I get so angry at the way Kamen Rider Spirits portrayed the death of Tackle. Stronger took it upon himself to decide that she should fade into obscurity because he felt it more important that she be “a normal woman” than a heroine. He had no right to do that. He destroyed her legacy.
No. Fuck you.
Stronger allowed her to die as a person rather than as Tackle because the life of a Kamen Rider is a life of pain and suffering. (At least in the Showa days.) He didn’t want the world to remember her only for her battle against evil, but to remember her for what she was: a human being with a personality, motivations, and dreams. Stronger didn’t want her legacy to be one of destruction and death, but rather one of peace and fulfillment.
YES, it’s more important to be a normal woman than a heroine. But you know what? It’s more important to be a normal man than a hero. The person inside comes before the hero of justice, and they should be remembered in death as a human being rather than as a fighting machine. Because in the Showa days, that’s what Riders were: they were fighting machines; in the original series they constantly struggled with their non-human identity as cyborgs designed for combat. It was one of the major themes of the entire period!
And Stronger would have done the same thing if it was a man, and I’m willing to bet you wouldn’t be as angry if it was Stronger that had been killed and Tackle was the one laying him to rest as Shigeru Jo, not as Kamen Rider Stronger.
Seriously. Fuck you, that moment was touching and you’re reinterpreting it for your double standard sexism bullshit.
I AM GLAD THERE ARE OTHER PEOPLE LIKE ME OUT THERE ON TUMBLR WHO UNDERSTAND THE MESSAGE.