About Mutsuki and Torso (you are free to ignore the message if you hate the topic and I apologize if it's so) I think what Torso said about Mutsuki's eyes is pretty important. He uses to cut off the victims' heads because as said by Donato and Haise and by Torso himself in his diary he can't feel empathy or read their expressions while he is obsessed by Mutsuki's one. Mutsuki himself while dressed as a woman and during the auction has shown troubles with Others looking at him. (cont)
It’s as if Mutsuki and Torso are foils since both have a hidden fear of Others for different reasons, but while Torso fights his fears by torturing Others and by changing their bodies Mutsuki tries to change and transform himself trying to become stronger (Torso is surprised when he finds Mutsuki stronger). Well, all in all I hope Mutsuki is able to use his kagune and kill Torso but even if he does he is still in a shitty situation since he is stuck on an Island full of Aogiri ghouls :,(
Ahh don’t worry, I think everyone hates this topic because Torso is just so… horrifying? repulsive? (are those words strong enough?) but it’s ok, it’s not going to make me upset talking about it (ok a little upset but only with worry for my poor son Mucchan’s safety T^T). Thankyou for your concern though, I really appreciate it!
And I agree with you about Mutsuki and Torso having similarities- both seem to have a fear associated with being looked at whether that be judgement from a lover, receiving unwanted attention or feeling the gaze of another on them. We don’t yet know enough about Mutsuki’s backstory to know whether he feels this too, but Torso also fears not being accepted, that his ‘lovers’ will leave him (which is why he chops off the legs- so they can’t run away). For us readers, that is where the similarities end. But for Torso, he feels a connection to Mutsuki and believes them to be kindred spirits, perhaps because he can see that same fears reflected back.
That creepy eye motif that keeps popping up with Mutsuki is definitely important. Torso used to decapitate his previous victims because he couldn’t stand seeing the hate in their eyes directed towards him. But he doesn’t want to do this with Mutsuki as he seems to be fixated with certain aspects of Mutsuki’s face, especially the eyes. It’s a sick kind of irony, considering Mutsuki’s insecurities and how uncomfortable he feels with the gaze of others.
In Chapter 64 Torso says “I could never figure out why I am so drawn to you, it’s those eyes, they’re like mine”. Whatever connection he feels with Mutsuki is because he can see himself reflected in Mutsuki’s eyes. It’s been hinted that Mutsuki has a darker past than we’ve been shown so I really wonder what we’ll learn and whether this will shed any light on why Torso finds a kindred spirit in him.
The situation looks pretty dire for Mucchan but I also hope he has enough strength left to use his kagune. Before anyone gets the chance to swoop in and save him though, I hope Mutsuki gets the chance to absolutely destroy Torso. It was a good sign that a couple of chapters ago Mutsuki wasn’t using his kagune to save his strength… right? right? *prays for Mucchan*