You told us about Tristeva, tell us what do you think about Yumalia now
Alright, for the record, Tristeva was a special case. I don’t have near as much to rant about here, but I will give you what I’ve got. So, this ship. I’m not crazy about it. I totally understand why people are, and if they end up being canon together, I’m sure I will still adore it, but here’s how this goes.
I’ve already explained that I don’t like Amalia for the most part. I tried to like her in the first season. I wanted her to be my favorite, especially since my name is Amelia. But when she wasn’t fighting for their lives, she was being a generally terrible person, and I couldn’t believe this group had to put up with that. That said, in the OVA, she seriously developed as a character and a person. Like, wow. Talk about the huge burdens she took on her shoulders for everyone. Talk about her having to choose between her friends and her kingdom. It was heartbreaking to watch, and I loved every moment.
That said, I don’t know what Yugo saw in her up until now. I honestly feel like he might have just thought she was really pretty when he was younger (I mean hi she barely wore clothes at all) But Yugo is a smart and perceptive kid. I’m willing to take the argument that maybe he saw something in her that I couldn’t. Maybe he saw the potential in her that finally came out in the OVA. I like that idea a lot.
Other than that, the physical age difference is awkward, and I don’t see a way of it working out, but again. If it does, as long as Amalia keeps this change in attitude, I will be so happy for them. Outside of it working out though, I love seeing this ship be teased at for the meaning it holds for Yugo’s character and adding to the things that he’s experienced and learned.
And that’s pretty much all my thoughts on Yumalia.
((Also: “I’ve always wanted to save a princess” okay Yugo rip my heart out again please))