Jack and Chase’s relationship is so bizarre. Jack obviously has fanboy admiration for the man (and also I’m calling it a crush because screw you, animu heart eyes and Jack’s queerness is pretty explicit, whether it’s meant as a joke or not), yet he wouldn’t and doesn’t hesitate to smite Chase down whenever given the chance. In a timeline when he takes over the world, he’s got Chase strapped down and tortured for christ’s sake. And Chase makes it pretty clear that he hates Jack, yet he actively engages with the boy when he really doesn’t need to, even enacting a “3 second hug rule” (running gag or not) when he could just flat out tell Jack to screw off. Plus, it’s not like he treats anyone else any better (not even Wuya).
The show portrays both of them as insecure, and that insecurity being one, if not the main cause, of their choice to become Heylin. Yet also hints at the possibility of both of them being reformed, or at the very least, not as evil as they like to seem. They both have something to prove and the way they go about it is kinda sad.
Both of them are messes tbh, like what are you freaks doing? Stop. But also, please continue.