Galaxia’s Seduction: Haruka and Michiru Edition
IT’S THE MAIN EVENT
What we have left to talk about is the climax of the episode: Haruka and Michiru’s betrayal, and the deaths of Hotaru and Pluto at their hands. I’ve already talked some about this during the liveblog. I’d most recommend this post about Haruka and Michiru getting rattled by their ineffectiveness and reaching for each other in their own special way, and this post where Haruka is preparing to join Galaxia but needs Michiru’s buy-in first. I’ll be referring back to those events, as they’re highly relevant.
In this post, what I want to go through is what’s brought Haruka and Michiru to this place, their goals and their feelings, and what it means for them.
Before we start! I can already tell from some of the commentary I’ve gotten that Haruka and Michiru’s actions are a bit divisive. I UNDERSTAND WHY. Still, I thought it worth putting up front what you will and won’t see in this post, so that you can choose for yourself if you think you’ll find it frustrating or aggravating and can skip.
I’m not upset with Haruka and Michiru. I’m not angry at them, you won’t find me screaming or condemning them. What you WILL find is me going through their thought process, focusing on their reasoning, and empathizing with the consequences of their decision.
Related, I’m not saying I APPROVE. “Cool motive, still murder”, as the kids like to say. It’s possible to understand the reasoning, and to see why it’s perfectly in-character for them to get there, without giving those actions a big thumbs up. Understanding and approval aren’t the same things.
That’s my prelude. Read on if you’d like to dig into Haruka and Michiru’s thoughts, feelings, and motivations for killing their own.