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What is with the look on his face he’s like “Somewhere in the world, somebody is misquoting Shakespeare. I can sense it.”
In “Once Upon a Time”, we see a wide range of fairy tale characters interpreted in many different ways. Cinderella was portrayed more as the innocent, precocious blonde we saw in Disney, while Snow is shown to be combative than the raven-haired seen only singing (never fighting) in the woods with the animals. With each similarity and some diversifying, it is always pleasure to see what twists and literary/Disney parallels between the characters. Alas, there is always someone that doesn’t follow the same paths as others. In “Once Upon a Time”, there is of course that one difference. In this case, I say Hook is the sway.
Captain Hook or Killian Jones, whatever you prefer to acknowledge him as, I see the worst adaption of any fairy tale or story character on OUAT. Now before I can get cyber-bullied to the max, please let me share my piece. I have nothing against Colin O’Donoghue at all, and I am writing this solely out of being the fan of the story of “Peter Pan”, I am. This is not to due to my shipping preferences either, I promise.
Now to the point. First off, to alter the original Hook’s name which was James, it is understandable given that is the same name as David’s brother. It would be confusing to hear James frequently and not think of David’s brother. As for the last name, it was never ever stated by Barrie, though many fans (including me) assumed it was actually Barrie. It would’ve been interesting Eddy and Adam chose to make it as well. However, to do a full name switch to Killian Jones, it just seems like they wanted to make a whole complete new character and said it was Hook to tie in Neverland. The name Killian Jones made me think of a possible brother of Davy Jones and not Davy Jones, the big sea bad. I’m referring to The Monkees’ singer and actor. 70s pop star not a pirate.
In addition, to the name change, it seemed like they changed Hook’s whole persona. In the book and the original play, Captain Hook was an intimidated man with an interesting past. He acknowledges regularly his past education at Eton College and his recurrent theme of good form and bad form. Hook was known to be someone that children feared within sight alone, and he’d never shy away at killing anyone. He worded things elegantly well too, which showed he never lost his intellect.
Alas, a man with such bravery, also had his share of sadness and woe. He was afraid of the crocodile because it would regularly remind him of his mortality, how his age is always creeping up on him. His solitary even amongst his shipmates was evident. He felt alone, and a part of him craved the mother figure he seemed to have lost years ago. He also has what appears as an internal struggle within between doing the good form a part of him strives for and the bad form he settles for.
As for his relationship with Peter Pan, it was more of an never-ending pain to him. As Hook put it once, he felt like he was a lion trapped in a cage (the cage being Neverland) then a butterfly (which is Pan) flies in and then flies out. It taunts the lion for the butterfly has freedom, which the lion doesn’t. Hook is not afraid of Peter but annoyed rather by his cockiness.
In “Once Upon a Time”, these above mentioned statements are hardly to not at all explored with Hook. He is shown to have two interactions with Pan throughout the Neverland Arc and all in the same episode. For two infamous literary rivals, they hardly seem like rivals in OUAT universe. I mean they obviously weren’t besties, but to see them hardly interact in either flashbacks or present day, that is beyond weird. As for the depth of the Captain, it seems lost over all the shallowness he speaks. If anyone is cocky here, it is Killian Jones here. Not to mention, his backstory is constantly warped. In season 2, we see in flashbacks, he tells a young Baelfire how he lost his father too by him running off and being a thief. In season 3, there was that hyped up Hook backstory called “Good Form”. Before it premiered, like many fans, I thought we’d see the dad and how Hook came to be. Instead we met his brother Liam and saw how far a Jones would go to make a point even they’re wrong. *Cue to Liam slashing his arm with dreamshade* Hook was shown to be a “leftenant” as well, which although it was cute foreshadowing how he’d later lose his left hand (even if in the original version, it was his right hand), but it didn’t really mattered what Hook was. Sure it showed him as a man of the king then to his own man, but to end this episode, saying Hook is all about good form, that remains to be seen.
