gloomyprincess:

Can you type Elena and Stefan from The Vampire Diaries please?

I’m going to answer this one publicly as well because I received an ask for Elena once before, so I’m just gonna put this all out there. I’ll start by saying that I’ve always planned on typing them. The problem is (and this might be a controversial statement), I don’t think they’re very well-written. Elena more so than Stefan. I actually did a post (entitled “Main Character Syndrome”) that you can search for if you’re interested. In it, I wrote about Elena and why I believe she’s so difficult to type. Her character is inconsistent, and I feel that many typings for only account for a certain part of her personality, while neglecting other aspects of who she is in order to make the type fit. I use the word “personality” loosely, because I believe the writers were very lazy with her, defining her more by the things that happen to her than who she actually is as a person. She always felt more like a prop to me than an actual character. I’m quite certain she has high Si, though. 

As for Stefan, I think he’s an ISFJ, but I’ve also toyed with the possibility of him being an INFP stuck in a loop (there isn’t a lot of Ne there). I find the other characters to be much more clearly defined, but Stefan and Elena’s personalities sort of change to service whatever storyline the writers throw at us. 

I’m sorry I couldn’t be more helpful. I just don’t like to declare a character a certain type unless I’m certain. I’ll try to re-watch some episodes and see if I have an epiphany, though. 

gloomyprincess:

What’s your MBTI type, full tritype, and are you male or female?

I normally respond to my asks privately, but it didn’t occur to me until I received this question that I’ve never actually posted my type, so I thought it would be worth answering publicly (just in case anyone else is curious). I’m female and my type is ENTP 7w6 4w3 8w7 Sx/So. Thanks for asking! 

One Tree Hill: Brooke Davis [ESFP]

funkymbtifiction:

UNOFFICIAL TYPING BY: sheylanova

Extroverted Sensing (Se): “It’s the good girls who keep diaries. The bad girls never have the time. Me? I just wanna live a life I’m gonna remember, even if I don’t write it down.” Brooke leaps into everything she does, and (particularly earlier in the series) does not give much thought to how her decisions will impact herself and others down the road. She lives very much in the present without giving much thought to the consequences of her actions. She begins a sexual relationship with her teacher, makes a sex tape with her best friend’s ex-boyfriend (albeit, under the influence of alcohol), and uses her sexuality to convince a medical student to give her pain medication, which she takes more of than instructed. She takes Peyton to a college party, where Peyton is drugged and nearly raped, and Brooke comes to her rescue. While she is feeling down about Lucas, Brooke attempts to numb the pain by sleeping with Chris Keller. She knows how to get people to loosen up and enjoy living in the moment. She manages to get Lucas to have fun and get out of his head. On their first date, she takes him to a bar and he ends up getting a tattoo. Brooke has a deep appreciation for the finer things in life. She’s attracted to luxury and clings to her position as the popular cheerleader. Though she does a lot of maturing throughout the series, she does always retain a passion for beauty and extravagance. Brooke is interested in things that are tangible, whether that’s pursuing guys, shopping, or going to parties. She expresses herself through her clothing and is so interested in fashion that she launches her clothing empire as a high school student. “If you had a friend that you knew you’d never see again, what would you say? If you could do one last thing for someone you love, what would it be? Say it. Do it. Don’t wait. Nothing lasts forever.” This line encapsulates almost all of Brooke’s functions and really creates a clear picture of how her Se, Fi, and Te work together.

Introverted Feeling (Fi): Brooke begins the show as a stereotype. She’s rich, she’s a party girl, and she’s a cheerleader, but as the show progresses, Brooke’s desires to be loved and appreciated for the person she is, and not just what people see on the surface, becomes one of her defining traits. She begins to believe in herself, she grows, she “stops letting boys define her,” and sees her own potential and worth. Brooke feels intensely. She keeps a diary, which she uses to express the way her parents made her feel unloved. Oftentimes, her relatively strong Te allows her to bring her Fi ideals to life. She organizes a safe ride program in high school called DWNotI to prevent students from driving drunk. When she finds out that Felix spray-painted “DYKE” on Peyton’s locker, she immediately ends their relationship and gives him a piece of her mind. She launches her “0 Is Not A Size” campaign through her fashion line in order to help women feel comfortable in their own skin. She stands up for those who don’t have a voice and reaches out to people when she feels she can make a difference. Brooke is so deeply afraid of being hurt that she establishes strict Friends with Benefits, no strings attached policies in her relationships. When Peyton is criticizing Haley for leaving Nathan, Brooke defends her, saying “Maybe she just got scared of needing somebody too much.” Brooke writes 82 letters to Lucas over the summer, but doesn’t send them out of fear of getting her heart broken. During the school shooting, Brooke puts on a brave face, but slips out to cry alone and let herself feel. She is very much aware of her own emotions, but doesn’t always vocalize them until it becomes absolutely necessary.

