“More than anything else, even the murder, I think that’s what I hate most about Manfred von Karma. How he messed up Miles. He filled the children he raised with anger and suspicion. Franziska turns some of hers outwards, and I think that helps her cope a little better, but Miles turned all of his inwards, and…“
this line from Pantswarrior’s Surviving You is one of my favorite descriptions of the von Karma family dynamic, and it’s one of those lines that has stuck somewhere in the back of my head since i first read it.
it just really precisely resonates with my own experience as one of two kids who survived an abusive home, and it highlights what i’ve always loved about how the von Kids respond to their pain – so often, male characters get to externalize and female characters get to internalize, and i really like that Miles and Franziska subvert that
10/10 good character analysis good fic