What if each of Mikleo’s capes is supposed to represent a wing (certainly fits given the stylized wing/feather design on it), so by the epilogue, he is the literal incarnation of Zestiria’s equivalent of a biblical Seraph? Which then begs the question, just how strong is he by then when he’s keeping up in a fight with the likes of Lailah, Edna, and Zaveid at 18? And also, just how many years did Sorey sleep for in order for that to happen?
7. Which character do you think you’re most like? Why?
Definitely Pearl. I have big eyes and a pointy nose. I am anxious and very critical both of others and of myself. I have that weird self-esteem thing where I hate myself but still think I’m better than everyone else. I feel like nobody really needs me as much as I need them and I’ll never be someone’s first choice. I like making pies.
also this is me at work
which admittedly is a different individual Pearl but I have to get it in there.
11. How did you start watching Steven Universe?
I genuinely don’t have a story, although other people always seem to have cute ones about friends or significant others who got them into it. I was seeing gifsets of it around for a while and I knew it was made by someone who worked on Adventure Time which I already liked and at some point I looked it up. The circumstances weren’t memorable.
12. How did you enter the fandom?
I don’t know, really, because what counts as having entered? Just being a regular viewer, being enthusiastic about it, seeking out discussion with other fans, making some kind of fan work, attending actual events related to the fandom? I write fanfic, which is very niche but well received within its niche, and I ramble a bit on this blog, so I guess that covers it.
14. Finally, how do you feel about Bismuth? I find opinions on her controversial.
Ooh, controversy. I think Bismuth is one of the most interesting characters and I wish we could see and hear more of her (although I loved her voice I’m ambivalent about the casting because Uzo Aduba’s availability to record more episodes is seemingly more limited/expensive than for someone who’s primarily a voice actor). I think a lot of the controversy about her is because a lot of viewers still aren’t really picking up what the show is explicitly laying down about the characters not being purely good or bad and no one being an infallible hero or an irredeemable villain. The idea that Bismuth can be right about some things and wrong about others and be a lovable character who we want to somehow be okay seems to be a lot to handle. Also I ship her with Pearl.