I gather. But Marcel got up and was all like COME AT ME BRO; as though he'd stand a chance.
The writers are gonna have to raise the stakes (pun intended) to make the Originals vulnerable to the Big Bads, but I don't want the Originals nerfed to a degree that a relative neophyte can do anything more than die against them.
As Elijah noted in the repeat pilot, Marcel had grown quite confident over the last century. Plus Marcel and Klaus are old buddies, and seeing how Klaus is, who knows the number of *friendly* brawls they may have gotten into before. It's not clear cut anyways, because vamps in this show have a (relatively speaking) human-level durability, so that even weak vamps like Stefan and Damon can snap an Original like Kol's neck, or Stefan can tackle Elijah down a bunch of stairs and Damon can push him back and stake him.
Not to mention that Marcel knows that Klaus would never kill him because of their previous relationship. I don't know why you're even complaining about that scene, seeing how Marcel got owned by both the Original Brothers in that instance, and just 2 scenes before Marcel was ready to run out off town with Davina and "buy forgiveness" from the Original siblings by leaving Elijah behind.
Last edited by TheGodKiller02 on Nov 4th, 2013 at 06:42 PM
The problem is that Marcel was about to run willingly headlong into a fight with Klaus. If he snuck up behind Klaus and broke his neck, I'd understand. The Originals aren't infallible.
But Damon, consummate Original nerfer, was effortlessly pwned by Elijah when the latter was ready for him. If you want Marcel to be Batman or Jack Sparrow and fight dirty and achieve victory, I'm cool with that.
But to suggest he has a shot in hell in a straight up fist fight is pretty damn lame.
^And he's been getting a lot of hate lately for that "No one hurts my family" comment. The writers of this show may have tried to reinvent his Season 2 persona, but now it appears to backfiring in their face.
Marcel knows that neither Klaus nor Rebekah will ever kill him. We don't know about his relationship with Elijah, but we do know he has a lot of history with Klaus(father figure) and Rebekah(first love/jealous ex).
Him charging back at Klaus after getting super-punched is just the writers' way of showing how he's willing to stand up to Klaus' bullying ways. Again, he got owned by both originals in that scene, so I fail to see what's bothering you so much.
@The_Tempest: The big fight on the next episode 2 weeks from now should further tell you that Marcel rushing towards Klaus means absolutely nothing whatsoever. Marcel is acutely aware of how much of a non-match he is for Klaus in terms of physical prowess. That doesn't stop him from standing up to his bullying ways.
Tyler's appearance isn't half as disappointing as I thought it would be initially. Let's hope that the writers don't get too carried away and end up putting Caroline as well on the show in any of the coming episodes.
On a sidenote, did I mention what a major b1tch a 2-week hiatus is?.
Very good episode. I like how it was different to what the previews made it out to be. I wanted black sideshow bob vampire to be one of the first to die. He always has a smug look even though he knows he is a lesser vampire than Klaus.
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