there’s a really important difference between “I love this villainous evil character because they make the story way more interesting but I recognise that they’re a terrible person who deserves to be dropkicked into the sun” and “I love this villainous evil character and I will defend them with my life they are a precious sinnamon roll here’s 10,000 words of meta about why their behaviour is justified here’s 8000 angsty headcanons about how they’re secretly insecure and probably abused here’s my dubious justification for why they deserve a completely unearned redemption arc even though they’ve shown zero remorse or desire to change at all yes I know they gleefully murdered a bunch of people but if you look really closely at this screenshot you’ll see their dad didn’t give them enough attention as a child so actually they’re the real victim here”
It looks like Yuuri and Victor are crashing some wedding and Yuuri’s like at the point where he’s tipsy enough to tell really good stories about drunk Phichit but like, not tipsy enough to start going into stripper banquet mode
“Well hey there mother mine Your kids are sick but they’re gonna be just fine I said possibly not if you keep raising them this way You’re just leading them to die, oh your disbelief and dismay.” — Declan McKenna
it always shocks me that people still to this very day think Komaeda is a selfish, delusional, crazy liar like this kid:
- Waited for a kid who had a panic attack and blacked out upon being thrust into a stressful situation, when no one else did, and offered to lead him around to make sure he was accustomed and okay.
- Has the whole liar disease when his personalty is reversed to show us he’s not a liar, which I’m like, 65% sure why the despair disease was even conceived of by the writers in the first place.
- Has an entire section where you play as him (which is unprecedented in DR) just to show you that no, he is definitely not a liar and fully believes in the righteousness of what he’s doing.
- Decided to sacrifice himself for his classmates and risked his life when going into the FDR, without even telling anyone what he was doing so no one would stop him.
- Even after literally sacrificing his life for hope, still left behind enough critical evidence purposefully so that his classmates could maybe find out the truth, just in case they were worthy of it after all and to maybe save their lives even after, again, he had tortured himself and resigned himself to a slow, painful death.
- In Island Mode in general is mostly a considerate sweetheart, warning Hinata to stay away from dangerous things and trying to keep him safe whenever they’re together. (In the manga he even takes care of Hinata after Hinata gets sick thanks to his luck.)
- When he dreams of an ideal world, it is one where he has horrible, bad things happen to him, but good things happen to those he admires and cares for, that’s his heart’s literal truest desire.
- Tried to warn his classmates about going back to fight Kamukura and Enoshima without help, and yeah I know he said he was ‘just testing them.’ But that was clearly just him going along with what they had suggested, like he often says he’ll do in SDR2, because he doesn’t think his opinions and observations are worth much compared to Ultimates.
- Was so happy to see Kuzuryuu and Souda alive after his dream that he hugged them, even knowing that it was only dream because he cared about them so much.
- Komaeda Nagito is a naturally sweet boy who gets set off by stressful and strenuous situations, likely thanks to his FTD and quite honestly likely thanks to some form of PTSD for all the death he’s seen and believes himself guilty of, when there’s no tragedy or conflict to set him off, he’s harmless and only viewed as strange or weird by his classmates, rather then dangerous. (Exempting Hinata of course.)
- Literally he fell in love with the first person who tried to understand him wtf this boy is not evil or a psychopath.