Yoosung (Mystic Messenger) Spoilers below
SPOILER ALERT : (if you haven’t finished playing Mystic Messenger’s Another Story or the Secret Endings then don’t read unless you want to be spoiled)
This isn’t really a tribute, but it’s more like in defence of Yoosung for those who are annoyed with/hate Yoosung. Yoosung isn’t many people’s favourite mys mes character because he is always comparing MC to Rika and defending Rika a loooooot (V’s route) and that’s true but Yoosung has always been my fav character ever since I started. If you don’t care for the reasons behind why Yoosung behaves in the way he does, then just don’t read this post. Warning: this may be very long and maybe confusing? (Definitely not grammatically correct)
Many people seem to have the misconception that Yoosung is in love with Rika, but he isn’t. Just because he admires her and idolizes her as well as the fact that they are of opposite genders and are close in age, doesn’t mean that he loves her. Yoosung literally puts Rika on a pedestal as she was the only one who gave him a lot of encouragement and gave him emotional support. She made him into a better person so of course he’s gonna idolize her in some way.
Well then how about how he mixes MC and Rika up all the time in the first few days of his route? Well, it was only 1 and a half years since Rika ‘died’ and Yoosung still was recovering from her ‘death’, since she had a big impact on his life. Then MC came into his life. MC didn’t treat Yoosung like he was a loser and encouraged him constantly, so obviously he is going to mix MC up with Rika as Rika was his only reference for this kind of relationship.
In V’s route, well obviously he’s gonna defend Rika and get so worked up about it because he’s still gRiEVing (in Another Story it's been 6 months since Rika's death) and is the type of person to express their emotions very openly. Sure he was being very irrational wanting to talk to Rika in that situation, but bruh what can you expect? He just discovered that Rika is alive, and on top of that he found out that a lot of things to some degree were lies. While you may argue that the rest of the members also just found out about all this, Yoosung had a closer relationship to Rika than Jaeheee and Zen and for 707, he didn’t exactly get to spend lots of time with Rika in the past considering his childhood. Plus Yoosung knew Rika before Jumin and really did look up to her a LOT. Since Yoosung put Rika on a pedestal and believed strongly that she was a good person it is hard to change his mind. It is proven by several experiments that people have a larger tendency to accept information that supports their beliefs and reject those that contradict their beliefs, even any kind of data and evidence no matter how compelling.
So I really want to write more, but then people wouldn’t even read it and I don’t have all the evidence as I’m not currently playing V’s route so I can’t get the exact quotations to prove my points. Anyway, I really hope this made sense and I hope that it helped people to try and understand Yoosung a little bit better and empathize more with him. If you have any thoughts then I don’t mind discussing becuz this game is AMAZING and I obviously love talking about it. I love all the Mys Mes characters but Yoosung is still no.1 for me. hehe. (Not sorry for grammatical mistakes and long sentences with a lot of ’and’s)
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