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Old 11-07-2018, 12:09 PM
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The Bodyguard [D| H] #8: "He was left to die chained to a standpipe in the basement of a squalid brothel in Nairobi. Branded. Burned. Barely alive."


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Dembe Zuma | Hisham Tawfiq
e i g t h • a p p r e c i a t i o n • t h r e a d






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Dembe Zuma is former freedom fighter from South Sudan. He was born the youngest son of Samwel Zuma. When Dembe's father reported a number of low-ranking operatives of a poaching organization to the authorities, the cartel killed Dembe's father, mother and siblings and sold him to human traffickers. He spent eight years in the world of human trafficking and was enslaved until the age of 14, when Reddington found him half-dead and chained to a pipe in the basement of a brothel in Nairobi. Reddington took care of him, nursed him back to health and made sure he got an education. Dembe eventually got a Bachelor's degree in English Literature, learned to speak four languages fluently and learned six others well enough to get by. Dembe has a daughter, Isabella and a granddaughter.






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"Dembe's timing is impeccable. His most deadly attribute is patience."



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"I have three people in my life. My daughter, my granddaughter, and Raymond."



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"I know what it feels like to be seen as less than human, a thing transported for money."






"You know, twenty nine years ago, in Sierra Leone, there was a farmer named Samwel Zuma, who had the audacity to identify several low level Mombasa operatives to local authorities. The cartel massacred the entire family. All but the youngest son; he was sold to a local ring of flesh peddlers. The majority of children in those circumstances don’t last longer than nine months. He survived eight years. He was fourteen when I found him. Too old, too tall, too angry and dangerous to be of any further value. He was left to die, chained to a standpipe in a squalored brothel in Nairobi. Branded, barely alive, so I took him. Made him well, saw to his education; he graduated university with a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature. He speaks four languages fluently and can get by on half a dozen more.
He is splendid. His name is Dembe. Dembe Zuma."
Raymond Reddington | Episode 2x06





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"God only gives you burdens you can carry."
"Whatever happens, we do it together."


the reasons
Because even though he barely speaks we love him so much.
Because he will be a series regular in s3!
Because he conveys so much emotion without speaking a word.
Because he knows when to tell Red how it is.
Because he likes ice cream when he gets the munchies.
Because he puts the safety and needs of others before his own.
Because he is a badass whether he's in action or standing still
Because he's loyal to Red.
Because he will protect Red at all cost.
Because he is brave and can be threatening when he needs to be.
Because he's got the best intentions for everyone.
Because he is not afraid to speak his mind towards Red.
Because he went as far to leave Red to prove who was behind his poisoning.
Because he will never leave Red, no matter what.
Because he only has three people in his life. His daughter, granddaughter and Red.



"Just Dembe. Like Prince or Madonna."



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future titles
"I've followed your path long enough. It's time I followed my own."
"I've lived by blind faith even if I don't like what I see. I don't know if I can do that anymore."
" God only gives you burdens you can carry. "
"Give me one good reason why I shouldn't kill you."
"He speaks four languages fluently and can by on half a dozen more."
"He needed you to get the Fulcrum. He wanted you to discover secrets."
"He is the light in the darkness. Living proof that there is another way. That life can be good."


past titles
"He was 14 when I found him. Too old. Too tall. Too angry and dangerous."
"Maybe you should stop thinking about it and do it."
"Isabella, look at me. I will find her. I will get her back."
"It won't come. Forgiveness for Kate. For what I did."
"I have three people in my life. My daughter, my granddaughter, and Raymond."
"I know what it feels like to be seen as less than human, a thing transported for money."
"He was left to die chained to a standpipe in the basement of a squalid brothel in Nairobi. Branded. Burned. Barely alive."


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Miranda, thanks so much for the new thread!

I really love the new OP. It looks fantastic!
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Old 11-08-2018, 11:21 AM
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Omg. The quote. The op! Everything is perfect
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Old 11-08-2018, 12:50 PM
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You're welcome. I did have to cut out his names otherwise the title wouldn't fit.

The only thing that I want to add is a gifset of little Dembe from the Mombasa cartel episode but there are no gifs on tumblr from that scene anywhere so I need to find somebody to make them for me but so far I've had no luck finding somebody.
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Old 11-10-2018, 11:42 AM
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That's okay, Miranda We'll add it back in when we open the next one (if we don't forget ).

Oh yes, I'm sure you'll find somebody It's so great of you that you are even looking for somebody to make this possible.
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I so badly want a gifset of that scene and if I knew how to make gifs myself I would have done it but I don't know.
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Old 11-11-2018, 11:31 AM
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I so wish that you find somebody you can ask Crossing my fingers.
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You're welcome. I did have to cut out his names otherwise the title wouldn't fit.

The only thing that I want to add is a gifset of little Dembe from the Mombasa cartel episode but there are no gifs on tumblr from that scene anywhere so I need to find somebody to make them for me but so far I've had no luck finding somebody.
I hope you can find someone. I love that scene.
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Old 11-12-2018, 09:51 AM
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you guys! Paula is going to teach me how to make gifs! and if I really suck at it, she will make the gifs for me but I am going to try myself first.
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Really, Paula will do that? That's is soooo fantastic!
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Yes. I asked in the fanart request thread on the fanart board if it was allowed to request gifs in there and than Paula replied that she would help me. So sweet of her.
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Aww, that's pretty cool!

And right, there was the fanart request thread. I had totally forgotten about it.
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Me too until I looked at the fanart board and found it again.

So I am going to try to make them next week cause I will have more than enough time to practice.
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And you know how to do it already? Or is the teaching hour still ahead of you?
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I can't wait to see the results
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