Yeah, but KH2 came before BbS and there was no reason to believe the majority of Axel-Roxas shippers thought Axel was that old when most of the shipping of those characters began. I wouldn't have thought he was that old either. And—honestly--given that KH in general is pretty much garbage in its constant re-writing of its own story facts and history, I’ll admit that I don’t at all believe Nomura intended Axel to be that old in KH2 either…. If he had to fudge the facts in BbS by aging Axel upwards, I’m sure it’s not something he thought very much about. So I don't blame the fandom for that.
“Predatory” and “grooming” are loaded words and wouldn’t describe Axel’s behavior towards Roxas *at all*. If we’re going to treat Roxas being a Nobody as if that makes him some kind of infant, then I guess we have to treat Axel like he's just a 10 year old boy…. *eyeroll* They are also words commonly thrown at gay relationships when they don’t apply, which is why it’s hard for me to see this as anything more than homophobia dressed up as virtue signaling by people who couldn't care less. The fact that that kind of rhetoric comes from fans of other Roxas ships just makes it more obvious. *shrug* No offense, but that’s how I see it—as someone not even shipping it. I’d rather Roxas was with Hayner or Namine, if I had to pick, and I prefer Lea with Isa.
Brainwashing was a part of Great Expectations, actually. Estella was taught to hate and be as cruel as possible to men growing up as Miss Havisham's revenge. Of course they were "questionable." Real people are "questionable"--life is "questionable." Nomura loves his tragedy. That's pretty much all the side games brought us were a slew of characters with wahwah stories intended to make us cry at the tragedy of it all.
Nomura stated that nobodies don't age. However, Zexion contradicts that. The fairest work-around I can grant nomura is: "nobodies stop aging at early adulthood"
So would "adulthood" be age 18-21 by US standards or age 20 by Japanese standards? We'll never know.
Anyway, the BBS took place 10 years before KH1, Lea looked around 15-16 in BBS, and the FF cast said Maleficent conquered RG 8 years before KH1. Terranort and the other apprentices most likely vacated RG by then. Thus, Terranort split into Ansem and Xemnas two years after AtW hired him, at most. Thus thus, Lea aged 2 years, at most, prior to becoming a nobody. Lastly, KH2-KH3 took place 1 year after KH1.
If my headcanon is correct, then Lea is currently... 15-16 + 2 + 8+1 nobody years = 18-21yrs/o.
If Nomura fucked up his own lore yet again, then Lea is currently..... 15-16 + 2 + 8+1 nobody years = 26-27yrs/o.
That leaves us with a huge-ass range of 18-27yrs/o. AkuRoku has the most leeway if my headcanon were true and abided by US standards...... but even then, ages 18-19 really push it.
And that's WITHOUT factoring in any possible alterations to mental age via losing all emotion, sympathy, and empathy at age 17-18.
No, there are no canon couples in KH. Not even Sokai is canon lol
Both of them, but neither Lea or Isa knew until the night of prom and they both showed up at her cag--door.
Skuld would ask them both out because as far as we know about her, she values her friends equally.
Polyamory is the answer to everything shipping