Extroverted Thinking (Te): Brooke is enterprising and entrepreneurial, as previously noted in her establishment of DWnotI. She knows how to put people to work and organize individuals to achieve a common goal. After launching her Clothes Over Bros website, such an overwhelming number of orders were placed that she realizes she needs help creating enough clothing to send to her customers. She ran an entire workshop out of her apartment, delegating tasks (and becoming quite bossy and authoritarian in the process) in order to get the job done. She runs a successful campaign to become Student Body president and uses her new platform to create positive change at Tree Hill High. She organizes an entire Fantasy Boy Draft just to keep Lucas away from Rachel and to keep her cheerleading squad from imploding. Brooke tells it like it is and does not hold back. She knows how to put people in their place and does not mind hurting other people’s feelings with her brutal take downs.

Introverted Intuition (Ni): While Brooke doesn’t allow herself to worry too much about the future, she does get sporadic insights into it, which she usually uses to her advantage. Brooke can be extremely manipulative and, at times, knows exactly how certain actions will cause a domino effect. In the beginning of the show, she utilizers her bursts of intuition to mess with other people’s heads and gets them to do and say things that push them outside of their comfort zone. When she has to choose between leading her squad to victory at a cheerleading competition or presenting her designs at Rogue Vogue in New York, she chooses the competition. When Haley asks her about it, Brooke says, “I have the rest of my life for that stuff. Not so much to be seventeen with my friends.” She believes that things will work out the way they are supposed to and trusts that she will get to where she needs to be one way or another.

So, I’ve always wanted to do a typing for Brooke Davis, but I had already done one for Funky MBTI before I started my own blog. I reblogged it here because I didn’t want to plagiarize myself, but I just went to search for it and it had mysteriously vanished, so I’m re-reblogging it. I’m also adding her enneagram: 3w2 7w8 8w7 Sx/So

Main Character Syndrome & MBTI

I’ve been thinking a lot about why certain characters can seem impossible to type. Sometimes, it can be really difficult to type a character when the writers haven’t really taken the time to give them a concrete personality. I notice that this seems to happen a lot with main characters specifically, which seems ludicrous, doesn’t it? I mean, if we’re watching a show, we’re supposed to root for the main character. We should feel as though we have a sense of who they are. However, many main characters are very poorly written. They’re defined in terms of what happens to them. We know them by their situation and their story. But their story isn’t who they are. Often, I find that their cognition will change in order to suit a storyline, which seems to happen less with supporting characters. Supporting characters tend to be very solid in terms of cognition, while main characters are all over the place and contradictory. I find it frustrating because it’s lazy.

I am starting to believe that certain characters can’t be typed. If you can see arguments for nearly every function in a character, then sure, you can try to narrow down which ones they use most frequently and pull a type out of that, but in the next episode, you’ll probably doubt yourself or change your mind. If you find yourself in this situation, it’s probably not you. It’s likely more of a reflection of the author/screenwriter than it is of your typing abilities. I’m going to run down some specific examples of this problem off the top of my head.

Elena Gilbert: Man, Elena is rough. I’ve seen her typed as an ISFJ, INFP, ISTJ, INFJ, etc. The only thing people seem to agree on is that she leads with an introverted function. I would have to agree with that. I will say that I see more Si/Ne than Ni/Se. However, she’s extremely damaged, which may make it more difficult to type her. If you look at her life prior to losing her parents, she seemed very different, so how much of what we see is her true self and not muddied by all of the tragedy in her life? Elena is so inconsistent. She’s a giant ball of contradictions. I think a lot of people stereotype her, and, I can’t say that I fully blame them for that because there’s not a lot else to really go on. I can make arguments for both Fi and Fe, but if I were being forced to make a call one way or the other, I would probably go with Fi. Where Fi is in her functional stack… I really couldn’t say at this point in time.

