For round 8, I picked
Harriet Smith from Emma
General Hux from Star Wars
According to Regency social conventions, Harriet Smith is worth nothing. An ungenerous person might call her an uneducated upstart with no class or personality. A petty person might comment on her annoying voice. A cruel person might call her “naive” or “spineless.” That is just a sampler of things someone might say about Miss Smith.
General Hux serves as Kylo Ren’s competent foil. Where Ren strikes fear, Hux commands respect. Where Ren overreacts, Hux maintains order. Hux will let no idiot stand between him and his plans.
Should I be shipping this!?
What can I say here?
Hux would not hesitate to blasterbolt Harriet in her stupid face the minute she became a load.
If she became a load, that is. Harriet has no opinions of her own, making her easy to manipulate. Need a loyal soldier to the First Order? Tell Harriet Hux has a crush on her. I can see her being of use in different areas: the First Order’s laundry division; on the bridge of a Star Destroyer; as Hux’s assistant with a cute little datapad. The woman just needs a job.
So it comes down to Hux: destroy a useless nobody with an annoying voice or retain her fawning idiocy for his own purposes?
Sorry, buddy. I’m making this call.
Verdict: SHIP IT
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