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Original Tumblr Post: Vash and alcoholism
Vash and alcoholism
In reply to anxiety-elemental-kay: Vash and Alcoholism:
It’s also worth pointing out how how disregard Vash has shown towards his own safety during the entire volume, more than his usual shenanigans. Normally Vahs has previously always gotten hurt in the process of protecting others, taking shots for them or seeing no other way. Getting shot protecting Lina, getting shot protecting a women with his own body, getting beaten trying to stop a man from killing another in cold blood. Hell, we’ve seen him running from an army of puppets, and Hoppered, with barely a scratch.
So why now, after everything, is Vash just getting shot by a random goon he saw coming? Running through the crowd of bad guys and fighting them with his bare hands? He even stole the Punisher, something Wolfwood clearly won’t be happy about, something he’s never done before. Like he’s just asking for a sight at this point.
Why is he putting himself in these last second situations where there is a more effective, and less dangerous, second option? He’s standing there, waiting for the last second to step aside, watching the headlights of death come barreling towards him?
The bandits even get the jump on him right after, with Wolfwood coming in the last second to protect him from their attack.
Even after being pulled out of the church and in the middle of combat, he slips up again and a lethal shot comes his way. In his entire life, this kind of slip must never have happened, otherwise he wouldn’t be alive. If it wasn’t for the newly unlocked powers of his, he would’ve been dead.
Vash’s head is clearly no longer in the game, worse, it seems he’s punishing himself at this point. Does he want the pain and punishment? There even is a pause when the truck headlights come towards him, like he’s waiting, considering to just let them hit him? Maybe Vash is just drunk all the time right now?
It’s painful to watch, as the difference in Vash’s combat, and general, behavior changed so drastically. I am completely with you on this OP, this is something that makes Vol 6 particularly painful for me personally as well, watching this complete unraveling of someone so traumatized, and the pain it causes him and those that care about him.