The Shape of Water spoilers ahead
Because i wanna talk abt our favourite Soviet boy!
[Gif credit to @shapeofh2o}
This brilliant scientist who risks his life as a Soviet spy, forgoing his real name, which obviously hurt him so much (having to be called something else) only to have his own people murder him! This dude who has 0% problem killing a guy and saving Giles if it meant getting The Creature safely away from where it would otherwise be killed!
He fucking brings The Creature his food, knowing full well what happened to Strickland. He KNOWS about Elisa and The Creature and he knows about it from almost the very beginning but rather than tell anyone, he observes and learns and it helps him understand and he appreciates that and puts that new knowledge to good use, trying to explain to his superiors.
He fuckin’ respects The Creature, as much as he can in the situation he’s put in. And when it comes to the escape, he doesn’t even hesitate for a second to give Elisa the keys and even kill a man to help them escape so this beautiful creature will be able to live.
And on top of all that, he’s a fuckin’ badass! He was ready to defend himself and stab his superior and his bodyguard with a fucking cake knife! In his boxers! He laughed in Strickland’s fucking face as he died bc he knew that Elisa and Zelda had fooled this self important asshole and he relished it!
From the very beginning, he didn’t want to see The Creature harmed! He wanted to learn from him sure, but not at the expense of The Creature’s life. He was devastated when he was told to kill him, realizing that the people he worked for and the country he loved didn’t care about learning or preserving life. He gave up everything to help Elisa and The Creature, and never acted like he regretted it for a second. He even continued to help as much as he could, knowing that eyes were on him.
Dmitri was a good man and everyone in that movie owes their life to him!