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One thing I do not understand about the Whedonverse is why so many people are opposed to a redemption arc for Grant Ward in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. when so many people support the redemption arc that was given to Spike in Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
- Grant Ward has been abused for 31 years straight.
- Grant Ward is 31 years old.
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Anonymous said: The rape threat is real: He says, “You’re right Skye, you woke up a weakness inside me. And for the first time in a while I wanted something for myself. Maybe I’ll just take what I want, wake up something inside you.” Just take what I want=take you because I want you. Whether you consent or not.
Once again, out of context, it does sound like a rape threat. But in context? Remember that scene with Raina when she’s about to leave?
Raina: Skye. We need Skye. And that’s all you ever wanted, isn’t it? The evolution [Garrett] speaks of — she’ll be an important part of that. So go get her, Grant Ward.
Ward: Get her for what?
Raina: The world is going to change. And when it does, she could be yours.
Ward: Wow, you really are crazy. Skye detests me. She thinks I’m a monster.
Raina: Are you? Is that your true nature? Or is that what Garret made you to be?
Ward: I don’t know.
Raina: Well, we know about Skye’s parents, about the darkness that lies inside her. I believe in a world where her true nature will reveal itself. And when that day comes, maybe you two could be monsters together.
Raina made him believe that if she showed that darkness, he would be able to be with her; that she would love him back. Except, she doesn’t know about the whole monster thing, so she probably (most likely) took it as a rape threat.
As I will say again, Ward is still horrible for wanting her to change into a monster, but he still never threatened to rape her.
The ignorant hear what they want to hear. The haters live and breathe exaggerated facts. There is no reasoning with them.
No matter how often we throw actual context and dialogue from the show at them, they continue to ignore it.
But I applaud you for sticking to the facts.