A sorta unexpected DR1 Naegi character view analysis
(Yes, the title needed to be that long.)
Anyway, I was having a conversation with @a-lonely-ahoge and we ended up talking about Hinata and Naegi. I got too motivated and started writing long ass messages about why I liked Naegi as a protagonist so much and what my view of him is. I thought it turned out pretty nice, so just in case someone’s interested here it goes. It’s not too long so I hope I’m not cluttering anyone’s dashboards.
He always wants to trust everyone and see the best from everyone, even if other people constantly contradict his belief by their own actions.
He still firmly helds on to believing the best of them, and that’s something I really appreciated because very few people can do that.
He’s actually quite smart but doesn’t take pride for it. He doesn’t think anyone is genuinely bad, not even Togami after what he did to Fujisaki’s corpse.
He’s just a simple guy, but the fact that he’s so simple and ordinary makes all the more amazing that he’s the only one who can both solve cases and motivate people at the same time.
Kirigiri? Could solve cases all by herself, but she needs Naegi because she’s not really that good at motivating people at all, imho.Togami is also smart but has a sorta distorted logic that’d prevent him from seeing the real truth.
Naegi, instead? Sure, the guy’s a bit slower on his logic and hesitates a lot because most of the time he mixes feelings with analitical thinking, and that’s exactly what makes him my favorite protagonist.
He’s wanted to turn away from the truth many times, but he didn’t, and instead carried that feeling of regret for merely discovering the truth he didn’t want to see and used it to give people hope.
“Even if the truth’s not pretty, we can still learn something important from here!” That’s just the message he made me feel.