ARE YOU READY FOR A LONG AND RAMBLY POOOST ahahaha
How I feel about this character: L O V E. i love him. not as much as i love Joe (from fistful) or Silence, but a lot. protec.
Any/all the people I ship romantically with this character: ggod uhhh. tuco and angel eyes, almost entirely thanks to stephantom and sybilius at the start, and now thanks to a lot of people ahahaha
My favorite non-romantic relationship for this character: well, it’s a one-way thing since pablo probably barely even knows blondie exists beyond “that pretty yet sun-baked dude who’s dumb enough to be traveling with my brother”, but the effect that pablo has on blondie is really deep??
i don’t know, there are a pretty limited number of people that blondie talks to outside of tuco and angel eyes but. he doesn’t seem to give a shit about empathizing with tuco until he sees that tuco has some backstory.
i think it’s terrifyingly easy for blondie to justify all of his really brutal behavior toward tuco because all he knows of tuco up to this point is like…tuco’s own selfish brutality toward him. blondie has never HAD to consider what made tuco like this.
and i do wonder how much of his decision to leave tuco alive at the end was a result of this one humanizing interaction with pablo. so to me, that’s a really powerful implication of how blondie was changed by pablo.
My unpopular opinion about this character: HAHA, this IS surprisingly unpopular in this fandom–i do actually think he’s a good person.
no, the kitten does not count. (who doesn’t like cats, right??) but there’s also him being outright nice to tuco when he easily could have emotionally devastated the man after they leave pablo, comforted the dying soldier, and (maybe this is a morally grey opinion, but…) i think all the people he kills have been pretty thoroughly established as being some really evil people who knew what they were getting into.
i tend to think that he used to be good-er..? he comes off as really horribly jaded and burnt out. he’s like. if a millenial were in a western haha
his characterization feels (to me anyway) like he wishes he could believe that there is some kind of overall meaning to morality and Do-Gooding but something made him able to care less and made things feel bleak beyond repair.
something sharply limited his assessment of the scale in which things CAN matter, and also serves as proof to him the relative unimportance of any violent acts he commits.
to me, blondie reads like someone performing palliative acts of small comforts in a “universe is flatly indifferent” kind of world.
so now he engages in small occasional kindnesses and does what he needs to in order to survive, and accepts his own immorality as justified in an unjust world.
or possibly i’m just projecting because i like the character ahahahaha
One thing I wish would happen / had happened with this character in canon: i wish someone had hugged that poor bastard and like…made him a sandwich or something. gave him some ice cream and told him to play nice.
Favorite friendship for this character: HAHAAAA probably tuco even though it’s an incredibly unhealthy ““friend””ship (are they……even really friends though) because they’re just so fun to watch
My crossover ship: i don’t have one, i guess, but i would L O V E for blondie and roland (from the dark tower books) to meet, especially if the other main characters met too
i would absolutely go for some crappy dark tower/gbu pwp, especially if it was incredibly aware of all the meta shit going on in a tongue-in-cheek way ahahahaha