Okay, once again this is yet another two panels post. There is just so much fucked up shit in this passage that I had to show you everything. Again, I’m going to break this completely contrived bullshit down bullet point by bullet point.
- I’m so confused right now, seriously Abbadon said that Dorothea no longer exists , Apparently, Dorothea was just a vessel (and we can infer from this passage that she has been possessed for a long time). Or does this mean that she was just an empty meat suit like on ‘Supernatural’? And if so, then why did Dorothea have the ability for conscious thought and conversation?
- Or does Abaddon mean that he was somehow controlling her mind, and then Abbadon decided later to fully possess her? It just doesn’t make sense, and the narrative is once again very unclear and unnecessarily confusing.
- Now on to Abaddon himself. I actually did a bit of research, and once again I will admit I have only a minimum knowledge of Christian theology, so please feel free to correct me if I’m wrong. According to Wikipedia, and a few other sources, in Hebrew the demon is called Abaddon, but in Greek, he was also called Apollyon. Abaddon appears mostly in the book of Revelations, and is referred to as the King of Locusts, and his name means ‘The Destroyer’. Also, in some references, he is referred as ‘The Angel of The Abyss’.
- So the purpose of this quick Theology lesson is to point out that Abaddon? IS A BIG FUCKING DEAL!.As Isabelle said, this guy is a Greater Demon. Yet, it’s reasonable to assume that this Greater Demon is working for Valentine. And I have to ask why?
- I have been asking over and over again why Valentine is using demons as his minions from the very beginning of this book. In my opinion, this unanswered question is just as relevant as it was back in Part I. Valentine using demons in any way directly contradicts his entire motivation! Valentine apparently wants the Mortal Cup to scourge the earth free of Demons and demonic half-breeds (the Downworlders), but he’s using demons as his minions?
- And if Valentine is not behind this plot twist, and Abaddon just wanted the cup for himself; then it really doesn’t make sense for Abaddon to want the mortal cup. He can’t freaking use it because you know HE IS A FUCKING DEMON! You would think touching the cup would have a really adverse effect on him. And what would Abaddon do one he had the cup? Make new Shadowhunters? Because I hate to break it to Clare, that is the only use for the Mortal Cup!
- Also, if Abaddon was controlling Dorothea the entire time then why didn’t he go after Jocelyn early on? I mean she’s a Shadowhunter, but we will later see that a Shadowhunter is not really a big deterrent for a Greater Demon.
So in conclusion Abaddon’s appearance in this book makes zero sense, and in the long term adds nothing to the plot but big huge plot holes. *rubs head* Thanks, Clare! After reading this I have a headache and the sudden urge to drink my weight in boxed wine!