on a scale of luke skywalker to jaime lannister how well would you deal with losing your right hand
or, on a scale of luke skywalker to jaime lannister how well do you deal with latent sexual feelings for your sister
or, on a scale of luke skywalker to jamie lannister how well would you deal with your dad being an utter bastard with unresolved issues about the death of his wife
I hate when people ask questions during movies like do you not understand that the movie purposly doesn’t tell you things in order to build suspense
"Who are they?" "What’s going on?" I DON’T KNOW, I HAVE BEEN WATCHING THE FILM AT THE SAME TIME AS YOU, I DID NOT WRITE THE FUCKING SCRIPT.
|mom:||can you do me a favor?|
|me:||will you pay me?|
|mom:||why do i have to pay you to do me a favor?|
|me:||Humankind cannot gain anything without first giving something in return. To obtain, something of equal value must be lost. That is Alchemy's First Law of Equivalent Exchange.|
regulus black, unappreciated bamf extraordinaire
i will pretty much defend regulus until i die because of how fucking enraged i was by this being removed from the films
people say that gryffindors are the selfless ones but regulus is your shining bloody beacon of NO because his courage is entirely that of his house. it isn’t remotely reckless. it is clever. when harry has to ask kreacher to stalk draco in HBP, he has to make sure to close all the loopholes in kreacher’s thinking, to prevent him from telling draco what he’s up to. to prevent him from serving draco instead of harry. and that’s complicated enough.
regulus’ instructions provide kreacher with absolutely no method of sacrificing himself for regulus - the person he absolutely adores - and regulus never falters in that because it is the right thing to do. he knows, surely, how much this is going to destroy kreacher, but he also knows that it’s his choice to die and he cannot pass it off onto a house elf. that’s slytherin courage. it’s borne out of calculation, knowledge of the emotions of others and being able to put your own aside to protect what is yours.
tl;dr i have a lot of regulus feels OK
He knew he could make the most meaningful impact in getting that locket; he knew it would mean his death; he planned, strategically, to make sure it would be a flawless plan; and he knew the success of his mission would mean that no one could know about what happened.
Regulus is a bamf to the tenth degree. He’s a little lion, little king, and I adore him.