So up until now, I believe the fandom has been operating under the same assumption when it comes to creating villains:
- Hawkmoth senses his victim
- Akuma is “programmed” specifically for them
- Akuma flies to its target
The akuma also showed no true signs of intelligence. Rather, every action they took could have been interpreted as following simple orders.
However, episode 2 has completely thrown everything into the blender.