Unless I’m forgetting something…
…has Taako ever been afraid before? Has Taako ever once admitted to being scared of anything he was up against? Because he’s been on the brink of death before, several times, and all I remember are jokes. He’s faced some pretty severe odds, took some incredible risks, but there’s never been any hesitation - short of avoiding things entirely. There have been some awful situations that Taako didn’t seem to take seriously at all.
It’s possible that the prospect of something happening to Lup is the only thing Taako is truly afraid of.
And considering everything that’s happened, everything that Taako is about to remember, my heart might be breaking just a little bit.