This will be my second watch of the series. It's available on Netflix, but I'll be doing my second watch through on YouTube (where it is also available), largely because a cursory glance at the comments reveal that they're choc-full of really useful information that helps with my understanding of what's going on.
I figured that not a lot of my readers will share this obsession, so I'm starting off with a few posts about the people you should be paying attention to (or characters that I just love the hell out of), because I can. It's my blog.
Why am I pouting? Well, because this first character does an awful lot of it in the show (what a segue, if I do say so myself).
He does so many incredibly selfless things for those he loves, and those he feels are deserving of that sacrifice. He is genuinely the definition of a hero - not someone who simply does good deeds, but the courageous soul who does good deeds when it's really, really, really hard. When doing the good deed earns scorn instead of praise. When it is painful.
Also, the poor dear is petrified by dogs.
I feel his alignment would definitely be chaotic good.
He is an absolute whirlwind of mischief in the beginning, but it is all harmless. And for all his mischief, his heart is bigger than the ocean. When the need to act justly arrises, Wei Wuxian rises to the occasion, doing what is right and just, though the world turns against him for it. And he pays for it. Oh boy, he pays.
Throughout the story, he goes from a carefree youth, loved and admired by almost all, to a troubled outcast loathed by almost all.
His story is tragic, ending in his death.
But don't worry, he comes back again, and his story gets a much-needed positive turn.
I love, love, love Wei Wuxian's tragic story very much, but this cheeky monkey isn't my favourite character. Close, though, particularly because his arc is so... Because things get dark for him, but he stays true to his principles, and I find that very admirable.