So... April getting blamed for Splinter being killed? There are even some people who says that Apriltello is dead because Casey was comforting her as the boys carried away the body. What are your thoughts? (We who follow you probably already know, but I still want to know)
I honestly haven’t seen this on Tumblr at all… but then again I’ve greatly cut back on looking at TMNT tags due to idiocy like this. But since you asked…
I think that if people are blaming April, it’s because they either hate her or see this as a chance to bash on a ship. Which, as anyone who knows me knows, pisses me off. But hey, lets look at this logically. So I guess dome would say ‘April has powers, she could have used them to save Splinter!” True, April has psychic abilities and she has improved on them greatly… but they aren’t as powerful as they were when she has the Aeon crystal. She also got beaten tot he curb and used a lot of her energy during the fight. Plus honestly what COULD she have done? Even if she could have used her powers to stop Splinter form falling off the roof, she couldn’t stop him from bleeding to death after Shredder stabbed him. That happened too fast for anyone to prevent.
Yes, April DID use her powers to shove Shredder off the roof, but that was an emotional reaction. As we have seen before (The Invasion, Buried Secrets, Annihilation: Earth… infact she did the exact same thing in that episode) when April reaches an emotional breaking point, her powers react to it. When Splinter died the first time? Her powers reacted unwittingly and pushed Shredder hard enough to knock his helmet off. This time she may have had more control over it, but she still did the exact same thing, only into a garbage truck that time. That was all she had left in her and by then it was too late to do anything else, and trust me if she could have saved hims he absolutely would have.
Now Apritello, that has nothing to do with this. It disgusts me that people want to bring shipping into this situation. Donnie just lost his father, but he knows that it was Shredder who caused it because he saw it. Why in the Hell would he blame April for it? Yes Casey comforted April, Donnie was grieving too much to do it himself cause… you know, his dad died, and Casey and April ARE friends. Say what you want about Casey, he cares about April and he does know better, as seen in Buried Secrets. Of course he was going to comfort April, that’s what friends do. Shipping should not even be talked about during this because IT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THIS. FOR ONCE FORGET ABOUT SHIPPING GDI.
…okay that’s all I’ve got. I can’t stop the haters, but April did nothing wrong. No ships are dead. Fandom still needs to get their act together. That’s all I have to say.