I got into a HP phase again and then this happened
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- basically I switched up mages and non-mages and made the mage characters muggle-borns
- I literally decided their ages on their respective games (DAO = 5th years, DA2 = 6th years, DAI = 7th years)
- no I have no idea who the teachers would be
-except Wynne probably
- did this before Lilian and Arar exiated
- but Lily would be Slytherin or Griffindoor and Ari a Hufflepuff probably?
- Lilian and Liam wouldn't actually be related, but they have the same birthday on top of the same surname
- no one can figure out if they are twins or not and it doesn't help that neither denies or confirms it
- doesn't like being prefect but is good at it
- mature for her age, but somewhat naive
- self-conscious about being the "gifted kid"
- still has tendency to overwork herself
- everyone thinks she and Alistair are dating but they really aren't
- highkey idiot magnet and chaos enabler
- regularly embarrasses his siblings on purpose
- troublemaker but in an inconspicuous way
- always gets away with pranks and smart comments smh
- chill but energetic
- has a friendly Quidditch-based (but very competitive) rivalry with June
- smart but lazy af
- very defensive about being muggleborn
- probably holds anarchy campaigns with Anders and Sera (and Lilian)
- has tried to set up a Wifi network at Hogwarts since year one
- has the hots for Cullen but antagonises him on principle because he's Head Boy
- will fight you
- transferred from some other school in 3rd year, to kinda mirror her going to the surface
- she's prolly American? For literally no other reason than Dwarves having American accents x'D
- a lot less suspicious and closed off but still kind of stand-offish
- scared of heights; avoids flying at all costs
- still 100% oblivious to her crush on Alistair; Zevran thinks it's the most hilarious thing
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what's your view on Nick using his status to be a hero?
Nick Blaine is a hero.
Etymology: The word hero comes from the Greek ἥρως (hērōs). Literally "protector" or "defender"
Definitions: Wikipedia, Dictionary.com and Merriam-Webster say a hero is:
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A real person or a main fictional character who, in the face of danger, combats adversity through feats of ingenuity, courage or strength.
A person who is admired or idealized for courage, outstanding achievements, or noble qualities.
An illustrious warrior.
A classical hero is considered to be a "warrior who lives and dies in the pursuit of honor"
One who shows great courage.
The principal character in a literary or dramatic work —used specifically of a principal male character especially when contrasted with heroine.
The original hero type of classical epics did such things for the sake of glory and honor. On the other hand, are post-classical and modern heroes, who perform great deeds or selfless acts for the common good instead of the classical goal of wealth, pride, and fame.
Another term associated with the concept of a hero, includes "good guy.”
The antonym of a hero is a villain (Fred and Serena Waterford).
What are Nick’s “feats” or “accomplishments?”
He had the commander who thought up the Handmaid program arrested for corruption. Nick did that. By himself. The man who came up with it is dead because of Nick Blaine. Full. Fucking. Stop.
He got June out of the Waterford House at the end of S1.
He stopped June from burning the letters from Jezebel’s. He kept them safe and smuggled them to Canada, giving them to Luke and striking a MAJOR blow to Gilead. Providing evidence of their human rights atrocities.
He forged documents and had Commander Cushing arrested, sparing June interrogation. Sparing himself unspeakable torture when Cushing found out he’d helped June escape. Making the Waterford house as safe as he could for June and Serena.
He smuggled words of love and devotion between June and her husband across international borders, though it broke his heart to do it. All of the time taking no credit for this. No glory. He did it bc it was the honorable thing to do.
He helped Rita smuggle June and Holly out of the house at the end of S2. The bigger feat? Letting June go. Knowing he’d never see her or his daughter again. But making that sacrifice so that they could be safe.
He restrained Fred Waterford at gunpoint while June and holly escaped. @aniray , @skyshipper and I agree that in Atwood’s World, Nick would have been severely punished, if not killed for emasculating Fred like this. It was super fucking dangerous. He was willing to die, putting his own body between Fred and his family. Like a stone cold badass ALPHA male rebel KING.
Also just being literally the only male in Gilead who consistently treats all women like human beings.
If Nick’s a hero, what is his quest?
S4 has made it very clear that Nick Blaine’s quest is to keep June Osborne and their baby Holly Alive.
Holly is safe in Canada.
If June makes it to Canada safely? Nick will have COMPLETED his hero’s quest.
Done. Check mark, A+, Gold Star, roll curtains.
So yes, even though he doesn’t know it, Nick IS a hero.
He’s the central male to June Osborne’s heroine. The hero of her story. He is noble. He is admired for his courage and outstanding achievements in the face of danger.
Already in S4, he’s nearly completed his self proclaimed hero’s quest: To keep June alive.
But cut my son some slack. He’s not a superhero!!!
Nick doesn’t have magic spells or potions like the Witcher. He doesn’t have money or contraptions like Batman. He doesn’t have superhuman strength. He can’t fly. He has no fangs, no special training. No special weapons or allies. He is completely alone. He’s lost everything.
So ease up on my son, he’s doing his best.
Also. If he completes his initial goal in S4, he may go on to do more in S5.
But if he doesn’t? If Nick chooses safety and love and family, like Janine wanted to? That’s A-ok in my book.
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