That Vriska/Equius exchange was so good though like
it’s so obvious how desperate she is, but there’s no way vriska’s gonna just flat out ask for help, especially from someone like equius; she’s waaay to proud for that (she even admits this shit’s embarrassing for her).
So she tries to buttering him up, maybe hoping that he’ll just offer to help given her condition.
and then, just before passing out she compliments Equius while simultaneously reminding him of how terrible her own lusus is.
Bottom line is, Hussie is incredibly good at writing his characters and I am so fucking excited for the rest of this comic.
anyone who has ever spent five seconds around me ever:
yes, you love Equius, i know, you love Equius so much, he's the light of your life, you love him so much, you just love Equius, i KNOW, you love Equius you fucking love Equius ok i know, i get it, YOU LOVE EQUIUS. I GET IT.
equius i love you so much. i hate people who say you are disgusting and creepy. you care for nepeta like no other and your just such a sweety pie and i just love you so much.
D —> I don’t find such predispositions offensive D —> In fact D —> I find them flattering D —> In no way am I surprised that my impressive STRONGNESS and muscular prowess D —> Distract those who know me from the underlying intricacies that compose my personality D —> It is pleasant, however D —> That you claim to appreciate the less known portion of me
God help me I’m going to hell. A hell that I’m hoping is populated by extremely attractive sweaty trolls with long hair and an affliction to horses. I’m going to Zahhak hell. I just. I love them so much. Equius is my daddy.
I just. I love this so much. Equius has gone through mountains of character development. He grew up in a society that taught him that he was superior to every troll below him on the hemospectrum. He was born with this sense of entitlement and superiority drilled into his head, but after just a few years in the game he’s grown to outright calling himself out for his behaviors. Many people with similar senses of casteist superiority never realize this in their whole lives but Equius was able to overcome most of that mindset fairly quickly.
We even start to see his development when he was still alive on the meteor. Before SGRUB he hardly considered roleplaying with Nepeta, deeming it too childish and below him, but while on the meteor they often engaged in RP shenanigans. It took him dying, being a ghost, being revived, and being combined with a sassy pair of shades to get this far but I am immensely proud of Equius Zahhak and I think his character development is very important.
This part also crushes me though because Arquius is obviously beating himself up so badly about Nepeta’s death that he automatically assumes that they are “former moirails”. That he just fucked up so bad that there’s no way that he can forgive himself and so he concludes that Davepeta won’t forgive him either. Just fuck me up, Hussie.