The Strider brother make my heart hurt. (pun intended!)
All the guardians are fully realized in their Classpecs. Here’s how Bro reached his.
Bro was always perfectly content in his unorthodox lifestyle and never really cared what anyone thought. Until Dave came along. He wanted his little brother to think he was cool, so he hid behind a veil of irony to tentatively exposed his little brother to his various interests. He was delighted when Dave seemed to enjoy the same things, but there was always a wall he put up because he never really shared himself with anyone and the thought of rejection scared him.
Then Dave started getting older. He still loved music, but his enthusiam over puppets and swordplay seemed to wane and he started showing an interest in other things like photography. But the biggest change came when he started really making friends. Suddenly Dave didn’t want to follow Bro around the apartment to tell him about his day. He started getting mad when Bro tried to strife with him. And heaven forbid Bro enter Dave’s room without asking.
Bro was devastated. Heartbroken. But instead of reevaluating and acknowledging that Dave was growing up, he began forcing his presence on him through setting up traps and playing head games and justified it by telling himself that he was making his brother strong.
Then the reckoning came.
Bro always knew he’d part heaven and earth to protect his little man or die trying.
And dammit, he did it.