Nightbeat in concept is a very silly character but in forming that character mtmte has taken an archetype, turned it up to eleven, and then used its possibilities to give Nightbeat some amazing nuance. Nightbeat loves mystery, sure. He is obsessed with mystery to the point of valuing puzzles over others’ interests and wellbeing. There’s the archetypical noir detective character, who you’d think couldn’t possibly be written without being redundant in the 2010s. Not so! Nightbeat uses mystery as a coping mechanism to deal with life’s myriad difficulties, he actively tries to remedy his lack of social skills in the moments where he’s stable enough to be able to, he manages to use his obsession to break a psychic hold someone has over him, and he is tortured by the concept of the afterlife, both because of the mystery inherent in it and because of his own near-death experience. Nightbeat is obnoxious as all heck but he’s still managed to become one of my favorite characters in the series.
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