a Lyon thought that is too dumb and disconnected for a serious post
something I tend to forget when I pick at Lyon is how honestly up his own ass, to be frank, he actually is
when he meets the twins, he’s like OH THERE’S NO ONE AROUND MY OWN AGE NO ONE LIKES ME I HAVE NO FRIENDS—
- Knoll is right there and implied to be pretty close to him (research went on for years on the stone)
- Cormag? Glen? Cormag at least can’t be that much older by looks, so did they even try to talk
are you really saying there aren’t servants or scholars or anyone around for you, Lyon? you’ve never met another royal outside the twins? come on.
and then he’s convinced that the twins don’t care about him, that he can never marry Eirika/hatefuck Ephraim, blah blah blah angst twins wah lyon things, and totally misses the pretty clear fact that they both, at least, think of him as a dear friend, and “acquiring” Eirika is pretty much as easy as “bam! convenient political marriage!” and I mean once you’re banging one twin you’ve got the package deal let’s be real here
but that’s not writing-fail or anything — it makes perfect sense that he gets so wrapped up in this “no one likes me” stuff, that back and forth between “I’m not good enough” and “I’m too good for them”, that he just cannot see it
which sort of makes him an interesting parallel to Ephraim, who is also pretty much incapable of understanding that he’s important to people, that people admire/respect/love/envy him
but really I think sometimes it’s easy to go “oh Lyon was sad and lonely” and miss the fact that half the reason he was sad and lonely was because he imposed it on himself, not deliberately but in the self-sabotaging way a lot of people with social issues often do.