Can I just say that, as gentle as she is usually, Hakuei can still look damn scary when she wants to.
this is why when people make Hakuei out to be this ~ gentle flower child of peace ~, I think it important to point out that Hakuei said she wanted to bring in the tribe peacefully but not that she wouldn’t resort to other means if they refused.
She is a general, a warrior, and is very clearly into Kouen’s vision.
That’s for sure. Whilst she would prioritise diplomacy, she would still resort to force if she really has no alternative. I really love that she isn’t all what she seems; there’s complexity to her character aside from what people stereotype her to be, as the “gentle” woman. She has her own motives, flaws, hypocrisies (wanting diplomacy but willing to resort to force if necessary) and strengths. I love how Ohtaka has made Hakuei quite multidimensional.
^I really love the unflinching look in her eyes, here. She is truly valiant.
enemies who will hurt hakuryuu will have to deal with this look! (i know that in that scene hakuryuu wasn’t even mentioned, but i can see hakuei being the protective older sister).
Haha, same here! She has given a similar look before, to Ryosai when he mentioned hurting Hakuryuu.
No one messes with Hakuei and can walk away unscathed.