oh yeah, don’t get me wrong, Raiden’s not someone I’d want to hang out with lmao. He’s got hella anger issues and Rose seems to struggle to hold a human conversation with him at the best of times. That said I do think he’s an interesting character and he does have a couple of likeable traits.
(Not that displaying characters with negative traits makes them unlikeable, but yeah, Raiden does come across as just generally difficult to socialise with)
I had never heard about him being more of a jerk in the original version! I’ll have to look that up now, thank you!