March 19, 2017 at 9:02 pm #334583
Tonight we met Beowulf, a legendary hero, wielder of the sword Hrunting. What did you think of this epic hero? Why did the Blue Fairy forge Hrunting? Is it magical or does it only give the allusion of being a hero? Can Gideon really not kill Emma without it?[adrotate group="5"]"He was a lot of things to me" "The only conclusion was love"March 19, 2017 at 9:09 pm #334586AKAParticipant
I think it is like everything else the Blue Fairy does, has the illusion of being powerful but is ultimately WEAK. I actually enjoyed the Beowulf story of a man who thought he was destined to be a hero and felt cheated (Arthur) I know I read Beowulf in school but don’t really remember the story all that much, just that he defeated the Grindal. I think the sword is probably not very powerful and is not needed to kill Emma.March 19, 2017 at 10:56 pm #334622
This sword confuses me. Is it actually a hero’s sword or does it only give the allusion of being a hero’s sword?
Anyone wanna bet Blue forged it as a weapon against Black Fairy??"He was a lot of things to me" "The only conclusion was love"March 20, 2017 at 12:00 am #334633TheWatcherParticipant
Something Blue Fairy said makes me think there is more to that sword than meets the eye. It was the way she said: “Using that sword wont make you a savior in the way you think” or something like that.
That sword probably has some plot twisty magic attached to it. If anyone has the real quote feel free to post it.
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I think it is like everything else the Blue Fairy does, has the illusion of being powerful but is ultimately WEAK.
As a Green Lantern fan, I like this idea. In DC Comics, blue is the colour of hope, and green is the colour of determination. The blue power can’t do much on its own, but blue and green have a symbiotic relationship where they strengthen each other, although if they get too close then there’s a non-zero chance that the green will overcharge and explode.
I don’t think green works like that here — though if it does, it’d be interesting to see Zelena shake the Blue Fairy’s hand — but it seems blue power works the same on the show as in the comics.
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My question is… If Blue forged it, how did Beowolf come to be in possession of it?
(I know, my questions are pointless).March 20, 2017 at 9:05 am #334656
My question is… If Blue forged it, how did Beowolf come to be in possession of it? (I know, my questions are pointless).
In the poem, Beowulf gets the sword from Unferth, a servant. This is from Wikpedia on analysis for Unferth
The social taunter has many roles, as has been stated by Thalia Phillies Feldman in her article, “The Taunter in Ancient Epic: The Iliad, Odyssey, Aeneid, and Beowulf.” In a society of kings and warriors, the social taunter acts as the spokesman of the court, revealer of truths, means of social control, and provocateur. Unferth performs these functions, thus fulfilling the role of social taunter. He is able to do so mainly because of his characteristic fast tongue, unabashed speech and wit. The taunter, as opposed to a satirist, is able to make personal attacks on specific characters. He reveals a character’s flaws and failures that other court members may not be aware of, or are too afraid to point out. Unferth does this as he questions the events that took place during the swimming contest. Because of Unferth’s taunt, Beowulf has no choice (in fact it is part of his duty to defend his honour) but to correct Unferth’s version of the story and to rectify himself once again. Unferth’s taunt spurs Beowulf into action and reignites Hrothgar’s and the people’s faith in him. Their exchange also provides dramatic tension between the hero’s arrival and the fight with Grendel"He was a lot of things to me" "The only conclusion was love"March 20, 2017 at 10:24 am #334658thedarkonedearieParticipant
Anyone wanna bet Blue forged it as a weapon against Black Fairy??
We better get this story. Like why on earth did she make the sword? that’s important to know.March 20, 2017 at 10:26 am #334659thedarkonedearieParticipant
And may I add I thought it was cool that they made the sword connect to Beowulf and Hrunting. I like it when they successful connect orginal themes and objects from the show and meld them into stories we already know, with a twist. It felt like classic Ouat.March 20, 2017 at 9:53 pm #334712SkylerParticipant
Something Blue Fairy said makes me think there is more to that sword than meets the eye. It was the way she said: “Using that sword wont make you a savior in the way you think” or something like that. That sword probably has some plot twisty magic attached to it. If anyone has the real quote feel free to post it.
One thing that bothered me about that was, who told the Blue Fairy about this? Correct me if I am wrong, but I don’t recall Gideon telling this to anyone but Rumple. Unless, Rumple texted Belle right away after Gideon told him and Belle told Blue…. or if Black is Blue and somehow she orchestrated all of this to happen for some [insert evil Black Fairy purpose here]?
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