Character Arc of Will in the Hannibal tv series:


I will have spoilers, naturally


I think Will’s power is really that he is a blank slate. Which means that instead of him starting off with dark urges, chances he started off completely without any identity.
And he is resistant to letting anyone get close to him, so he cannot get any sort of self until Jack approaches him. When Jack approaches him, he starts working with the Garrett Jacob Hobbs case and I believe Garrett starts to imprint onto Will. His visions of Garrett are how Garrett is influencing him. Will’s first potential inprinter is maybe Alana, but she doesn’t. Then Hannibal sees Will’s power for what it is, beyond even what Jack can see, as Hannibal says Will is – A pure empath, and he can take the position of any person.
And then begins working with him, and also he is imprinting onto Will and for the first time, Will is letting someone do this. See Will is very against having a psychiatrist at the beginning. Cause he fights this.

I have also just found fish symbols in reference to Will. By being a fish symbolically, it says, everything around him is always influencing him. He lives in a watery unpredictable world. Will is often seen wearing blue. His passion is fishing. Water is a major symbol in the show. Then this quote about his house: “Will Graham, by comparison, dwells in a world described by association, meaning that similar colors and shapes create a continuous flow through his space, with many windows connecting to a natural setting. It’s a sensual fish tank in which everything is held in a kind of ether.”

So in short, I don’t think Will starts out dark now. Now I think it was imprinted. But as heard on why he is with Hannibal in season 3: When I’m with Hannibal, I know who I am.
Then again there are still the glasses issue at the beginning. But Hannibal says when analyzing Will, you are disturbed by the visions you cannot shut out.” (sorry none of these are direct quotes, but that is what I remember he is saying). So the glasses also I think are a way to keep people from coming into his space rather then just people seeing him. He is deflecting from being imprinted by anyone. But something about Hannibal makes him put his walls down.

Also in season 2, the way Will starts attacking Hannibal back after he’s released is using his blankness to get on Hannibal’s side by being the perfect pupil. Losing his own agenda. In SOTL it is explained that had Clarice come into Hannibal’s layer with an agenda he would have known. I would love to hear what you think. And also hear any opinions you have on it?





Famous Poems 1

Here’s a poem I just discovered through Breaking Bad as emphasized in one of their best episodes and a climax to the show.
The poem is timeless and beautiful and while on here I could write a poem with my own words, there are so many amazing poets, that could do far better then I ever could, that I just want to share this space with them.
And so I will features poems that I think are amazing from time to time.


Percy Bysshe Shelley1792 – 1822

I met a traveller from an antique land
Who said: “Two vast and trunkless legs of stone
Stand in the desert . . . Near them, on the sand,
Half sunk, a shattered visage lies, whose frown,
And wrinkled lip, and sneer of cold command,
Tell that its sculptor well those passions read
Which yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things,
The hand that mocked them, and the heart that fed:
And on the pedestal these words appear:
‘My name is Ozymandias, king of kings:
Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!'
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare
The lone and level sands stretch far away.”


On another note:
In a lot of ways I have also been a fan of the pop song Viva la Vida:


I used to rule the world
Seas would rise when I gave the word
Now in the morning I sleep alone
Sweep the streets I used to own

I used to roll the dice
Feel the fear in my enemy’s eyes
Listen as the crowd would sing
“Now the old king is dead! Long live the king!”

One minute I held the key
Next the walls were closed on me
And I discovered that my castles stand
Upon pillars of salt and pillars of sand

I hear Jerusalem bells are ringing
Roman Cavalry choirs are singing
Be my mirror, my sword and shield
My missionaries in a foreign field


These are both about owning an empire, being the king.  The first one, is the remains of that empire, the person who discovers it, never sees the mightiness of that king.  Just the ruins 100s or 1000s of years later..

In Viva La Vida, you have someone who got to be king and realized in the end it wasn’t worth it.  People tried to kill him all the time,  and in the end he would die anyway with nothing really to show for it, so he turns to a more meaningful life..

These poems are personally greatly meaningful to me because I am someone who like many people, would love to taste success in what they do.  Who has to some extent tried towards those ends.  But then there are reflection points where I ask, why am I doing it?  I know in the end it is not what really matters.  I simply could go outside and enjoy the day or spend more time with my kids.