Anonymous asked: Who do you think will die?
What a tough question anon! In all honestly, I don’t speculate that much and just try to go with the flow (it helps keep my sanity intact) But with all these death theories floating about, it’s also hard not to. So I’ll share just a little bit of what’s been racking my brain. Here’s my take:
Potential Death #1 - Hook
Many are probably thinking “Of course she wants him dead because she favors Neal.” Which I assure you is not the case. Neal is not the factor for why I think Hook might be the one to die. My main reason is that he doesn’t have strong connections with any of the characters saved Emma right now or his own story that is relevant to what’s going on in OUAT. As of right now he’s kind of the handy helper, the sidekick, the background guy. There is no more ongoing plot-line that keeps Hook connected to the root of the story. Neverland is pretty much over and done with (which was his strongest connection) His revenge story against Rumple is concluded (albeit kinda lamely), and his familial ties with Nealfire have been virtually non-existent. (I honestly think if the writers didn’t address it in Neverland, they’re probably NEVER going to address it at this point. Hook and Bae will be nothing more than romantic rivals. Which is disappointing given how interesting their story could have been together and the perfect opportune moment to explore that was in Neverland and then onwards towards the second half of season 3.
The only thing going for Hook is his pursuit of Emma which frankly isn’t a strong enough tie to the show. It’s the only thing that is holding onto Hook’s character by a thread. Romantic plot-lines are usually secondary in the grand scheme of things. If you’re following the storyline then Hook’s character arc can pretty much be wrapped up by the end of the season (A la perhaps dying to protect everyone? Showing that a villain can be redeemed? Regina was willing to do it so why not Hook?) The only way that Hook can stay on is if the writers give him something new to do besides Emma (But at this point this could dangerously turn into something cliché that just comes out of left field. *ahem* like *cough* Liam *cough*)
Potential Death #2 – Charming
You think me heartless don’t you? But really I don’t want ANYONE to die. Since people are certain that one of the main cast has to kick the bucket, my next guess would be Charming. He’s considered one of the “Untouchables” but wouldn’t it be a real shocker if he did die?
Since the second half of season 2 Snow and Charming’s characters have receded in the background. They are a tag team duo that follows their adult daughter on their many adventures. It kinda became a bit boring so to speak. They’ve also kinda found their happy ending with each other and Emma and Henry. There’s been nothing new in their character development saved for their brief spat at each other about David keeping his dreamshade poisoning a secret from Snow and Snow saying “If you die. I would not be able to go on.” This was the line that got me thinking, because it would propel Snow’s and Emma’s character into whole new direction, especially Snow’s if David did die. It would be interesting to see how Snow, Emma and the rest deal with David’s death. Which makes for some potentially delicious storytelling. David…The one who always look for the optimistic side of things. What happens to Snow if David died? Would Snow go dark? Would she just crumble into dust? I don’t really believe that. Just because she initially said it doesn’t mean she’s going to go all suicidal. She embodies hope and love even in the darkest hour. But it would be interesting to see her reaction and all the characters reactions if it did happen and help create some good character development.
Potential Death #3 – Belle
Oh boy… I can hear the Rumbellers sharping their knives at me right now… *Inches away* Believe me folks I’m a Rumbeller too. I’d hate to see Rumple and Belle separated permanently, and my speculation of Belle’s death is on the low end of the scale. But I can’t shake this feeling I have that Belle might be a potential victim in all this craziness. I mean let’s face it, she’s been imprisoned, shot at, lost her memory, kidnapped, etc… she’s unfortunately an unlucky girl in the magical mayhem, if you think about it.
And it was a bit telling to hear Rumple say “You’re my happy ending.” To Bae not Belle. In fact Rumple told Belle she could move on without him if he ever perished. So as sad as it is to see, it seems like Belle is second priority to Rumple, even though their love is true. Love is sometimes not enough… Belle’s death could also be a catalyst to Rumple’s psyche in a new way (Assuming he’s alive *wink*) And after a year of Nealfire potentially bonding with Belle over Rumple’s supposed death, how would he be affected by it?
But as I said before Belle is on the low end of the spectrum of my speculated death list. I truly hope she makes it out alive and we can see Rumbelle finally rejoice at a happy union after all the shit they went through over the course of 28+ years.
These are just my speculations based on the show’s story so far. I like to think logically and don’t really factor in other spoilers or promo pics or cast sighting, or fan popularity because it’s not always concrete and often misleading. My theories may very well be wrong of course. Can it just be a behind the scenes reason, like the actor/actress wishing to exit out the show, yes it could be. But at the end of the day we hope the writers have sounding reasoning for why they would kill off said character. Hopefully to propel the story and not make it purely as a shock factor or something that must be done every season.
That’s all folks!