Pitch has always been an asshole, i mean yunno its pitch. But like MAN he is SUCH an asshole in TGATNW(still love him tho... still love him) and I freaking whooped when Jack finally got the last word in during the hallway scene of ch18 where hes like 'have fun healing DAT BITCh' and then just heeleys out into a cloud of awesomeness
where hes like ‘have fun healing DAT BITCh’ and then just heeleys out into a cloud of awesomeness
I can’t write this story anymore because I’ve met someone with superior writing skills and they’re now in charge (SERIOUSLY I’M TRYING TO IMAGINE ALL OF TGATNW NARRATED THIS WAY AND IT’S LIKE A DREAM COME TRUE)
(Also, yeah, Pitch is a mega asshole in TGATNW. Idk, a lot of people headcanon Kozmotis Pitchiner as like idk, this super suave, determined, but generally really pleasant loving father. And I’m like, he was arrogant enough to think he could defeat the Darkness completely on his own without any help, and thus caused the ruin of an entire society.
So my headcanon is a tAD different.
Actually also I just really love writing characters who are assholes. And in terms of Jack and Pitch, I’m not sure what else could have fully shaken Jack’s hero worship away in a shorter timeline, and I really need Jack to start relating to Pitch’s power in a different way than he has. Him seeing this side of Pitch before other sides was sort of… ahh… it’s important to the plot.
That being said, I think Pitch is a good guy, he’s just a good guy who is cynical and jaded, trying to protect his daughter at all costs, while under the thumb of a Tsar who clearly has power issues of some description or another with Pitch, and under the influence of a regime that doesn’t particularly care for its individual citizens or their wellbeing (golden age regimes were often deeply, deeply classist, even as they often provided for their poorer citizens). I think it’s hard to be as old/experienced as Pitch in that and come out completely in touch with the part of himself that’s still capable of love and care.)