oh god dat tali
Pretty sure I have all of these saved, never hurts to double check that.
People turning into scary monsters (⊙‿⊙✿)
People turning into scary monsters and suffering from crippling crises of identity while struggling to maintain their sense of self worth and convince people not to be scared of them (ʘ‿ʘ✿)
Scary monsters turning into people and suffering from crippling crises of identity while struggling with confusion over kindness and having to decide between embracing humanity or being the monster while simultaneously wanting to become the monster for some people and the human for others but discovering there’s no way to be both and still make the people who made them have these positive feelings in the first place happy (ʘ∀ʘ✿)
“Now watch closely, everyone. I’m going to show you how to kill a god.”
Honestly, though I love San and Nausicaa, Lady Eboshi is such a compelling, complicated, kickass character. She takes in unwanted lepers and women abandoned in brothels; she kills forest gods. Probably one of my favorite Ghibli characters of all time. Nobody has made an antagonist so villainous and sympathetic quite as well as Miyazaki with Lady Eboshi.
in case anyone was ever curious about how srs my experience with ffxi was
also this screencap won me a contest where a prize the Shadow Lord Sculpture Arts figure
WOW HELLO GLOWING HANDSOME MAN
HE GLOWS WITH THE LIGHT AND BLESSINGS OF KORMIR HE WILL BESTOW UPON U HER GLORY AND ALSO GENTLE KISSES BUT U MIGHT HAVE TO BEND OVER BECAUSE HE’S KIND OF A SHORTY