I donât think Avocato commited genocide.
Yes, I know Iâve already made a post about how he did, but thatâs the beauty of interacting with people on the internet. You hear different ideas and different theories. DW from Archive of Our Own, if youâre out there, I love you.
First, we gotta go back to Season 1 for a second. When Gary had to gather energy from that dying star, we see Mooncake get sidetracked by this:
Which at first glance might not seem that important because itâs just a Captainâs Log, except that it was beeping when Mooncake found it. Which we know from this scene-
is a signal for an incoming message. Someone sent the Captainâs Log to this ship from a differentÂ ship. But which ship was it? And whereÂ was it?
Well, we know that whatever ship it was had Mooncake on board. The guy explicitly says so in the log, andÂ you can hear the Lord Commander right before the ship and everyone on it was destroyed.
Now back to Avocato.
In the flashback, we see Avocato giving the order to fire on a bunch of ships, but onlyÂ on the ships.We donât see them attacking the planet at all. Thereâs no debris, no bits of planet floating through space, no anything.
So if Avocato didnât destroy the planet beforeÂ attacking the ships, and he didnât do it duringÂ the attack on the ships, how do we know he didnât do it after?
An excellent question. Which I will answer. But first another question:
Does anyone remember Avocato calling Mooncake aÂ âplanet-destroying super weaponâ? Thatâs a veryÂ specific claim, and we all know Avocato isnât much for colorful language. He doesnât exaggerate. He says what he means. So if he says Mooncake can destroy planets, that means he knowsÂ Mooncake can destroy planets.
Hereâs what I think actuallyÂ happened.
That transmission came from a ship that had Mooncake. I think that ship was part of a fleet that was either stationed at or simply close to the planet Kanopus Prime.
The Lord Commander found out the Infinity Guard fleet had E-351 and attacked them because, as he says,Â âThey had something he wanted.â
After the ships were destroyed, Mooncake was able to escape. He was most likely scared out of mind and not keen on being captured again. So he attacks the Lord Commanderâs fleet. Kanopus Prime got caught in the cross-fires, which is how Avocato knows for a fact that Mooncake can destroy planets:
And since Mooncake wasnât necessarily universally known at the time, only among the Lord Commanderâs army, it would explain whyÂ âno one knowsâÂ how Kanopus Prime was destroyed.
As for why the ship MooncakeÂ found the transmission on was also destroyed, that was probably just a precaution. The Lord Commander wanted to make sure no other members of the Infinity Guard found out about Mooncake. Until they teamed up that is, but that wasnât until later.
Long story short. Avocato didnât destroy this planet, and he didnât commit genocide. Mooncake did, though it was most likelyÂ not intentional.
Thatâs not to say Avocato is blameless, of course. He has still done plentyÂ of bad during his time with the Lord Commander. But I think his name can be cleared of genocide at the very least.
YâALL SOMEBODY REQUESTED THIS, BUT I CANâT FIND THE ASK. IT WAS ANONYMOUS, SO I DONâT KNOW WHO SENT IN THIS PROMPT, BUT HERE IT IS. ANON, IF YOUâRE OUT THERE, I HOPE YOU SEE THIS.
Alright, basically the prompt was Little Cato roasting Sheryl after the events of the last episode and honestly? Yes. Light this bitch up, kiddo.
What does Sheryl expect to happen? Like, does she think John will take her back after spying on him? Or after telling their son, his son that she wishes he was never born. And thatâs not mentioning how she abandoned Gary after John died.Or how she continued to treat him like crap after meeting up with him again.
That woman has such a self-centered view of the world. She could have made up for betraying John by being there for Gary, but she couldnât even bother. Itâs like Gary said, âI would have taken one piece. One tiny piece.â But she couldnât offer anything.
So that moment with Clarence, how she told him that âhe left himself with nothingâ that was an amazing line, because the writingâs on the wall. If, and thatâs a big if, John is alive, he will never take her back, and sheâll have abandoned everything for nothing.
a sheryl redemption i was not expecting, but was bawling at nonetheless
EDIT: just because of this scene doesnât immediately mean that sheryl is redeemed guys! her redemption is something that sheâs got to earn. especially in earning garyâs trust back after all the stunts sheâs pulled in season 2
âCan I ask you one thing? Why donât you want anything to do with me?â
âTruth? The day I lost your dad, my heart shattered. Whatever was left was too small to love anything anymore.â
âYeah. See, I would have taken even a tiny piece - just one piece.â