So, I know this is a popular sentiment, but I am really invested in the redemption of Lucretia. She tried to take away their pain, which, while noble, turned out the way every story about blunting pain through blocking it turns out.
She fucked up everything real bad and did an awful cruel thing to everyone, and I am not saying they have to forgive her or trust her ever again. At least never the way it was before.
But I also relate to that moment, when you fuck up real bad, and you know it, and it makes you commit to the fuckup even harder.
You tell yourself, “For it to cost this much, for it to hurt this much, it must be because it’s worth it. I have caused all this pain, but surely the ends will even out.”
And as time goes on, as you dig deeper and deeper in the hole the harder you cling, and you keep making decisions that hurt people, you keep lying, because “it’s gonna be worth it, it has to be, it has to be, this is the only way”
And even when it crashes down in front of you, and as you know the game is up, you have to try, you have to believe you didn’t destroy every bond you ever made, hurt every person you ever loved, you can’t believe you did all that and were wrong.
So like, for all that I was right there with Taako on the countdown, I need Lucretia to be saved, because most villains don’t think they are villains, most of them just wanted to save the world their way. I suffer no delusions on how awful the consequences are. I just can’t help but want to save them all
EDIT: I appear to have deeply underestimated support for Madame Director, gonna chalk it up to hitting the tag at the precise wrong time.