I love Mor, and I love Azriel, and I even liked ACOWAR, but I think Maas treated them both like shit. Mor deserves a better story and a better explanation of her sexuality, and Azriel deserves more fucking credit. He's a grown ass Illyrian warrior who's been through a lot, he can handle one of his best friends going "hey I'm more interested in woman, love you tho". It's like Maas decided halfway through she needed a new plot twist and Mor and Az's characters got sabotaged for it.
Yep, yep. The whole thing is 100% a plot twist and I know some people are defending her and saying that it wasn’t but that honestly just makes it worse? That she might have planned something like this? I said this in the last ask I answered, but I don’t think Az would be upset for himself, he’d be upset that she felt like she had to hide herself from him and go through a lot of that… sort of on his behalf? Mor deserved so much more from acowar. She deserved to have Rhys (of all people!!!!) defend her and understand why being in the same room as Keir and Eris still give her anxiety and make her highly uncomfortable. She deserved a narrative that actually did queer rep justice, and she deserved a better backstory that wasn’t just “I was in love with Andromache” (WHO WAS THEN FORCED INTO A STRAIGHT RELATIONSHIP AND FORCED TO HAVE CHILDREN?!?!?!) Kallias’s relationship got more backstory than Mor did, and he’s a brand new side character.