Let’s Talk About Andronikos Revel

thievinghippo:

I AM HAVING SERIOUS PIRATE FEELINGS

(And only a couple of my followers play swtor that I know of, so you all get to help me deal with my pirate feelings)

Second most underrated romance in the game. (Felix Iresso is the first - but that is a post for another day). Lots of potential spoilers below, read at your own risk!

FIRST OFF -  LOOK AT THIS BEAUTIFUL MANimage

SECOND - YOU WANT A COMPLEX CHARACTER?  HERE YOU GO!

  • Enlisted in the Republic Army at 18. Was a rising star in the Republic, made Captain faster than almost anyone ever. 
  • Double agent wiped out his entire team. Every man and woman who served under him was killed and he couldn’t do a damn thing to save them. 
  • He blamed the Republic for their deaths and deserted. 
  • Unlike a lot of Republic deserters, he didn’t join the Empire, cause he hated them, too. So what does he do? He became a pirate and harassed them both!
  • Started off small, but works his way up, finally captaining the Sky Princess. Has a loyal crew. By all accounts, he was damn happy. 
  • THEN SHIT GETS REAL
  • He found a sith artifact that basically made his crew go crazy. They mutiny and eject him in an escape pod. He’s picked up by the Empire and goes to jail for a year.
  • When he got out, he went to Tatooine, because that’s where his first mate, Sylas Wikes was. That’s when he meets the Sith Inquisitor.

Here is what not many people talk about. In the quest to get the artifact from Wikes, Revel has to kill every single crew member of the Sky Princess. Can you imagine how that would mess you up? Having to kill men and women who were loyal to you, who were your family? Who trusted you to keep them safe because you were their captain? AND YOU HAVE TO KILL THEM? It would mess me up.

THIRD - LET’S TALK ROMANCE

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  • By the third conversation it’s obvious that the Inquisitor and Revel are digging each other. But he makes it clear to her that he’s not a play thing, that he’s his own man. 
  • He doesn’t get jealous and respects the Inquisitor’s decisions. On Alderaan, the Inquisitor can sleep with Urtel and Revel doesn’t blink an eye. In fact, he finds his own one-afternoon stand. 
  • HE GIVES HER A SWORD. Fifth conversation, instead of flowers, he gives the Inquisitor a sword that has a personal meaning to him.
  • After they sleep together for the first time, he asks her out on a proper date. He could have totally opted for a non romance sexual relationship, but he asked her out. And he asked her about her dreams and what she wants out of life. HE LISTENS TO HER.
  • What a lot of people don’t like about the romance is that he leaves the ship twice. But each time he promises to come back and he does. Revel has his own life outside the Inquisitor, which I love!

Something that doesn’t get touched on a lot is that he is there for her for all of act II and III when it really wasn’t clear whether the Inquisitor was going to live or die. What’s more, by my count, there are six instances when the Inquisitor has to do something where she might potentially die.

SIX! And Revel is next to her the entire time, he doesn’t waiver, he doesn’t ask her to stop, he has to watch her die over and over and instead of saying ‘this is too much,’ HE PROPOSES!

(1. Interlude before Act II, dealing with Thanaton 2. Going to save her apprentices on Quesh 3. Fighting Thanaton at the end of Act II 4. Using the machine to repair her body on Belsavis 5. Learning the Dreamwalk ritual on Voss 6. Accepting the Kagesh on Corellia)

What’s also great is that there’s a lot of ways to write them. Most of the versions I’ve seen have them immediately forming a bond after he joins the crew and starting a relationship right away. Personally, I don’t have them sleeping together until Act I is over, just before Act II. Revel needs some time to mourn his crew before he’s ready to jump into a relationship, is the way I look at it. You can write them light hearted, or more dark (HAVE I MENTIONED HE HAS TO WATCH HER DIE OVER AND OVER?) But the fact that there are a number of different ways to write them is another way that they’re great.

IN CONCLUSION

Imho, this is the best romance in the game. I can’t think of another romance (except possibly Vector/Agent) where the the male romance treats the female PC with as much respect to the women’s autonomy. He does not get jealous, he does not make crude remarks. This is a very well done mature romance. The Sith Inquisitor is also one of the best story lines in the game. And if you ever want to scream with about the sith and the pirate with me, please let me know. 


Andronikos Revel, Part II

thievinghippo:

dragons-bones reminded me that I was remiss in my pirate duty not mentioning the love letters you get when you complete the romance. 

HE WRITES AMAZING LOVE LETTERS EVERYONE.

Love Letter One

Don’t know if we’ll always be crewmates. I like it here, but things change. I get restless, you get bored, who knows?

That ever happens, give it a few years. Doesn’t matter how powerful you are, I’ll be back with a whole fleet.

We’re in each other’s orbits until the stars go cold.

That’s love, isn’t it?

Love Letter Two

It’s not like I never got something for a girl before. Necklaces, fancy dresses, ex-boyfriends in stun-cuffs.

With you, I feel like a hunting dog dragging prey to his master. Not sure if he’s done right, or if he’ll be laughed at.

You don’t like the gift, you got a choice. You tell me to my face, and I tell you how I got it. You’re not impressed, blasters and lightsabers come out. Sparks fly. We have a good time.

Or you don’t tell me, but I figure it out because I know you better than you want to think. And I try again.

However you want it, Sith.

Love Letter Three

I try not to think about the past anymore. It’s done, losse ends tied off. Probably better that way.

