#don’t get me wrong#I’m all for people having fun with characters however they wish#and viewing them however they wish#but………#just because a character is on the side of the law doesn’t automatically make them a hero#or all of their actions completely justified#except to themselves#…..also he’s LITERALLY wearing black and white???#(or a very dark grey at the least)#which to me is an indication of a black + white morality system#a system that is flawed#because humanity doesn’t work that way
preserving my tags from this post because 1) these are thoughts I’ve had for a while, and 2) a reminder for me to look back on, because I’ve wanted to write more in depth thoughts about them but kept forgetting
SCREAMS i like the black and white thing it’s very interesting and i somehow never noticed
when I finally noticed it, it was like
and my characterization of him started falling into place
His uniform is actually shades of grey ….
I can see that, and I know it’s following the costume pattern set by the Spanish in OST, but it still comes across as black + white to me, and probably to a lot of casual viewers, and given certain scenes in the movie, it’s not a stretch to assign him as having a b/w morality viewpoint
His actions weren’t justified? Let’s look at that word “justified”, shall we? Justified basically means something that is done for a legitimate reason, an act that is seen as just or right, and correct me if I’m wrong, but in the 17th century, Pirate Hunting was something that was justified and legal, it was seen as comitting justice. Salazar was not doing anything illegal or unjustly by killing pirates, he was simply doing his duty (even after death). I don’t believe he has a black and white morality, because in reality pirates WERE villains, they were literally the street (or in their case, sea) gangs of their time, and in reality, they were not loveable scallywags that these films make them out to be, but rather murderers, thieves, and rapists. So, to say Salazar has a black and white morality, and to suggest that was his flaw, is a bit simple-minded, since most law-abiding people thought the exact same way in those days: that all pirates should be erradicated.
If you want to talk about Salazar’s flaws, I think his biggest one was the fact he was blinded by his hatred for Jack.