jellyfishverse replied to your post: hannibal is lit. the last show i expected to find…rolling my eyes @ “we’re her fathers” bit and i don’t even watch the show
lmao i’m like torn between laughing derisively and just being flat-out pissed off. like 1) WOW…
I mean their relationship is interesting but literally HOW can anyone ACTUALLY ship it??
And that “we’re her fathers” wasn’t meant to be homoerotic or shippy, it’s supposed to be Hannibal manipulating Will by playing up his empathy and “understanding” him, and also reinforcing Will’s delusion that he has become Abigail’s father figure and is obliged to protect her. Blame the fangirls for the fetishization because that completely wasn’t the show’s intention
yea I think it was pretty clear that Hannibal used the line to manipulate Will, especially since Abigail didn’t seem to see Will as a father figure.The fans definitely don’t help with their constant squealing over the “murder family”.
I’m pretty torn on people debating whether the show is purposely trying to make the will/hannibal scenes seem shippy. Like on one hand it does seem to frame the relationship as detrimental to Will’s well being even though he doesn’t know it. He still is aware on some level that Hannibal may be a danger, like his visions of the raven stag, but their relationship may be affecting his judgment. On the other hand it kind of bothered me when Bryan Fuller actually said will/hannibal was “really a love story”, because…well I won’t spoil specifically what happened in the books but Hannibal intentionally endangers Will’s life more than once and mocks him for it. I think the people upset about the possible queerbaiting are unimpressed with the way Fuller teases the fangirls whenever they ask him about will/hannibal, or saying things like “IKR” when one fan asked him why the “steamy kiss” wasn’t between will/hannibal instead. idk.