parks and rec
I think Skye sees past the “good” vs “bad” stuff regarding Ward because nothing is ever that clear, certainly not in the Marvel universe…
I feel like she’s playing him 1) to get the upper hand and try to protect the team and 2) because she sees the part in him that can be salvaged and redeemed…
Their conversation before the kiss is extremely important because I think that was how Skye realized that Ward doesn’t need punishment; he needs to be shown that he can be good. All Ward’s known his whole life is fear, punishment, and manipulation. His older brother forced him to beat up his younger brother through fear, and I think that mirrors Ward’s relationship with Garrett…
I’m studying a topic on human behavior in class right now, and one of the things I learned is that when we do something, there’s a proximate and ultimate cause for the behavior. The way I see it, the proximate cause for Ward doing Garrett’s dirty work is because Ward thinks he owes Garrett his loyalty. But really, the ultimate cause, in my opinion, is because Ward fears Garrett, and fears what it might be like in a life where he’s not constantly manipulated and punished.
Also, when I took psychology, we learned about the Milgram experiment ( you can read about it here) where essentially, participants were shown to be capable of performing atrociously inhumane acts when authoritative persons order them to. Most of those people were nice, average people who would never hurt a fly, yet when ordered to do so, they could give potentially lethal electric shocks to random people.
Combinations of all these factors are why I don’t think Ward is or ever was inherently “evil”. Damaged, misguided, and performed some unforgivable acts? Yes. Evil through and through with no way to redeem himself? Absolutely not. It’s also why I don’t think Skye sees it that way either. And if anyone can guide him out of the darkness he’s known all his life, she can…
Sheezus | Lily Allen
RiRi isn’t scared of Katy Perry’s roaring.
Queen B going back to the drawing.
Lorde smells blood.
Yeah, she’s about to slay you.
Kid ain’t one to fuck with when she’s only on her debut.
We’re all watching Gaga;
LOL and HAHA.
Dying for the art, so she’s really a martyr.
The second best will never cut it for the divas.
Give me that crown, bitch.
I wanna be Sheezus.
What I want… is to stay here with y o u and imagine the world outside doesn’t exist.