I've just seen your post about Jumin and Seven behaviour and I have to ask : why the dark chocolate ending is a bad thing? I never thought through that since I just chosen my way by having the light hearted one, how do you analyse it? I'm interested.
I think the white chocolate ending is the one you’re meant to get, at least insofar as truly loving and appreciating who Saeyoung really is as opposed the various masks that he wears to hide himself. That’s the biggest hurdle when it comes to getting his best ending in his route: whether you appreciate the real Saeyoung and can see passed the goofy hacker, the possessive agent, and just see him for who he is and love him regardless, or if he appeals to a part of you that wants Saeyoung to be whatever you want him to be, because not only is he capable of being whoever you want, he will willingly do it if it will make you happy. While that’s a nice…sentiment, that’s ultimately unhealthy for him, considering he’s been pretending for a very long time.
That willingness to change himself and be someone else is what I’m referring to as being a bad thing in his dark chocolate ending. There is an argument to be made that he’s comfortable taking those on and off by that point in the relationship, and I acknowledge that possibility, but I think it’s foolish to not consider the message that could be sending to Saeyoung: That MC wants someone other than him as he is, or would prefer a different version of him that’s tailored to her desires rather than his true, honest self.
I mean, there’s a reason that there was a brief but pretty well circulated theory when the DLC came out that the Saeyoung in this ending was actually Saeran because of how he spoke and what he said (and his conspicuously absent glasses in that CG.) That’s how different he feels, so to me, the MC discussing Saeyoung like she knew him to everyone and talking about him wanting to be more possessive, discussing qualities she’d want to be different that pertain to him is a very toxic message to send to someone who already continues to struggle with self-esteem and acceptance. MC projecting herself on to Saeyoung is exactly what leads to his bad ending where he MC convinces him that Saeran is better off without him and they both abandon the RFA to live a shell of a life somewhere far away. I mean damn Jumin pretty explicitly warns you against this kind of thing in the DLC itself (or foreshadows, however you want to take it.)
Jumin has always maintained this stance regardless of whether you’re on Saeyoung’s route or otherwise (even though he has a hilariously hard time sticking by his own words himself) and it’s particularly necessary to repeat in this sort of situation. And, not for nothing, but Saeyoung’s pretty clear in the white chocolate ending about how happy he is that you think how you do too:
The white chocolate ending represents the MC wanting to give to Saeyoung and wanting to provide for him and appreciate him as he is, secrets and all. The dark chocolate ending is about the MC expressing what she wants to change in the relationship and the opinion that she knows everything there is about him with an implication that she wants something else. No where in the dark chocolate ending does he express being happy; only that he loves her and how he wants to see how she will behave. He’s fulfilling a fantasy for her, and that isn’t bad in and of itself, but I don’t like the precedent that it sets for him.