Some of the the worst things about this Jack Jashi discourse is that these armchair social analysers watched one Jonathan Mcintosh video where he literally made up his own trope (born yesterday) then broke his back trying to justify it, to strip Ashi of her character and ironically objectify her.
Going by McIntosh own video: born yesterday describes female character who’s ignorant of societal norms to such a degree that she’s purposefully taken advantage of by the male lead to massage their own predatory nature. Aside from terrible examples he used to reinforce his own trope this was 100% projecting.
In regard to Ashi she started out as antagonist who’s only goal in life was to kill jack, after being defeated Jack did show her a tiny bit of the world but not in order to trick her into a relationship. And the most important thing to note is that ASHI does the majority of her growth in the absence of Jack she travels to all the areas where jack went and came to a self realization ON HER OWN. Jack wasn’t anywhere near her, jack didn’t guide her, in fact it was Ashi WHO broke jack out of his suicide attempt.
And all that is worthless now because she’s hot and she kissed Jack?
First of all sexualization isn’t an objective thing, it’s a subjective thing, Ashi scrubs a the black physical metaphor of her oppression and adopts a nature based outfit physically embracing the beauty she’s been denied her whole life and tumblr immediately reduces her to meat.
they didn’t stop there, after this episode where Jack and Ashi kissed after already having developed a report with one another and surviving a near death experience totally disregard her as being nothing more than a cock sleeve for Jack. Hypocrites.
“She doesn’t know any better, she’s being taken advantage of!”
She learned, majority in the absence of Jack and she’s honestly no more ignorant of the world than Jack is. If she was truly as stupid as people want to believed she would follow Jack like a puppy, blindly following his orders believing everything he says but she doesn’t. She questions everything, believed Jack was trying to trick her and even in the episode they kissed she didn’t just scarf down the alien shrimp because she smart enough not to immediately trust everything.
“Why they kiss?”
Fan service. Why in universe? Both Jack and Ashi have been denied romantic relationships due to their dedication to fulfill their destiny, they just survived a near death experience and they’re both naked and sweaty.
It was spur of the moment thing, we don’t even know if it’s going to lead to anything serious.
Also this is Genndy.
Are you really this surprised?
“But ew Jack is 70 years old!”
The intro starts with Jacks stating that 50 years have passed but he has not aged passed 20. Tumblr is no stranger to shipping character who are thousands of years or million of years old with characters who are barely legal this is such fake outrage it’s palpable. Honestly the most pop ship on here is Steve and Tony, cap has an equivalent 50+ age gap with tony but no single fuck was is given for that.
My biggest grievance here is that just because Ashi conventionally attractive by current 1st world societal norms she’s no longer valid. Like how fake can you be>