i think people forget that zane has depression, and is battling depression through a lot of what we see, and depression isn’t something that just goes away?
like, hate early zane all you want (don’t actually hate zane, because he’s a puppy), but don’t hate him for how he copes with his wife dying and his life pretty much being turned on its head.
it makes me uncomfortable when his depression is completely dismissed as asshole behavior when ty is just as much of an asshole at times, because most of the things people claim to hate about zane are a result of his depression. you may not understand that they are, but a lot of people do, especially people in the fandom; when you despise zane for the way he’s handling his own mental illness it’s really shitty.
like, depression doesn’t excuse shitty behavior, but please don’t just chuck him into the ‘asshole’ category without recognizing that there is motivation behind his actions. zane isn’t an asshole just to be an asshole. it’s part of his defense mechanism.
a lot of what i’ve seen zane attacked for are things that were born of necessity, how he copes. he doesn’t shut ty out because he’s an asshole. he shuts ty out because the last person he loved was killed and it destroyed him in numerous ways.
i didn’t even intend for this post to get this long.
tl;dr zane has depression, please don’t erase that side of his character.