Narrative choices within the Netflix adaptation have, so far, stripped Ciri (and to a lesser extent, Geralt) of agency they had in the original novels.
All punishment does is create more pain. But what makes the idea of “consequences” different from “punishment”?
Almost every major character in Haikyuu!! has what I call a “witness to growth”. Some have more than one. Hinata as the main character has almost every other major character as a witness, but even he still has a single primary witness.
One of my favorite things in Haikyuu!!, especially since the Nationals arc, has been the portions told from Akaashi Keiji’s point-of-view. Sure, Hinata Shouyou is the main character and protagonist of Haikyuu!! but Fukurodani and Bokuto Koutarou are ‘the protagonists of the world’.
It was this moment that I sincerely lost my mind. Not only had this show gotten our hopes up and delivered. It had raised the bar episode after episode, far surpassing any expectations we could have possibly put forward.
Both the cast and many fans online have been referring to Essek Thelyss as a “war criminal” and guilty of betraying the Mighty Nein. But while Essek certainly is guilty of many evil deeds, he is not guilty of either of those things.
Growing up, Fjord never had control over his life. He was raised in an orphanage, at the mercy of horrible people who used children for work. And even when he left he was still at the mercy of others, looking for work just to survive. Vandran had been the first to really take him in, take responsibility for him, show him the ropes, and perhaps discipline him.
‘You don’t want to punish the people who made you, you want to make sure no one else makes you…remember that’s what you want, you’ll get there faster.’
Marion obviously loves Jester more than life itself. But if Jester was so well loved all her childhood, why did she sometimes seem so sad and lonely?
Beauregard and Jester’s individual reactions to the Traveler’s reveal are in direct opposition to each other.