Yes, it was good form to inform others that Neal was alive. But answer me this any of the following on how any of it was good form:
-How does helping in kidnapping the woman you pine for kid do you any favours?
-How does flirting with the girl you love’s mom help you either?
-Also getting drunk and pursuing a possible hookup
-Shooting an innocent girl just because her boyfriend is someone you clearing have issues with
-spending centuries claiming Milah was your true love and how Rumplestiltskin took her from you when rightfully speaking, the two of them were still married. You did adultery.
There’s more I could ask or name, but I don’t have eternity. Furthermore, his obvious lack of good form on a regular basis despite his claims, there is a matter of how he is presented as a whole. Most of the characters on OUAT, there is a physical aspect or quality about them that screams their original counterpart. Ruby has red as her colour theme. Snow has a connection to birds. Maleficent has that horn crown. Not counting Hook’s hook obviously, I can’t think of one single thing about him that screams Captain Hook. If anything, if any name comes to mind, it is another pirate’s. Yes, the pirate being Jack Sparrow from “Pirates of the Caribbean”. Adam and Eddy’s Hook seems like more of an expy of Jack Sparrow than J.M. Barrie’s Hook. From the rum-drinking to the womanizing to the overbearing arrogance to even his accident prone self, this is Jack Sparrow. Let’s also not forget the shipping name between Emma and Hook, Captain Swan. Does that sound familiar to anyone? It should considering this shipping name could apply also to Jack Sparrow and Keira Knightley’s character Elizabeth SWAN.
Another note, notice how much Hook falls, gets tripped, stumbles, gets easily caught, etc in practically every episode? For a man that is said to be able survive, he isn’t doing it well. Hook was portrayed a real elegant guy in the book and the play. He isn’t some stumbling rumhound, who is stuck on a lost boy’s mom then exgirlfriend. I’m sorry but I’m not sorry to say he doesn’t even seem remotely terrifying.
In OUAT’s portrayal of Hook, besides from being a copy of Jack Sparrow, the only other thing he reminds me of is like an exboyfriend that you knew you were going to have. You knew you two wouldn’t last but there was this rough edge that drew you to him in the first place. Then once you got to know him, he is shallow and makes a fool of himself in the worst ways possible. So you break up but he still haunts you saying how much he wants even long after you move on. However, every time you think maybe “one more time”, he flirts on another girl right in front of you. Then you get over the one more chance thought.
Bottom line, OUAT’s Hook is no way the Hook I’ve grown up with or am remotely familiar with. For all I know, he is a whole new, made up character for the show. I don’t think he is the good guy that season 3 is trying to portray him now. Yes, every character has flaws and their scars, but this is the biggest alteration I ever seen in any character Adam and Eddy made. Hook could’ve been better by a longshot. He could’ve been a true villain. He could’ve been an actual pirate. He could’ve been more than just one-third of a love triangle.
imagine if loki voices a gps though
#NO I SAID LEFT YOU MEWLING QUIM #NO YOU PATHETIC CREATURE #GO STRAIGHT OR YOU WILL WRITHE UNDER MY WRATH #HOLD UP IS THAT A HORSE
Title: The Thing
Category: Thor (2011), The Avengers (2012)
Character(s): Loki/Darcy Lewis, Thor/Jane Foster, Tony Stark
Genre(s): Romance, Angst, Drama, Comedy
Rating: Explicit (pretty damn porny)
Summary: If she needed proof that Loki had done a number on her, she had it. Thor stood before her in all his bulging (and, in parts, swinging) glory and while she still felt the need to treat Jane to a heartfelt high-five, she felt relatively unmoved in the lady-garden region. Pity.
A/N:I’m not even going to mention the stupid amount of time that’s passed since the last chapter of this. I’m just going to say ‘sorry’ and move along. My intense thanks go out to all those who continue to read and encourage me through feedback and messages. Your comments are always read and adored.
I?m so happy that it’s finally updated :))))))))))))))))))))))))
"I’m a villain. And villains don’t get happy endings."
[5/10] characters → mr. gold / rumpelstiltskin
“All magic comes with a price.”