like, okay, I see your “Donut likes Locus and flusters him regularly” and raise you…
A Donut who sees Locus’s crush on/obsession with Wash a mile away, and sees that it makes Wash uncomfortable, and immediately makes it his mission in life to make sure that Locus never gets Wash alone.
Locus will just be creeping on Wash while Wash works out and then BAM. Donut drops from the ceiling.
Cryptic convos? Instant Donut physically slamming himself between the two of them talking to Wash in a loud voice about how Sarge needs him now.
“Wash, okay, here’s the doll. now I want you to point to where the creepy merc touched you.”
“… what, like when we were fighting?”
“Okay I think we’re safe, put down the shotgun Sarge”
One thing I’ve always wanted to clear up is the ‘Keith is cold-hearted’ thing. I can see how the scene of him being ready to leave Allura behind might come across as such, to quote Hunk: “Keith, that’s cold-hearted even for you.”
But that is not how things actually are. Let me explain why he acted the way he did back then, because Keith has had just as many emotions about it as everyone else.
Keith is rational, observant and tends to state stuff exactly as it is, with all facts lied out to make sure that everyone gets the whole picture. (see: how he explained his board in s1e1, how he argues with Lance at the beginning of s1e3 etc.) He has been known to accept critique pretty well - he actively tries to work on his temper (“patience yields focus”) and accepted that Lance’s plan was better than his in s1e7. In turn, however, he expects people to treat him the same way. If there isn’t any evidence to contradict it, he takes things people tell him at face value and accepts them as facts. It is one of the reasons him and Lance clash often, Keith can be found constantly correcting Lance’s statements and Lance doesn’t appreciate that.
This is coupled with his rational personality. I have no doubt that part of that comes from having been forced to grow up without a family and people to comfort him when he was feeling lost, he has had to deal with reality screwing him over quite a lot of times already. He is extremely cautious and protective of his friends when a possible threat appears (see: how he placed himself in front of the team when Klaizap appeared in s1e2), probably exactly because he knows that when they are gone, they are gone. That happened to his dad, that happened to Shiro.
And now he thinks the same thing has happened to Allura.
It is not that he doesn’t want to help her - because he does. He really does, he even said so himself. (And he wasn’t lying. We all know that Keith is an absolutely horrible liar.) In his mind, there were four facts battling with one another: 1) I want to save my friend; 2) “the ship that is headed to Zarkon’s central command?” “the place that’s way too dangerous for us to attack?” (a direct quote from an exchange between Hunk and Keith from s1e10. Keith had accepted that information a fact); 3) we are fighting against an enemy we know next to nothing about; and 4) I am responsible for the entire universe and I can only protect it with Voltron, for which Allura technically isn’t essential.
So he stands there and goes through all the facts. And he comes to the - absolutely logical - conclusion that it is too dangerous to go to Zarkon’s headquarters. He could lose even more friends. He could lose the universe’s only hope. So he does what he always does: suppress his emotions for the greater good. He did that there, he did it when he decided to give up the blade in s2e8.
But then the others turn against him. We can’t see his face when they begin to vehemently protest against his statement-
-but I have no doubt that it would be serious and reflective. The backlash would have made him reconsider the conclusion he had come to. Because that’s what he does when he faces critique: take a step back and reevaluate. Obviously, fact 2) wasn’t quite right. [Also note how open his body language is, he is more than willing to discuss this.]
And once the execution of their plan starts, which means an actual chance for getting his friend back, he is right at the front of the group again.
Keith isn’t cold-hearted. Not at all. Does this look like the face of a cold-hearted person to you?
Because that is the face he made when he came to the conclusion that it would be too dangerous to save Allura. He is not happy about it. He genuinely believed that she was already lost and they were about to condemn the universe for a suicide rescue mission. If there is anything he can do to save his friends, he will do it. Like, seriously - he had never seen Zarkon before that episode. For all he knew, Zarkon could be 5ft tall, wield magic and be immortal. But as soon as he saw a normal-sized Galra in armor, Zarkon suddenly became less of an abstract concept and more of something that he has an actual fighting chance against. Look at how his attitude towards him changed in season 2, at the end of it he volunteered to infiltrate Zarkon’s base on his own!
(Also. He was the one that asked Allura if she was sure that she wanted to come with them: “I’m sorry, princess, did you say ‘we’?!” in s1e10. He was worried for her. There is no way he didn’t want her back.)
Keith constantly watches out for the greater good. It’s what he told Pidge when she wanted to leave to go look for her family - “everyone in the universe has families!” - and what he did when he gave up finding out about his past in the Trials of Marmora. He pushes his own emotions down because he genuinely believes one person’s life and/or comfort isn’t worth putting the entire universe at risk. And that does not equal being cold-hearted.
tl;dr: Keith has had perfectly valid reasons why he hesitated to go on the rescue mission. He wanted her back just as much as everyone else. He is not a cold-hearted asshole.
That’s it! I’ve had enough! Guys, LAURENT is the one who eats unhealthy. Yes Damen likes meats and sauces and what not but Laurent literally LOVES cheeses and breads and pastries and candies. He has the biggest sweet tooth. Can we please STOP writing him to eat like a fucking rabbit?????
On the edge of the little desert town Anakin Skywalker calls home, where the endless stretch of scrub and sand begins to take over like an ocean of dust, lies a crossroads.
Two lanes intersect there, one paved and one gravel, one new and one older than the town, older than the electricity that powers the harsh glare of the street lamp set over it. At the moment it shines over a young man perched atop the back of an old muscle car pulled off on the curb, his shadow harsh across the concrete.
During the day the town can be seen in the distance, but at night it is only a glitter of light along the horizon. The crossroads, with its single lamp, is the last suggestion of civilization, of the known.
Beyond it lies darkness and the glitter of cold stars, silence, and sand. And other things.
okay, i just realized that Illumi was posing as Hisoka at the same time Killua was being held hostage by the Spiders during the Yorkshin arc. and like, he didn’t have any kind of visible reaction during the entire time Killua was sitting right there in the same room as him, after being kidnapped by the fricking Phantom Troupe!!!
I mean, I understand he couldn’t exactly grab Killua and high-tail it out of there with the entire Troupe watching and on guard, but I suddenly find it so weird that it wasn’t even mentioned, even with just a panel of Illumi thinking “What the hell are you doing here Kil?” Did Hisoka mention it? How did that conversation even go? “Hey Illumi, can you do me a huge favor? Okay great! Also, you should know your precious little brother has been taken hostage by the Phantom Troupe. See ya soon, bye! <3″
I just can’t imagine him being calm about this situation, even though that’s apparently exactly what happened. And I didn’t even notice until just this moment. Anyone else find this turn of events weird all of the sudden? Or is it just me?