Remember that one episode of Samurai Jack when Aku transformed into a woman and made Jack fell in love with…Him? Her? It? But then Aku betrayed him. In all seriousness, it cannot be overstated how much of a jerky move that was:
-Plays up being a cool warrior like Jack.
-Invents sob story to create illusion of having a common enemy.
-Travels across incredibly hostile area with Jack.
-Saves Jack’s life technically three times.
-Wins Jack’s trust.
-Potentially sparks romantic interest.
-Kills giant guardian just to remove final obstacle before the jewel that trigger time portals.
-Destroys jewel as Jack expresses extreme relief that his quest is finally over.
-Laughs in Jack’s face as the woman he was starting to fall for.
-Turns into his true form as Jack begs for an answer.
-Mocks Jack for his naivety and reminds him that he’s basically alone in limbo.
-Flies away, leaving Jack to literally scream with rage and fall to his knees in grief.
Like… Oh my god…Also, keep in mind that this nuke of betrayal fell on Jack during the sixth episode of the series. THE SIXTH EPISODE… when the pilot was three episodes strung together. That’s how eager the writers were to show that Aku was willing to go above and beyond the call of duty to be a complete and total jerk to Jack. Let that sink in and serve as additional proof that this show was way ahead of the curve at the time it was originally shown.
((if any of you find this familiar, I’m not stealing this from @mirrorthehorse I am them this is my side blog for this stuff haha))
I headcanon/theorize that Anti is like the creepy pasta character Laughing Jack. Anti was an imaginary friend/spirit that Jack had made friends with as a kid, but the more Jack grew up, the less and less attention he would give Anti. Which eventually left Anti pushed to the back of Jack’s mind to rot. Being without any attention or love for such a long time left him heart broken and dying in the back of Jack’s mind, but then the fandom came along. Bringing up Anti as a character, and the more the community grew the more thought was put towards him, slowly giving rebuilding his strength. Eventually giving him enough strength to leak through into Jack’s videos, getting more and more attention and power with each glitch, but was forced to keep escalating things to keep everyone’s attention. He blamed us for Jack’s death, and almost seemed upset about it in a way. He didn’t want to do what he did, but had to just to keep living. That’s why he’s so desperate for attention. After facing so many years of rejection, he can’t stand being ignored without breaking down emotionally and mentally, and going without any attention for long periods of time slowly kills him.
So if he really is just an abandoned imaginary friend, maybe Anti is just a child? I mean think about it, he’s impulsive, emotional, acts quickly, isn’t very strong on his own, pulls pranks, makes petty insults and jokes, and is extremely desperate for love and attention.
Anti is a child. A lost, broken, rejected child who is constantly inches away from death and was pushed to the brink of almost complete emotional and mental collapse.
“Jack!” Crutchie laughed in protest as Jack had just picked him up the kid and placed him on his shoulders.
“What? You don’t like being on top of the world?” Jack chuckled, and could sense Crutchie’s grin despite the protests. He had his hands holding onto Crutchies legs to keep him there.
“Not when I got your penthouse. At least I have less of a chance of falling to my death from up there.” Crutchie chuckled lightly, smiling wide. Suddenly, the conversation the two had the night before came tumbling back into his mind and for some reason, Crutchie couldn’t fake being happy this time.
Jack noticed the change in mood without even looking at his face, because he knew Crutchie so well, he didn’t have to. “What’s wrong?” He asked, setting Crutchie on a near by bunk and climbing onto it with him. “You know I’d never drop you, right?”
Crutchie shyly nodded, not knowing how to explain the thoughts rushing through his head. There had been a time years ago where Crutchie was having nightmares from the refuge. He didn’t want to tell jack, not wanting to bother him about it, but Jack noticed the lack of sleep he was getting and confronted Crutchie about it. He lied his way out of it, which tore Jack to shreds since he knew he was lying. He thought that Crutchie didn’t trust him anymore. It was hard and painful, but neither talked to each other as much anymore. Jack thought that Crutchie didn’t want to talk, and Crutchie thought Jack knew about his nightmares, and got annoyed by him being such a whip. Both suffered greatly when their friendship was so broken, until finally Jack broke down and apologized for whatever thing he did wrong and he just wished Crutchie would just talk to him again. It was then that Crutchie realized Jack wasn’t ignoring him because he thought Crutchie was a burden, but he thought Crutchie wanted him to. After talking about it all night, they cleared up this misunderstanding, patched up their friendship, made promises to always tell each other what’s up, and now they were closer then ever.
