Why do I love Mitsuru so much? It's pretty simple when I think about it. Mitsuru isn't just the best character in the series, he might just be the greatest character of all time. Just imagine him piloting through the ruins of Japan, the wind in his hair, his pistil below him. As he rides through the mountains, the ladies swoon at his very scent. They know how he smells, the essence of his smell is sold in Plantation 13 under the name of "Genista Orgasm." The very nature of Mitsuru is mystery. could he be playing a deeper game than even his creator realizes? The answer is yes, he has transcended such boundaries as the written world, and has free will to do whatever he sees fit. However, Mitsuru is filled with such guile, such arcane craft that he does not even use these powers. Why, you might ask? You will never know, for the mind of Mitsuru is not one that is easily penetrated. Mitsuru is such a force of nature in his realm that nothing can truly touch him, the only thing keeping him bound to the screen at all is his will to exist within the preordained boundaries of his world. Mitsuru is not only beyond the comprehension of us, he exists within a plane of true focus and beauty. Observe his playful smile, his gorgeous and rippling biceps, his gallant nose, and most importantly, his eyes. His eyes, like pools of vert paon, provide the only glimpse into the true machinations of Mitsuru. Do not stare into them. Many good men have gone mad in the attempt. Mitsuru is not just a character, a formless collection of words and images, he is himself is the binding that holds the saga together. Without Mitsuru, the entire series, the entire world of Darling in the Franxx as we know it crumbles. The magma energy would stop flowing without Mitsuru, Plantation 13 would become a desolate crater, and the Grand Crevasse would melt without his frosty gaze. These are just of a few of the reasons why I like Mitsuru so much.