reasons why i consider obitine 500% more tragic than anidala
well, first of all, we all clearly know where my preference lies. but what makes me sad about obitine is that they never would have ever had a chance. it’s one thing to have a summertime crush, when they were both still young and under qui gonn’s supervision. they could both pretend it was nothing, that their friendship was only that. a friendship of two lonely souls who are only spending time with each other for a year.
by the time they reunite, they’re both adults, both with their own responsibilities and their own lives to lead. they both know, no matter what they feel, a future is impossible, for a multitude of reasons. ben has firmly established himself in the jedi order, he has friends and people he needs to watch over, not to mention a recently graduated padawan he needs to keep his eye on. satine meanwhile, is a leader of her people, the forefront of a political movement, and the target of frequent attacks by rebels. they aren’t love sick teenagers who can allow themselves to wonder what it would be like to abandon all their duties to be together. they’re mature, they can’t allow themselves to think like that.
and neither satine nor obi wan are the type of people who, even if they had remained in contact for their entire lives, would have tried to pursue this. they’ve both got this particular honor code, and more importantly, they know that allowing themselves to act on their feelings would be a bad idea for them both. both obi wan and satine would have to sacrifice a lot to be together, and they love each other too mention to want to take something away from each other.
and then, satine is fridged. quite literally, she is killed for the sole purpose of causing obi wan anguish, of making him feel pain. she’s part of a revenge plot she shouldn’t have been. her only factor into it was that she loved obi wan, and he loved her, so much so that he would have literally abandoned all his ideals and changed his entire life for her. and because of that, because she’s loved by him, and because she loves him, she pays with her life. satine never should have died, and any hope of these two having any happy future dies with her.
whilst anidala had their moments of sunshine, an opportunity for some measure of happiness, these two had nothing. any friendship they had was always tinged by heartaching feelings they could never act on, and satine’s memory is forever tainted by the fact that she was brutally slain because obi wan made the mistake to love her. and whether she’d lived, nothing could have come of their feelings, and they would have been nothing but “what might’ve beens” and longing glances and the occasional touches and buckets of heartbreak and regret
anidala was a relationship killed in its prime. obitine never really had a chance to begin
I just started literally sobbing over antisepticeye and jack both like holy shit I love them both and god dammit jack was so sweet in the panel and broke his own rule like 9 times???? Like seriously jack how are you always so kind and loving??? It literally brings me to tears I love you man