No don’t do that >:(
not only is Mamoru a really well-developed character in the manga (and pretty well developed in the first season of the anime at LEAST as well as the R movie you have to AT LEAST give him that. Unlike Mako, his backstory clearly shaped his personality and his actions are generally consistent with that. For always. REMEMBER THE SCENE WHERE HE’S REMEMBERING WAKING UP WITHOUT MEMORIES ALL ALONE AND THEN USAGI IS ALL “You’re not alone. You have me.” AND THEN LATER “Go back, live a normal life, find a really cool boyfriend or something”. COME ON GUYS HE MAKES SENSE. He is an isolated, introverted person who doesn’t think much of himself because of his background so he fucks up expressing feelings and is really only becomes good (ish) at saying things when he puts on a mask, but he’s also ridiculously devoted to any family he gains. He’s consistent as hell on all those counts.)
And Mamoru was HILARIOUS as Tuxedo Mask okay. The show wouldn’t be the same without his sheer ridiculousness. THE DRUM IS A PERCUSSION INSTRUMENT.
and he also never, ever cheated on anyone ever.
Don’t lump him in with LoK Mako, who’s not funny and really inconsistently written.
sorry you can all go back to whatever
I was told that I just wasn’t looking at Mako ‘from the male perspective’. I find this advice interesting, because I previously had no idea you could make cheating, neglect, irresponsibility, and callousnes somehow sympathetic by looking at it from the ‘male perspective’. I am especially sure that the male perspective and the female perspective on cheating actually align perfectly, seeing that both genders seem to get really ticked off about it for exactly the same reasons. So, let’s look at the cold hard facts of what has happened in Asami and Mako’s relationship so far: