excuse me let me just die over here about how fucking AMAZING Chrome is
she will always be amazing
She’s not weak in any sense. She isn’t indecisive and she’s very firm on her actions, and she does what she believes is the right thing to do. When she loves somebody she’ll do her best to protect them and what makes them happy too. Sure, she’s weak in her knees and maybe a little bit physically but that was only because she didn’t have the energy to create her own organs.
But look at this bamf ok. She has gotten into a freaking car accident and was hit head on, losing an eye and her organs and almost her life. She even would have lost her life. But you know what happened? She didn’t because she fought for it. She made a deal with Mukuro because she had nothing else to lose at that moment, and now that she was given another chance to live, she’s doing the best she can to protect everyone that matters to her. To make sure that they don’t lose their lives too. Because, really, she’s the only one who has truly escaped death. Saved by a “corpse” if you must put it literally. She didn’t need any dying will stuff that Tsuna goes through. She doesn’t get shot in the head only to be revived, no. Tsuna has probably died like, what, 100 times already but that was just the dying will and he knew he’d be okay. Chrome has died once and she isn’t about to let it happen again. Her resolve is strong.
It’s not like she’s submissive or anything. She absolutely refuses any help from Mukuro at all now. She doesn’t owe him anything and refuses to. She is standing up on her own two feet despite having nothing to hold her up. She’s going to fight for what she loves because she’s gone through death once and I’m sure that, because she was given another chance to live, she’s willing to die again if it means she can save someone’s life.
I mean, she’s always been like that. The reason she even had died in the very beginning was because she wanted to save a poor little cat’s life. And even then she had nothing to lose; she had no friends, her mother didn’t care about her enough, and her father probably wasn’t around enough to matter. I suppose she just loved cats, and so to risk her life saving one shows that she was strong from the very beginning. Her character has always been clear — she isn’t weak at all. She’s not a damsel in distress.
And then when she was given another chance at life, she was given a family. Likely, M.M. and Ken hadn’t appeared to accept her, calling her names and such. But she still called them her family and likes them because maybe, she would have given anything to be scolded by her mother or father or be called names and not ignored by other kids when she was still Nagi. She was given friends, her boss, and just a whole reason to live because she found all these things that were simply worth fighting for.
And to top it off, she’s so freaking adorable. Sure the hairdo is silly and I think a lot of people would agree, but regardless. She’s petite and quiet and small and I guess nobody really expected her to be such a strong character. But the thing is, from the very moment she showed up, she was there to fight. Amano really has done a good job making Chrome a fighter.
I’ll forever love Chrome.
fuck FUCK FUCK you just summed perfectly why I not only love dearly but obsess over this character. Chrome may not have an in-your-face strength and will, like Hibari (to say) - but she does, most definitely have both. The part about her and death, holy cow I applaud you.
You are giving me more and more possible-headcanons and what-if story plotbunnies.
Maybe, with such a close brush with death, she is permanently in the rift between. Dancing with death, to say. That could explain her paleness and her physical ineptitude - besides from the fact that her forte is illusions, and that before the discovery/nurturing of her powers by Mukuro, she was simply an ordinary Japanese girl.
Maybe that’s why Bermuda is so interested in her. Maybe she can actually relate with the creepy zombie/undead!Vindice.
Not that it wasn’t before, but damn my imaginations getting cracky.
Their expressions are just like - not only how Chrome views them - but they her.
There’s the Vongola, grouped together in this emphasis of family: with Tsuna’s upturned, wide eyes and almost vulnerable face, Reborn’s shady but assertive hat-slanted-over-his-eyes presence and the others just spread out further behind as if to beckon and welcome her into their fold. C’mon, look at Hibari still peeking back. Yamamoto’s half-turn, as if wholly expecting her to be coming along. Gokudera’s casual hand-on-hip and Ryohei and Lambo jumping up, arms outstretched as if cheering or for a hug.
The Kokuyos are all split up individually, divided in their opinions. Chikusa looks distant, eyes not meeting hers, but by shaded aura about him, almost comforting - or at least, the most accepting of her. Well, asides from Fran, who seems to be casually dismissive - but in a childish, harmless way. Ken is very direct, with a partly mischievious expression and confusingly furrowed brows. M.M. looks bitchy and condescending enough personally- but there’s a subtle note of analytical suspicion and a more scathing version of uncertainty. The way she’s tilting away but still looking forward, almost confrontational yet.
Damn, Amano’s a really good artist.