I love pirates because they have no concept on albeism. oh you have no leg? here have a peg leg. no hand?? well guess we gotta put a hook on that, give those sons of bitches a surprise. Blind in one eye, put an eyepatch on no one fucking cares, youre deaf??? go man the canons you glorious bastard.They dont care if youre disabled bcus as long as you can fuck shit up they literally dont fucking care.
I never thought about it this way. This is beautiful.
Give me Jemma Simmons questioning authority.
Give me the girl who likes to follow the rules and do what’s expected of her realising that maybe that isn’t always the best way, learning that authority figures can be corrupt, that the rules can prevent her from helping someone and having her deem that unacceptable because she knows she can do it and if the rules say she can’t then the rules must be wrong.
It’s a long road and it started at The Hub and as the season progressed it got more and more obvious. Demanding Coulson let her run tests on the GH-325, telling Victoria Hand that she was wrong, making Coulson accept Trip onto the bus, having her question that if SHIELD has fallen then there are no ranks and /this is a democracy now/, having her stand up to Talbot and telling him exactly where to shove it because he’s wrong and she knows it.
Jemma Simmons learning to think for herself, outside of the system she’s been in since she was 16 years old. Now is it any wonder she’s loyal to SHIELD? She’s been a part of the organisation since she was just a kid, a super smart, genius of a kid, but still a sixteen year old girl who had probably felt isolated her whole life because of her age and her peers not being nearly as smart as she was.
Then she found this agency, this system, where her genius was rewarded, where it was taught to grow, where she found a friend who understood her and worked in sync with her.
And she spent ten years inside that system, learning that the only thing that mattered was your level, that that was the level of authority you had and if there were others above you then they had earned your respect and that you were to listen to them without question.
Then Skye challenged the system and showed her that it could be corrupt, that it was trying to take that friend, her best friend away from her and hadn’t told them about it because their level wasn’t high enough, they weren’t important enough to know that teammates, friends were going to die and suddenly the system was flawed, it created questions, then the entire system fell apart right in front of her and suddenly the only authority was whoever was holding the gun.
But if no-one’s holding a gun then they’re all on equal footing and questions need to be asked, the only thing that matters is what you believe in and know to be right.
And even the person holding the gun isn’t infallible. Fear is not the deciding factor, bravery, cleverness, being quick and good and moral, that is what matters.
You do not need to be cowed be authority.
And this is the Jemma Simmons I would like to see in Season 2.