So let's talk about our Romantic Interpretation of John and Bruce (Plot Discussion Thread)
[Spoilers for anyone that haven't finished the game yet; please be warned.]
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Telltale has done a good job with this season, I loved it so much that I hope there's a season 3.
After finally finishing the game on the first day it came out, I played through both routes of Villain and Vigilante Joker's and throughout the whole game, I found the relationship they have seem to be rather romantic to me? At least on my side of things.
John in this game is someone I came to find endearing, including his obsessive admiration/crush for Bruce/Batman. He cares a great deal for Bruce so that he was willing to lie to Harley for him to retrieve the laptop, he was willing to put his life in danger, gave up on the pact, and even was willing to change for him-- hence the Vigilante path.
Even as a Villain, John still cared about him and tried to stall/protect him from Harley during the dinner party.
He even betrayed Harley again by giving Gordan the map, inexchanged for Batman If you choose to not sell him out and instead, tell him to not let Harley kill you, he'll do this: Video 18:17 to 18:45 Through that whole route was just him trying to have Bruce to his self, even going as far to make him feel the same pain he felt. He was basically acting like a salty Ex-boyfriend through that route, the writer even called it: The Bad Break Up on her blog: https://telltale.com/news/2018/03/villain-joker-the-bad-breakup/
Not to forget that: You broke my heart dialog, and how he wanted to be loved by Bruce in the Vigilante path.
The reason why I bring this up is that of how their relationship is portrayed, it's rather ambiguous anyway from the comics to the games, etc, so it could be taken as either as romantic or platonic in a way. But some like myself has taken to interpreting it as romantic, of course there are some that call it platonic.
This is a thread made for us to discuss the plot relating to the characters relationship in the story development.
**Based off of some of the Telltale staff actions towards this season, I notice that they seem to like them together, or is this just me? It's sort of hard to see it as anything else aside from romantic because of this*
(Credit to @Suzy222 for helping me)
@Suzy222 Shows us that Telltale was always going for a "date like vibe" with John and Bruce's interactions rather than a brotherly one.
"KISS HIM" - 1:12:33 to 1:12:45
Please! Play both branches! They are both satisfying, heart-breaking and sinister. There's also a TON of #batjokes in this shit.— GamebinoPlays (@GameBinoPlays) March 22, 2018
1. Please try to keep a civilized conversation with others.
2. Be sure to try and keep the thread story-oriented please! Thank you!
3.** If you don't like the romantic interpretations of John and Bruce relationship, then please don't bash/troll others who do in this thread. Try to keep things civil between all, or avoid this thread entirely, thank you. **
4. And please do not go into other people threads to do what I mentioned in #3.
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