Except that they don't seem to be slaves. They are willing to be there. ...Also, the [[s]Eight[/s]] Seven Dwarves later left the Dwarf mines - they live above ground in a cottage and later are at the war meetings and the like. They don't act like escaped slaves or seem to be on the run, even when interacting with the Blue Fairy. Plus, the others don't seem to think Dreamy will be dragged back or anything when they all hug him goodbye.
I didn't see any career counselors at the dwarf hatching. You hatch, you are handed your pickaxe (which either defines or knows your personality, and gives you your name
), are told "we work and we like it," and heigh-ho, heigh-ho, it's off to hard labor you go. No choices involved.
The "we like it" part just says brainwashed
slavery. Or genetically preprogrammed, in sci-fi terms. ("Clone" was just my shorthand for "artificially reproduced life-forms.")
And the dwarves in the Disneyed Snow White movie lived in a cottage but still went off to mine, I believe, so we don't necessarily know that they escaped the mines. And by the time of the wedding and later war councils, those seven are the personal friends/guard/posse of Queen Snow White, so they are in a special situation. (Just like the war council also included a werewolf and a badass knitting ex-werewolf.) Did we see random dwarves at the wedding? Or anywhere other than dwarf tavern?
I'm more of the mind that all of them, fairies and dwarves alike, were created to their purposes. The fairies have no more or less free will and ability to leave than the dwarves.
That's possible, but IMO puts Blue (as the person in charge of TWO slave races) in an even worse light.
2. In FTL, true love is THE highest good and strongest magic. If so, why not let Dreamy and Nova try for it? Maybe it's not possible for them, maybe they'll be hurt, but the reward should be worth the risk.
Because it's not possible. There's no "maybe" from the Blue Fairy's perspective. It's like a person that claims to be able to fly - do you let them jump off a building?
That's not a good analogy, because heartbreak =/= death. In fact, several characters (Grumpy, Belle, Mary Margaret) count the memories of being in love as worth the pain of heartbreak.
3. When someone claims she doesn't lie and then says she is on the "right" side, not the "good" one, that is a RED FLAG.
Maybe it's because I'm a comic book fan and still watch cartoons, but I've seen as many good guys as bad make this claim.
I love me some comics, and I honestly can't remember a case when a person who said "right" without specifying "good" was either a) not evil, or b) not supposed to be suspected of being evil.
However, there's something to be said for her being on the 'right' side. I think some of the most evil people in history really and truly thought they were 'right'.
I think 99.99% of evil people think they are on the "right" side (even if by that they only mean "winning" side). It's only good people who angst about whether their side is good.
Subjective - I don't see it. But as it is a matter of opinion, mine's worth no more than anyone else's.
IMO, she did not goad him. There's no reason to think the hat (if it existed then) would have a door to this world. She said those things didn't work because they didn't. She reacted the way she did about the curse because it would work, at horrific cost.
Setting aside whether ANY of those options could work (Jefferson's particular hat might not have existed or have led to the right world, but magic of that type
existed and could possibly be worked with), Blue did seem to me to be goading him. "Well, even if it existed YOU couldn't do it, and even if you could, you don't have the guts," is how I'd translate that. It reminded me a lot of the scene in which Rumpel told Regina she'd have to sacrifice the thing she REALLY loved if she wanted to make the curse work.
Does anyone else wonder if there might ever be a flashback storyline with Rumpel trying to discover the Blue Fairy's actual name?
Oh, I could definitely see this. What would it be--Titania? Mab?