Anyone that knows me knows that my life revolves around APH America. Like. I have never felt such a connection to any other character that I cosplay than him. So, naturally, I must cosplay every single one of his outfits, even the obscure ones. Therefore, I did Magical Strike Alfred. There is literally only one official art picture of him, so it was a bitch, but I loved being a ‘dick villain’ version of America for once. So fun.
so… this new chapter… tells us a lot about America, actually.
most importantly, it shows us that our whole headcanon about America putting on a ‘mask’ isn’t a headcanon anymore - it is literally canon. I mean, some people might not interpret it that way, but I think this is what Himaruya is trying to tell us.
because look at what America says : he has a rare personality that can get along with everyone. which means that America can read social cues, can read the so called atmosphere, and understands that his personality can sometimes be overbearing. this leads to the question - if you understand your personality is annoying, why don’t you change it? I mean I understand that this isn’t a simple thing to do, but no where have we seen America even try. if I knew I was annoying people, I would change my personality - or at least try to. so we can more or less assume America is keeping his personality overly positive for a reason.
the only question is why. Why does he act like this? there could be numerous reasons; a) protect himself from the rest of the world b) because of his age c) just wants to live a normal life and etc.
well nevertheless America don’t be to harsh on yourself bc I love you for who you are too