flaminganakin replied to your post: “The Gospel of the Anakin Apologist + The General Rudeness of Unrelated…”:
as an out and out Anakin stan, I forced myself to read this as a form of self-flagellation, and all I can say is, yikes on bikes (@ the person you’re responding to, btw. Not your meta)
Honestly, that’s the best reaction I think this post can have. I mean, I do love Anakin and I love his character, but I despise ignoring his faults and trying to blame everyone else for his behaviour (which is what this person did, and then twisted canon to suit their perspective). I love conflicted characters and I love the ones with good and bad to them because it appeals to the psychologist in me. It’s also one of the reasons why I’m so… brutal when faced with such idiocy.
Defending a character is fine. Excusing everything they do and blaming everything and anything else is not. It’s denying agency to a character and reducing them to a tool of their primitive instincts, or of other people. That’s not Anakin. Anakin Skywalker was able to think past his anger. Was able to listen to others and hear what they said. He might not have been good at listening, or understanding, and his emotions were always a trial for him, but he was never so controlled by them that he was a beast.
And I truly am opposed to anyone denying that Anakin had agency to do things. The ending on Mustafar is not the Anakin Skywalker we know, that’s Vader; that’s a thing of greed and obsession and power-hungry lust. There is no justification for that, and there is no way to excuse his behaviour after the Temple because that is a point where he becomes the very thing Anakin spent years swearing to protect others from. He became the monster and that’s the worst thing of all.
So sods to anyone who tries to justify that monstrosity. Sods to anyone who can’t recognise that abuse in any form is intolerable and especially towards a loved one. Because fuck that noise.