kaname being villain would be awesome cos of the dramaz and tension.
he's got mega powers, he's the smartest and most of all, he really
believes what he's doing, he's willing to do anything to reach his
goals. he can wield an anti-vampire weapon too, he's the oldest around,
the most knowledgeable and the only one who can stop him is the main
character yuuki. plus she would have trouble with the idea of going
against kaname since she just wants to support him.
and in the
end, yuuki can save kaname too. especially if its rido influencing
kaname or making him not think straight. so yuuki has to figure it out,
exorcise rido and have kaname back.
but maybe thats too predictable. maturi hino does like to shake things up and make twists.
I was going to say one thing, and you already said it.
Exactly that Kaname being villain is too damn obvious it's pretty much like saying the world is round. Everything he does "looks bad". Everything about him is bad. For Hino to make him into this kind of character, this obvious
character, all of a sudden after the enigma he presents is too obvious and obtuse. It's like taking what the author dropped on the ground and eating it without questioning if it's edible, it could be anything and it can be poop
He makes a lot of effort giving his best to downgrade his own image, so others will see him as "bad". His outward intentions, and moreover the appearance of Rido, the former bad guy, as someone attached to him even in death and even became part of his own blood, doubles and triples the image that he is the antagonist. Nearly half of the population of the fandom has been "getting this feeling since the first arc" because of the ways Kaname acts. The judgment often boils down to judging him based on his actions, not intent.
Therefore, what is obvious with his actions serves as the label to judge him as possible antagonist. IMO, same perception as the first arc. And not very smart.
This time, the "read between the lines" technique applies in "reading between his actions". The ironic thing is, while the other fandom massively does this with Zero by reading between his actions to continuously defend him time and again, why its seldom done with Kaname? Simply that his actions are deeper to fathom and would require more than reading in between, but reading the entire manga plot
. So to understand Kaname more, you have to deal with the whole book. He can be the book itself. And still even the ones who understand him does not know everything. Simply because the plot was not yet revealed completely. And the answer is simply that, not everything was revealed.
Yes Kaname has the ingredients to become a great antagonist. But the fact remains, he has what it takes to be the only hope that the plot has in order to be saved.
Kaname's name by itself, means "pivot" or "door". The meaning is very revelational, and for anyone who is thinking well, the name was given to him to mean he will be the one who will open or close doors for the other characters in the story. And this, is in fact, a fact, proven in the first arc. He had opened a door for ZeroYuki's relationship, he opened the door for night class, among other things. Who's to say his actions won't be opening a door? No one, unless you can see the future by judging him this early
The other characters were proven to be useless, power wise and inner strength wise. Kaname is the only one who can do something for the plot, and he has always done this even in the past, using this same ingredients that also make him an "awesome antagonist".
In conclusion, Kaname is both antagonist and protagonist in this story. It cannot just be one. If you exclude the other, you exclude the things he had done for the plot, and potentially the things he can do for the future.
Time and time again, the line between good and evil is blurred in vampire knight
. So what you see as wrong may turn out to be the right thing done after all. What was right may be the wrong thing at the end of the day. Therefore at the end of the day, its not about morality, but the practicality of their decisions.
For example, Kaien saved Touma and even Sara because of his belief. Was it the right thing?
The hunters believe killing purebloods would solve their problem. Is it moral?
There are questionable issues raised. If you look at vampire knight from a religious, moral view, you would find lots of things wrong with it. Therefore, I look at it from an atheist
point of view.
The bottom line--what Kaname is doing may be wrong or right. We don't know, yet. As his intentions was not yet said.
For now, this is all just a jump start to judging a tiny piece of the picture in a jigsaw puzzle.
If Kaname turned to be the ultimate villain who’s gonna stop him? Who
has the power since as you also said above he is the strongest PB i.e.
the strongest creature
Ohhh please let it be YUKI, the weakest
pureblood of all.
the weakest of them all stops the strongest pureblood. That would be a great seller.
Ok seriously, maybe the combined forces of the hunters, Yuki and Zero all posing in power ranger outfits with the tag "we're the good guys" might defeat him.
who else can go against Kaname? Maybe the pureblood families he killed, oh and let's not forget, the rabid fangirls who want him dead, carrying pitchforks and torches as weapons.
Kaname VS the entire vk world cast plus a few others *coughcough*
Yuki sits on the corner with a popcorn on her hand, "You handle killing him. I prefer to be the weakest"
or she may turn out to be the uber
strongest of the strongest of them all, we never know.
She may turn out to be Kaname's mother.
Yuki: bad child! you didn't learn from me, your master
Kaname: I'm sorry mommy,
I didn't mean to misuse the lessons you've taught me
Yuki: *pulls him by the ear* you're going to bed without supper!
ok seriously that is the point people miss a lot.. Kaname is the strongest and better candidate to be villain, but ok, who will defeat him?
Maybe his "enemies" will have to bring catapults and battering rams.
And all it took, really, to defeat them, was a wave of his hand, and everyone including Yuki, will become his puppets.
Kaname: bow down you lowlifes!
This is for making me the "greatest villain" ever. That poll was a joke, but the mangaka took it seriously. Now, I will crush vampire knight manga and you will all live a life of poverty with me as your god!
let's not forget how he controlled Touma there. And he was a pureblood. Probably its not exaggerated to say , He can control everyone if he wanted. Now its up to Yuki, the weakest, to overpower the strongest.
Maybe she will have to eat all other purebloods in a standing buffet so she can stand up to him as "equal" and defeat him.
but she can't so she will enlist Zero's aid, the level D with the level E monster sleeping in the coffin.
Two against one, maybe more.
oh no, its not fair that Yuki will charm Kaname to win. Not a very fair fight.
anyway the point is, it sounds like another VK story if Kaname will be the villain. From what you read above, its not vampire knight i know, its an excerpt from fanfiction
If you think he's doing anything to reach his goals, what are his goals?
unless someone knows about it by going to the future and saying "it was bad".
I hear this "Oh he's bad because he doesn't care what he does just to get what he wants"
Simplistic. If that's the case, anyone who does anything to do what they want is bad. Zero is hurting other people because he thinks his anger is justified, it applies in the same manner. Kaname is doing what he does because he thinks his actions will do something.
I prefer to call it Determination. A learning achieved through years of suffering will do that to a person. The fact remains he is doing something we don't know where will lead. At the end of the day, the realistic reasoning is you can't judge him as a person with his actions until the final product of his actions will result in something.