He changes every step of the way, sometimes for the better, sometimes for the worse. The whole story is mostly character driven, so each new scene shows a different side of him. Just when he seems to have a grasp on the situation it turns out he's actually the vulnerable one (like the beginning, when he tries to show off but is half out of it because of his wound or his post kiss emotional breakdown). His growth is mostly internal, like dealing with his trauma or learning to value himself beyond mere survival. It's a hard lesson, considering he has to take it through interacting with others rather than just reading.
Reminds me of Araragi's "Friends would lower my intensity as a human" (Kizumonogatari), in the sense that caring for something makes him more prone to getting hurt. Except he just chooses to cut loose rather than deal with it.
There would be a lot to say on the topic but I'm too brain dead tired to talk about it now.>unresolved
Ye gods, YES. Does he murder that guy in Beyond? Does he walk away? Does he keep his promise? Does he go back to find Shion becoming the villain? The possibilities are killing me.>>3281779>persuasion
Damn bloody irresistible, knows precisely what buttons to push and he's well aware of it.>eating frozen food without thawing it
Just the thought of it would weird him out. >>3283387>a flaw in the door's design
This question has spurred some of the funniest replies in the thread. This is no exception, just imagining that situation makes me smile.>>3283703>over analysis of the source material
I've nitpicked at the LN as a whole, since there are several things I like about it other than him. Most recent thing I've done was to draw a comparison between Shion and Hanekawa (Monogatari LNs).
Hope everyone has a great new year! The holidays have been hard but he's helped me keep it together. Even got myself to draw him for the first time around Xmas, so there's that.