Danielle is such a good deconstruction of the mom friend. Because she is very mature and nurturing, she descalates fights when she can, and checks in on everyone when she sees they're feeling down. But at the saw time they're also a 16/17 year old, she isnt a full grown and mature adult yet, and she suppresses her own wants, desires, and emotions so that she can keep her level head and be there for other people.
It's not healthy and it shows in Yelle when it erupts in violent or at least destructive ways. She is often involved in eco terrorism, shes burnt down the school cafeteria at least twice, and she murdered like 4 people because she didnt agree with them. You can make your own decision on whether or not they deserved it, personally I dont think they did. Regardless, it's not good or healthy behavior whatever your reasons and probably something she needs to talk to someone about it, but because she doesnt often let herself slip in front of her friends because shes the mom friend, she has to be the one to care for her friends.
Antiope literally shot her with an arrow the last episode, it made sense in context, but yelle barely reacted. Yeah it was because she was a dragon which is antiope s trigger, but she should have been a little pissed at the pain, if not the cause. But she just swallowed it all up and took the blame and tried to comfort antiope. Antiope has literally take her by the shoulders and tell her shes allowed to feel things, something danielle probably wouldnt give her permission to feel. She doesnt let herself be considered a thing that matters in her life and the players and antiope clock it as unhealthy even if it isnt something they could talk about at the time.
At the end of the day, danielle might be the mom friend of the 7, but shes at most 17 and one of the youngest. It's wrong to expect a kid to watch after kids, even if shes mature and did so out of the goodness of their heart. I'm glad that the story is going this way because it brings her into the story more and helps flesh her out
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