Everyone, LOOK UNDERNEATH HIS EYES. Those are legit bags under his eyes.
Can you imagine how many sleepless nights Jack had for 300 years, wondering if he was ever going to get believers and be believed in, like those amazing Guardians? The poor kid must have had insomnia from the self-doubt, the fear, the anxiety of it all.
He’s at the Easter egg hunt and that really drives it home. He’s spent MiM-knows-how-many nights wondering if he was ever going to be worthy enough to be like those Guardians, and the effort has driven him to insomnia, when suddenly he’s accepted by them and it’s so wonderful…until he ruins it.
Those bags under his eyes? They stand for the endless nights of Jack’s inner battle, asking “Am I worthy?” And now as he looks at what he’s done, he sees that his worrying was for naught, because now he knows that he’ll never be worthy.
Did you hear that? That’s the sound of my heart shattering.
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((I used to always think that the bags under his eyes were a result of Jack being a result of the incredible trauma of falling under the ice, and really, the bags under his eyes do exist in the colonial scenes:
However, these are much, much less-intense than they are in the above image. In fact, in some shots, they’re practically nonexistent:
And if we compare these to Jack’s eyes when he was human:
There is some strain and tiredness there, but it’s not nearly as intense as the bags under Jack’s eyes in the above image.
What I think was going on with Jack’s eyes here, is that both the three-hundred years of loneliness and the trauma of a sudden death is what caused those bags. And what I think is the most interesting part, is the fact that even in his human life, Jack had tired eyes. It’s an insight into what he had going on during his human life. He probably did hard, grueling work, because it was the colonial world, and it was hard to grow up in.
It makes it a whole lot more significant that his center would be fun: because in his human life, he would have been just that exhausted—and he would need the fun to stay sane. But also because that spirit of fun in the face of backbreaking labor would just show how much of a fighter Jack really is.))
Someone finally made a post about it.