Thanks for your answer. You have a point, some people use the 'to protect Yuuki' and 'for love' excuses to defend Kaname. I can understand that some people like the idea of being controlled and submissive, but what I don't understand is that people call Kaname heroic when he himself stated that he is the other half of Rido and openly confessed to have planned the murder of Zero's parents.
Hi anon. I too can understand that at times, as a woman, having a stronger male be dominant is somewhat intriguing. Hence why I watch kdramas. Even though I must say kdramas are beginning to make our main male leads gentler, kinder balls of fluff towards the girls that they love. Bravo to them for that.
I do consider myself a feminist and I am very strong willed. I am a feminist but not an extremist. So, yes at times, I too, like to read or watch fiction with strong dominant male leads. At times, I find them sexy tbqh.
I think the difference is that Kaname wasn’t a strong dominant character and Yuuki his equal who found that she liked to be submissive at times. Yuuki didn’t like it. She absolutely hated it. It caused her embarrassment, belittled her, and kept her from being her true self. She wanted freedom of choice and to feel like she was not useless. That is the very reason, to begin with, that she considered becoming a vampire before she even found out that she was a pureblood. She wanted to be useful and Kaname took that away from her.
Therefore no one who supports the heroine of this story can in good conscious support Kaname’s actions. Since those very actions left our heroine broken and a shell of her former self.
It really is ironic that as a human she felt powerless. And it turned out she became more useless as a pureblood than she ever was as a human thanks to Kaname. Only when he set her free did parts of her true nature begin to show themselves again.
Kaname was definitely supposed to be Hino’s anti-hero. And in the end most fans of anti-heroes clearly know that the anti-hero has committed far too many crimes to go unpunished. Even if in the anti-hero’s mind he believes that the crimes he’s committed were for the greater good, we as readers know better.
We as readers or watchers can love our anti-heroes and yet still hold them accountable for their atrocious actions. Kaname fans lost sight of the fact that Kaname himself admits to his crimes and yet still doesn’t regret them. That is not someone who should be held in high regard. But instead held accountable.
Sorry I went off on a long tangent.
Thanks for dropping by again :)