Parallels Between Ciel and Soma
Please note: I simply refer to our!Ciel as Ciel in this post simply I wasn’t mentioning the recently returned twin at any point.
I’ve actually written about this before, but there are a lot of similarities between Soma and Ciel. Even Ciel has mentioned it.
After Ciel said this, however, Soma did experience growth as a character. He went from being selfish to being more selfless. He truly wanted to help others, and he was quick to smile. Ciel was still mired in revenge while Soma was not. This allowed him to grow and mature.
But now things have changed. The person he was closest to, Agni, was brutally murdered while protecting Soma. Needless to say, Soma was hurt and confused.
Previously I theorized what might happen next. Soma has now experience this horrible loss. One part of my thinking was that Soma might seek revenge, and it appears that this has come true.
This all leads to a very interesting question. Will Soma’s story continue to parallel Ciel’s life, or will he find his own path?
Even without summoning a demon, Soma can start down the same road as Ciel. He would have to give up on himself and any sort of salvation. He couldn’t grow or change. Instead of smiling and living, his heart would focus only on revenge and bringing pain to those that hurt him.
Oddly enough, I don’t think Ciel would even want this for Soma.
My hope at this point is that Soma may start down that path, but something will stop him before he reaches the point of no return. Maybe it’s Ciel, or it might be the thoughts of Agni. After all, Agni would never want this for his prince. While Sebastian encourages revenge (and perhaps even Vincent would have), Agni specifically wanted Soma to “…keep shining brightly.”
Maybe that’s the key difference in Ciel and Soma. Ciel never had anyone in his life or thought of him in the same manner Agni thought of Soma. He never had anyone think so highly of him or see him as sort of a savior.
Perhaps no one really believed in Ciel.
In the end, it will be Soma’s decision, but Agni’s influence may be just enough to save him.