I do think objectively that elias has to be hot not because I'm particularly an elias fucker myself but because I cannot conceive of any scenario where jonah magnus goes body hopping shopping and doesn't pick a hot person. he has the whole selection on offer, and plenty of time to choose, he'd go for quality. I mean, wouldn't you?
THINKING ABOUT JONAH’S DEATH IN MAG 200
Yes I know I could let the villian suffer a bit and earn their redemption but! What if I let them be evil and also have a good time?
elias bouchard probably puts he/him in his official head of the magnus institute twitter bio like he doesnt commit hate crimes by putting all of his queer employees in the archive
So when I first listened to the Magnus Archives, I somehow missheard Jonah Magnus's name as Johana Magnus. And I legitimately thought from like a day or two that the Magnus Institute was founded by some women named Johana. And I didn't even question how on Earth would be a women in 1800's allowed to start an institute.
I get that Jonah Magnus became and avatar of The Beholding because he likes knowing things or whatever but consider this: Avatars are shown to also fear their own god to an extent. Jonah Magnus was a gay man in the 1800s, so it would make sense that he would fear being watched/seen.
Historians spend years debating about Jonah's relationships and sexuality and gender, meanwhile Elias is sitting in his office with a pair of tiny rainbow and trans flags on his desk :)
Peter and Elias dancing together but it's that complicated dance that was common during regency era because Jonah never bothered to learn any newer one and Peter didn't know how to dance at all before Elias thought him himself.
Young Gertrude Headcanons:
When Gertrude first started at The Magnus Institute, she was a lot like Sasha; whip-smart, nosy with curiosity, and cool in a paranormal crisis. They both watched the horrors which came through the Institute with intrigue, focused on solving the seemingly endless puzzles lurking within the statements.
Gertrude faced fear with the same kind of bright-eyed interest as a surgeon revealing the insides of a patient in the operating room. She wanted to see and know and understand the big picture.
Unlike Sasha, Gertrude lived long enough to become disillusioned with the mystery. Gertrude was marked by the fears, and her life was lived to the whims of Jonah Magnus and the Web.
She existed under the burden of horrible knowledge and a Godlike need to save the world as she knew it. All of her ambition and curiosity turned to survival. And she lost her ability to see anything at all except for fear and doom.
@nonbinaryeye and I bring you a comic in which Jonah Magnus get's a mustache!
Mordechai Lukas laughed only once in his life. This occurence became a hot topic for a solid week. He never stepped a foot in the society ever again.
Jonah decided (on his own, unrelated to this experience) that mustache perhaps does not suit him and "shaved" it.
Mmmm. Imagine Jonah waking at night, looking at Peter, and he sees Barnabas—not Mordechai—Barnabas. He sees someone he loves, someone who loves him, someone who is lonely, someone who he knows is going to die because of him.
And he kisses his forehead, just as he kissed Barnabas’s, and he pretends, for a little while, that it’s him.
I wonder if Jonah ever sat and wondered, truly wondered, what the future would be like beyond thinking of his plan. Did he think there might be flying cars one day or did he just think about which next body he would take or what his ritual might be like?
I’m sure he did, at some point, when he was young still, but when did that end? When did his passion for living truly fade away to this tunnel vision he has on his goals?
You are a record of fear, Jon. You are a living chronical of terror.
so presumably esp in the modern day jonah has some discrete/supernatural way of checking on/preventing this but
how much is his mental acumen tied to the state of his body? Like, if he took a host with a genetic predisposition to Alzheimer’s? Or, taking predictability and genetics out of it entirely, if he had a traumatic brain injury? Would he be effected by the state of his host’s head until he switched? Fine unless his actual OG Jonahbody was hurt? Somehow stick with him even after changing hosts, and now the head of the Institute just always very suspiciously has the same aphasia or something?
idk i just have a lot of thoughts about the way the connection between Jonah, Jonahbody, and host body could effect the constituent parts of the system. And the idea of “I Must Never Die” Magnus getting something as mundane, life-altering, and irreparable as a brain injury and having to deal with it even after switching bodies is. fascinating ground. Like what tf would he do?
Elias broke up with Peter at least once by performing unsettlingly accurate "All the Single Ladies" dance when the song randomly came up on the radio.