Would Mori kill Chuuya if Odasaku wasn’t enough to drive Dazai out of the Port Mafia?

Short answer: No.

Let’s make two things clear before we begin with the long answer. First: The blogger who put out this idea is one of my favorite BSD theorists, I respect them. This is not an attack or an attempt to take them down, just me protecting my sanity by saying what I think need to be said. Second, I might come to the fandom because of Odazai, but I stayed for Soukoku. So no, I’m not doing this because I hate the pairing.

The premise that I want to talk about was the idea that if Odasaku’s death hadn’t driven Dazai out of the Mafia, then Mori would kill Chuuya in order to finish the job.

Sadly, unless we are in one of those soukoku fanfics where Chuuya’s an innocent tsundere angel in a star-crossed romance with Dazai and Mori’s barely anything more than a devil incarnate made specifically to create the perfect Soukoku habitat, then, no, this scenario is not happening.

Now, even the blind can see that Dazai and Chuuya have a strong bond. The closest I could describe it without dipping into fangirl fantasy was brothers, complete with the sibling rivalry and childish pettiness everyone would display in front of their annoying family member. They’re also partners whose bond was made stronger by hell fires. I mean,

(Really, Bones?)

But is this enough to make Dazai leave? Probably. Would Mori risk it? No.

First, let’s look at the mother bear that has taken Chuuya as her own; Kouyou. As we could see in the manga, she has taken Chuuya either as her protégé, son or at least a little brother as seen from how he called her ‘Ane-san’ or the archaic, formal Japanese for ‘older sister’

If Kouyou is even half as attached to Chuuya, who she has known for years, is as she was to Kyouka, who only knew her for a few months, then do you even think that she will stay silent if she knew Mori killed Chuuya simply to drive Dazai out? To put in the way that would win the Understatement of The Century award, she will not be amused. Look at this scene where Kouyou told Tanizaki why she couldn’t let Mori die;

That’s the reason Kouyou is supporting Mori. When she found out he’s basically doing the same thing as the old boss, she will fight back.

Best situation Mori will lose her support; this is serious because not only she is an executive she is also one of its strongest ability users. Second-degree situation, she will kill him both in revenge and demeaning him no longer a leader deserving of her support.

Worst situation, Kouyou would defect from the Mafia, taking her faction with her along with the people loyal to Chuuya (Notice how caring Chuuya was to his subordinates, it will not be a farfetched to say he got many people loyal to him that would be enraged by the boss killing him off for such a shallow reason) It will break the Mafia in two with a possibility of a gang war fueled by revenge in Yokohama.

Think of the casualties, both monetary and personnel, if this is were to happen. Will Mori risk all this, just to drive Dazai away? Short answer is no. Long answer is no way on earth.

Second, the circumstance of Oda’s death. I hate to admit this but in objective point of view Mori’s scheme was a stroke of genius. It’s carefully planned for the best outcome with minimal casualties.

Positives of Oda dying

1.       The most obvious, The Gifted Business Permit. This is the biggest reward that came out of this sacrifice. With the Mafia should no longer fear the government’s punishing fist if they step out of the line, the freedom to do as they like as long as they’re not caught red-handed by military police.

2.       The cut-down to Port Mafia’s budget. As Odasaku himself has mentioned, Mori calling low-ranking members to his office meant they would be disposed of, indicating this has happened before and will happen again. This is important because the money and resource going to those useless goons can go to more important places, like weaponry or bribery. By killing off Oda, Mori take out a useless member of the Mafia whose only worth was calming marital problems, scaring thieving little kids and hunting for cats.

3.       Cementing Port Mafia’s name to not only the other gangs in the area, but also to the government. This would also be true for International scale since Mimic was supposedly a fearsome terrorist group with a powerful leader.

4.       Dazai lost his best friend and leave the Mafia.  With him gone, so was the threat to Mori’s reign.

Negatives:

1.       Losing one member with irreplaceable Ability that would have been OP if not for his creed to not kill.

Now, to Chuuya.

Positives of Chuuya dying

1.       Dazai losing his partner and driven out of the Mafia

Negatives of Chuuya dying.

1.       Kouyou starting a war on Mori, breaking Mafia in half, and possibly demolishing the whole thing to the ground.

2.       The loss of Mafia’s best martial artist

3.       The loss of the subordinates under Chuuya who was loyal to him

4.       The loss of one-half of Soukoku, will affect the morale of people under him because he was known to be strong both physical-wise and ability-wise.  

5.       The loss of people’s trust to Mori’s credibility, making rebellions and defection more common.

6.       The loss of the man who was so invulnerable he would be made Executive sometime in four years, when he was only 22.

As you can see, the negatives of killing Chuuya far outweigh the positive of having Dazai driven out of the Mafia by having him dead. Then this brought up the question; what would have Mori done if Dazai didn’t get out of Mafia?

The answer is: none. Seriously.

This is because there is no way Dazai won’t defect after that. Just like the planning for getting the Permit and getting Oda out of the picture, this has been calculated by Mori from the very start.

