when you think about it, kaneki becoming haise is actually very important ♡
right before he was haise, kaneki was bouncing in between shironeki (shiro kaneki, white haired kaneki) and centipede (his kakuja state). as y'all probably know shironeki was arguably one of the most self-hating and depressed versions of kaneki (the other one being oek kaneki or even black reaper) and centipede would only really come out whenever kaneki was in the worst possible mental state, the most unstable headspace.
by the end of tokyo ghoul (NOT :re) during the owl operation, kaneki can be said to be very irrational and depressed to the point where he bordered being suicidal. kaneki was in no shape to keep going living his life to the fullest. he would have kept running into the same wall of unmotivation and despair (ಥ﹏ಥ)
when kaneki was in the underground sewer as centipede
and after that hide moment just happened, you know what I’m talking about :’( he inevitably met with arima. arima’s skill pretty much solidified the conclusion that kaneki would not make it. and babie boi did not make it. it kinda makes it feel like he actually died (kaneki dies like 5 times in the entire story God bless) and that kaneki is truly no longer. and that is true to some extent :’(
kuroneki (black haired kaneki) is l o n g gone after being tortured (even though he still carries some of his habits like holding his chin when lying and his love of books) and now shironeki is gone with evey stab through the eye
oof I’m so sorry. essentially kaneki is gone while maybe not technically dead. as kaneki now enters into his new life as #240, he is m i s e r a b l e and wanting d e a t h (at that point arima was not a character I liked but we’ve passed that so we chill again). everything kaneki was and all of his worries like being strong enough for everyone, saving everyone, getting rid of the world’s evil and so on were now on full blast during #240.
H O W E V E R, arima and the ccg
brainwashing telling him to choose a new name and giving no information on who he is or was even though they been knew who is he but okay starts to form a new person…
♡ H A I S E S A S A K I ♡
now haise is basically just pure sweetness overload. he’s caring, he’s patient, he’s a great leader. i’ve read an analysis one time on how haise is probably the most accurate to kaneki’s true personality seeing as he remembers n o n e of the abuse or torture he withstood whether from his mom, his aunt, other kids, rize, yamori/aogiri tree, or arima. he’s in a way “free” from the pain of his past. kaneki’s personality changes based on the people around him and he was hurt so much, his personality was buried under all that pain. so haise having temporary memory loss, in a way, gives kaneki a break from constant remembering and reminders
that life is suffering.
while haise still struggles within himself especially with babie smol shironeki and centipede constantly talking to him inside his head, haise is relatively in a more stable spot than kaneki had been previously. from haise would come black reaper who only lasts for so long, oek kaneki who feels more stable yet just s o o o sad :’(, dragoneki, (dragon kaneki,,he’s not conscious though poor babie), and finally to post dragoneki who is married, a father, and finally settled down ♡
IT’S WHAT HE DESERVES :’)
so the introduction of haise in a way ended some of the part of kaneki that was very hurt and in immense pain and guilt
until it comes back after kaneki’s fight with juuzou oof my hEART NO </3
without haise, all of this might not have happened or at least would’ve taken a lot longer to happen and kaneki might’ve been suffering even longer (ಥ﹏ಥ)
in conclusion, APPRECIATE HAISE OR ELSE >:(