A couple of OCs I don't draw enough, Kaven and her crow Wilber #characterdesign #originalcharacter #human #crow #sketchbook #sketch #traditionalart https://www.instagram.com/p/CUGyODKt61W/?utm_medium=tumblr
Why are people saying Crow here is at risk? Some people are even saying that is better to kill him or that he will end up the same way? Did everyone already forget about Season of the Hunt and Season of the Chosen in which Crow proved what he wanted the most was Freedom and the ability to make choices for himself? And the YW gave Crow that chance, and he appreciates it.
Yet now that Mara comes along with her entire discourse of “Uldren is a pure little stupid boy who doesn’t know better” everyone is like “Huh, yeah, maybe Crow is just like that!!”
I am not saying Crow isn’t being stubborn or naive when it comes to Savathûn, but I am saying that y’all trust Mara too much with what she says is better for Uldren when she constantly refers to him as if he was nothing but a tool for her. Always talking about how she had “plans for him” and “had to keep him under control”. This is something Mara did even before the Awoken were a thing. HER OWN MOTHER CALLED HER OUT ON IT.
Uldren was reckless because he was adventurous, yes, but because he also wished to impress Mara and yet she never made him feel like his efforts were loved or appreciated. And she meant to keep it this way because thats how Uldren would remain dependent on her and her “greater plans”. Crow currently is free from that influence and although he is eager to please and be accepted, he is not dumb and his frustrations regarding being constantly judged by his past are absolutely valid.
I just cannot understand how people still think Crow’s personality is the problem when Mara literally seems to just want him back so she can “wield Uldren Sov, Lightbearer” (her literal words). Ikora herself was not afraid to tell Mara that she was probably the biggest breaking point for Uldren.
What more evidence do you really need to think that, at least where it concerns Crow, Mara is not any more trustworthy than Savathûn.
TL;DR: Mara really doesn’t have a say on how to judge Crow’s character and his actions given how the Uldren that she knows and “misses” is the one she manipulated for literally thousands of years
I wonder if Crow should just take a break & leave for a while, sometimes it feels like he traded a cruel prison for a kinder prison. Zavala mentioned during the Land Tank Strike that the Guardians don’t bow to him, so nobody is obligated to report to him. It’s voluntary, based on teamwork, the feeling of family & feeling at home.
But with Crow, they deny him some basic freedoms sometimes & deny him assignments he actively wants and would be best for. He’s rarely allowed to leave the tower “because what if he’s recognised oh so scary,” he wasn’t allowed to help the House of Light settle in even though he was clearly the best fit. PLUS having Crow openly be the liaison between the city & the Eliksni could’ve helped other guardians accept him quicker. It would’ve shown guardians that the vanguard trusts him, instead he’s sidelined.
Ikora even talks about the possibility of “recalling” him on an open channel he listens in on, clearly upset by the possibility. He isn’t one of her hidden, he isn’t even a warlock. He’s a hunter. Hunters are defined by their freedom
I agree, this is a good analysis. It's what I also mean when I say that the Vanguard isn't treating Crow right either. Obviously, they're treating him better than everything he had before the Vanguard, but even being with the Vanguard was something orchestrated by Savathun. Crow originally wanted to go explore and be free for a while after Spider.
Not being able to help with the settlement of House of Light definitely hurt Crow a lot. It was very personal to him and it was also the moment he openly went off on the Vanguard about how they're obviously treating him differently. It was very obvious to him that he's being sidelined partially for political reasons. Which is just something that brought bad memories from how he was treated by the Spider.
Also, now that we definitely know that Savathun was involved, the fact that Crow went to "Osiris" after this argument has a very different vibe. I wouldn't be surprised if Savathun just filled his head with bullshit instead of whatever the Vanguard thought real Osiris would've told him.
I want to say that obviously, the Vanguard wants what's best for Crow and people around him, but unfortunately they're too heavily emotionally invested to consider giving Crow a legitimate choice of his own. It's really not up to them to decide when he should be allowed to know why he's being treated the way he is when that's actively ruining his quality of life.
Crow is doing remarkably well in the face of all of this and given how much trauma he suffered from the Guardians and the Spider. I think he can handle knowing the truth. Unfortunately, the longer the truth is kept from him, the worse things will get. Crow is doing well, but everyone has a limit. He's already been betrayed by those that were closest to him. We really shouldn't make it even worse.