THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THE REALLY KIND COMMENT ABOUT MY GEN FICS I LOVE IT SO MUCH I’M SO FLATTERED <3
But yeah don’t worry I’ve really been in the mood to write more for all my verses! Like I told someone on AO3, I just need to get my personal and work life in order since I’m a full-time university student and working part-time right now, and I’m preparing for study abroad (hopefully!) next school year.
But thank you so much <3 it’s kind comments like this that make me happy to be in the fandom! Even though I’ve fallen way behind with it haha
No okay so let me rant about this for a minute
Demyx isn’t a bad fighter. In fact, he’s a great fighter! He’s not at all easy to beat, judging from the amount of frustrated posts I’ve seen about his boss battle in the Demyx tag. He has the ability to beat Sora, who’s has the magical main-character power of winning things a lot!
The important thing here is that he prefers not to fight. The fact that he prefers recon missions, and is considered good at them, means that he is a very observant person, and probably pretty clever and stealthy as well. And his manipulation skills, while fairly obvious, are also pretty effective! I don’t know where the fandom interpretation of him being a weak, cowardly, silly clown-type character came from, but he is definitely not that. He may act like it, but it is known that almost every single member of the Organization has some kind of mask or facade to hide their true self.
In addition, he’s a musician. He fights using his music (which I find an interesting comment on music’s ability to influence people, by the way). Music isn’t a thing that you can perform without having some form of emotion; that’s just what music is: an expression of emotion in an audible manner. And it is clear that Demyx care a lot for both his music and his Sitars; he almost never uses his Sitar as a weapon, and he stops in the middle of his fight with Sora to make sure it is tuned properly, which, by the way, is no chore for the faint hearted, as tuning can take some fiddling to get correct (trust me, I’m a musician).
The point of this whole rant is to say that Demyx is a great character with strength and definitely with a heart and he should not be treated as an annoying, useless character just because of the way other characters perceive him.