Idk why people are all THAT shocked about Leif killing someone. I mean yes, it was innocent person (probably, cause who knows really), so I kinda understand but still. I imagine main trio has their own count of dead bodies left behind as well - for better or worse reasons but still, killing is killing. I mean hell, even we helped kill Yvonni at some point, so let's not act as if Leif is the only evil, and everyone else is totally innocent. Pretty sure there are dirty lil secrets left to uncover.
Okay so first of all Anya was definitely an innocent victim in all of this. She was at the wrong place at the wrong time and while we didn’t know her at all, murdering her was still wrong no matter how “innocent” she could have been.
Now about Leiftan… I’m not that shocked to see that he doesn’t have any problem with killing someone in cold blood like this, considering the revelation in ep 17 (and his apology in ep 15). But compared to the other boys, he didn’t kill someone to protect someone else or something like that (which I still think is wrong, cool motive still murder). He killed Anya for… literally no reasons.
I think… in the case of Leiftan, people tended to see him as this very “white” character despite the fact that he was very shady and now that he did something so terrible as killing an innocent person, he is now seen as “black”. Because he could have chosen not to kill this person, but he didn’t. His first instinct was to kill. And now, he’s seen as a character so irredeemable that loving him would be wrong. And I think that’s a very… boring way to see things.
What makes the story and the characters in Eldarya so interesting imo is that everything is gray. And the best example of this is the whole Blue Sacrifice thing. The history teacher tells us in ep 14 that the Big Bad Humans forced the kind and weak faeries to go into exile, but then in the next sentence, he tells us that the faeries didn’t hesitate to slaughter an entire race because they refused to sacrifice themselves for the greater good. But still, they’re presented as the “good side”.
Another example would be the potion fiasco but let’s stop talking about it lololol
I don’t think there’s a “good side” on Eldarya. Nor that the characters are either completely “white” or “black”. It’s a mix of “white” and “black”. And if “killing an innocent” is “black” for Leifan, then what would his “white” counterpart be ?
To me, that would be his feelings for Gardienne.
Listen… this is probably because I feel very empathetic toward Leif’addicts lmao, but I want to believe he’s being genuine with her. That she brings the good in him. That, while he has to be judged for his actions, he isn’t just this evil guy everyone seems to see him as now. It’s more complex than that. Complex is great okay.
We don’t know what his plans are and personally, I still want nothing to do with him. I can understand how ep 18 could throw you off but if you still love him,
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