Headcanon: Distinguishing Pitch’s Minions
Okay this is my understanding of canon, drawing both from books and films, regarding the issue of Pitch’s various shadowy servants.
1) Fearlings. Fearlings are the actual villain of the Guardians series. They arise purely from the fear of sentient beings: more technically, they both ARE fear and only exist IF FEAR ALREADY EXISTS (so they are paradoxical and self-perpetuating). They are PARASITES by nature and their intent is entirely malicious. They have no concept of moderating their own attribute to serve a more neutral and necessary role: such as inspiring human doubt, misgiving, prudence, and cautiousness. Fearlings, whose existence is contingent upon the fear of living things, grow stronger when living things’ fear amplifies. They feed off fear as sustenance, like wraiths. Therefore they will do whatever it takes not only to devour, but also to CREATE, fear. And the purer the fear the better. Who wants caution, in this perspective, when you can have terror, horror, revulsion, and hysteria? The Fearlings aim big because they are greedy and selfish parasites.
PITCH BELONGS TO THE FEARLINGS, NOT THE REVERSE. **(see end-note). BUT PITCH ALSO SERVES AS THEIR VESSEL. PITCH CAN’T CONTROL THE FEARLINGS BUT HE CAN STEER AND SHAPE THEIR COURSE. This is the reason why he is called the MISNOMER “NightmareKing.” It really should be something more like "Nightmare Artist" or"Nightmare Engineer" or "Nightmare Field Marshal." But because of his pride and the many episodes in which he has been influenced to do vicious things as the Fearlings’ HOST, most people perceive Pitch as the master of his minions. They are wrong: Pitch is just a glorified living jail cell. HE is the jail cell whose door he used to guard. HE is the Prison Planet now. In a tragically ironic way, Pitch Black is STILL doing Kozmotis Pitchiner’s job.
It’s important to note that there are two types of Fearling:
- Fearling Type A (Pure Fearlings, Dream Pirates, and Nightmare Men):Fearlings who have existed since a primordial state before the dawn of time. Pure fear. The entities whom General Kozmotis Pitchiner fought all his life.
- Fearling Type B (Darklings): Fearlings who were changed from children and Constellations into their present state by Pitch’s touch and added to the Nightmare King’s army.
2) Nightmares. Nightmares are NEW inventions of Pitch’s, beginning in a blue-print form during the 1930’s (if we use Rufftoons’s work as film canon). Nightmares take the somewhat punny form of black mares (a-hyuk, Pitch, you dork) and are made from the HIGHLY SPECIFIC PROCESS of TURNING DREAMS INTO NIGHTMARES. Pitch is dependent upon the products of Sanderson Mansnoozie/the Sandman to create new Nightmares. Though Pitch has been giving children bad dreams since he fell to earth, Nightmares involve specifically the corruption of Dreamsand and were part of a particular plot to replace Sandy’s powers and tip the balance of Belief in favor of unadulterated, unchecked Fear. This plot failed and it can be considered canonical that, since the film, Pitch has lost the ability or has been severely weakened in its course. As it turns out, the Nightmares are just as virulent as the Fearlings, and when their “master” experienced a moment of his own terror, they turned on him like vultures and feasted on it. Nightmares can be considered a “type” of Fearling, since Pitch used powers derived from his Fearlings to contaminate Dreamsand, but they are not strictly the same thing as Fearlings. The process of their creation is different and they always take the form of horses.
(( **THIS IS SO, SO IMPORTANT, AND PEOPLE SEEM TO FORGET IT: THE FEARLINGS EXISTED BEFORE KOZMOTIS PITCHINER DID, AND KOZMOTIS PITCHINER FOUGHT THEM TOOTH AND NAIL BEFORE THEY DEVOURED HIS SOUL. HE DID NOT. GO. WILLINGLY. ARGUMENTS MADE THAT PITCH NOW MUST “PAY” FOR HIS “CHOICE” TO BE DEVOURED BY FEARLINGS ARE INHERENTLY MOOT BECAUSE KOZMOTIS WAS TRICKED INTO THINKING HIS DAUGHTER WAS HELD CAPTIVE BY FEARLINGS, AND DID NOT WANT TO BECOME ONE OF THEM. ))
^^^ THANK YOU. This was easy to understand and take in, and I wouldn’t have found a more clear solution myself. Kudos to you!
I’m bothered by how the outlet and plug don’t match
thats the point of the piece. she has insomnia so she cant “plug in” to sleeping.
this is fucking perfect holy fuck
He thought he was invincible
this stupid fucker almost got some one’s father killed because he was a pathetic loser
amazing have fun in jail you piece of shit
If he was fucking 8, then people would have shown forgiveness to him, since he would just be a child. BUT, this boy is 15, and while I was a little immature back when I was 15, at that age you got more than enough enough brain cells to understand that swatting is a horrible action to an another human being.
Reading the article, that he had a “brash” persona online, this kid tried to act all though… to people on the internet, that he’d never met in real life. It makes me question, if this kid even had a life outside of the internet, of if he locked himself up in front of the computer 24/7, only living in a fictional world, and in some sick and twisted way, lost his sensation of what is sane and insane to do to other people. No, I’m not blaming video games for this, just speculating to how anyone could possibly go this far, by calling a false report to the police, thinking that swatting is just a harmless “prank”. So no, I can understand why this boy is grieving, but I feel no sympathy whatsoever to him. It wouldn’t surprise me, if the fact that he’s crying is not because that he feels remorse for what he did, but rather the fact that he got caught, which is rather selfish.
As quoting the article: “Ignorance of consequence because of lack of thought absolves no one”, the Judge told Horner. “Thinking that your actions were only a prank did not make them only a prank.”