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Saazbaum, besides the Princess, was the ONLY Martian to treat Slaine with the LEAST amount of kindness. He gave him nice food, a warm bed, tended to his wounds, while everyone else pretty much spat at his feet. And when Saazbaum and Inaho were fighting, Slaine heard on the com that Saazbaum said something about ENDING THE CYCLE OF HATRED which is something that the princess said all the time. He didn’t know she was there, but of course he would help him. He knew that Saazbaum was the bad guy, but he hadn’t seen it with his own two eyes. He hadn’t been able to comprehend what type of person Saaz was, and in the end, the kindness that saved him was the kindness that possibly killed the princess.
He’s 15. He’s lost his home, he’s been abused and beaten while Inaho has had ALL of his friends backing him up, not to mention Inaho was the one that shot Slain first when Slaine was hesitant to give him information Because everyone around him was completely untrustworthy. He’s confused, and he’s alone, and has had to go it alone because of his circumstances. Inaho already gave him a reason not to trust him before, when he was shot and left for dead.
At that moment, in ep. 7, they COULD HAVE become allies. Yes, maybe Slaine shouldn’t have pointed his guns at him, but neither one of them were willing to divulge any information or give anything away to each other. Slaine helped Inaho out, and Inaho STILL shot him down.
Slaine is NOT the only one to blame. He made his choices based on what’s happened to him. Maybe he shouldn’t have saved the Count, but the Count saved him. Maybe he shouldn’t have shot Inaho, but Inaho shot him. It’s really frustrating when I see a fanbase turning against a character that they liked just an episode or two ago just because he slipped up and let his emotions rule him; of course he’s ANGRY, he feels completely BETRAYED and then “Orange” is right there, while maybe feeling the same sorrow and anger that Slaine is feeling, the same person that told Slaine that he would use the Princess to his advantage, for his own gain.
I know some people won’t agree with me, but it’s bull to be angry at Slaine when he’s freaking suffered the most and you have no reason other than “HE SHOT INAHO”. He’s been driven by those around who betrayed and abused him to do exactly what he did, and he’s getting crap for it.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m mad that he did too. I like Inaho. I just think it’s unjustified to act like he did it randomly, that he was stupid for saving one of the only people that had actually been nice to him. Unlike Inaho, Slaine is not perfect.
Unlike Inaho, he’s alone.