sometimes the fanon interpretation of sabo is so weird to me like?? how did he become this soft small flower child.. have y'all seen the look in his eyes when he's fighting marines smh. I mean ofc sabo is adorable but I wonder why so much of the fandom likes to ignore everything else about him.
lol well i certainly haven’t done anything to stop the spread of that fanon interpretation, though that’s less because i actually interpret sabo as being that way and more bc…..i just like pastels and flowers…..my fave could be literally anyone and i’d still draw cutesy shit of them with pastels and flowers bc that’s just My Brand ™
tbh it often seems to me like the fandom likes to split into two sides when it comes to interpreting sabo: either he’s an ultra nice goody two shoes sweetheart or he’s a sadistic murderous rage monster, when in reality…….both and neither are true, at least imo.
sabo’s a good person who’s fighting for what’s right and what he believes in and is deeply loyal to the people he cares about, but he’s also rude and blunt and dorky. he seems to take pleasure in fighting and threatening people and is quick to anger, but he also doesn’t needlessly kill people and is always ready to help those in peril.
that’s kinda just…..how is always is with fanon, though. people will take one aspect of a character’s personality and exaggerate it to meet their personal tastes. i’ve talked about it before, but there’s also a level with both ace and sabo where people tend to interpret them as still being like their child selves (sabo is the ~nice smart~ one, ace is the ~angry rude tsundere~ one) regardless of whether or not they’re actually like that as adults.