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Elias likes to follow the rules, okay?
Posted April 18, 2023 at 11:59 am

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One character trait I've tried to build into Elias is that he's a rules guy. He kind of knows the rules and he's weird about breaking them too flippantly. It's why he struggled with rushing in to help Vincent in chapter 6 without consulting his mom first. He likes to make sure he's right with whoever he views as an authority (in this case, Malaya) and while he's annoyed about the rigidity of the council, he ultimately believes it's better that it exists. (I'm going to have to actually SHOW the whole damn council at some point, rather than have them be an anxiety-inducing Zoom meeting, which like...fuck me, I don't wanna draw all that!) Elias is a guy who's concerned about boundaries and weird about crossing them, and while he'll rush into a situation a little too readily sometimes, he probably needs to loosen up a bit. (In contrast, Mal is a little less concerned with the rules but will work within them if she has to, and Tom does not give a fuck at all about anyone's rules kthx.)

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