As much as I want to see Mon-El’s suit I feel like he’s not gonna get it until he has his Hero Moment. I LOVE that he said ILY, (Chris nailed it and I could feel his words) but he also pointed out to us that what he loves the most about being a hero is being near Kara.
I’m not sure that will ever completely go away for him, she is the person that showed him who and what he wanted to be and that’s something that is always gonna be deeply ingrained in his character and what drives him, and tbh I’m not really bothered by that. But that doesn’t mean that I don’t still want more for him as a hero and as a person.
Until he has that moment of being a hero and understanding how wonderful it feels to truly help people because it’s the right thing to do he’s not gonna get there. We still haven’t seen him doing everyday heroic things, we’ve just seen him joining in on DEO missions and helping Supergirl when she needs back up.
He himself started to tell his parents that he was a hero too but stopped and said “Well, trying to be, with Kara’s help.”. He doesn’t see himself that way yet. He knows that his training is still in process, that he’s still learning. I think he also realizes that his motivations are different from hers and I think that is a part of the reason that he still struggles to see himself as a hero.
I want to see him get out there and be a part of National City as one of it’s heroes. I want to see him helping people in everyday ways. I want to see him actually experience being a hero. Everything about his growth and his character make me think that he would get genuine happiness and contentment from helping people.
The fact that they’re dragging out him getting the suit is actually awesome in some ways. Because right now he understands what a hero is but he doesn’t really feel like he is one yet. He doesn’t feel like he’s earned it and that’s because he hasn’t really, not yet, but he’s getting there.
I’m ok with waiting because I don’t just want to see Mon-El dressed like Valor. I want to see him become Valor.