So Cassandra Jean has finished the complete Shadowhunter Tarot, so for the next … seventy-something days I’ll be posting a card a day (okay, maybe not every day — I tend to get distracted!) in order, from the first card to the last. Some will be under spoiler cuts; some you’ll have seen before — I’ll explain why each character has the card they have.
Valentine takes the Devil cup because, well, who else really. He is always comparing himself to Milton’s Satan, his last name is Morgenstern (which means morning star, as in How are you fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how are you cut down to the ground, who did weaken the nations!) his motto is non serviam, etc and so on.
I like that Cassandra Jean has incorporated both the Mortal Cup and the chains that bind Valentine, because he really was always something of a reluctant embracer of evil. More a “ends justify the means” guy than the “burn down the world” villain Sebastian is.