This was quite possibly the greatest moment in the Speak Now tour. Thank you so much for making this!
Why aren’t people talking about how Regina decided that Henry was worth more than the curse? About how she knew Henry was gonna lead to the curse breaking. About how she valued HIS life much more than she valued the curse. Even though the curse costed her her own father.
But Henry is worth more than that. Henry is worth breaking the curse.
Henry is worth more than ANYTHING.
But she didn’t want to think about that every time she saw him. So she made herself forget. She made herself forget that Henry would be her undoing because she wanted him to have a GOOD LIFE, and she didn’t want herself to stand in that way.
In every way, Regina was the mother to Henry that Cora never was to her.
JK Rowling posts a new Harry Potter short story!!
My heart is so happy right now :) :)
This is perfect.
According to the captions of the first Thor movie, the battle between the Jotuns and Asgardians take place in Norway, 965 AD. Around this time, Loki was born.
In Thor 2 the life expectancy was stated to be around 5,000. The average human life in developed countries from what I’ve gathered is approximately 82.
Therefore, in human years Loki is somewhere around 17.
#are you telling me loki is just going through his rebellious teenage emo stage
It all makes sense now!
My first anon hate! I’m so proud.
I’m sorry, but Regina always pays the price?
Who had to give up their baby seconds after having it? Regina? No, pretty sure that was Snow and Charming.
Who had to grow up alone and abandoned because an evil witch cast a dark curse? Not Regina. Emma.
Who had to live for 28 years in a town that time was frozen in, with fake, miserable lives? Nope, not Regina. Try everyone in Storybrooke.
Who had nightmares for years because of a sleeping curse they were put under? Again, not Regina, but Snow.
Who’s father was senselessly murdered? Not Regina’s. Snow’s.
Oh, and who had to pay the price for that murder? Not Regina, Sidney.
Who was locked up for 28 years with no memories, and her only vision of the outside was evil eyes that would peer at her every now and then? Not Regina. Belle.
Speaking of memories, who was cursed to live with two lives in their hide, remembering being forced to abandon his daughter along with the fake life, which drove him insane? Was that Regina? No, it was Jeffrey.
Who had to witness towns and towns of innocent people slaughtered because they didn’t want to help an evil woman and then live with that guilt? Was that Regina’s cross to bear? I don’t think so. It was Snow’s.
Who started to fall in love with the man they were meant to be with before his wife was suddenly brought in and had to deal with falling in love with him all over again, only to be branded a murderer? Not Regina, anon. Snow. Oh, and Charming dealt with a fair share of pain there, too.
Who was continuously raped in FTL and then his mind warped to where he thought he was in a relationship with his rapist and then killed because he rejected her? NOT REGINA, THAT WAS GRAHAM.
But, you know, the funny thing is, Regina DOES have SOMETHING to do with all of these events. Can you guess what that is? SHE CAUSED EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THEM.
EVERYONE else has been paying the price for Regina’s senseless evil since this show BEGAN. Regina had a hard life, but she dealt out more misery than ten times the amount in her life. She killed VILLAGES of people, broke apart families to restore her own, killed a man just because he proposed to her - then made sure someone else who actually loved her would take the fall for it, decided to get REVENGE on Snow for a MISTAKE she made as a CHILD. She controlled Graham’s heart and raped him repeatedly - and then ended up killing him. She was worse than her mother could ever be.
It seems to me, anon, that karma has caught up with her. Emma’s actions were thoughtless, but I do not hate her. How can I - she saved an innocent woman’s life. She had no idea it would affect REGINA specifically. But the fact that it does affect Regina does not bother me. Regina FINALLY is getting her karma, which she never truly got. Even Rumple LOST HIS SON, but what happened to Regina? Absolutely nothing. It’s about friggin time.
Every single couple on OUAT - including SNOWING - has had MOUNTAINS of angst to deal with before they got together for good. Even after Snow and Charming shared their TLK, got married, and took the kingdom back, they STILL had to go through more angst to get where they are now. REGINA is not going to be the ONLY one who gets her happy ending handed to her. If anyone deserved that, it would’ve been Emma or Snow, but neither of them got that. Regina - next to Rumple - is the last person who would ever get that kind of treatment.
You idiots have allowed Regina’s victim complex to warp your own brain. For as many times as Regina has been a victim, she has made ten more people her victim. So, yeah, I will defend Emma - all day long - and nothing you can say will ever change my mind.
I feel like it’s really easy to over-simplify this issue on either end, but that’s not what this problem represents to me. The point of that scene was for Emma to parallel Snow’s actions years ago. Both women were acting from a place of compassion - Snow felt compassion for Regina and wanted her to have a good relationship with Cora, and Emma felt compassion for Marion’s dire situation - and ended up causing Regina pain.
I think that the whole point of this mess is not that happy endings don’t come easy (although it’s definitely part of it), but about highlighting how much Regina has changed. She’s not going to react to Emma’s betrayal the way she did Snow’s - she recognizes the difference between being malicious and making a mistake now, and she knows that causing more suffering won’t get her anywhere.
In fact, Regina has already shown, in her initial reaction, that we can expect her to behave much differently this time around - she warned Emma that there might be more consequences for messing with the past, and I think she meant that in a broader context than just her own happiness. I think she meant for the whole town. Regina cares about Storybrooke now; it’s her home and it’s where her family is. The whole point of this is to demonstrate, once again, how much character development Regina has undergone.
I’m heartbroken for Regina, but I’m not mad at Emma - she’s giving Regina another opportunity to shine.