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Inkeri. 25 (1988). Leo/Dragon. ISxJ. Type 5. Gryffindor stanning Hufflepuff. A fraternal twin. Celibate heterosexual cis woman. White. Finnish. Living Tallinn, Estonia. Atheist. Lawblr. Nightowl. Introvert. Intersectional Feminist. 3 tattoos and counting. Bachelor's in English from JYU. Tallinn Law School.
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Characters I stan:
Angel (AtS), Connor Angel/Reilly, Steve Rogers, Seeley Joseph Booth, Jaye Tyler, Little My, Laurel Lance, Skye
Characters I will defend to death(includes stanning obsessions):
Cordelia Chase, Darla, Dawn Summers, Hannah Burley (fuck you Bones fandom)
Cangel, Brennan/Booth, JD/Elliot, Paige/Lucas, Frunn, Pepperony, Steve Rogers/Peggy Carter, Trimmons, me/whoop ass
#THIS #POST #SEE THIS IS WHAT WOMEN GO THROUGH ON TV #TO GET REDEEMED #TO DEAL WITH THEIR MISTAKES #SO IF WARD IS TO BE REDEEMED #I WANT HIM ON HIS KNEES #BEGGING #I WANT HM TO FEEL UNWORTHY OF LOVE AND I WANT HIM TO FEEL HE DOESN’T DERSERVE REDEMPTION #BECAUSE IF YOU THINK ‘ME TRYING TO KILL PEOPLE WAS OK I SHOULD PROBABLY BE FORGIVEN’ #YOU ARE NOT AT A POINT WHERE YOU DESERVE FORGIVENSS #SO GRANT WARD NEEDS TO GET TO THIS POINT #HE NEEDS TO BE WHERE FAITH IS #BEFORE I WOULD EVER ACCEPT HIS REDEMPTION
tags on this (x) gifset. so much fucking truth!
[pulls out chair] let’s talk about Faith Lehane vs Grant Ward!
So if you have seen “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” (if you haven’t you need to watch it immediately because its literally the best Joss Whedon show ever full of feminism, serious issues talked about, best humor and also non sexualised lesbian represenation in the fucking 90s!) you know that Faith has done a lot of horrible things. She has murdered several people in cold blood, betrayed her friends (Buffy and the rest of the Scoobies) and done everything in her power to make Buffy suffer. At the end of the day the fandom loved her though.
Why? Because she was a hot, snarky BAMF who somehow managed to flirt with Buffy even while threatening her? Well yeah that played a factor too but most of all because we got to see Faith truly regret her actions.
As depicted in the gifset Faith hated herself for what she did. She kept throwing herself into fights/kept doing bad things, to get herself killed by those who fought for justice. She was desperate to die for what she did because she saw no other way out. She voices that she has no idea how to make it better; how apologies can’t and won’t help those people she has wronged in the past which is most likely why she doesn’t want to keep on living. She feels like she has no way left to pay for what she has done and is desperate for her redemption that she only feels she can get by giving up her life at that point. She wants people to hate her for what she did because she deserves just that.
Ward has shown us nothing of the sort. The only close thing to humanity he has left is his possessive and unhealthy love for Skye. That is not enough for a redemption. Ward has betrayed his close friends, his team the whole time. He sent Fitz and Simmons to their almost sure death. He used and degraded Agent May. And murdered countless people as well as helping a Nazi organisation. I’d say his crimes are just as bad if not worse than Faith’s so he should be showing just as much remorse to be forgiven.
We only hear a few lines but we get enough information to know that Faith has had a rough childhood, shitty parents, no friends, no one she could trust, she dropped out of high school and people kept telling her she’d end up “a loser […] or dead”. Does that excuse anything she did? No, it doesnt. Which is also why Wards difficult past does not excuse his current horrible behaviour. It makes it more relatable but it does not excuse it.
What will be interesting to see if Ward ever does get redeemed is how he deals with people who don’t accept that he has changed or refuse to forgive what he has done.
Buffy asked for Faith’s help in later seasons but she was cold and hostile towards Faith during her stay. During an argument they had emotions ran high and Buffy punched Faith. Faith does not punch back like she definitely would have done a few years ago. She then later has a conversation about it with another character. It starts out with him claiming he knows all about her from the stories Buffy tells and she replies with “believe every word.” because she knows what Buffy has told him about her is most likely about how horrible she is because of the stuff she has done to Buffy and her friends. Faith accepts that Buffy or other people won’t ever be able to forgive her; she knows that no matter what she does some people cant just move on even though she apologizes or helps them out.
If Ward goes about his redemption in a similar way I might just be able to forgive him but if he isnt and we are just supposed to forgive him because of his ridiculous manpain that exists mostly because of the shit he himself has done, without him showing any remorse for his actions and only for the consequences aka the pain he now has to suffer through because of it then I won’t buy it at all and will continue to hate him.
1. Cordelia Chase
2. Adelle DeWitt
4. Fred Burkle
5. Faith Lehane