>>105126588>it's not Ruby's fault if a character fails to do this
I know you said a lot, but this bit in particular makes me think you're misunderstanding my point.
I'm not criticizing Ruby as a person. If everyone else is going to be brain-dead, then she needs to tell them what to do. I'm criticizing her as a character. Because until she started telling everyone what to do, they weren't brain-dead.
The way that everyone acts has changed so that Ruby can get some character development while the plot continues to advance. But that means everyone else is looking incompetent, when it doesn't need to be written that way. It means Ruby is putting Weiss is far more danger than herself, when it doesn't need to be written that way.
Ruby could take charge of a situation without everyone else ceasing in their ability to think, and the plot could advance without Ruby's plans putting her friends in significantly more danger than herself. That would be character development that matches with the things I've come to enjoy about the show. But they didn't write it that way.
I am not criticizing a person. I am criticizing the scenario written around a character. The scenario is being created in a way that the characters appear drastically different than usual, and if it continues, I don't want to watch this show any more, because it's not what I like about this show.
They did not need to create a scenario where these characters seem so fucked up when compared to their usual standard. But they did, and I'm not going to keep supporting the show if that's the new norm.