“I feel like I’m the fourth version of myself since I left Port Damali.” Fjord doesn’t value his Self, discards it easily, and then calls it “growth”.
They refuse to let Beau go, let her think for herself. They see her and her experience as belonging to them because they’ve “invested” in her training. So they reel her back in with the acknowledgment and praise she’s been starved of her whole life.
I really wish Jester would leave the Mighty Nein about now.
Among the “monster generation” Oikawa was the only one who ever saw himself as “less than” in any way.
Hinata and Kageyama have parallel journeys of personal growth throughout Haikyuu!! but they both failed on their individual quests during the Nationals arc, which led to their defeat by Kamomedai.
I’ll be the first to say that Fjord is guilty of many things, many failures. But there is at least on instance I can point to where it’s Caduceus — Fjord’s self-appointed spiritual guide — who fails him in a pretty big way.
When Sawamura Daichi, Sugawara Koushi, and Azumane Asahi inherited the Karasuno Boys’ Volleyball club, it had reached it’s lowest point.
Had he been faced with any other team, Hinata might have given up on volleyball after that match. He might have even been satisfied with his attempt.
It’s about legacy. It’s about a thread, a path, a story. Sometimes the path is not what we expect, there are sharp terms, obstacles we couldn’t have foreseen. Sometimes we have to pass the torch on to someone else, and watch the light from a distance. But none of that erases the part we played, and the steps we walked.
Hinata and Oikawa met in Brazil because they were on the same path. They had made the same choices and taken the same risks.