Imagine Loki is sitting in a wooden chair that he keeps leaning back against the wall in while becoming bored waiting for your arrival as his blind date set up by Thor. He spots you and is stunned by your beauty just as he leans back again. This time the chair breaks and he falls on his sorry ass. Arms, legs, leather and armor flail in all directions until he finally stands and regains his composure. Thor stares at him like he’s a fool. “Are we all together now brother?” “Never been better. And who do we have here?”
Sorry if you were asked this before, but you said you would like Hide to be the final antagonist. Could you explain why's that? I am really curious, and I do agree that Furuta is not end game, but rather someone else, such as Hide, Donato and Uta. I just want to hear your point of view, if you don't mind...
Hide would be the only antagonist our protagonist actually cares about. Which would make the stakes to “win” much more personal and the choices harder, instead of the current vague goal that Kaneki’s approaching with about as much planning and care as Donald Tr*mp is approaching the Presidency.
Also, I think whatever Hide’s conflict is, it can only be enhanced by the struggle of being friends with Kaneki as a person, but not letting it to influence his plans for the greater good.
On the other hand, Hide being just the smart best friend that Ishida’s forgotten to write about for a few years, now that’s just boring, imo. Not to mention all those weird things about Hide that he’s hinted on.
I can see Hide in a sort of The fox and the Hound situation, him trying to work with Kaneki from within the CCG or despite all he’s been taught (if he’s indeed a Washuu), but that just wouldn’t be my personal first choice because see the first paragraph.