Because I love this child and he needs more love, especially his relationship with Yuuri ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
While Phichit is an incredibly friendly lovable cinnamon roll, he won’t stand for anything threatening his best friend Yuuri, even if the threat happens to be someone Yuuri loves. Yuuri clearly adores the Victor he knows now (just as much as he idolized the distant figure in the past), but Phichit won’t forget how much Victor hurt Yuuri in the past, unintentional or not.
I headcanon that on top of being a skilled figure skater, Phichit is an academic genius who skipped grades and entered college in Detroit super early where he met Yuuri, which explains their long acquaintance despite the age difference. He is very, VERY protective of Yuuri. I’ll put up a more detailed headcanon post later (and if there’s interest, possibly prequel comic of pre-YOI anime Detroit college days).
Watching ROTJ again, and just, man. Darth Vader’s blatant sidestep of Luke’s assertion that there is still good in him. He’s like “I don’t want to talk about this, so I’m just gonna pretend you didn’t say anything and start looking at your lightsaber.”
Just… Vader, dear, could you be any more obvious? He doesn’t even try to talk around the statement. He just jumps to a whole ‘nother conversation with no segue.
And it doesn’t even phase Luke. After his brief startled moment when the saber ignites behind him, he jumps right back on his redeeming-my-father train and tries to convince him to come with him. He’s not gonna let his father get away with trying to derail the conversation.
And Vader, of course, falls back on his old rhetoric of “you don’t know the power of the Dark Side” and “I must obey my Master” because he doesn’t know how else to respond. Luke is challenging him in a way that he hasn’t been challenged in over two decades. And then he runs from it, sending Luke away with the troopers because he can’t handle being called out like that.
Luke’s parting jab “then my father is truly dead” is born out of his frustration that his father isn’t even willing to listen to him or engage him in any sort of conversation. It’s the same sort of knee-jerk annoyed/angry reaction we see from Luke throughout the trilogy, the one that made him snap at Han when he left before the Battle of Yavin and throw his gloves down after crashing on Dagobah. And it had to have hurt, both of them.
Then Vader watches Luke go, staring after him even after the lift’s door closes, and goes to stand where Luke had been just moments ago and leans on the same railing. I love that, and I would give anything to know what was going on in Vader’s head in that moment.
This went longer than I was intending it to. But there are about 70 reasons this 3 minute scene is my favorite in all of Star Wars, and this is one of them.