Can I ask why you like Severa? I try to like her but she's so mean and such a downer. Negativity makes me sad and I'm wondering if I'm just missing something.
Heh, well, that’s an understandable perception. Personally I love her because I see so much of myself in her. Her meanness is a defense mechanism because shes scared of people seeing her true self or getting too close, and boy oh boy do I relate to that. Not necessarily that I’m mean to people but I’ve built up other methods.
I personally love her snark and sarcasticness, and I like how she doesn’t hold back in taking self-important people down a peg. I find her attempts to project confidence and prove her self-worth very endearing and relatable. She has many very believable insecurities, and is flawed and human.
And I like how underneath all the layers she genuinely does care about people, wouldn’t actually want to hurt someone, and when she goes too far she feels bad about it. I look at the way she treats Noire, or tracks down Owain in their A support in awakening after legitimately making him upset about himself and see someone very sweet.
Plus, with all the queer baiting IS involves her in, there’s just enough there for me to latch onto her as gay ;p
So basically that’s my two cents on the character. Her meanness being offputting is super understandable but due to my own experiences I can’t help but see past that, myself.