Ah, I had this little Bedelia/Mischa epiphany with some help from a reply. I was saying how cool it would be if Lecter sees Mischa in a similar way that Will sees the stag. A sort of surreal dream state/hallucination, but one he is entirely comfortable with and actually wants to occur. I said it would be awesome if that hallucination was Mischa as if she had lived, so she would be little over 40, blonde, wearing light colours/white.
And then someone said they thought I was describing Bedelia and not Mischa.
Now of course, this raises a few things.
Firstly, Abigail Hobbs is supposed to be the Mischa surrogate, not Bedelia.
Secondly, if Bedelia is to be his love interest, this is entirely sick.
Thirdly, this is my favourite, Fuller created a character for Hannibal to be infatuated with (I believe he is anyway) who is like his sister, or is like what some people (myself) would imagine Mischa to be like if she had survived, accidentally, and this means Fuller is far deeper in the head of Hannibal Lecter than some may have considered. Which is AWESOME.
No, to your other question.
Bedelia isn’t like Hannibal, Hannibal is like Bedelia. I think he modelled himself on her. His style of psychiatry was learnt from her. Because he didn’t know how to do it.
Here is that dependency, he can’t appear human without seeing her every week. So he can’t stop being her patient. This is where the infatuation begins. That is why he likes her so much.
Thank you, I do hope I was able to answer your question.
Here is the original “BEDELIA IS MISCHA AHHHHH” post.
Anonymous asked : So do you think Bedelia reminds Hannibal of Mischa? I thought he liked her because she reminded him of himself, but that post you wrote earlier made me wonder? Why do you think he likes her so much?