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Bad. Just... bad.

Is it wrong that I make a point to go read the 30 Covers, 30 Days entries on the NaNoWriMo blog? And that I do it mainly to get my jollies from reading really dreadful-sounding synopses?

Yeah. Well.

This week, on Marvel's Agents of SHIELD Save Me From Ward Fangirls: "Oh, well obviously he didn't kill Christian because he acted all nice and stuff after Christian confessed! Christian must just have felt bad and committed the murder-suicide on his own. It couldn't possibly have been staged by the TRAINED ASSASSIN because OMG REDEMPTION ARC!

  • Current Mood: annoyed annoyed
Seriously? People are saying that? Fascinating. I saw one "meta" this morning that suggested Ward had "finally crossed the line from assassin to murderer", which I found funny, because duh, difference? Killing without judicial warrant of execution or justified by reasons such as self defence or defence of others, or of combatants in the context of armed conflict, is murder. Period.

Having an agency such SHIELD tell you "it's okay, he needed killin'" does not make it legal. It' precisely that moral ambiguity that Loki put his finger on in Avengers, and that makes me write characters such as Natasha Romanoff and Clint Barton.

And, frankly, I much prefer Ward in that zone, too - and hopefully his arc will make one or two people wonder whether it's okay to cheer him on or loathe him, just depending on whom he murders on a given day, or why.