Okay I’m so tired of everyone’s shit.
First of all, you made this fandom incredibly toxic. And it sucks. I am sorry for all the supercorp shippers not only because your beautiful ship has little chance to become canon but also because the vocal majority of your fandom are jerks. Also: thank you all my fellow karamel shippers for not following the toxic examples and not spreading hatred in other otp’s tags you are wonderful and amazing!!!
And second of all, yeah, this is Mon El protection post.
I have seen so much hate today because of this particular scene. You know the one I’m talking about. Mon El leaving the girl and saving himself.
What a monster!
Well… yes and no.
I do agree that this is the least heroic thing the person would do. But it’s not a sign of him being abusive or jerky. It’s a sign of him being a pathetic coward.
Raised by highly abusive parents, Mon El was likely given no opportunity to make any decisions in his life whatsoever. So when a catastrophe happens and he is made to leave the planet all by himself, he does the same thing he’s been taught to do his whole life. Obeys.
And yes it’s horrible. And yes, a person more wholesome than Mon El (like Kara herself) would not stand for this and would oppose his parents every chance they get. But Mon El is no such person. Or at least he wasn’t at the point of flashback.
But as soon as he comes to Earth and finds out that he is not only independent now but also is in a position of power, what does he do?
He tries to adjust. He eagerly learns about human culture and way of life. He helps people every chance he gets. And very soon he gets inspired by Kara to try and be a hero.
And yes he lies to her.
When they aren’t even dating.
And aren’t even friends yet.
And he has a good reason because as we all know Kara is super prejudiced against his kind (though she has reasons as well).
And yes he took a long time to tell the truth (news-fucking-flash no one is perfect) but he showed so much character development and potential and absolutely no fucking abusive tendencies so get off of my precious baby and be decent for gods sake.