So talking randomly with my bro I just remembered one of the first if not the actual first “hardcore, rebellious act” I ever did.
Watching Transformers: Robots in Disguise in Fox Kids when I was 7 years old.
Okay, okay. More hardcore fans will probably think that was rebellious for a completely different reason(?) but when you’re a kid in a regular semi-comservative “girls like barbies and pink and not big robots!” society, it can kind of feel clandestine. Of course my parents and family paid no mind when I “dramatically” confessed them about it (I shyly told my dad that I prefferred the boys toys instead of the girls toys when there was this Armada/Hello Kitty promo in McDonalds). He just was like okay and life kept as usual.
Then again, I already watched Pokemon and Cyborg Kuro-Chan beforehand. Or at least I got into Kuro and TF around the same time. And probably Kuro is more questionable, while at that. Lovable cyborg kitty with lotsa guns, right?