Five Things You’d Put in a Pentagram to Summon Me
OMG. This Darcy seems like a bitch and not in a good way. I’m so sorry for Harris. And Steve bringing the nameplate was actually brilliant. The whole thing with choosing his own side made me nearly purr with content
Okay, I’m calling you on this.
What, exactly, makes Darcy a ‘bitch?’ And ‘not in a good way?’
Darcy is an untrained, non-powered, tough young woman tossed into a situation that she has no desire to be in, that really, she is supremely unqualified to be in. She is frustrated, she is out of her depth, and she knows she’s the least qualified person at this table, and she is liked for the qualities that allow her to keep going despite all of this.
She has friends, who she teases, and who tease her back. If Harris told her to stop, she would stop. He is in control of his life, and if he has a problem with the situation, he would say, “cut it out,” and she would. She is teasing him, and he is amused by this.
But she was worried about her friend. She went looking for her friend. And took advantage of a situation that was to her advantage. She’s not a planner here, she’s not depending on psychology and tactics and internal knowledge the way that Tony and Steve both are. She doesn’t outsmart anyone, or out fight them.
She takes advantage of a situation that presents itself to her. And then she takes credit for it without shame, because heck, yes.
She did it. And she’s proud of herself for doing it.
And I am perpetually surprised when my male OCs skate by with far less believable talents and skills, and the one female canon character (WHO HACKED SHIELD’S FIREWALL IN THE COMIC ADAPTATIONS) is the one who gets singled out for abuse. But I guess I shouldn’t be.