vino (baccano!)

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Claire Stanfield aka Felix Walken aka Vino the assassin from the anime and light novel series Baccano!, drawn by @kurawastaken

aka @blunderxblunder. They make incredible art on all their blogs, so I highly recommend giving them a follow and commissioning them!

(btw, this is the first time I’ve commissioned something on tumblr, so pls inform me if the source isn’t displayed correct or anything like that)

source: kurawastaken

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Vino, or Claire Stanfield, was raised by the father of the Gandor brothers. As a result, he was as a brother to them and as such, part of the family. And in reality, you could call him the fourth brother of the Gandors. I heard he was taken in by a circus afterwards. Thanks to his hard work and superhuman talent, he was able to obtain beyond-human strength and technique. That’s probably also coming in handy now that he has become an assassin.

I think the best part of Baccano is the dynamic between Claire and Chane. I mean, both are murderous killers. One has extreme trust issues and she has never been loved, and the other thinks that he is basically God and the whole world is just a dream he’s having- so he can’t connect with anyone. But then Chane totally changes that world by accidentally scratching him, imprinting herself and proving herself irrevocably in his world. Claire asks her to apologize for hurting him, but then understands almost immediately that she can’t because she’s mute, and then HE apologizes for being ableist and insensitive! Then Claire says that he loves her, something that no one else, not even her FATHER, has ever said to her. He tells her that by letting him in, her world will not fall apart– instead it will just get bigger. Chane is unsure, so Claire says that he’s ok with that, and that they can start off as friends and take it at a path that she is comfortable with! AND THEY BOTH ARE HEAD-OVER-HEELS FOR THE OTHER AND THEN THEY GET MARRIED AND HAVE 2 GRANDKIDS AND LIVE HAPPILY EVER AFTER.

Baccano! week day 2 - strength / weakness

So what if I’d spare him? In my mind it’s the certainty in myself that I possess which allows me to have that kind of mercy or compassion. There’s no wavering on that point. It’s fixed like the stars. The fact is I’m never gonna be killed! So remember this: mercy and compassion are virtues that only the strong are privileged to possess. And I am strong.

My anime tastes

Me, years ago: im not gonna watch Baccano. It looks really cool! But it looks gorey ans im too scared to watch it :(

Me, now, after watching one scene with Claire Stanfield: IM WATCHING THIS. I WANT THIS PSYCHO MAN. I LOVE HIM. I WILL SUPPORT HIM. ILL DEAL WITH THE GORE! ILL DEAL WITH THE BLOOD! FOR VINO I WILL DEAL!!