Then I realize how long I’ve been with this crew, and I start thinking anyway. Trying to figure how we ended up together.How I started sharing nights with a Sith Lord — and not just for kicks, either.

Scares me that I don’t have a clue. Guess I’m lucky, but you can’t trust luck.

What I can do is fight. You make me want to fight for you.

END LOVE LETTERS

Are you swooning yet?

And now for some replies and observations from the post.

sith-bitch replied to your post “Let’s Talk About Andronikos Revel”

I’m not finished with the SI storyline, but I already LOVE Andronikos. He’s just great. And he fits my sorc so well. (Also he tells her she’s beautiful and Nami loves that because she’s incredibly vain and sensitive about her DS corruption.)

He does call the Inquisitor beautiful several times. It’s never in a leering way and he makes it pretty clear that there are other factors why he likes her besides her beauty. 

coppermarigolds brought up an excellent point in her reblog: 

One little thing I’ve always loved is that right near the very end of the Sith Inquisitor’s storyline, during the cutscene of her epic final battle, you can briefly see Andronikos (or, well, whatever companion you’ve taken with you, but for me it’s always Andronikos) standing the background with his arms crossed over his chest, just watching. It’s a tiny little moment barely worth noticing, but it’s lodged itself into my headcanon (and I keep meaning to write fic about it…someday…), because to me it ties in with what Hippo says about about Andronikos’ respect for the Inquisitor’s power and automony. A lot of  dudes, seeing their girlfriend in a vicious battle with her arch-nemesis, would want to rush in and “save” her. But Andronikos doesn’t. He’s there in the background if she needs him, but he’s equally fine with just chilling and watching her handle it because she can. And he knows that, and isn’t threatened or emasculated by it.

I agree with this SO HARD. I adore that moment, when he’s basically like, ‘She’s got this.’

Go forth and try the Inquisitor and the pirate romance! Or  continue to flail on why it’s such a great moment.


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A List of “Men’s Rights” Issues That Feminism Is Already Working On

Feminists do not want you to lose custody of your children. The assumption that women are naturally better caregivers is part of patriarchy.

Feminists do not like commercials in which bumbling dads mess up the laundry and competent wives have to bustle in and fix it. The assumption that women are naturally better housekeepers is part of patriarchy.

Feminists do not want you to have to make alimony payments. Alimony is set up to combat the fact that women have been historically expected to prioritize domestic duties over professional goals, thus minimizing their earning potential if their “traditional” marriages end. The assumption that wives should make babies instead of money is part of patriarchy.

Feminists do not want anyone to get raped in prison. Permissiveness and jokes about prison rape are part of rape culture, which is part of patriarchy.

Feminists do not want anyone to be falsely accused of rape. False rape accusations discredit rape victims, which reinforces rape culture, which is part of patriarchy.

Feminists do not want you to be lonely and we do not hate “nice guys.” The idea that certain people are inherently more valuable than other people because of superficial physical attributes is part of patriarchy.

Feminists do not want you to have to pay for dinner. We want the opportunity to achieve financial success on par with men in any field we choose (and are qualified for), and the fact that we currently don’t is part of patriarchy. The idea that men should coddle and provide for women, and/or purchase their affections in romantic contexts, is condescending and damaging and part of patriarchy.

Feminists do not want you to be maimed or killed in industrial accidents, or toil in coal mines while we do cushy secretarial work and various yarn-themed activities. The fact that women have long been shut out of dangerous industrial jobs (by men, by the way) is part of patriarchy.

Feminists do not want you to commit suicide. Any pressures and expectations that lower the quality of life of any gender are part of patriarchy. The fact that depression is characterized as an effeminate weakness, making men less likely to seek treatment, is part of patriarchy.

Feminists do not want you to be viewed with suspicion when you take your child to the park (men frequently insist that this is a serious issue, so I will take them at their word). The assumption that men are insatiable sexual animals, combined with the idea that it’s unnatural for men to care for children, is part of patriarchy.

Feminists do not want you to be drafted and then die in a war while we stay home and iron stuff. The idea that women are too weak to fight or too delicate to function in a military setting is part of patriarchy.

Feminists do not want women to escape prosecution on legitimate domestic violence charges, nor do we want men to be ridiculed for being raped or abused. The idea that women are naturally gentle and compliant and that victimhood is inherently feminine is part of patriarchy.

Feminists hate patriarchy. We do not hate you.

If you really care about those issues as passionately as you say you do, you should be thanking feminists, because feminism is a social movement actively dedicated to dismantling every single one of them. The fact that you blame feminists—your allies—for problems against which they have been struggling for decades suggests that supporting men isn’t nearly as important to you as resenting women. We care about your problems a lot. Could you try caring about ours?

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Excerpt from If I Admit That Hating Men is a Thing, Will You Stop Turning it Into a Self-fulfilling Prophecy?, by Lindy West  (via lilac-time)

fucking THANK YOU

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this is a BIG thing that men don’t get about feminism and patriarchy. 

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I’ve reblogged this before but it bears repeating

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Everyone. Please read this. Please just stop what you’re doing, and please read this. This is so critical, so important. Please read. 

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princeowl:

really sick of seeing so much hate directed towards the police on here. look, we get it, you prefer sting’s solo work, i like it too alright? that doesnt mean ‘every little thing she does is magic’ and ‘can’t stand losing you’ arent awesome jams. ‘roxanne’ and ‘don’t stand so close to me’ are classic, don’t even get me started on ‘spirits in the material world’. just stop ok? 

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