Justin confirming in TTAZZ that Taakos self-serving “i don’t need/trust anybody” attitude is entirely an act, that he’s really hungry for connection with other people, and specifically that during Arms Outstretched Magnus and Merle were all he had in the world so of course he would do anything for them.
Taako: You know, not everything has to be a joke. Sometimes you just be honest about your feelings and that’s how I see myself, you know? I may not be the most threatening silhouette, but I like to think of myself as somebody who can stand up for- you know, it doesn’t always have to be goof-goof-dildo machines over here, okay? I’m travelling around with the boner squad, and I never get to just say what I’m feeling. I have emotions! It’s not all abraca-fuck-you and what have you. I have a beating heart! I’m multi-dimensional! I’m a fully-realized creation! FUCK!