Daily Reminder Part 2
You can be mad about Vaylin not being redeemed while still liking Arcann’s redemption.
You can be upset that Vaylin, a powerful young woman who was feared by her family and locked away and tortured, was treated unfairly by the game creators. You can be upset that Vaylin didn’t get the same opportunities as her brother to redeem herself, to find friendship, to find love. That the player was not given an option that would result in Vaylin’s redemption.
You can, at the same time, love that Arcann had the capability and opportunity to find redemption. You can appreciate that Arcann, a young man who was abused physically and emotionally by his only present parental figure, overcame the violence put on him as a child and chose to be a better person. That, given the opportunity, he can do the right thing and show kindesses to the galaxy that were never shown to him.
These two thoughts are not mutually exclusive.
Abuse is not a competition. Being worthy of redemption does not have anything to do with how tragic your backstory is. The only thing that makes someone “worthy” is whether they’re willing to put in the work to change their worldview and therefore, actions.