imagine modern au marauders dog-shaming Sirius for getting out of hand in animagus form
this but also Franziska von Karma
WAIT DID I HEAR FRANZISKA VON KARMA FEELINGS JAM BECAUSE I’M IN FOR TWENTY
I HAVE A LOT OF FRANZISKA FEELINGS
admittedly a lot of them involve von Karma being straight-up abusive with a huge emphasis on emotional abuse and being controlling to the extreme and leaving Franziska with a huge legacy of fucked up mental tics that border on OCD like rubbing her lips raw because her lipstick isn’t just perfect until the fourty-seventh try or punishing herself with a diet of just black coffee and toast (one piece of toast per day and only that) after she has lost a case because Imperfection Cannot Be Rewarded
and then having a relationship with Shi-Long which ends up with them recognizing how fucked up they both are and supporting each other while they work towards better mental health
and like, I have a feeling she’s got all this internalized misogyny directed against herself because she’s a woman, so she acts really aggressive and is almost always fiddling or using her whip in order to make people overlook the fact that she’s still in her teens and take her SERIOUSLY like they do her father. Who, by the way, probably never cared one way or the other what she did with her life, but she decided to be a prosecutor because she saw all the attention Miles got over the same choice and then Manfred was like “well, if you’re going to do it, you’d better be perfect” and so YEAH probably massive OCD-like tics and enormous perfectionist complex
capcom, where is Franziska
and where is my game about Franziska where she gets her character growth arc
It cannot be overstated how much it sucks that Franziska doesn’t get a character growth arc. Because Edgeworth got one, Edgeworth started out believing that the only thing he could do as a prosecutor was get his guilty verdicts by any means necessary, and changed over time as he realized that his method could hurt innocent people and let criminals escape. Godot never had a defining legal philosophy he followed as a prosecutor, since his entire motive for prosecuting was to make life more difficult for Phoenix Wright, but he still had a character development arc in that he realized at the very end that his hatred for Phoenix and his complex about having to protect women unnecessarily endangered Maya Fey.
Whereas while Franziska has been moving gradually towards being less of an antagonist and more of a protagonist, she still hasn’t had that defining moment that makes her re-evaluate her way of thinking (and she desperately needs to, because not only does the pressure of the von Karma’s perfect record lead her to potentially have innocent people declared guilty, but it’s really not good for her to keep living under that pressure). I was really excited about her being with Interpol in AAI, because I think that taking an investigative role would be great for Franziska. It’s a role where her drive for perfection is more positive (it’s a better goal to run a perfect investigation, examining the case from every angle, and catching the true criminal than it is to prosecute a perfect case. If the detective work is sloppy, than prosecuting perfectly can still lead to the wrong person being sent to jail.), she’s always been the prosecutor that you were most likely to run into actually investigating the crime scene for herself, and it might be positive for her to work in a career where she’s not struggling under the legacy of her father. Unfortunately, AAI didn’t go down that path so much as “Franziska accuses the wrong person so that Edgeworth can be right.”
And, like. She’s never going to get closure if she doesn’t find a way to re-focus her drive for perfection into something more attainable, but Capcom just shows no interest in doing that and has passed up multiple opportunities for Franziska to have that character arc? And it’s really frustrating and I worry that it’s never actually going to happen (but there will always be room for more Edgeworth even though his character arc has wrapped up in a satisfying manner multiple times over)
oh, great Simon, now she’s going to rip off your face.
(ahaha this could be a thing, if Franzy is going to make an appearance I’d like to see them talk, ahaha X°D)
A true nightmare. (And Nick is faaaaar away from the court)
let’s be real for a second here, simon is not the blackquill franziska would be interested in.
I think it’s precious how Athena tries to break the news gently to Klavier but Apollo’s all “Guess what it’s your garbage banner.”
“Money Can’t Buy You Happiness, But Money Can Buy You A Baby Goat, Which Is A Ball Of Happiness” ~Phillard Von Chester
Have fun looking at baby goats and hope your day gets better!
I want an army of them
this post is for anyone who doesn’t understand why I desperately want a pet pygmy goat, and have wanted one for a long time.
Mistakes were made