I’ve been out of the KH fandom for about 7 years so I’m a little curious: do a lot of fans still interpret Ienzo/Zexion as emo? You know, I never really saw him that way. (Though I can understand why some fans do) Physical appearance: the hair is the most obvious reason but I see it as representing his sneaky, behind the scenes, deceptive nature.
Personality: as Ienzo we know from BBS that something happened to his parents (either abandoned him or died) and I’m sure this affected him greatly. But it’s hard to tell by what little we see of him in cutscenes. To me he comes across as observant and calculating more than sad. Sinister even.
As Zexion, he’s a diabolical manipulator who loves playing mind games with his enemies. Sure he prefers to spend time alone, usually reading, but as an introvert myself I do that a lot too. He gets irritated at other members but it’s usually when they’re slacking off (he seems to dislike laziness, and takes all missions/work very seriously).
I can totally see reasons why people would view him as emo but I don’t really headcanon him that way. Just wanted to share some thoughts and because I’m curious about peoples’ opinions.