In the six seasons that Elena was on the show, she really wasn’t developed very well at all. It seems that the writers relied too heavily on what other people do to her and what happens to her and not enough on defining who she is. She’s probably the best example of “Main Character Syndrome” that I can think of. She lost her parents. She’s a piece of meat in an alley and the Salvatore brothers are a couple of stray dogs. She’s a doppelgänger. Elena is a Mary Sue. I was never really able to root for her because, after six years, I honestly never really felt like I knew anything about her other than those facts. She’ll do anything to protect the people she cares about, but that’s not really a defining trait. As a matter of fact, that’s probably true of most people. She prioritizes the people who are close to her over strangers or people she doesn’t know very well. It’s hard to analyze her character and pull a personality type out of it when she’s just kind of all over the place.

Lucas Scott: Lucas is usually typed as an NF, most often INFJ or INFP. I’ve watched all of One Tree Hill more times than I can count over the years and I still find myself wavering on whether Lucas uses Fi or Fe. He can appear to use both functions at different times. He sometimes clings to his moral judgments and can become extremely critical of those who fail to measure up, but he is also good at articulating his feelings and giving speeches about them, and has ideas about the way things “should” be. I think that I see more Fi in him than Fe. I have a theory that when he appears to use Fe, it’s actually Fi. Lucas has strong ideas about the kind of person he is (or wants to be), and because he sees himself a certain way, he can take on some stereotypical Fe traits. Lucas cares about people and, for him, it is important to express that to them. I don’t think he expresses himself because he feels that’s the appropriate thing to do. I think he does it because that’s the sort of person he wants to be. It’s not really for other people’s sake, it’s for him. He wants to live up to his own personal ideals. However, when I try to look for the Te, there is virtually none in him. Honestly, I see a stronger case for Ti in him than Te. But, he obviously can’t be both Fi and Ti. Maybe I’m wrong. Maybe his morality isn’t decided internally. It’s really difficult for me to decide one way or another. As I’m writing this, I’m thinking of certain instances and going, “Oh, you know, maybe he is Fe after all.” I can’t make a call either way with any real certainty, so for now, I won’t.

Now… is he Ne-Si or Se-Ni? This is an even bigger struggle for me to lock down than Fi-Te/Fe-Ti. Lucas has an appreciation of symbolism and he’s extremely insightful. He can see people for who they are and has inherent understandings about things. I don’t really see Ne in him but I do see Ni. I can see a case for inferior Se in him, but is he really Ni-dom? And, if he were Ni-dom, he would have to be an INFJ, and I’m not ready to label him Fe just yet. He’s definitely not an INTJ. If he uses Te at all (which is a big “if” for me), then it would be low in his stack. I can’t come up with a single function that he absolutely, undoubtedly uses.

Aria Montgomery: Beyond being an Fi-dom, what other functions does Aria really use? There really isn’t enough evidence to support Se, Ne, Si, or Ni. She’s defined by her relationship with Ezra, but her personality is pretty bland. She’s “artsy.” I’ve seen people use her interest in writing and photography as support for both Ne and Se, which is weak and stereotypical. She makes stupid short-sighted decisions sometimes, like having an affair with her teacher, but I don’t feel like that’s evidence of Se. I’m sure you can find Ne users who have, or would be willing to have a sexual relationship with a teacher. Doesn’t mean they’re not Ne. A repeated argument I see to “support” INFP is her love of old movies as though no Se in the world enjoys older films. All of the reasonings I’ve seen have been extremely superficial and weak. I believe this to be a result of people desperately trying to fit her somewhere, when, in reality, she is just a poorly written character. Spencer, Hanna, Emily, and Alison are all reasonably fleshed out characters. I’ve never seen Hanna typed anything other than ESFP. Spencer is mostly typed ENTJ, but I have seen the occasional ESTJ, but the general consensus does seem to be ENTJ. I’ve never seen Emily typed as anything but ISFJ. I’ve never seen Alison typed as anything other than ENFJ. This isn’t because everyone jumps on the same bandwagon. It’s because there’s evidence and consistency. Aria, on the other hand, is defined in terms of her relationships and what happens to her. Is there really more to her than that?

Dawson Leery: Sort of like a less tolerable late ’90s Lucas Scott. I see him typed as INFJ or INFP, just like Lucas. I can’t justify him being Ni-dom, though. I lean towards INFP for him because he has that strong moral code and a tendency to chastise anyone who violates it. He can be so judgmental with people when they make decisions he disagrees with. Dawson sees a lot of things as black and white. He can also be pretty selfish with his emotions. And I can see a stronger case for inferior Te than inferior Se. If someone were to ask me what type I think he is, I would probably instinctively say INFP, but if I were asked to explain why, in any kind of detail, I would probably be at a loss.

