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Ruka's change throughout the series... (possible Spoilers from Chap 48!)
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I think if you look over all Twenty Six episodes there is one character who seems to develop more then the others throughout the series. Ruka Souen. A lot of people hated her when she first appeared, I did for a while but she grew on me even before she had a temperament change.

Maybe I'm being oblivious or something but I can't help but think that Ruka got a lot more of a back story, and more development character wise out of all the other minor characters.

I'm going to do the briefly but I want to go over my thoughts about her xD I hope for feedback and others thoughts. (Fair warning, I will do my best to defend her if people start throwing things like 'I hate her' I want a reason please~ I'm not being picky or mean when I reply I'm not obsessed and I'm not saying you can't think that she's awful, I just want to try and prove you wrong so she may become a more well liked character. ~Does the same with Kaname~)

When she first started making her attitude clear yes she was mean and awful, think we can agree on that, she did hate (or seem to hate) Yuuki, but due to her love for Kaname I think we can somewhat understand that.
A lot of people (me once included) also were annoyed with her behaviour towards Kain. No he doesn't deserve what he got, I still agree with that, but at the same time Ruka honestly did love Kaname.
Ruka towards Kain is quite similar to Kaname towards Ruka, kindness but little actual love for the other. While Ruka was focused on Kaname she could not return Kain's feelings, if he had cornered her and told her without letting her avoid it without pushing her too much, there is a chance that Ruka most likely would have listened, and possibly given up on Kaname at that point. Unfortunately that's against Kain's nature so we had to endure watching his one-sided love with Ruka.
The anime and Manga also portrayed her need to let Kaname drink her blood, which of course did not start out like that... (I'll refer back to this shortly.)

I can't remember exactly but she only locks herself in her room after Kaname and Yuuki become lovers in the Anime, Ruka in the manga seemed to be more accepting, most likely because she was sure it had to happen at some point. (She had hope but lacked Faith...)
After she accepts this fact she matures more then what earlier might have been expected she accepts it as it is and knows that all she can do know is remain faithful to Kaname in hope that something should go wrong or at least just to remain by his side comfortably being with him.
I think her first major turning point was when she and Aidou freaked out of Ichiou's move towards Kaname, when she tried to get him to drink her blood that time, I think when he refused she then started to honestly lose hope in the chance he would ever like her.

Onto Spoilers, I'll put the next part all in a spoiler bar as it's to do with Chapter 48 which is mostly centered around Kain and Ruka.



I don't think it's her fault, she loves him and Yuuki is in the way of that, plus Kaname has also given her reason to hate Yuuki, he always talks about her, and rarely seems interested in anything else, if he wasn't so taken up in the fact Ruka wouldn't have behaved as she has in the start of the series...

(I defended one of my favorites only to direct the blame towards the person I usually try to defend.) I could possibly do this with a few different characters or relationships but I don't think I will... I just wanted to focus on Ruka xD

(Also another minor note, not sure if what I said made this clear or even if it made it seem like I am or not... Buut I support RukaXKaname more then RukaXKain... I like Kain with Ruka but I prefer her with Kaname...)

Anyway as I said please post your feedback and opinions and I'll also post more feedback...
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I find your opinion justifiable and respectful. Yuuki (a born pureblood) was caught in a love triangle between Zero and Kaname. Kaname was in a love triangle with his sister (the truth is that Kaname is the ancestor of the Kurans) Yuuki and his childhood pal Ruka. The past may have haunt them forever, but it's the strength of friendship that conquers all. And I'm glad to see that Ruka is with Kain while Kaname is with Yuuki.
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I find your opinion justifiable and respectful. Yuuki (a born pureblood) was caught in a love triangle between Zero and Kaname. Kaname was in a love triangle with his sister (the truth is that Kaname is the ancestor of the Kurans) Yuuki and his childhood pal Ruka. The past may have haunt them forever, but it's the strength of friendship that conquers all. And I'm glad to see that Ruka is with Kain while Kaname is with Yuuki.



lol.......GO RUKAxKAIN!!!!!!!!!(such a sexi couple >///////<)
indeed she has changed and i respect Kain for all the things he's done for (dumb, blind,idiot) Ruka.....
BUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!................
kaname and yuuki are not togther YET.....i mean they are physically but not mentally nor emotionally....i starting to get the feeling that kaname starting to see that more clearly too....(haha...i couldnt help it but its true....*fanism*)
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Airei24... I think you've made a point. Good call.
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Airei24 wrote:


TonyTheShredder wrote:

I find your opinion justifiable and respectful. Yuuki (a born pureblood) was caught in a love triangle between Zero and Kaname. Kaname was in a love triangle with his sister (the truth is that Kaname is the ancestor of the Kurans) Yuuki and his childhood pal Ruka. The past may have haunt them forever, but it's the strength of friendship that conquers all. And I'm glad to see that Ruka is with Kain while Kaname is with Yuuki.



