THIS is one of the core messages of the series that I connect with really strongly, and I adore that it comes up so early.
In so many other stories someone will die to protect someone else and it’s treated like a great and noble thing - and yes, protecting others is always worthwhile, but if you die in the process you defeat the entire purpose. One of you is still dying, and destroying the other person emotionally in the process.
It’s the kind of message you don’t expect in a story about ninjas who are trained to kill without holding back, and yet this is EXACTLY the story it should be in. Throwing your life away serves a short time goal, but it devalues your life so much in the process - and how does that help the other person, who wanted very much for you to keep on living?
YOU BOTH GOTTA SURVIVE OR IT’S NOT A WORTHWHILE ENDING.
Finally completed my redesign of the Markil fusion/lovechild. I tried to land her color scheme in the middle of those two (ergo the purples and such).
I like to imagine that she’s something of a deva with a passive aggressive tendency and a serious flair for the dramatic. The rebellion has not been removed by any means but she is one hell of a boss for the ones that stick around. Also you can bet your butt that blue pouch is full of eldritch glitter ✨
The next mashup in the running is Markus and Thog so this should be interesting! I want to try and put one out every Thursday as a Thrilling Thursday kinda thing (please ignore the late release haha) and once the two I already have lined up have been finished and posted I’ll start putting out polls for the next fusion. These will be less actual children and more a mixture of their appearances and personalities (: