My OTP is Clois, but I also post things from some of my other fave shows. Will add them to the list once I start posting:
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Once Upon A Time
I came into Smallville fandom as a comics reader, and I enjoy both mediums/incarnations because I’m actually capable of separating the two. I don’t call foul just because Smallville didn’t do something EX-ACT-LY (said like Chandler Bing) like the comics (which is stupid anyway because comics canon changes every 20 years or so). The point is that the mythos hasn’t changed. Those themes that make the Superman story such a great American myth remain the same (hence the term “mythos”) even if the circumstances within the respective canons are different.
But nevertheless, as a avid fan of both comics and Smallville, I can’t help but notice when there are certain aspects that Smallville just gets so very RIGHT. And they get it so right to the point that I wish the comics would adapt accordingly. So here is a list of 15 things that Smallville has (so far) done better than the comics:
I agree wholeheartedly with this post. I’m glad that the show I loved so much has done so many things right and they also kicked the comics to the curb with this stuff.
I’m very upset about Neal’s death, and not just as a Swanfire shipper.
Neal’s death doesn’t only take away a happy ending for Emma and Henry, but it also takes away a happy ending for Rumpelstiltskin.
No can deny that Rumple loves his son. Reuniting with Bea/Neal was the driving force of Rumple’s actions for over 300 years. And now his son is dead?
Rumple would be devastated. This wound is something that may never heal. It would wreck Rumple’s sense of self-worth, and make his ‘I am a monster who doesn’t deserve love, a monster who only causes pain to the people he loves’ belief much stronger.
And the worst part? In The Return, Rumpelstiltskin had to choose between his power and his son. He choose his power and lost his son. In Quiet Minds, he had to make that same choice. Rumple chooses Neal and still looses his son.
In effect Rumple is punished for learning his lesson about self-preservation and his priorities. A tragedy of epic proportions, from a show of Second Chances, Happy Endings and True Love.