As a person who identifies more with Keith and stans Lance, I am actually really offended by your post about Lance stans. I think you're right about a lot of things (the others aren't awful people for not bowing to Lance all the time, etc.) but Lance is team-oriented, considerate, and would be a way better leader than Keith in my opinion. Please don't make it sound like Lance has no good qualities and people who stan black paladin Lance are just projecting their insecurities. It's offensive.
That theory was under a “Read More” for a good reason and yet here we are
I never said that Lance doesn’t have good qualities. All I’ve ever said is that I don’t like the way most Lance stans take the other paladins’ good qualities and apply them to Lance, and when someone says “that’s not one of Lance’s character traits” it’s suddenly… making it sound like he has no good qualities?
Aren’t they basically saying that his own qualities aren’t good enough?
I agree, he is team-oriented, he’s smarter than some people make him out to be and he’s got a lot of potential for character development. I’ve never denied that - in fact, almost every time people have messaged me regarding Lance I’ve stressed that I don’t dislike him as a character. I merely (heavily) dislike the fandom’s portrayal of him.
As for Black Paladin Lance: Build-up, storyline and common sense aside, I don’t believe Lance would even want to pilot Black. Like, on the one side y’all are making him out to be this super-insecure walking meme and on the other hand you believe he’d want to take over as leader if given the chance? Okay lmao
I apologise if you took that personally, but then again… I’ve said that most Lance stans tend to project their insecurities, and I’ll stand by that.