Komori Yui my precious baby
I love that the instant she realizes she’s in danger she responds in the most appropriate way: by backing down or fleeing. Her sense of self-preservation and her intelligence are clear there because she literally cannot fight back..
I mean c’mon. They’re vampires. She’s a human girl. She shuts her mouth and puts up with their abuse or tries to get away because that’s the safest thing and all she can do.
And yet she never comes to hate them. Sure, Yui doesn’t like it, and she’ll hold it against those Sakamakis, but she never comes to hate them. That’s not weak, that takes a kind of strength almost no one has.
This girl is my baby and I will defend her to the end.
Fucking exactly (incoming wall post). It’s six versus one — making a damn racket would surely get you killed or worse. Whilst, idealistically, you’d want to stand up for yourself and not take anyone’s shit, self-preservation is vital. You want to survive. And that is exactly what Yui does.
I’ve imagined myself in her situation. I even have /basically/ the same stats as her (just half an inch taller and a couple pounds lighter). I’m not a doormat when it comes to people and I’m pretty fucking headstrong; but I know I can easily get thrown around and pinned down (even with my self-defense training .. cry cry cry). I’d use my determination and will to be smart about my choices, not fight my way out of an obviously biased battle that will surely lead to my grotesque demise.
Subaru gives her a knife and tells her to run, sure. But to where? Her father is gone and she starts to question her entire upbringing. The closest clues she has about her life is in that house. Why would there be a photo of her as a baby in the Sakamaki household? I’d fucking wonder. Could she go to the police? Obviously the Sakamakis are loaded to all hell with likely ties to political and/or lawful parties (which, ahem, they do) so what would be the point? She’d likely be brought back to the home by someone like Reiji, who can talk his sophisticated ass through anything. She finds out they’re vampires and she’s still reeling from that discovery. Who would believe her? Not anyone in a appointed position of authority. She takes the knife and stabs Subaru — now what? Five vampires against one tiny girl. She’d be signing her death wish.
The anime doesn’t give the audience much insight on Yui’s perspective (in-game Yui is such a doll) but still: her actions are justifiable. Plus, for those people who sympathize with the brothers due to their pasts or what-have-you: so does Yui. She had the opportunity to escape before she found out about their pasts? Again, refer to survivalism. Additionally, if you’re intuitive at all, you could probably pick up on the family nuances (or, at the very least, Tsunbaru’s — the most glaringly obvious one).
+1 for Team Yui. My babygirl ‘til the end.