"MrsEclipse" wrote:[QUOTE=Fauna;231127]A confession: I've been watching the Canadian TV series The Raccoons again, and I'm finding one of the antagonists, Cyril Sneer, really cute. Like, both "kawaii cute" and "I'd wine and dine him" cute. I'm not the only person to have ever thought this, but it's still really disorienting.
How did I miss this? I've been super
into the Raccoons since last summer when I accidentally stumbled across it when I was in the weird part of youtube again. It was right before I went into the hospital and it really helped me through a ruff time. I super
Cyril, and I'm happy because usually my favorite character on a show is a non-regular, recurring character (or a temporary character) so I was super happy that he's in every single episode and special! Like, the reason Astro Boy 2003 is my favorite one is because Tenma is the recurring villain, and he's not even in every episode AND they super toned down his father relationship with Astro in the English dub. So The Raccoons is like that but even better.
Kinda off topic, sorry. I just had to say it. If I didn't post that publicly, I would have died. I would have died and you would have never heard from me again which would have been super horrible. So you can see why I shared that.[/QUOTE]
I can't believe I missed this response too! And to think I saw this when I was going through another wave of a Cyril crush...
I absolutely love that about Cyril's character, too. I'm so glad they made him develop over the course of the series into more of a positive guy; it absolutely warms my heart like nothing else when this super jaded, greedy old guy suddenly looks out for his son or his neighbors. I've been watching The Raccoons
on and off over the years, ever since it used to air on CBC, and I have nothing but good memories of this guy. I just about passed out during flashbacks with Cyril trying to raise his son:
I have such a weakness for the concept of characters who look like they're going to be mean, awful people and wind up having a super strong heart. Like you said, he's like Tenma, but totally enhanced.
...Except also a pink aardvark. I can work around that.