I noticed that you said in another ask that "Armin is implied to have feeling for someone in the Smartpass interview" do you have a link for that because man that is real news to me! O': Have a wonderful day and stay safe!
Yes, I believe it is implied! That’s my take on it, though, and I probably should have put more emphasis on that. However, I’ve seem more people take it the same way. You can find the interview here. The part I’m talking about is this:
Q: Well, let’s move on. We have received some questions related to love. “Do you have a girl you’re interested in?”, “What’s the type of the girl you like?”
Q: “Do you understand the meaning of love?” We even received this question among them.
Armin: I understand what it is, but……
Q: Is it hard to answer?
Armin: ……I think that having someone you think of as important, can be a strength, and also a weakness. I have many times……witnessed people losing their senses, or the ability to make sound judgement, after losing that person.
Q: Oh, I see.
Armin: There are also people who are forced into a dilemma because of such special feelings. I realized that those feelings are often made use of.
Q: I guess you can think of it that way.
Armin: That is why, even if I have someone I like, I won’t say it. Because it will end up as a weakness of mine…… just kidding.
Q: ……I feel that I’ve seen a scary smile just now……
Personally, I read this as a gay teenaged boy evading the question of what girl he’s interested in and becoming fleeting because 1) he doesn’t want to come out just then and 2) because the subject of love makes his thoughts go to his feelings for his crush, so his emotions make him too jittery to pretend the subject is truly as irrelevant as he tries to claim it is. What kind of truly love-neutral person answers “love… hmm” instead of “nah, no crush” (and thus more believably putting the suspicion to rest) to that first question?
He then goes on to explain how it’s not beneficial for him to be in love. But feelings aren’t something you can just decide not to get. Crushes form regardless of what you want. To me, it sounds like he’s trying to convince the interviewer, as much as himself, that indulging in love is unwise and thus he’s too smart to make that mistake.
And of course, then we have his “if I were to be in love - even though I’m definitely totally not - I wouldn’t tell anyone" comment followed by a poor attempt at “saving himself” with a “lol j/k” and a suspicious smile…? That’s either a lot ado about nothing, or something - If you ask me, of course…