In "The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones," Clary Fray (Lily Collins) is a seemingly ordinary teenage girl living in New York. Clary begins to question her surroundings and herself when she realizes that she can see things, people especially, that no one else can. Eventually, Clary confronts one of these people, Jace Wayland (Jamie Campbell Bower), to try to get more insight on what is going on only to learn way more than she imagined.
Jace and others, including Madame Dorothea (C. C. H. Pounder) and Hodge Starkweather (Jared Harris), explain to her that she and her mother, Jocelyn (Lena Headey), are not human, but rather shadowhunters, angel-human hybrids part of a secret world complete with mystical monsters and creatures. With little time to process this news, Clary is forced to embrace her true form quickly to help rescue her mother and the Mortal Cup, both of which were taken by enemy Valentine Morgenstern (Jonathan Rhys Meyers) before both are taken over by evil.
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All the Stories Are True
Hodge Starkweather: "Everyday you live your life, ordinary, normal, but there's only so long you can hide from the truth. Everything you've heard about monsters, about nightmares, legends whispered around campfires, all the stories are true. Humanity is on the very brink of extinction."In speaking to Clary, Hodge explains how the worlds really work as compared to what she previously knew as reality. Hodge tells Clary that the truth is that she is not ordinary or normal and it's time she embrace that fact.
You Don't Need to Encourage Him
Alec Lightwood: "Jace thinks he needs to save the world, but you don't need to encourage him to do it."Alec tries to reason with Clary in hopes that she can talk Jace down from his plans to save the world. While everyone wants to keep the shadowhunters save, what Jace is attempting is extremely dangerous.
You're Not a Mundane
Clary Fray: "Why can I see you and no one else can?"
Jace Wayland: "You're not a mundane."
Clary Fray: "What is a mundane?"
Jace Wayland: "Someone from the human world"
Clary Fray: "If I'm not human, what am I?"
Jace Wayland: "You wouldn't believe me if I told you."
Alec Lightwood: "What is it about her?"
Jace Wayland: "She's different."
Alec Lightwood: "She's gonna get us all killed."
As Alec tries to point out, Jace will stop at nothing to take down the evil forces, even if that means taking risks that could have deadly consequences for his entire crew. To Alec, having Clary on their team is one of those risks.