Notice this scene,

Now here’s the light novel version

The question arising from it is as such: why would a boy considered to become an Executive soon, scour the remnants of dead soldiers with its lowest-ranked member?

There’s a high possibility Mori was purposefully nurturing the friendship between them. This is also prevalent in the way he didn’t make any negative statements when he remarked about Oda having close relations to Dazai and why he didn’t take out Oda before this, or at least intervene with their friendship.

The same way Dazai’s confident in how his plans will come to fruition, Mori is also a being cut from the same cloth. There is now ay Dazai won’t leave the Mafia both because this has been carefully calculated for a long time and because Dazai himself will know that with this, he is no longer welcome in the Mafia.

I rest my case.




On the other note, the reason why I need to say all of this is because this theory is because how it makes Chuuya’s role into just a foil for Dazai, disregarding all of his worth as an important Mafia member. I love Chuuya, and not even as Soukoku. I love him because of how he is portrayed in the canon.

Killing off Odasaku was logical, it has many upsides and very little downside. Killing off Chuuya when he was clearly an important member was not only out of character, it distort both him and Mori as characters deserving respect.

Chuuya’s a person of his own rights, is important to many people and have people important to him and the list is longer than just Dazai. He’s a beautiful character with well-developed personality, have a life, ambitions, dreams and achievements of his own and I hate it when people just made him out to be a one-dimensional character whose world revolved around Dazai. Let me tell you; he’s not.  

gia-cometti  asked:

MORI WITH A PREGNANT S/O WHO HAS BAD MOON SWINGS (personal experience, i'm high on life one moment, then hate the majority of the human race next)

Have you considered naming your child after me 


Mori Ougai

  • Poor Mori is about to expire from exhaustion and everyone knows it (though Kouyou is the only one bold enough to say anything). He thought juggling Elise’s temperamental demands was a trial, and now? Now he’s got two raging females to satisfy. Needless to say, managing Yokohama’s criminal enterprises and the both of you leaves very little breathing room. While usually he wouldn’t be handing Elise off to an unfortunate ‘volunteer’ babysitter, Mori often persuades someone to look after her so that he can fully devote his time to you; and maybe catch a cat nap before he falls asleep in a business meeting, too. 
  • Mori understands somewhat what’s going on in your body; he is a doctor, after all. Despite this fact, many of the changes in your body leave him clueless, as he hasn’t exactly studied to become an obstetrician. Nevertheless, Mori’s determined that he’s going to become the most well-equipped man there is for seeing to your medical needs. To ensure he’s not in the dark about anything he needs to know to properly care for you, Mori hires the best OB-GYN he can get his hands on as a tutor. On top of all his numerous other responsibilities, he’s now studying like a med-school undergrad, cramming countless hours of textbook-studies in his schedule. Whatever there is to know about a pregnancy, Mori knows it. While he keeps the specialist on call for emergencies, Mori would much prefer to handle any bumps in the road himself.
  • Anything you want, Mori ensures that you get immediately, no matter the cost. Though he’s fully aware your mood swings are the product of hormones, the mafioso’s vainly holding to the hope that he can somehow stave off dramatic mood shifts. Nothing so insignificant as price or rarity of an object matters, as long as the chance exists that it’ll keep you from snapping at him or randomly breaking into tears.
  • As the Port Mafia’s leader, days off are few and far in between and Mori rarely has time off to spend with you. If you’re unusually perky, however, he finds some way that can work from home, converting your bedroom into a temporary office. The same goes if you’re sobbing when it comes time for him to leave; with a sigh, Mori resigns himself to stay in bed and snuggle with you until your next inevitable mood switch. Anger, however, is a wholly different matter. When he can tell you’re fuming, about to snap (probably at him, even though he didn’t really do anything), Mori rushes out the door with a quick ‘I love you’ and prayers that you won’t strangle him when he gets home. On these days, he usually orders your most-loved obscure craving delivered to you, or a massive bouquet of your favorite flowers. Mori hopes that these peace offerings will be enough to switch your emotions in a bit more favorable direction.
  • Mori’s favorite mood of yours is when you’re almost ridiculously affectionate. Having you snuggle him, crooning nonsensical sweet nothings and peppering kisses wherever you can reach is a refreshing break from your more dramatic and intense emotions. Mori lives for the solace of these tender moments, however short they may be.
  • Though Mori’s endlessly patient with you, he’s still being slowly driven mad by your constant mood swings. You’re like a pendulum of emotions, flying from cheerful to ranging with less than a moment’s notice, and he can hardly keep up. None of his exhaustion is taken out on you, however; not once in the long months of your pregnancy does Mori snap at you, or sigh at your fickleness, or even drop his tender smile. His subordinates, however, are not as lucky. Often, the unlucky bastard that brings him bad news, or even so much as an inconvenience, is relegated to the absolute worst jobs until Mori’s feeling a bit more charitable (Likely, that won’t happen until after your child’s born and the Mafia Boss has at least a month to catch up on sleep.)

anonymous asked:

hey chuuya did kouyou's teachings involve any kind of dancing? i mean she used golden demon to help you train, sure, but did she teach you on how to tango and stuff?

