I keep wondering why some people have issues with a powerful group, Zero Division from Bleach, or a powerful character, Hashirama from Naruto, being anything less than a quiet, composed badass that doesn't follow the rules.
Except the rules he makes for himself.
And even then he doesn't care for those either.
I'm trying to figure out what the issue is and I keep on dead ending every line of road of thought I go down.
Could it be the training? That kinda power can't be handed out without grit, work and determination and apparently somewhere along the line working hard makes you somber?
Work hard / play hard I always thought was the idiom.
Could it be the life they lived? If they are that powerful then it's obvious they've seen combat. Death. Pain. Maybe even Aizen as well and that is gonna change you. Eventually the world has to beat you down and then you shouldn't be silly anymore.
Could it be the idea that power is only used well in the hands of the serious? I can see how the average person wouldn't want someone irresponsible to be able to blow up a building with his hands. But why does having a little zest for life make you irresponsible?
I had one guy argue with me that since Tobirama was talking down to Hashirama that Hashirama is a punk for not beating Tobirama up. I have two older brothers and having me run my mouth at them with a similar hung head reaction doesn't mean any of are weak, it means that we're brothers. And brothers don't have to be cereal 24/7.
Hell, part of effective leadership in my eyes is being charismatic and Hashtag is pretty damn charismatic to me. It took me two page to decide I'd follow his orders.
I keep thinkin bout that old saying "Your men might kill for you, but mine would die for me."
People would kill because Aizen, Madara, or the Joker told them to.
People would die because Ichigo, Naruto, or Captain America* needed their help.
There's a great issue where an unenhanced, nonmutant, plain as day woman grabs Caps shield from his unconscious body and holds off Powerball of the Wrecking Crew to the point where she dies from the injuries.
You don't get that kind of support and love being a serious Sally no matter how good you are at your job, if anything you can alienate people because you're always serious.
So. Just wanted to get that out, maybe see what some of the other folks thought.