I’ve had a couple of comments from people about me developing a dislike for Raine and calling her a bully.
I’ll explain here why I have a problem with her actions in the game and if that fires off some debate it’s a good thing.
I had a problem with this during my first playthrough, too. It was hard, because Raine’s violence was clearly supposed to be comedic according to the tone of the game when it was going on, but it didn’t come off that way to me. Being experienced with anime tropes made some instances more forgivable than others, but in the grand scheme of things I didn’t enjoy it.
It was also hard because I identified strongly with Raine (much more so than with Lloyd or Colette), which made it more irritating when she did something I so wholly disagreed with. In the end, I decided not to allow the writers’ poor decision-making and/or inconsistent values to diminish my affection for the character, but I still wince at those scenes, and I’m glad I’m not the only one who felt that way.
(As a side note, I’m not sure of Tumblr etiquette enough to know if this is the best way to respond, but if there is to be discussion, it seems best to me for it to be open and public. And if I find it a relief to know that I’m not alone feeling that the violence was out of place, others might feel the same as well.)