I just realized some. maybe Izuru isn’t evil. I mean what’s the worst thing weve seen him do? We’re told that he murdered class counsel but that wasn’t true. And although he was responsible for the killing school trip it’s not like The A.I.s were doing a lot of good in kurokuma and shirokuma making the kids and adults fight each other. Plus in the end of goodbye despair they do sort of have the choice to go back to the way things were before. So even if it did work on Hinata that doesn’t mean that it did work for the others. I mean Izuru/Hinata is a pretty special case by itself. But all his actions usually have him as a bystander. I think he’s only a remnant because of the Hopes Peak incident. Other than that he’s alway watching until he’s about to be captured by the future foundation and takes the A.I. So maybe Izuru isn’t trying to fill the world with despair as much as he’s trying to fix it now that Junko is gone.
I suppose this is an unpopular opinion, but I actually don’t want any permanent death in FT at this point, aside from villains and maybe Zeref or something.
People always say, “It’s a war arc!” But as far as I remember, the only notable casualty of Naruto’s war arc was Neji (parents of secondary characters aside), and that was a really stupid, forced scene. It didn’t add anything, really, it made a mess of the entire Hyuuga subplot, the use of Hinata was once again really annoying…
Death doesn’t automatically make an arc better. I very rarely honestly believe characters are going to die, but that doesn’t mean I don’t feel pressure when they’re in life or death situations. The two aren’t the same, you know?
On the other hand, the lack of any real tension in this arc is real.