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I think there is the potential for her to be aided by those in Brethil after escaping from Celegorm and Curufin. To go from seeing the cruelty of the people she is from to gaining aid from the people she is binding herself to could be an interesting note. But I agree, it could complicate the story. As we are doing the Beren and Luthien story in a single season we don’t have as many of those moments to breathe so quicker plot progression takes precedentAccording to the book, Luthien is intercepted by Celegorm, Curufin, and Huan on the western eaves of Doriath and taken from there to Nargothrond. Of course this could be moved to Brethil if we wanted to but I'm not sure how much Luthien would want to make a pit stop in Brethil to talk to Emeldir if her intent is to go to Tol-in-Gaurhoth asap.
Yes, thats why I wasn’t as bothered by our scripts as I know we are trying to build a show that gives our characters the chance to shine in the own ways. And even if a character would be happy for a certain role/epithet etc in their own context we do need explore that decision careful due to a modern audience. But if you build the culture completely, warts and all, you can do that exploring.I was pretty sure you were referring to the story as written by Tolkien. And while the way that Emeldir is described in the text might seem problematic if it were happening in modern context, in the context of the culture of which she is a part, it likely merely describes the reality of how she is viewed. A woman in a pre-modern culture might even take pride in the epithet "man-hearted". We have taken great care to show both male and female characters exhibiting strength in ways that are both stereotypically masculine and feminine. Sometimes the same character shows both qualities. I'm not sure that we need to shy away from the idea that a culture like the Beorians might call a woman who is unusually tough and brave "man-hearted".
That said, the term has not shown itself in this script thus far.