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But what if Mads' interpretation of Hannibal is actually the reason Fuller failed his S2? Fuller was like "oh yeah he said Satan so I guess he was just like those stupid Satan from Hollywood B movie and didn't need any detail." However, Will is human so he needed more tools to develop his character. He was an asshole in S2 but still had some interesting stuff, unlike Hannibal, only this " Satan fell love with human being but got betrayed" and we've known he loves Will so nothing special.
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How exactly did we go from Hannibal’s spiritual mindset in regards to the existence of God to Hannibal not having character development because of that is beyond myself. The two of them aren’t mutually exclusive. Also, Hannibal’s talk of God is something taken out of Harris’ world, so I don’t think it has much to do with with Mads’ interpratation. I mentioned Mads only in regards to how he’s playing the character.

Mischa, we take comfort in knowing there is no God. That you are not enslaved in Heaven, made to kiss God’s ass forever. What you have is better than Paradise. You have blessed oblivion. I miss you every day.
 Thomas Harris, Hannibal Rising

Since this partial answer to his prayer, Hannibal Lecter had not been bothered by any considerations of a deity, other then to recognize how his own modest predations paled beside those of God, who is in irony matchless, and in wanton malice beyond measure.

Thomas Harris, Hannibal

James Grey: “There is no God.”

Hannibal: “Certainly not with that attitude. God gave us purpose. Not only to create art but to become it.”

2.02 Sakizuki/e

Being someone with a totally different pov than Hannibal’s about God, I find it really interesting to hear him talk about it while I understand that’s not the case for others.

Did you notice that in S2 most of the time the conversation scenes between Hannibal and Will become dull and dry, except when they mentioned her sister? I mean Hannibal's "one liners" were too much. His "GOD talk", "Killing bad people feel good/bad" and "church collapse" were repeatedly used. I fell asleep or left to get a drink during their scenes many times. I just didn't care about the content anymore. When it comes to RD/SOTL, my forward button will be broken I am pretty sure.
Anonymous

Hi anon. Personally, I like Hannibal’s “God talk” more than most things in season 2. Sure it was repetitive, but it’s one of the few things that we have to work with Hannibal’s character. It gives an insight to his mind, and adding to Mads saying he plays Hannibal as a fallen angel it’s very interesting to me how Hannibal sees the existence of God.

Now, we clearly talk about a bunch of highly intelligent and well educated individuals but I sometimes feel that the discussions are made more to stroke the writers’ egos rather than present real dialogue between their characters or for the audience’s sake. This  was my reaction the first time we saw Mason Verger. It’s not Hannibal’s one liners, it’s Hannibal, Bedelia and Will and sometimes Jack is dragged into the same kind of dialogue as well. But I absolutely love their vocabulary.

The Hunt (2012)

winneeflpooh said: Maybe anon wanted WILL to fight back? Like that brave Will in the movie?

What we want and what we get are two totally different things. :)

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There’s an icy charm to Danish actor Mads Mikkelsen that marks him out on screen. Playing the eponymous anti-hero of NBC drama Hannibal or cold-hearted killer Le Chiffre in the Bond film Casino Royale, he’s all hauteur and high cheekbones, with a dash of psychopath for good measure. So far, so thrilling, but there’s more to the classically trained actor than that. His portrayal of Hannibal Lecter is laced with dark humour; his role as a man falsely accused of child abuse in The Hunt is heartbreaking; he is touching in the drama After the Wedding. Off screen, he’s a family man (he’s married with two children), although he’s likely to talk shop with his brother Lars Mikkelsen, also an acclaimed actor – the brothers have both been knighted by Queen Margrethe II of Denmark. Mikkelsen is also a Goodwill Ambassador for the charity Refugees United. His guilty pleasure? Riding his 1937 Danish Nimbus motorbike (‘I love the freedom and it doesn’t go quite as fast as a modern bike, which pleases my wife,’ he says. Cool, talented, charming… Mads Mikkelsen has all the qualities to join our Style Set.

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I rewatched s2 and surprisingly the grossest thing wasn't the gore or flesh eating, it's when Hannibal touched Will's face and Will just stood there like an idiot. WTF. "Will was no superman/he was shocked" is not excuse. Seriously, he kicked Randall's ass. Even though Abi scared the shit out of him, when a serial killer tried to touch you, shouldn't you be back off a little bit and "don't u ever touch me you freak"? Oh and that 100% artificial "love hug and stab" scene..LOL
Anonymous

I disagree with you.
Literally speaking, the grossest things in season 2 were a. Hannibal’s cooking (big difference with season 1 which made me hungry) and b. Mason peeling off his face and feeding Will’s dogs. Metaphorically speaking, the grossest thing in season 2 was Margot’s “improved” plot.
What you describe was plain and simple shippers’ indulging. I found it quite lyrical and I don’t ship them…. The gross thing (metaphorically speaking again) was Abigail’s treatment in comparison to Hannibal’s hug before he cut off her ear in season 1.

As for Will’s reaction, I’m sure there are many pages of deep analyses written by Will’s fans somewhere in tumblr. You should go check them out.

❝ Will Graham and I, approaching Dr. Lecter’s cell. Graham was tense and I could smell fear on him. I thought Dr. Lecter was asleep and I jumped when he recognized Will Graham by scent without opening his eyes. […] Like Graham, I found, and find, the scrutiny of Dr. Lecter uncomfortable, intrusive, like the humming in your thoughts when they X-ray your head. […]
Years later when I started The Silence of the Lambs, I did not know that Dr. Lecter would return. I had always liked the character of Dahlia Iyad in Black Sunday and wanted to do a novel with a strong woman as the central character. So I began with Clarice Starling and, not two pages into the new novel, I found she had to go visit the doctor. I admired Clarice Starling enormously and I think I suffered some feelings of jealousy at the ease with which Dr. Lecter saw into her, when it was so difficult for me. By the time I undertook to record the events in Hannibal, the doctor, to my surprise, had taken on a life of his own. You seemed to find him as oddly engaging as I did. I dreaded doing Hannibal, dreaded the personal wear and tear, dreaded the choices I would have to watch, feared for Starling. In the end I let them go, as you must let characters go, let Dr. Lecter and Clarice Starling decide events according to their natures. There is a certain amount of courtesy involved. As a sultan once said: I do not keep falcons—they live with me. ❞

Thomas Harris Miami, January 2000

Red Dragon, Foreword to a Fatal Interview

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