Hey i just subbed to you and saw your post about your dislike of the ccg members and i was wondering how you felt about Amon.
Hmm I don’t know if I honestly dislike the members of the CCG as a whole, which is likely my fault in making more generalized statements and not distinguishing the differences between me liking a character, as a character, and me not liking a character as a person? It’s more that I don’t trust the motivations of the authorities running the CCG. ANYWAY that aside, regarding Amon:
I don’t actually care for Amon. I find his character mostly unsympathetic, irritating and taxing. Any time the character gets screen time, so to speak, I’m instantly bored and annoyed and desperately waiting for it to be over so we can move on to other characters. I feel marginally bad for him, because I have pretty high empathy re: fictional characters, but ultimately, as a personal thing, I do not like Amon.
I tend to not like those “lawful good” characters with a blind sense of justice. The fact that his very very selfish convictions come from a mindset of “doing what’s right” despite his clear emotional needs to simply prove himself and create order out of chaos, fix the bad and turn it into good, all for his own gain is super off putting to me. His strong human vs. ghoul mindset is one I do not like in any of the characters.
HOWEVER I do think he is a good character. He’s flawed and has solid motivations. He is a logical product of his upbringing and his training and his role as Mado’s partner. I don’t think we’ve seen the last of him, I think it’s rather apparent at this point he’s soon to return as a one eyed ghoul. I am very interested in seeing his character progression. I’m interested to see the role he plays in the whole of the story. Especially now that his and Kaneki’s “sides” have been flipped.
BUT ultimately It would be fair to say I haven’t given his character decent consideration and analysis, for what it’s worth.