what’s really fun is keeping track of how many times nux is thrown AWAY by the system that purpotedly created him and relies on him and the hundreds of grown-up child soldiers just like him. nux is trash. nux is barely strong enough to even go to war, he’s at the end of his rope as far as his cancer goes, and he has no value in a system that glorifies all of his defining traits.
if by some miracle he catches the eye of the center of his entire universe, it isn’t too long before he fucks up beyond all hope of redemption and is relegated to the trash heap with the rest of the traitors and breeders.
but with furiosa, max, and the wives, there’s a weird kind of freedom to fuck up there that’s never been present before. he fucks up. they kick him off the war rig. he crawls on and he fucks up again by helping out before they even know he’s there. they forgive him and move forward. he fucks up siphoning gas directly into the war rig’s engines. they let him crawl on back and then send him to do something he’s actually good at. they give him second chance after second chance after second chance and he THRIVES under it.