I just read that The Originals need a stronger female lead. How is Hayley not a strong female lead? She’s leading a pack, carrying a baby and slamming bitches against a wall. She’s no Buffy Summers but she’s sure as hell a strong female lead.
Jackson is the leader of the…
First of all, Hayley is a natural born leader and she’s helping and sticking with her pack. I never said being pregnant makes someone strong, I was SIMPLY pointing out that she is able to stick her ground and take care of herself and others while in her condition and she’s nothing like a Teen Mom because she’s not a teenager, she’s a grown woman and not living in her parents home, she’s independent.
We’ll just have to agree to disagree because I don’t see Hayley having leadership qualities.
She’s also not really independent. She had no way of supporting herself and her child. She had no job and no income (at least on TVD Matt & Jeremy work at the Mystic Grill and make some money to buy food and support themselves, Cami works as a bartender so she has money coming in to pay her rent and buy food) so she’s not self-sufficient. She was living off Klaus and Elijah for most of the show so far (living in their house, they were getting her food and so forth) and now she’s shacked up with the other werewolves out in the bayou. She’s not financially stable so she wouldn’t be able to take care of her child without the help of others. How would she be able to buy clothing, diapers, baby formula/food without them? She has no income whatsoever and she’s not a vampire so she can’t just go around compelling people for free stuff - Elijah & Klaus have been doing that for her.
Well if this bothers you so much and you feel the need to write an essay on why she isn’t a good enough female lead then feel free to move onto another tv show, perhaps one that meets all your standards.
I’ll continue to watch the show because I’ve invested too much time in it (and TVD) to stop watching it now. I normally have a hard time giving up shows and watch until the bitter end even when they don’t turn out like I wanted them to or start going downhill just because I want to see how things turn out.
I don’t think Elena is a good female lead either and yet I continue to watch TVD because I really think there’s only one more year in it and I want to see how it turns out.
I actually find Hayley much more tolerable when she’s just hanging out with the other werewolves and being part of the group. I think that works for her character a lot better than trying to put her into a leadership role. All the characters (even the ones I like) have flaws. I could make a long list of all the flaws that Klaus, Elijah, and Marcel have as well.
Marcel is very charismatic and I can see why he was able to convince others to follow him. Father Kieran has a strong sense of doing the right thing by the people and I can see why the humans would have chosen him to represent them and I can see why some of the vampires respected him. With Hayley I just don’t see any leadership qualities (most of the characters aren’t really natural born leaders) and I see no reason why the werewolves would chose to follow her over Jackson (who’s been the leader of the werewolves and still is I think).
Marcel is really charismatic and is really good with words and inspiring people to follow him (even though he’s not morally better than anyone else and is the most power-hungry character on the show). Klaus on the other hand gives horrible speeches and is abysmal at inspiring people to follow him, he lacks the charisma that Marcel has.
I don’t know why you folks are arguing. We all know who the REAL female lead is going to be.