April 25th, 2010

cass, can you not

In case of death, call Cho.

Artistic inconsistency aside (his apparent age keeps shifting between 10 and 17), I love Amadeus Cho, and Hercules: Fall of an Avenger #2, just as the first issue, showed him at his best. He's smart, yes, and he often shows Jimmy Woo levels of common sense, but more than anything, he's driven by love. Herc was his best friend, that's what matters, and that's what dictates what he does and will do, gods be damned.

Besides the obvious mythical component, they remind me of Xena and Gabrielle, and the slippery, nonlinear slope of friendship becoming love becoming something else. Whether you slash them or not is almost immaterial. Sex or romance would add another facet to their relationship, but wouldn't add any depth that wasn't already there.