(warning...rape and sexual assault)
I watched Misfits season one and two in the wrong order, so my perspective on Simon...kinda went all over the place. In Series Two he's sort of set up to be the paragon of goodness...he's an Actual Hero and he saves people and dies for Alisha and stuff. But in Series One...he looks
up Kelly's skirt
when she's unconcious
. Comes very close to actually putting his hand up her skirt, too. (I believe he actually touches her leg, than gets scared and leaves). And he spies (invisibly) on the girls when they're getting changed...he goes right up to Alisha and sniffs her, and she has no way of knowing he's even there. Plus, well, he didn't exactly kill Sally (it was a strange combination of accident and self-defense) but he did keep her in a freezer and drop in every now and again to eat ice-cream with her corpse. Which I think we can agree is not healthy behaviour.( Read more... )
Now there is actually one defense for Simon's act of near-sexual assault, and that's this: It happened at a time when Curtis was messing with the timelines, so there's a chance it never happened at all. But it still demonstrates that Simon has that unpleasantness in him, and it doesn't excuse the other things he's done. I know lots of people like him- and yeah, in S2 and S3 he does do many good things and he does geniunely seem to love Alisha. (And she seems to love him back). Plus- he canonically has mental health issues, and it's good to see a main character on a superhero show who has them. (But that's a whole new can of worms, probably one I will open later). But it's like...he can be either a creepy weirdo (a popular character archetype, I know) or a loving boyfriend/superhero...but not both
. Not without making that transition properly. So...yeah. Also I wrote a fanfic
dealing with all this.