Re: Fleeting Thoughts: Movie and TV Shows
Posted: Sat Apr 13, 2019 12:13 am UTC
Angua wrote:So, I'm sure there's a Supernatural thread around here somewhere, but this gripe applies to a lot of similar shows. They always talk about how regular people not in the know are at more risk because they'll end up dying or whatever trying to fight x monsters. However, this completely disregards all the people who are dying now because they don't know about the danger.
Eg in Supernatural, no one would be possessed if they all had those tattoos, which would probably be mandatory from birth? Everyone would have silver on them.
There's a fairly common position that ignorance conveys a degree of protection/defence/immunity against supernatural threats - muggles may still occasionally get picked off by predators, but nothing's actively seeking any particular individual - but the moment someone pierces the veil, they become a specific target, and are actively attacked (or at least interacted with) rather than being limited to incidental contacts. Small consolation to someone who's mauled by a werewolf, but a lot healthier for their friends who aren't so unlucky...