>For those of you in love with antagonists, or those who have done outright villainous things (such as murder), how do you deal with this? How do you reconcile your feelings with their actions?
In the narrative pushed by the writer, she is very egregiously framed as an antagonist, and most of the fanbase has bought into this narrative.
I don't believe that she had actually done anything that would even remotely qualify as "villainous", however. Many of the misdeeds that other people accuse her of are completely fabricated, or based in gross misinterpretations of what is known about her in the source material.
>Do their good actions, behaviors or beliefs outweigh (or even negate) their bad ones for you?
Absolutely. I believe her actions always had very good intentions behind them, and that she genuinely wanted to do what was just and right for those she cared about.
>Do you try to justify what they've done?
Previously, I found myself very often in arguments with others about her, and attempting to explain the motivations for her actions, and why I believed that she was right.
Gradually, though, I have come to realize that this is mostly an exercise in futility, considering the fanbase in question. Those that believe she is nothing more than an evil demon will almost invariably not accept any other interpretation of her character, regardless of what explanations and evidence they are provided with.
I don't even feel very much of a need to justify my feelings about her to anyone anymore. She is good and pure, to me, and I say that is all that matters.
>Do you forgive them, or no?
Unlike most others, I don't believe she actually did anything malevolent, so consequently I don't see very much that needs to be forgiven.
The only real mistake I think she made in her life was trusting a certain someone, which ended very tragically for her. I forgive her for this, though, because I think that her fate was not a result of any malicious action on her part, and that she could not have possibly predicted what would happen to her.
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