Don't get me wrong I'm SUPER EXCITED for Prompto's DLC. But everyone's like "oh no protect the bab" and I get it cause prompto is a precious bab but I'm SO READY for him to shine as a ripping badass gunner. SO READY.
^^ THIS. SO MUCH THIS.
Ok, this turned into a bit of a long post, but I
make no apologies.
Prompto appreciation post.
precious. He does need to be protected, but not because he’s weak. He needs to
be protected because he’s lived through enough.
He’s tough as fuck.
He’s had a really rough time of things - imagine
growing up knowing you were ‘created’ to become one of the
creatures/entities who are destroying the place that became your adoptive home,
putting your friends’ lives at risk??? Imagine having to hide that from
everyone. How exhausting is that? Never to slip up and show the signs on your
skin that mark you out as ‘one of them’, even though you’re not.
On top of that, he faced and overcame isolation, and on his own he turned his life around so that it
became something meaningful to him, so that he himself felt worthy of being
someone’s friend. It’s not about whether he was or not to begin with, it’s
about what he felt he was worth. Noct wouldn’t have cared if he was chubby or
He got himself where he wanted to be through hard work and
determination. Like I said, he’s tough. He grew as a person. He remained kind
to his core, and sweet, and he worked hard every day to better himself.
That is why he needs to be protected. He’s already done all the
hard work. He shouldn’t have to do any more. We call him ‘baby’ because he’s lovely,
because he maintained his innocence and sweetness all through the difficulties
he endured and overcame. He’s pretty and beautiful, with that bright smile and
gentle eyes, his caring nature and lively personality. But he’s not a baby. And I think the bros all know that, and show it in their own way. He fits into the gap in their group, and they love him.
And that’s the ‘tragedy’ of his Episode, if speculations are true.
Our ‘baby’, who is in fact a total badass, has got to fight for his life. It
looks like he’ll have to battle memories, MTs, and all the ‘what ifs’ from his past. We’ll see the outward manifestation of all that toughness he keeps inside.
Prompto: he’s beautiful, he’s always been beautiful, but he is precious because of what he is and what he represents. He is an
inspiration to everyone, for his hard work, his strength, his ever-present sweetness
and sunshine smile, his empathy, his dorky sense of humour, for the shadows
behind his smile.