Every time I start Fates, I think “I need to cut Takumi some slack. Maybe I’ll go revelations so he can be happy”. Then I reach chapter 4 and 5, and I am reminded why I hate him. So I play conquest every time. I have a real soft spot for brat characters, I’ll admit, but dang, Takumi’s plight just hits me hard. At his core,Halloween Male I’m with the Witch Costume Couples Shirt he just wants to live peacefully with his family (one of F!Takumi’s voiced lines even has him desperately, heartbreakingly cry out, “I just want to spend time with my family!”). But he’s insecure to the point where he’s almost constantly on the defensive. Even before Corrin moves in to become the darling of the family, his relationship with his siblings is complex.
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He both admires and envies Ryoma, nursing a serious inferiority complex that many of us with successful older siblings can relate to. Then, when Corrin basically infiltrates the family, Takumi is not only distrustful but also hurt that he now has even more competition in winning the respect of his family, something he already has but doesn’t realize due to his own insecurities (“I have to get stronger–way stronger! More than my siblings, anyway.”). Halloween Male I’m with the Witch Costume Couples Shirt With that chip on his shoulder, he carries on with a cagey and bitter disposition. Azura even mentions early on in Fates that he didn’t used to be the way he is now.
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It came with age, with growing up in a war-torn world with mounting cynicism and few hope spots. Seeing the injustices done against him, his family, and his country and coming to understand them for what they are, he grew resentful, not just of his enemies but of his own family as well, who he began to perceive couldn’t understand him or his grievances. His family warmly accepting Corrin and even Azura felt like betrayals to him–something to the effect of,Halloween Male I’m with the Witch Costume Couples Shirt “How can they understand and accept those outsiders from the enemy nation when they can’t even understand and accept me, their own flesh and blood?”