perfect boy

I’m still burning at 4000C over this panel

“We all chose Suzuya-senpai with a burning desire.”

We all chose Suzuya-senpai with a burning desire.”

We all chose Suzuya-senpai with a burning desire.”

“We all chose Suzuya-senpai with a burning desire.”

This is just so…..everything about Juuzou’s growth and development in :RE is so incredible. He isn’t very present in the narrative (personally I feel he’s been underused), but whenever he is it’s just like a rush of incredible development. 

Remember in TG when no one wanted to work with Juuzou? Where he was seen as a burden and a problem? Remember when people thought of him as a monster, the same as ghouls? Imagine being horrifically abused, tormented, tortured, and forced to do terrible things throughout all of your formative years, and then imagine the people who “rescued” you lumping you in the same category as your abusers and captors due to circumstances over which you can no control???? And then imagine growing from that into a competent, adored leader? Juuzou’s physical prowess and resilience is incredible but jesus christ, how resilient must his mind be? 

And after everything here he is with this squad. This squad. They protect him. They adore him. They care for him. They trust him, implicitly. They are braver, stronger, more skilled, and more resolute than any other squad we see, in my opinion. They move as one, instantly accommodating for members who are injured or unable to fight. They are not cruel, they do not take pleasure in killing ghouls. They have literally won awards for their work. And they chose Juuzou with a burning desire because they believed that he could make them into this well-oiled machine that somehow, despite all the horrors of this world, maintains its integrity and humanity. 

He’s only 23 years old, he was raised by ghouls. only four years ago he was seen as a monster, a demon, completely unfit, and a burden to those around him. 

I’m not fucking crying, you’re crying. ;-;