Ugly caption going here but I just really wanted to gif these because of their expressions. Jack’s of surprise, pain, and almost yearning, before remembering that Pitch was the one who just made the Guardians think he betrayed them and should very well want to hurt him. Then Pitch’s of rejection and the unexpectedness of the bit of hurt that it caused, before remembering that he’s the bad guy who shouldn’t need anybody in the first place. The facial expressions in this movie are just so beautifully done and insightful to what the characters are feeling.
Look how Pitch’s face just completely morphs from rejected and lonely into an unforgiving look of anger and evil.
There’s even a tiny hesitation before the emotion completely switches, like it’s finally dawning on him that there are no other people like him, and there never will be, and he’s going to be alone in his intentions for the rest of his life.
It’s like he just gave up on the dregs of his humanity and went back to being what he knew he could rely on, what he’s always known, and all he thinks he’ll ever be. It’s the easiest route for him, because presenting his actual emotions to himself is the horrible alternative, and one he won’t risk taking.
This poor soul.