Does anyone else think Hotaru was legitimately rude to Kaori?

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CrystalBard

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I mean, we know she's a villain, but at the point where Hotaru snaps at her she didn't and Kaori was-seemingly-trying to help. It was pretty bratty of her to yell at her, though even she admits she was losing control of her emotions and she doesn't want Kaori to take her mom's place and I swear I'd watch an entire season of the Sailor Guardian's domestic dramas.

Also, Kaori looked like she was genuinely smiling after Hotaru runs off so...she likes to see preteen girls cry? Fitting for her.
 
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Onuzim Ima

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One might think that due to the way Kaori(-Nite) meddles with :hotaru:'s Life and Privacy as if she actually ever could even just think about becoming some kind of Surrogate for her late Mother the latter'd have every right to at least complain a little. But keep in mind that in Mainstream Japanese (and possibly in other Asian Countries as well?) Culture it is basically seen as really rude and unforgivable to disobey and/or yell at your Elder/Parent/Teacher/Guardian/Sensei/Sempai etc. no matter the Cirumstances... ;)
 

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But keep in mind that in Mainstream Japanese (and possibly in other Asian Countries as well?) Culture it is basically seen as really rude and unforgivable to disobey and/or yell at your Elder/Parent/Teacher/Guardian/Sensei/Sempai etc. no matter the Cirumstances... ;)
Hotaru might consider Kaori as just a subordinate - hence kinda like a "servant" - of her dad in his workplace, therefore, being the daughter of Kaori's boss/"master," Hotaru could consider herself as the "young mistress" of Kaori & the latter as a "servant" of her, too - this kind of thinking/logic isn't uncommon in traditional East Asian culture, especially if the father is socioeconomically a rich or powerful figure. :)
 

CrystalBard

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One might think that due to the way Kaori(-Nite) meddles with :hotaru:'s Life and Privacy as if she actually ever could even just think about becoming some kind of Surrogate for her late Mother the latter'd have every right to at least complain a little. But keep in mind that in Mainstream Japanese (and possibly in other Asian Countries as well?) Culture it is basically seen as really rude and unforgivable to disobey and/or yell at your Elder/Parent/Teacher/Guardian/Sensei/Sempai etc. no matter the Cirumstances... ;)
That's basically the same as how I was raised in the American South.
 

CrystalBard

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One might think that due to the way Kaori(-Nite) meddles with :hotaru:'s Life and Privacy as if she actually ever could even just think about becoming some kind of Surrogate for her late Mother the latter'd have every right to at least complain a little. But keep in mind that in Mainstream Japanese (and possibly in other Asian Countries as well?) Culture it is basically seen as really rude and unforgivable to disobey and/or yell at your Elder/Parent/Teacher/Guardian/Sensei/Sempai etc. no matter the Cirumstances... ;)
I think the way Kaori *was* behaving in a bit of a caretaker role could make Hotaru snap as she doesn't want anyone replacing her mom.
 
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I mean, we know she's a villain, but at the point where Hotaru snaps at her she didn't and Kaori was-seemingly-trying to help. It was pretty bratty of her to yell at her, though even she admits she was losing control of her emotions and she doesn't want Kaori to take her mom's place and I swear I'd watch an entire season of the Sailor Guardian's domestic dramas.

Also, Kaori looked like she was genuinely smiling after Hotaru runs off so...she likes to see preteen girls cry? Fitting for her.
She could probably sense Kaori was evil or at least there was something off about her, she is Sailor Saturn after all so she's gotta have a bit of a sixth sense.