Klein is best dad, change my mind
whaddya mean he always has been
I see people hoping for Mercury rescuing Oscar and I raise you:
Mercury rescues Oscar, they go to free Qrow, and end up finding Whitley visiting his father.
Mercury listens to ten seconds of Jacques Scumbag berating his son for not getting him out sooner and ends up taking Whitley with him.
The three of them head to Vacuo together and their season 9 subplot is one half Wholesome Brother Shenanigans, one half Mercury struggling to help the boys heal from their deep-rooted trauma when he himself has never processed and coped with his own abusive upbringing
Excuse me op as I put your tags on blast bc I love sonboi solidarity
Is v8 the volume of confronting ones trauma and the pain if their past bc that’s the feel I’m getting
that’s the vibe i get too - in part because they NEED to do so in order to make any headway against Salem (can’t divide them if she has no ammo to use against them!) and also because they all just… really need to. Literally everyone in the main cast except maybe Jaune (though he has his own issues it’s not necessarily trauma/pain, he’s more guilt I’d guess) needs to take a serious look inwards and do some outward talking.
Like, Salem never got over or accepted the pain of losing Ozma originally - that’s what got her to where she is now! Her entire crew of pawns is like that; Hazel with his sister, Cinder with her struggle for power, Tyrian with his lack of good morals at all and Watts with his rejection problem. Legit, to not be used the same way Salem is using her pawns and Ironwood’s fear and so many other things, the cast needs to take a look at their trauma and pain and put it to rest, whatever that means for them.