I have talked a lot last week about Simon and Clary’s relationship. I especially talked about the only reason Simon is still friends with Clary is that he has low self-esteem and doesn’t seem to realize that he deserves a better friend than Clary. Now, I’m not saying that Simon doesn’t have his own bouts of nice guy™ douchebaggery. He has it in spades, but Simon is a kid, he still has a chance to grow out of that shit and become a decent human being.
However, I have to say that Clary and Simon’s relationship is just as toxic and unhealthy as the rest of the relationships in this series. It’s not as bad as Alec and Jace’s, but look at how Clary is emotionally manipulating his feelings for Joceyeln (a woman who is practically like his second mother to him) to get what she wants. Yeah, Simon was an asshole for being jealous and possessive— but again two wrongs don’t make a right.
I also have to question why the Shadowhunters need a car or to use any ‘mundane’ mode of transportation? You mean to tell me that the great and lauded Shadowhunter community hasn’t created better and more efficient methods of transportation ? Seriously, they are supposed to be so much better than mundanes, but yet they are still forced to use our methods of transportation.
Every time I think the Shadowhunters can’t get even more lame they just prove me wrong. I mean, say what you will about the Harry Potter series, but at least they had things like brooms, apparition, and portkeys.