Alright it’s time to break this down.
First gif: Really for the first time since the prologue, Merida is genuinely scared. But now her horror is more meaningful because we’ve come to know Merida as a fearless, rebellious lass! In this instance Mor’du is on top of her and she is just seconds away from death. She is vulnerable and she can’t do anything now. At this moment we see her in state where she can not put on a brave face as she has been able to do prior.
Second gif: Seriously guys. Elinor is tied down by dozens of men and wasn’t able to escape. But as soon as she saw her daughter in danger, that quick look of utter horror comes across her face before it’s replaced with that fierce, furious roar and snarl. With all the energy she can muster, Elinor just friggin rips those ropes off herself and springs into immediate action. All that matters is her daughter.
Last gif: ELINOR FRIGGIN ATTACKS MOR’DU. THE DEMON BEAR. THE. DEMON. BEAR. Look at that thing!! But no one is safe from a mother’s love for their baby—and Mor’du is no exception. And really, you can see right before Elinor hits him that Mor’du is going to lunge right down at Merida. Any later and Merida would have been Mor’du’s prey. However, Elinor is able to defeat the evil bear and save him from…well…himself.
I could write several essays about this scene alone.
Reblog and like, follow back and fangirl. Scroll again and by then it’s, like, 3:45 am…
Eric didn’t sing.
She’s soooo beautiful, my grandmas dressing as her for Halloween, I’m being Merida!
It’s mah mother! She looks so different from now, when was this painted?