i was thinking today about takatora

and how when we first met him i referred to him as “sexy evil oniichan” because he seemed like a slick, elitist jerk what with all the times he called micchi’s peers and the beat riders “trash”

but it makes me wonder

he very likely adopted this attitude as a way of distancing himself from the billions of people he’d eventually have to sacrifice to helheim forest. if he could think of people who don’t meet yggdrasil’s qualifications of “worthy of being saved” as trash, if he could delude himself into thinking they were squandering their own futures instead of takatora himself deciding their fates, maybe when the time came he would have been able to push that button.