I AM HERE TO TELL YOU ABOUT RYUKO MATOI (KIRIYUIN)
this girl has NEVER known what it’s like to be happy, EVER.
she does not give a fuck about ANY of her blood relations.
not ragyo, not nui (yeah, she counts), not satsuki, not even her DAD.
and her dad certainly never gave a FUCK about her. he was only using her as a tool, just like satsuki was used as a tool.
even if his intentions were good, he never saw her as a human being or his child. he never kept in touch, was never around, never took care of her. he just shipped her off to boarding schools. and there she would get into fights because she was ANGRY at her lack of a life.
so he sends a letter wanting her to visit? most likely because he knew his time was limited, even if he wasn’t expecting to be dead that night. ryuko shows up, sees him dead. what’s he do? “avenge me”.
and really, he never wanted to be “avenged”. he just said that so this whole turn of events could take place. so she could know what she was kept alive for. so she could learn her purpose.
and she never actually wanted to avenge him either! as mako stated, she just wanted to KNOW him, her own FATHER. she’s angry because someone took that away from her.
she’s always been angry.
you know who actually makes her happy? mako and senketsu. except her happiness was shattered with senketsu because she learned that he was just a TOOL too.
mako makes her happy because for the first time in her life she had a family. a REAL family. people who actually cared for her. actually appreciated and liked being around her.
now, when she saw what COULD have been if everything wasn’t life fibers and lose of sanity. she COULD have lived a normal life. she COULD have been happy.
all she wants is to be happy. she says, a lot, that she never wanted any of this. she doesn’t want to save the world and defeat anyone.
she just wants to be happy.