Sam and Dean Winchester: Ugh, Sam and Dean. I love them to death, but they give me such a headache when it comes to MBTI. I’ve mostly seen Sam typed INFJ, INTJ, and INTP. I definitely think that he’s a Fe-user, and I don’t think it’s inferior, so I’m more inclined to subscribe to the INFJ typing, but I’m still trying to gather enough evidence to actually do a post for him. A lot of people think he’s Fi because he carves out an individual identity from his family away from hunting, but I don’t think that argument is strong enough. Fe-users are capable of doing that. Leaving home and carving out a new life for himself could stem from Ni instead of Fi. Though, there are also times I think he might use Si instead of Ni. All of the “evidence” I’ve seen in the various typings for him that I’ve read seem flimsy and like they’re really just trying to make something fit him, so as of right now, I don’t really know anything for sure when it comes to Sam. My opinion varies episode to episode.

I see Dean mostly typed as ESTJ, ESTP, and the most ridiculous one in my opinion, ESFJ. I believe that he’s definitely Fi/Te, so I don’t think that he’s an ESTP and definitely not an ESFJ, but I’m not completely sold on him as a Te-dom, either. I’ve always been mostly torn between ESTJ and ESFP for him. I think a big problem with the Winchesters is that Supernatural has been on the air for so long that their personalities seem to go through a lot of changes over the years. Maybe it has to do with different writers coming on, I’m not really sure. They’ve also been through a lot and are far from healthy, which makes things pretty difficult as well.

Klaus Mikaelson: ENTJ or ESFP? Most days, I will declare Klaus an ESFP with absolute certainty, but every now and then I find myself watching an episode of The Originals (or an old episode of The Vampire Diaries) and second guess myself. My problem with him is that I see more of a case for dominant Se than dominant Te… but I notice more signs of inferior Fi in him than inferior Ni. I’m going to have to launch a massive character study to determine his type once and for all because he drives me crazy.

Ted Mosby: I sometimes see him typed as an INFJ, but the main argument in those typings seems to be his long-term goal of getting married, as though that can’t also be true of a Si-dom. Does his goal come from doing what is traditional and expected of him (Si) or because that is simply the vision he has for his life (Ni)? What is his motivation? There are sometimes cases to be made for inferior Se in him, though. I’m actually pretty evenly split on Ted. Let’s take the story that he’s telling his kids. Very detail-oriented. Very specific, vivid memories (which he sometimes tends to remember subjectively rather than objectively). However, he sees how all of these memories are connected to build a larger, overall picture and has a strong concept of symbolism. He’s future-focused and has a clear visual of the life he wants for himself, yet he is also hung up on the past and tends to hold onto old relationships instead of moving forward (Karen, Victoria, Robin). He even keeps all of the stuff he has received in his past relationships in his apartment because they remind him of specific experiences. He’s both a realist and an idealist. He’s grounded and his head is in the clouds. Past-focused and future-oriented. Out of every character I’ve had to decide between Si and Ni for, Ted probably gives me the most trouble.

I’m currently rewatching episodes of One Tree Hill and Pretty Little Liars in order to definitively type Lucas and Aria. After that, I’m going to try to tackle Elena and Klaus… and then the Winchesters. Ted will probably come sometime after that. Dawson is probably going to take a while, because while I loved Dawson’s Creek, I don’t know if rewatching the series is actually worth sitting through Dawson himself. I consider him to be one of the most insufferable television characters in history, so, while I find the show entertaining and I like the other characters, I always have a heavy feeling when I consider watching it again because he just annoys me to no end.

Petyr “Littlefinger” Baelish (Game of Thrones): INTJ


Dominant Introverted Intuition [Ni]: “Every time I’m faced with a decision I close my eyes and see the same picture. Whenever I consider an action I ask myself, “Will this action help to make this picture a reality? Pull it out of my mind and into the world?” And I only act if the answer is yes. A picture of me on the Iron Throne and you by my side. It doesn’t really get more INTJ than that, folks. All of his functions are right there in this one quote that perfectly sums up his cognition. Though Littlefinger pretty much did my job for me, I’ll continue just for the hell of it. Littlefinger is a master manipulator. He has a keen awareness of exactly what steps he needs to take to achieve his desired result. He’s capable of thinking many steps ahead of the game and is always playing an angle. Westeros is his own personal chessboard and everyone he comes into contact with is just another pawn. He instinctively knows how to move people around the board to get favorable results. He’s responsible for masterminding a number of major events. Littlefinger is an abstract thinker, with a deep understanding of symbolism and metaphor.

