im not all too surprised cecil doesnt like the idea of being controlled, or having his body out of his control (especially after the bullcrap he went through with strexcorp). but i think its interesting how he constantly states he doesnt want to be a hero. at all. back in MISSING cecil has questioned whether we really do need heroes even though he’s surrounded by them even now(Tamika, Dana, Steve, Carlos, hell you can even argue Earl is growing to be a hero).
i think one of the reasons cecil doesnt want to be a hero is because he doesnt want to question the norm of night vale. its understandable that a reporter wouldnt want to get involved in the action but sometimes the danger becomes too real and having the power to do something right can be done by a reporter. that might be the hard thing for cecil. doing what’s right. when/if he begins this, he’ll start to understand how night vale is WRONG, just as the heroes previously listed understand (or are beginning to understand) this.
also im pretty sure the person/sentient creature who bought lot 37 is the man in the tan jacket