she is raised to believe that she’s some inhuman killing machine, but despite that, she still manages to be a good person
she starts a group to protect victims of her uncle’s violent rule and becomes as revered in some circles as she is feared in others
her protective instinct for children, especially young girls
she goes out of her way in fact not just to protect young girls, but also to teach girls how to defend themselves
has zero tolerance for the male gaze, harassment, and objectification whether it’s directed at her or not, and is not afraid to call out male friends for it
she doesn’t want to get married in a society that doesn’t value women equally and positions wives subservient to their husbands, and she stands by that even when she falls in love
on that train of thought, chooses to fall in love and begin a relationship while never compromising her values or lying to Po
she dislikes dresses and traditional femininity but doesn’t judge women who feel differently
despite her opposition to marriage, when she is proposed to by a man who doesn’t understand or respect her, she still attempts to let him down easy
she dedicates everything she has to protecting a child who needs it despite not having any prior connection to the girl
is strong enough to fight mind control that no one else has been able to resist in order to protect her friends
overcomes a lifetime of being told she’s nothing but a murderer and begins to see her grace in a positive light
the entire reason everyone (including herself) thinks she’s a heartless killer is because she was harassed by an adult man when she was a child, and she realizes that she had the power to do something about that fear but others don’t. her entire life’s mission is based on this intense empathy she has for powerless girls.
I just love her. i love her so much she is so wonderful
1. Haha doodling more scenes I love from the book. Giddon never really denied it tho > : ^ ) . Also saw a few post some time ago about Giddon potentially being bi himself and yasssssss. Bitterblue also wondered if he shared a bed with a woman or a man’s at her court too.
Giddon …you hot mess.
I notice how much he distracts himself with work when something upsetting has happen to him. Gets rejected? Mopes a bit then devote yourself to the council. Upset at Po’s grace? Goes on a long council mission trip. Got disnobled and your estate burn down? no problem ! He’s a councilman , jumps back into work.
3. Been thinking alot of what Madlen look like. She’s from Dell but is described as being quite pale. Maybe she’s Pikkian but lived in Dell? I need to re read for her description again.