Auxiliary Extroverted Thinking [Te]: Because he’s able to determine exactly how to get what he wants in every situation, Littlefinger is never without a plan. Nothing Littlefinger does is without a reason. His mind is always on the big picture and every single move he makes is in service of his overall vision. He knows how to harness and exploit resources and how to get others to do his bidding, sometimes without them even being aware that they’re doing so. He has a variety of tactics that he employs to get people to serve his greater purpose. He has an understanding of how the world works and knows how to use that knowledge to his advantage.

Tertiary Introverted Feeling [Fi]: Although Littlefinger leads with his head and often appears unemotional, he does love Catelyn. While he can have strong feelings, they don’t typically impair his judgment. He has a fondness for Sansa, but sees how she can be useful to him above all else. Littlefinger isn’t usually forthcoming with his feelings. He doesn’t really care who he has to sell out or use as a stepping stone to achieve his goals. There’s probably nobody he wouldn’t sacrifice if doing so allowed him to get ahead. He doesn’t share much with others because he wants to keep everybody uncertain, so that they can never predict what he will do next or what his endgame is.

Inferior Extroverted Sensing [Se]: Littlefinger is good at paying attention to what’s going on and using his observations to advance his personal agenda. He’s so focused on the future and the things he wants to accomplish that he doesn’t really live in the momen. Littlefinger understands that people enjoy sensual pleasures and profits off of this by providing them with what they desire (Te-Se). He clearly has a taste for comfort and all of the finer things in life, which plays a part in his quest for power. He realizes that his strength isn’t physical and he accepts that. Instead, he uses his mind and his intuition as his weapons.

Enneagram: 3w2 (Tritype: 358)

Quotes:

Littlefinger: Chaos isn’t a pit. Chaos is a ladder. Many who try to climb it fail and never get to try again. The fall breaks them. And some, are given a chance to climb. They refuse, they cling to the realm, or the gods, or love. Illusions. Only the ladder is real. The climb is all there is.

Littlefinger: Always keep your foes confused. If they are never certain who you are or what you want, they cannot know what you are like to do next. Sometimes the best way to baffle them is to make moves that have no purpose, or even seem to work against you. Remember that, Sansa, when you come to play the game.

Littlefinger: You know what I learnt losing that duel? I learnt that I’ll never win. Not that way. That’s their game, their rules. I’m not going to fight them, I’m going to fuck them. That’s what I know, that’s what I am, and only by admitting what we are can we get what we want.

Littlefinger: Which is more dangerous, the dagger brandished by an enemy, or the hidden one pressed to your back by someone you never even see?

Littlefinger: Gold wins wars, not soldiers.

Belle French (Once Upon a Time): INFP


Dominant Introverted Feeling [Fi]: Even though her family is against it, Belle is in love with Rumple, and she doesn’t care what anyone has to say about it. Belle does what’s right for her. She doesn’t let other people influence her choices. Belle is very caring, compassionate, warm, and kind because that is the type of person she wants to be. She cherishes integrity and individual experience. She goes above and beyond for the people she loves, and will stop at nothing to protect her son. It is important to Belle that Rumple makes an effort to be a good man and not give into his darker urges, because she values kindness and selflessness, and gets very upset when he fails to live up to her moral expectations, which leads to many of their fights. Belle wants to be a noble hero, and sometimes pushes her personal values on other people (mainly Rumple).

Auxiliary Extroverted Intuition [Ne]: Belle has an adventurous spirit and enjoys thinking of possibilities. She sees Rumple for the man he could be. She knows that if he tries, he can be a good man, and she sees him for this, as opposed to who he actually is. She doesn’t want the life her father wants for her and rebels against his wishes. She enjoys reading and soaks up different stories. She likes tales of adventure and heroism, which might contribute to her valuing these traits in real people (Fi-Ne). She has a curious mind and likes to explore, even when doing so puts her at risk of getting into trouble (such as when she wanders Rumple’s castle). Though Belle adheres to a strict moral code, she is willing to give people the benefit of the doubt and second chances, because she sees their potential and wants to see the good in everyone. Belle tends to see what could be instead of what is.

