Did anyone else notice that Avatar: the Legend of Korra, Tales of Zestiria and Erased had a similar way to…hint what the endgame couple is?
Nothing necessarily explicit: a meaningful gaze, the two characters alone and together. No kisses or confessions, but you don’t put two main characters together at the very end of a series looking at each other like that for nothing, right? It’s the closure of the show after all.
However, bryke had to come out and say “KORRASAMI IS CANON” for the audience to try to accept it (because many people still don’t) and a large part of the ToZ fandom is 100% sure sormik is just the “fangirls’ delusion”, that they’re just best bros willing to spend the rest of the eternity together as bff. Meanwhile,
and regardless of how Airi and Satoru’s whole development was
ironically erased in the new timeline, no one doubted the ending was meant to prove she was “the one” for him.
Now tell me it’s not because of heteronormativity. I dare you.