James Norrington ⇀ The Black Pearl"I intend to see that any man who sails under a pirate flag or wears a pirate brand gets what he deserves: a short drop and a sudden stop."
"It was just … good business …"
Beckett may very well be one of my favorite villains ever. Sure he was selfish, arrogant, power-hungry, manipulative and cruel, but above and beyond all that he was human.
Too often nowadays I see villains that lack any reflection whatsoever of normal human behavior. They remain the villain until the very end of the story, and until the very end of the story, they show no kind of hesitation, remorse, or anything else.
Lord Cutler Beckett thought of himself not only as a lord but of the master of the entire sea. He thought of himself as probably one of the cleverest men in the world. And this was not purely arrogance; you don’t become the master of all the sea by chance. He had it all laid out in front of him: He was playing with fire, but he thought he had it under control. He had it all laid out in front of him: nothing could go wrong.
But then it did. And in that single split-second, he realized he had made a grave error in judgement. A case had occured that he had not predicted.
A mistake. He realized not even he was able to play with fire and win. So he froze, knowing this one, single mistake would get him killed, destroy everything he had been working toward, no matter what he did now. One possible outcome that hadn’t crossed his mind. And his world crumbled. He crumbled.
Because he was, after everything, only human.
( SORROWING MAN ) - a fanmix for james norrington, focused more on the events after curse of the black pearl & his fall from grace
Wives & Daughters: Osborne Hamley [ISFP]
Fi: Osborne clashes violently with his father because of his strong desire for independence. He wants to make his own decisions – to pick his own wife, to live his own life, and make his own money. He hates conflict and tries to avoid it whenever possible but absolutely refuses to submit to another man’s authority. Osborne is very kind, easily able to connect to people, and very sensitive toward his father’s criticisms. He understands and connects with his mother in a way no one else can.
Se: His awareness of the world and the beauty in it reflects his love of poetry. He sees, he comprehends, and he acts on it, whether that includes marrying the woman he loves or ensuring that Molly will keep his secret. Many of his current problems arise from impulsive decisions – to marry, to abandon his school, to live in the moment. He tends to dwell heavily on his current situation and conflicts.
Ni: Knowing the truth about his illness, he foresees the potential outcome and takes Molly into his confidence. Osborne is haunted by his inability to provide financially for his family; he fixates on his father’s intense hatred of the French, and worries about how his wife will fit into their lifestyle. He is fearful of the future, and also something of a dreamer.
Te: He makes whatever he wants to happen, happen. Osborne is more practical in some ways than Roger, for he cautions him against falling too quickly in love with Cynthia. He tries to be the master of his own life, but his illness and lack of funds prevents it.