okay but can we talk about how the adventure zone finale so masterfully subverted typical audience expectations for the conclusion of all of its character arcs?
the man who throws himself into reckless actions because he doesn’t value his own life, rather than going out in a blaze of glory and dying young, finds something to live for - he builds up a support group, lives a peaceful life training service dogs, and dies peacefully of old age surrounded by the ones he loves.
the deadbeat dad who has given up on god and his life’s purpose finds out that he is so, so important and instrumental to saving all of existence through loving and forgiving others, reconciles with his children and goes on grand adventures with them.
the one who keeps everyone at a cold distance because he has loved and lost and hurt too much, rather than faltering from the side of good, is reunited with some of his loved ones, learns how to open up to people, and gives love a second chance.
the well-intentioned extremist antihero, rather than being killed off for the sake of redemption, is joyfully forgiven by all of her dearest friends and goes on to use her powerful influence to do good instead of harm.
the woman fridged for the character development of two dudes, rather than staying dead (or worse, being forgotten in the commotion of the finale), comes back in a blaze of glory to save said dudes’ asses with gusto.
the only one with a straightforward character arc is angus - he’s a smart smart boy who grows up to be a smart smart man, and i’m so proud of him for it.