My Ranking Points
Jaric and you can fight me on this.
‘Kay. I know most of the SGE members ship them. But here’s the thing: It doesn’t say anywhere in the book confirming, or even suggesting, Jaric. Yes, Hort thinks they were more than friends. But Japeth yelled at Rhian that Aric was his REAL brother. BROTHER, guys. They were best friends. They loved each other. Like I love MY best friend. It was a brotherly bond. Nothing romantic. Honestly I don’t think this is canon. Same with Hanadil. Sorry, you can criticize me all you want, but I’m not changing my mind.
And speaking of Hanadil. They were also friends. Anadil loves Hester like the sister she never had. Hester loved Anadil the way a twin girl loves her sister. They comfort each other, help each other, attack, kill, betray, and risk their lives for each other. Just like any sister would.
And with Dot in the Coven, it can’t happen. They both love Dot too. They attacked her father, because they love Dot. Like their sister. The Coven is like a triplet; thinks alike, loves each other, has its ups and downs, but still loved each other.
You can try to change my mind about Jaric and Hanadil. It won’t work.
@raynaevil809 it was Rhian who said Aric was Japeth’s real brother, followed by “Or more than a brother.” Japeth never referred to Aric as a brother, but he did refr to him as “The one person I loved.”
Some blatantly clear evidence.
no, @oofooty2006, Japeth said that Aric was his family.
“The only person willing to kill for me. The only person I trust more than my brother. My real family.”
ACOT, Page 579
@raynaevil809 I personally think by “The only person I trust more than my brother. My real family.” what Japeth was really saying is that he feels at home with Aric, that he’s even more like family than blood could ever be. The wording is too strange, in my opinion, to imply that he was talking about being biologically related.
@itzmoviestar, by family, I didn’t mean biologically related, I meant that Japeth thinks Aric like a brother. A very close, brotherly bond
Actually, it’s not entirely true to say ‘most’ people ship Jaric, because the vote is split practically evenly, which is why I’m writing this ridiculously long comment about Character Dynamics.
I won’t try and change your mind and I won’t criticise you, Goodness! (Or Evilness) But I’d like to explain that I don’t ship Jaric just for the sake of it. I actually believe it would give both our villains a compelling angle. For instance, we saw Aric in book 2 as a ruthless, kiling monster who couldn’t love anyone or anything due to his twisted childhood. But if Aric had a romantic or even brotherly bond with Japeth, (I think the term you’re looking for is ‘bromance’) it would give this sociopath murderer (STILL NOT OVER TRISTAN) a softer angle.
So, so far, yes they could have a brotherly bond.
But now consider Japeth.
With Rhian out of the picture, Japeth is now our main antagonist. Now : every villain so far, Sophie has been able to charm. Rafal’s main motive was Sophie (or the means with which he could use her), and she could ultimately be used to manipulate him. His downfall was trusting her. Then there’s Rhian, and though I’m aware Sophie says on page 118 of ACOT :
“Rhian couldn’t be wheedled and seduced. He couldn’t be manipulated or charmed. Rafal had loved her. Rhian didn’t care about her at all.”
However, it’s clear by ‘The Garden of Truth and Lies’ he really is beginning to fall for her, and again, trusting Sophie’s word on Japeth is his downfall.
But if Japeth’s only love was Aric, there would be no way he could be manipulated and his downfall would never be trusting Sophie. It would make the storyline so much richer because he was not like other villains, and is, in that sense, the most dangerous adversary yet.
I rest my case : Jaric would enhance the plot.
As for Hanadil, the fact literally remains THEY SPENT DATE NIGHT TOGETHER. Leaning against each other and talking softly. And though I agree the Coven are as one, I don’t think that stops Hanadil from being a thing.
i agree 100% about Hanadil. and does anyone remember that ron and hermione got together and harry was the third wheel? there can be a couple in a trio. and even after that they were still a trio. Hanadil CAN happen.
Harry was with Ginny in the case of the Golden Trio, though
ahhhhh I agree with @oofooty2006, they got everything down much better than I would have, haha.
I also stop Jaric and Hanadil just because they’re super cute? And I love it? And it would also give more LGBTQ+ representation, which is really important to me when it comes to books/series’s that I like. (I’ll still love SGE without it, just how I loved Harry Potter without it [I could go on a huge rant about why I stopped liking JK Rowling but still loved her books, because of it, but I won’t], but I do think representation is very important. I saw it with Tristan/Yara, which I’m glad for, and I’m hopeful for Valentina, but…I love Hanadil and Jaric so much ahhhh
@raynaevil809 Yes, and Dot could be with someone else. Kei, maybe, if Hophie were to happen? Hort, if Kophie were to happen? Ravan, Vex, or one of the other fourth years? An entirely new character? (And this is assuming Dot is straight.)
I think Hanadil is canon, because Soman pretty much confirmed it on his insta a while back, but I’m not too sure about Jaric
No one will ever stop me shipping Hanadil or Jaric. Except maybe one person, but she ships it too.
@raynaevil809 👍 hadn’t seen that, thanks for pointing it out. (Still ship Jaric though)
I’ve been dying to see someone finally get the pay Hanadil just won’t happen because of Dot! They wouldn’t do that to her! Thank you for being a sensible person and actually thinking of Dot as a human @raynaevil809