Crutchie did not want to risk going through that again. He promised himself he would tell Jack everything. And so he would. “Jack…” he finally took a deep breath. “Last night. You said that… you was gonna go to Santa Fe soon?”
Jack nodded, furrowing his brow. “Well, yeah. We are.” He took Crutchie’s hand, concerned.
“Don’t hate me.” Crutchie whispered, tears almost falling down his face. “But, what if I told you that I don’t want to go?”
Jacks heart broke at that, wishing those words didn’t come out of his mouth. They hurt. “W-what? Why wouldn’t you want to go? You seemed so excited last night…”
“I wasn’t, though. Jack, Santa Fe, that’s your dream, it’s where you belong. I belong here, in New York City… ‘sides, you don’t wanna drag a cripple around with you everywhere. I’ll just get in the way of you makin’ your big life, yeah?”
“Crutch.” Jack’s grip tightened on his hand. “There’s no way I’m leaving you here.”
“But Jack, you won’t become nothin’ with me always at your side! I’m good at bein’ a Newsie. And Medda said I could get the job as the stage manager once I’m too old to be a Newsie… my life is here Jack. But you got a life waitin for you out there, in Santa Fe.” Crutchie felt so selfish when he saw the hurt look on Jack’s face, but what else could he do? There was no way he would get on that train for any reason. Even if it meant he would never see Jack again. He was doing it for himself, but mostly for Jack. What he said was true. All Crutchie would do was hold him back.
Jack shook his head and let go of Crutchies hand to turn his shoulders to face him. “Crutch. Your my brother. I ain’t leavin you. And since you won’t come with me to Santa Fe, I ain’t goin’ neither.”
Crutchies eyes widened and he now felt guiltier than ever. “Jack, you can’t throw away your dream for me… I got nothin on Santa Fe… it’s got everything you want!”
“I know. But Crutch, you got everything I need.”
“No, Crutch I almost lost you during the strike and if it wasn’t for Davey talking some sense into me about fighting for you, I woulda went insane. I ain’t makin the mistake of loosing you again.”
“Jack, you can’t…” Crutchie whispered, little tears forming in his eyes.
“Crutch, New York makes you happy. I want you happy, because then I’m happy, no matter where I am, as long as you’re there, right by my side.”
“I… I really mean more to you than Santa Fe?”
“You mean more to me than the whole world, Crutch. I promise.” Jack reached his thumb out and wiped it under Crutchie’s eyes, removing the tears that were forming. “It’s Santa Fe that got nothing on you.”
you know i keep seeing young jack morrison portrayed one of two ways in the fandom and it’s either “uwu innocent bb who doesn’t do anything wrong” or “grade A insufferable asshole” but i prefer to think of him more as the equivalent of “stressed out college student the week before finals who’s running low on sleep and cranked up on caffeine and is one step away from a breakdown because this is too much responsibility he clearly wasn’t ready for and now he’s just winging it i guess”
Facts people tend to forget about in the creepypasta fandom
1. Slenderman is featured in many creepypastas but is not an actual creepypasta himself
2. Slenderman and The Operator are two different beings
3. The creator of Ticci Toby asked that Toby only be shipped with his canon girlfriend, Clockwork
4. Masky and Hoody are not creepypasta, they belong to the youtube series ‘Marble Hornets’
5. JEFF THE KILLER WAS 13 DURING HIS STORY
6. Jane the killer does not have a crush on Jeff the killer, nor are they in any type of relationship. Jane’s goal is to kill Jeff
7. There is no ‘creepypasta mansion’ or 'slenderman’s house’ in any canon of the more popular creepypasta
8. Many authors of famous pastas have either abandoned the fandom or let the internet take their characters because of how many people obsess over and misrepresent their characters (ex: the author of eyeless jack removed the story from the wiki and said there are much better things you could be reading)
9. Respect others opinions. With thousands of stories, both original and spin-offs, people have different opinions on all of them. (This goes for shipping as well, not everyone in this fandom ships pastas with other pastas)
10. THERE ARE MORE STORIES BESIDES JEFF THE KILLER. Read some and make some, keep the fandom circulating!