Alright folks, I’m going to do another Das Mervin style bullet point post, because this needs to be dissected piece by piece.
- So Jocelyn and Luke was the first to leave The Circle because they disagreed with Valentine’s plan to make his own army of Shadowhunters, an army by the way he wants to use to commit genocide on the Downworlders.
- I’m supposed to applaud Jocelyn and Luke, but I’m really not. Why? Because if they disagreed so much with Valentine’s plans they could have easily told the Clave. If they didn’t want to do it in person, or if they didn’t want to implicate themselves as Circle members, they could have just sent an anonymous message. The deaths of the people during the attack is partly on their hands because they could have prevented it.
- I’m not really looking kindly on Hodge or The Lightwoods. They were all for starting a war and stayed until the very end. It’s quite possible that they could have killed their own people as well. Yet, much like Jocelyn and Luke, they did nothing to prevent the attack on The Accords. I’m going to talk about this later on this week, but apparently, the only reason Hodge and the Lightwoods are currently running free is because they cooperated with Clave and got what basically amounts to a slap on the wrist. You got to love that Shadowhunter justice, right?
- Again, are Pangborn and Blackwell Warlocks or Shadowhunters? It’s been two or three chapters since we first encountered them, and this still hasn’t been cleared up.
- And another thing: Pangborn and Blackwell fled, and Valentine immediately welcomed back with open arms? In comparison to Voldemort, the Deatheaters that deflected or disavowed any association with Voldemort after they lost the first war was heavily punished by Voldemort. However, Pangborn and Blackwell just joined back up with The Circle seemingly without any consequences for their actions. This is yet another strike against Valentine as an effective villain.