Tertiary Introverted Sensing [Si]: The past is important to Belle. Because the chipped cup is a symbol of their romance, it means a lot to her (Ne-Si). She enjoys reminiscing about things or events that have brought her joy, such as her happier times with Rumple, or rereading her favorite book over and over. Belle is good at recalling information that she’s read in books, and can reference it when her knowledge might be useful in present situations. No matter what Rumple does, or how many times he hurts her, she always takes him back. She continues to believe that he can change and refuses to let go of the relationship (Fi-Si).

Inferior Extroverted Thinking [Te]: It’s difficult for Belle to make decisions purely based on logic. How she feels is more important to her than the facts of the situation. She follows her heart first and foremost. Belle doesn’t really like conflict, but when she’s had enough, or her Fi ideals are violated, she can put somebody in their place in a blunt, concise manner. Her moralistic Fi can sometimes be in conflict with her inferior objective Te, because it’s hard for her to put her personal feelings aside to do what needs to be done. However, every now and then she allows her inferior function to take the reigns, such as when she exiled Rumple from Storybrooke, or allowed Rumple to do what he thought was best in order to protect Gideon.

Enneagram: 9w1 So/Sx (likely 927 tritype)

Quotes:

Gaston: Her Handsome Hero… Interesting. Wouldn’t have picked you for a fan of cheap romance.
Belle: No! No. This is not like that. This book is about compassion and forgiveness… the things that truly make a hero.

Belle: You’re a coward, Rumplestiltskin. And no matter how thick you make your skin, that doesn’t change.
Rumplestiltskin: I’m not a coward, dearie. It’s quite simple, really… my power means more to me than you.
Belle: No. No, it doesn’t. You just don’t think I can love you. Now you’ve made your choice. And you’re going to regret it. Forever. And all you have… is an empty heart. And a chipped cup.

Belle: Rumplestiltskin, this thing we have, it’s…it’s never been easy. I’ve… I’ve lost you so many times. I’ve lost you to darkness, to weakness, and finally, to death. But now I realize… I realize that I have not spent my life losing you. I’ve spent my life finding you.
Mr. Gold: Belle, when we met, I wasn’t just unloved and unloving. I was an enemy of love. Love only brought me pain. My walls were up. But you brought them down. You brought me home. You brought life into my life and chased away all the darkness. And I vow to you I will never forget the distance between what I was and what I am. I owe more to you than I can ever say. How you can see the man behind the monster I will never know.
Belle: But that monster is gone. And the man beneath him may be flawed, but we all are. And I love you for it. Sometimes the best book has the dustiest jacket. And sometimes the best teacup is chipped.

Belle: You’re in love.
Bossy: That’s impossible. Dwarves can’t fall in love.
Belle: Trust me. I know love, and you’re in it.
Dreamy: What’s it like?
Belle: It’s the most wonderful and amazing thing in the world. Love is hope. It fuels our dreams, and if you’re in it, you need to enjoy it because love doesn’t always last forever.

Mr. Gold: When we met, I told you I was a difficult man to love. But more than that, I think I think I’m a man no one can love. But this son… With him, I can start over. Maybe he can love me.
Belle: Not like this. Don’t give up, Rumple. I never wanted you to be perfect. I just wanted you to try.
Mr. Gold: I have. And look what’s happened. I’ve only ever pushed you away. Now, uh, I… I’m afraid all I really have is this. Magic.
Belle: And it may get you your son. But you know there’s a price. You won’t just push me away again. You’ll lose me forever. Is that a price that you’re willing to pay?

Neal: You think there’s magic in here?
Belle: No. Something better than magic… Books. Books on history, witchcraft, and hopefully some on the Dark One, too.
Neal: Where do we start?
Belle: One shelf at a time.

Belle: You know why the library is the tallest building in Storybrooke?
Hook: Because it’s under a clocktower…?
Belle: No. Because it has the most stories.
Hook: Right…

Belle: You know, ever since it happened, I… I haven’t been able to stop thinking about Rumple’s sacrifice. I mean, how he died to save everyone in Storybrooke.
Neal: You know that wasn’t it. He died to save us… His family.
Belle: At least he died a hero.
Neal: Were you surprised he had it in him?
Belle: Of course not. W… Were you?