The idea of c!Wilbur's arc ending with his self-sacrificing death is so unsatisfying to me. Not every redemption arc has to end with a character's tragic and poetic martyr which neatly concludes their development. While it would mirror c!Wilbur's first perma-death symbolizing his "escape" from the devastation he left (a "selfish" act) by depicting his final perma-death as a symbol of his "atonement" through protecting the rest of the server (a "selfless" act), I feel as if he deserves better. To end it with him being sent back to limbo, or even passing on to the server's afterlife, would be disappointing. I feel as if an ending which allows c!Wilbur to live would do him more justice. Showing the audience c!Wilbur, a mentally ill character whose greatest struggles have been with himself and his own internal conflict, finally be given the chance to heal would be so much more cathartic. I want to see him confront and acknowledge his past, to mend his bonds and reconcile with his loved ones, to be able to change and recover from all that he's been through. I want c!Wilbur to live.
it's like ik some people dont like the way c!jack's canon deaths were handled but honestly the idea of them paralleling the original l'manburg members' deaths? the idea of death during war as being meaningless or having to be brushed aside because there's still more to lose and the fighting isn't over yet? it's so good
and jack never realizing this because his anger clouds his judgement