|Your favorite thing about Kenma?|
ohmygod i’ve been staring at this ask for ages trying to think of a single specific thing i love about him and i keep going back and forth, but i think my favourite thing about kenma is just how much he’s grown and developed tbh
like lets look at pre-nekoma kenma
kenma grew up being insecure about himself to such an extent he didn’t want to involve himself with others, (also kenma admitted to wanting to hide his face and not stand out in the manga) he isolated himself from his peers and probably didn’t feel welcome in his own classroom at all, and as a person who’s experienced this feeling on various occasions through my school life, it sucks. you tell yourself and constantly reassure yourself that you don’t want to talk to them, that you’re better off not talking to them and that mindset can become pretty damn toxic if i’m honest.
so kenma plays video games a lot yeah we know that he’s clearly been doing that since a young age, but i always wonder why? is it through enjoyment or through habit? and if it’s through habit then i can pretty much guarantee you he uses video games as a distraction and, as he tells hinata, it’s just ‘something to do’. i can’t help but think kenma deep down wanted to talk to somebody in his class but the thought of doing so was so overwhelming, so he used video games as a source of comfort i guess ..
and that right there is pretty much why i’m positive kenma was seeking some form of friendship from his classmates, kenma really wanted friends. he wants to know what people thought of him, he tries to make sure he’s not seen as ‘odd’ or ‘strange’, kenma wants to fit in, but he doesn’t know how.
now compare classroom kenma to friend kenma
kenma is really expressive! here kenma obviously must have told kuroo, his only friend at the time his worries and how upset/angry he got when his senpai’s were mocking and teasing him in front of everybody. remember kenma takes great concern over what other people think of him and to be treated in this manner must have been a huge kick in his anxiety. maybe this even pushed him further into the mindset of, ‘best not talk to anybody since i don’t belong’.
BUT NOW LET US FAST FORWARD TO PRESENT KENMA
NEKOMA (AKA KENMA’S FRIENDS) LITERALLY BUILT A TEAM AROUND THIS BOY, they didn’t judge him, they didn’t think lowly of him and most of all they treated him as an equal! kenma who had been shut off from everybody around him for so long is now surrounded by such an amazing group of people that recognize him for who he is and see all of his potential. they see him as a friend and put SO much trust in him.
it’s almost like… without kenma, the ‘body’ can’t function, nekoma can’t function, kenma was the missing link all along, and kuroo knew that. kuroo knew kenma, kuroo knew of his talent and knew how much of a great person he was. kuroo believed in him.
damn i don’t know but you could almost say that volleyball pretty much saved kenma, because without it i’m certain he would be in such a worse position than he was in middle school.
kenma has grown so much and that right there is my favourite thing about him.
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