Headcanons for Moana herself, maybe?
Done, friendo! ^_^ Hope you’re having a lovely day! <3
Can we all just appreciate for a second how high-quality the gifs are for Moana purely because the animation is a flipping masterpiece just wow
I see Moana as both a very stubborn ‘lee and a very sweet, playful ‘ler. When she’s approached with possible tickles (especially from Maui), she does her best to talk herself out of the situation, tripping over her words to convince the ‘ler to do anything other than tickle her because she’s totally not sensitive (except, the whole reason she’s so desperate to escape is that she’s horrendously ticklish, especially on her feet and under her arms). But once the torment is eminent and there’s no escape, she promptly dissolves into a puddle of giggles which barely holds any resemblance to the strong “Chosen One” front she typically puts up.
It’s adorable, because her whole face just lights up when tickled and you can practically see the golden undertones of glee buzzing under her skin. If you get her, you’ve got to get her good, or else she can’t help but be a lil dissatisfied - you see, being tickled is an escape from her, a way to completely annihilate a the pressure and responsibility on her shoulders for a minute. She can just let go, and it’s amazing.
If she’s in a ‘ler mood, though, she’s really nothing to fear. Don’t get me wrong, she’ll tickle you absolutely silly without a doubt, but she’s a compassionate ‘ler to the extreme and has no interest in pushing anyone past their limits. I mean, have you seen the way she treats her animals? She values the comfort and happiness of everyone, so her specialty is cheer-up tickles (closely seconded by snuggly tickles), and honestly, there are kids on the island who will come to her for just that because they look up to her like a big sister.
Just…don’t instigate anything when you’re near the ocean, because she has enlisted it as a tickly sidekick. That’s the only time she got Maui real good. And it was worth every second of retribution. It’s a rarity, but if you provoke enough, certainly not an impossibility!
All in all, 12/10 cutie <3