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. 

anonymous asked:

just bc hes weird and has weird interests doesnt mean he cant care about his friends w his whole entire heart!!! he doesnt like lowbloods but he makes legs for tavros anyways because he knows tavros is a good person!!!! he doesnt think seadwellers have any authority but guess what!! he listens to feferi because the other trolls respect her!! he practically worships the caste above him but he never does anything to make gamzee uncomfortable!! i love equius i lvoe him so much hes doing his best aa

one of my favorite equius conversations is the one where he shamelessly blackflirts with gamzee

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.