I have a confession: I’m in love with Captain Hook.

Not this Captain Hook:

Or this Captain Hook:

THIS Captain Hook:

Handsome, charming, suave, deadly. Yet there is something about him that makes him seem redeemable. He is single-minded in his vengeance, in his quest to kill the crocodile that not only took his hand but the life of the woman he loved. He is willing to (and has) killed to get him closer to his goal. Yet like most pirates, he does have a certain code of honor that he lives by, a line he won’t cross. The problem is, that line might be a little…fluid.

This Hook is the quintessential anti-hero. He does seem to lack the qualities we associate with a hero. He’s morally ambiguous, sneaky, and willing to kill an innocent if it gets him closer to his goal. Yet… Yet.

And there’s the attraction. He does have that line he won’t cross. And, frankly, if Rumpelstiltskin can be turned to good by loving and being loved, then why can’t Hook?

Have you been watching Once Upon a Time? What do you think of Killian Jones, aka Captain Hook?


Finn Evnissyen, the hero in HEART OF THE DEMON, was an anti-hero in SECRET OF THE WOLF. By the end of his story, though, he’s been redeemed. You can read all about his journey when HEART OF THE DEMON releases at the end of February. Buy the book at B&N, Amazon or other online retailer or find it at your local indie bookstore.

  1. Omg, yes~! Although, I am having serious problems with him right now because I’m a HUGE Rumple fangirl! I totally ship Hook with Emma though. Srs. It did seem like there was a line he wouldn’t cross and then Emma…Eyah. I would say that there was a line he didn’t cross in the most recent episode, but at the same time, I think if it would have made Rumple suffer more he would have crossed it.

    Okay, so I tried to do that without spoilers, so I hope that made sense. XD WHY ARE THEY MAKING US WAIT?!?!?! Damn you, Lost writers!

    • Danielle, I just find myself feeling sorry for Hook because he keeps getting his ass whipped–by Rumple, Regina, Emma and Cora in the fairy tale world, then by Belle and Rumple here. Hook is such a badass character on his own, I want him to be a better fighter, but then that won’t support the storyline! LOL I understand exactly what you were talking about and I agree. And I’m glad he didn’t cross that line, but I’m thinking he would have, because he was going to before and was stopped by Regina.

      • Oh, I dunno if I can be cool with Hook after everything. I mean, he’s just such a good villain! I love him for that, but so far, everything done, or been willing to do doesn’t really give him too much of a redeeming quality for me. I mean, at least Cora’s obviously insane. XD I do love that Hook is quite human though and very rational in his way of dealing with his “Crocodile.” So I like that realism about him. Beyond that, I have very little sympathy for him. Which is strange because I can almost always find something good, even about a villain. XD I’m prolly just a bad fangirl ’cause I do love Hook for the character that he is. Plus, the actor is hot. XD

        • I understand where you’re coming from. I keep thinking–if they’re trying to redeem Rumplestiltskin, has Hook really done anything worse than Rumple has? And, you’re right. The actor is hot. 😉

          • Well, eyah, but at least he’s been doing all of this for Bae. I mean, what parent wouldn’t do horrible things for their child in a misquided kinda way? Plus Rumple didn’t have too many scruples to begin with. He’s a coward alright, but he is trying to be less cowardly and then HOOK! GAH! Now Rumple might go down that path again, though I am THRILLED in the way he is handling the situation, a la, not killing Hook. XD

  2. I get what you’re saying, Danielle. To me, Hook’s journey started because of what Rumplestiltskin/The Dark One did to him–not the taking of his hand, but the taking of the life of his love. Granted, he’s been maniacally focused on revenge, which isn’t heroic, but it is understandable. I can’t help but want him to be redeemed, too, because his reason for revenge is motivated by his lost love.

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