I’m a hardened criminal, do I LOOK like I know how to ballroom dance or something?…


…don’t fucking answer that actually.

The cast and morning drinks- part 1

Dazai: most extra drink you can think of from starbucks. a venti java chip frappuccino with two shots of espresso, extra pumps of chocolate, and chocolate drizzle on top of the whipped cream. its a sugar bomb. chuuya always wrinkles his nose and tells dazai that’s not real coffee.

Chuuya: straight black coffee or espresso shots when it’s a really bad morning. unable to function without the caffeine in his system in the morning. crew jokes that he shouldn’t drink any cause he’s more in character without it

Atsushi: a soy vanilla latte on cold days or iced caramel macchiato on hot days. doesn’t like his drinks too sweet but loves caramel in general so the macchiato will always be an exception. is somewhat lactose intolerant but loves lattes so his life is a struggle

Kyouka: iced fruit tea. she doesn’t enjoy coffee (the taste is too bitter for her) and doesn’t enjoy milk either so she sticks to fruity teas. her favorites are white peach, mango, or passion fruit. prefers her drinks cold since she has a hard time drinking things that are too hot.

Akutagawa: almond milk caffè mocha. also enjoys lattes like atsushi but has a fondness for chocolate which is why he prefers mochas. his favorite drink is actually the seasonal peppermint mocha latte and is always extremely excited around the holidays because of it.

Yosano: iced americano. always has an iced drink even if the weather is chilly because she says it wakes her up better. enjoys the bitter taste of coffee and drinks it without any additives. she and chuuya have intense conversations about coffee beans.

Kouyou: matcha lattes. enjoys more traditional japanese drinks and sticks with matcha in the morning. also prefers her drinks on the less sweet side saying sugar is bad for one’s complexion. her pink hair and the vermillion of the matcha reminds her of cherry blossoms in spring and help her relate to her character’s lost love

Naomi: vanilla bean frappaccino or strawberries and creme frappacino. has a massive sweet tooth and loves the color schemes of both drinks. doesn’t actually like chocolate despite her love for sugar so she’s never really tried the mocha frappaccino or other chocolate infused drinks even though junchiro insists she’s going to love it.

Gin: hot earl grey tea or iced jasmine green tea. enjoys the earthy tones of earl grey and the contrasting floral accents of jasmine tea. she actually really likes the smell of coffee but couldn’t get over the bitterness the first time she tried it. akutagawa doesn’t understand her logic since green tea can be bitter too. she says the jasmine masks it well.

4

Flowers of Darkness

Port Mafia + Flowers 

(scans by @dazaiscans, art by Kafka Asagiri, edit by me)

You see that wine Chuuya opened?

THAT’S F*CKING EXPENSIVE—yes, possibly more expensive than the 1989 Petrus he opened when Dazai turned coat—SO F*CKING EXPENSIVE KOUYOU ACTUALLY HAD TO ASK IF IT WAS OKAY FOR THEM TO DRINK IT THAT WAY. Of course, Mori gives no damn because duh Chuuya has that kind of money to spend because of the organization lol.

Alright, I’m no wine connoisseur, but Google helps.

Chuuya opened a 1964 Romanée-Conti, right?

Yeah, it’s misspelled as “Romanée-Konti”.

Meaning my and @nolongertainted’s estimate of Chuuya’s earnings per month (~JPY 2,360,000) is still grossly lacking. @_@


TRIVIA:

There was once a set of Romanée-Conti wines that sold for USD 28,112 = JPY 3,313,224.10. Those were year 1990 wines (which was a hard year), and were sold at an auction, so the price really went high.

EDIT:

So, I checked the manga (thanks @dazaiscans​!) to see if Chuuya really did open a Romanée-Conti which I really should have done before I posted this last night UUUGH, because I don’t remember that wine being mentioned in the manga (I knew Romanée-Conti from looking up expensive wines for a fic lol and no wine collector in their right mind would open that treasure chest just like that imo).

Manga (Chapter 37):

Real Life (search for “Romanée-Conti 1964″ on Google Images):

It turns out I didn’t remember “Romanée-Conti” being mentioned because he said he opened a “1964 Monopole” and the wine brand name was small af in the manga.

TL;DR: He really did open an expensive af 1964 Romanée-Conti wine you’d probably sell all of your organs for but the money just won’t be enough.

anonymous asked:

any kissing hcs (both giving and receiving) for akutagawa, chuuya, ougai, fukuzawa, odasaku, ozaki, yosano, and higuchi? (sorry, that's a lot lmao you can pick just some of the characters if you want!)

Since there are a lot of characters I expanded the hcs to not just be traditional make-out style kissing. Other body parts are incorporated too (^人<)〜☆ . Also this got long af so I’m putting it under a cut.

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