What is honor compared to a woman’s love? What is duty against the feel of a newborn son in your arms … or the memory of a brother’s smile? Wind and words. Wind and words. We are only human, and the gods have fashioned us for love. That is our great glory, and our great tragedy.
#despite not being a huge fan of klaus #this sick and twisted abusive dynamic is endlessly fascinating to me #especially in the light of tyler’s abusive relationship with his father #and the constant themes of control and autonomy present throughout his arc #the character progression here is stunning #look at tyler’s fear and desperation in the first gif #as klaus offers him life while dooming him to misery in the same moment #then he stands up to klaus and he thinks that’s enough #because he’s not #hurting #CAROLINE #and tyler thinks he’s done it #that just willing it to be true will be enough #but it isn’t #so he goes and breaks every single bone in his body a hundred times #and he does it for the girl that he loves #because he doesn’t value himself enough to do it for himself #but now that he’s earned that freedom #learned the difference between real love and fake loyalty #NOW #he can stand up for himself #on his own terms #and face off against klaus #and seek freedom not only for himself but others like him #just because it’s the right thing to do