lol.......GO RUKAxKAIN!!!!!!!!!(such a sexi couple >///////<)
indeed she has changed and i respect Kain for all the things he's done for (dumb, blind,idiot) Ruka.....
BUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!................
kaname and yuuki are not togther YET.....i mean they are physically but not mentally nor emotionally....i starting to get the feeling that kaname starting to see that more clearly too....(haha...i couldnt help it but its true....*fanism*)


~a little confused so she'll just wing it and hope for the best~ [Replying to Airei first and if she can think of something Tony]

You're a ZeroXYuuki fan? (That or you're agreeing with me about KanaXRuka ~Isn't too sure since you never said~)

I agree with both of you, I do quite like the pairing [RukaXKain], however I sort of grew more attached to RukaXKana just mostly in the change of Ruka's behaviour. Before disliked them together, then I changed my mind when Ruka changed.

Now sort of more to the point of Agreeing and wishing she had actually thought of what Ariei said. [I think of somethings... That never crossed my mind though... Possibly because I don't support ZeroXYuuki or KanaXYuuki... I support AiduXYuuki or YoriXYuuki]
I think you're right though, I had sort of noticed earlier in the manga, Kana was letting up on her... Throughout the anime and manga he's always very protective and it seems almost as if he just expects she returns his feelings without giving her much choice to chose someone else. [The VK DS game actually also sort of gives you a bit of an idea of what I just said...] Later in the manga when it seems, yes Yuuki is almost definitly with Kana all the way, [There are still times when she has Zero or Aidou hints...] at this point when Kaname and Yuuki are together he seems to let up, almost as if he's not as caring or needing of her... [Then he goes back into jealous boyfriend mode when Yuuki keeps thinking about Zero].

Aaaand yes It's SO much easier debating then trying to talk about something we agree on xD [For me at least] an um yes I can't think of much to reply for Tony >__> Sorry...
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Actually, I'm a KanamexYuuki fan. But, you're forgiven and I respect you as well as your opinion.
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I was refering to Airei... xD I do like KanaXYuuki a litle a guess, it's about even with ZeroXYuuki and they're both some of my least favorite pairings...
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I understand...
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haha.....doesnt everyone here know that imma zeki fan? (btw....i hope my reply didnt sound like a hate crime to the yuma fans)
hmmm....i cant really say that yuukis going 100% and see if things work out but i know that it would be hard on all 3 of them......
ans as for ruka....she did slowly change....i use to hate her and say "omg what a bi***" but now she's ok....at least better then seiren <_<(my thoughts....)



GO KAINxRUKA.....



off topic but did anyone notice that they traslated ruka's name to luca?
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Must be a mispronunciation, I guess...
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Ruka is one of my most respected characters in the anime, actually. She didn't go for a nonsensical catfight with Yuuki over Kaname and still remained loyal to him.
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well i think it will be that way

YukixKaname OR YukixZero (but i personaly think it will be zero YUKIxZERO!!*_*)
ShikixRima (cute >_<)
RukaxKain (sexy couple :D)
and MAYBE
AidoxYori but i´m not sure about that ^^"" (but it would be cute >_<)
(ichiruxMaria xD)
(and Ichijo with the girl with glasses xDD)

maybe it will be

kanamexseiren in the end if yuki end up with zero O.O
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I highly doubt that Kaname should be with Seiren. In fact, she's like a bodyguard to Kaname. And Ichirjo should be with Zero.
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YuyaxNagisa wrote:

well i think it will be that way

YukixKaname OR YukixZero (but i personaly think it will be zero YUKIxZERO!!*_*)
ShikixRima (cute >_<)
RukaxKain (sexy couple :D)
and MAYBE
AidoxYori but i´m not sure about that ^^"" (but it would be cute >_<)
(ichiruxMaria xD)
(and Ichijo with the girl with glasses xDD)

maybe it will be

kanamexseiren in the end if yuki end up with zero O.O


Pairings... Woo...


YuukiXKana or YuukiXZero I've alreadymade my thoughts clear.
ShikiXRima - I like them together I guess... But I'm sort of off Rima a bit after the mess with Ichijou... I prefer IchijouXShiki.
RukaXKain - I support but not as much as KanaXRuka
AidouXYori - I can only see AidouXYori together if they decide to join forces and Stalk Yuuki and Kana...
IchiruXMaria - If he were still here, this might have been my favorite couple...
IchijouXGlasses girl - Not really... I can't see him with many people other then Kana, Shiki or Rima.

KanaXSeiren - Actually I like the pairing of KanameXSeiren, To Kana she's his bodyguard [Any Furuba fans if so I'm thinking Pri-Yuki club and Yuki xD]
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If I were Kain, I'd confess my love to that former broad Ruka in a heartbeat.
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