How did you interpret Zen's Bad Story Ending 1? Because like half the people I see think he raped the MC and the other half thought that it was her purposefully putting him down, and it becomes a relationship just based on sex and then becomes really jealous and unhealthy on both ends. Plus I didn't interpret it as rape because Jumin asks if she wants to leave and she says "no, i'm staying. Bye" and that made it feel like she wanted to stay? Idk.
In all honesty, I think that ending is one of the more open-ended ones where you could interpret it however you wish. I can see how people would think that he raped MC based on Zen’s dialogue, especially if you compare it to how he holds himself back in the rest of the game so it does seem like he was being much more forceful than what we’re used to seeing from him.
Personally, that way I interpreted it was MC trying to play “hard to get” (saying she’ll stay when Jumin asked if she was going to leave, or saying that she was acting cold to Zen on purpose when he asked if that was the case). Whether or not Zen raped MC is kind of up in the air for me; like, I can see where people are coming from, but at the same time, I want to stubbornly believe that Zen wouldn’t do that, plus the one-choice options kind of make it hard to believe that MC didn’t want Zen.
I do think that the relationship they have becomes unhealthy in the end, and I believe it’s because how Jang Kim delivered the lines with his acting. It’s hard to explain, but the whole tone of the scene just seemed…“off”, like it lacked the usual warmth we’re used to from Zen. I think if you couple Zen’s lines with the choices you made to get to the ending also helps contribute to the sense of an unhealthy relationship.