Justifying Lord Garmadon in The Lego Ninjago Movie: Was He Really a Good Dad??
Answer: He’s actually doing the best he can.
He only talked negatively about his son when (1) talking to the Green Ninja and (2) embarrassing him in front of his friends.
Almost immediately started giving the ninja and Lloyd advice (twisted advice) when they met in the jungle.
Garmadon genuinely wanted to help Lloyd when teaching him to throw/drive.
Garmadon wasn’t mad at Koko for leaving. Never once did he blame her for anything. Instead, he blamed himself.
He wanted Lloyd to be his general #1 so that he could have Lloyd by his side for the rest of his life.
He probably did not intend to have the temple fall on the ninja. It only began to fall when Garmadon left on their….helicopter van. And when Garmadon locked the door, he looked like his heart was breaking apart.
The reason he locked the door was to stop the ninja from him conquering Ninjago. Not to kill them. He knew they could get out eventually, but it was to slow them down.
Garmadon never once ceased from calling Lloyd “La-Loyd” becuase he was certain he was the only one who had it right.
Garmadon only canonically cried twice in the movie, and both times was becuase he failed at being a dad.
Here’s the big one: the reason Garmadon must attack the city is becuase his blood is infected with the snake venom, forcing him to conquer. It’s like an addiction. He can never stop conquering, even if he has everything he wants.
the thing that fucks you up with compulsory heterosexuality tho is that you confuse literally everything with attraction. a guy made me laugh? I must be attracted to him. a guy made me feel uncomfortable, scared, sad? it’s gotta be because I’m attracted to him
it was only when I started acknowledging and legitimising my attraction to women that I realised how absolutely fake my attraction to men was