Whether Scott Pilgrim is a good person or a bad person has been a subject of debate for many people. Some even label him a pedophile (predator) for dating Knives who is 6 years younger than him. Well, here is what Reddit believes.
Based on a graphic novel by Bryan Lee O’Malley, Scott Pilgrim Takes Off on Netflix follows the eponymous Scott Pilgrim, a bassist in an indie band who dreams about a strange girl named Ramona Flowers.
His life turns upside down when he meets her in person and falls head over heels in love with her. Unfortunately, Scott is unaware that Ramona has seven evil exes who are still fascinated with her love life and will go to any length to target anyone who tries to date her. This naturally puts Pilgrim in a bind, and his life takes an unexpected turn when he ultimately faces one of Ramona's evil exes.
Different movies and anime series have been created over the years. However, many of the OG comic readers label him as a bad person. Some even believe he is a pedophile (predator). Well, let's find out what the truth is.
Scott Pilgrim: Why Is He a Bad Person? Is He a Pedophile?
The answer to whether or not Scott Pilgrim is a bad person may differ. Everyone has their own opinion. Likewise, while some people find Scott a bad person, there are many people who find him a good person.
Being a protagonist of a franchise, of course, there are enough reasons to label him as a good person. But what about the other side? Why do people think he is a bad person? Well, we'll break down his dark sides for you, and then you decide whether he is a good person or a bad person.
Firstly, when he discovers that Kim Pine has a boyfriend at a different school, he beats up the kid out of the blue, He then abandons Kim without even telling her that he is moving to the next place. Kim finds out that he is moving from Lisa.
Next, Scott Pilgrim dates Knives Chau, who is 6 years younger than him. Since he is 23 years old in the comic, that makes Knives just 17 years old. This is why many people believe Scott is a pedophile (predator). Knives develops an unhealthy obsession with Scott who does not really care about her. Additionally, he cheats on Knives after getting attracted to Ramona Flowers and sleeping with her.
Many people believe Scott Pilgrim is a bad person because of his selfishness.
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Throughout the franchise, he does different things and does not really care about others for his emotions. Additionally, also makes fun of people. Though he changes over the course, people are convinced that did so for his own sake.
These are just a few major parts that give us an idea of Scott Pilgrim's dark sides. There are plenty of others in the comic. Also, do not forget to finish the whole comic before you come to a conclusion about his personality. And then you decide whether he is a bad person or a good person.
Reddit Discusses Whether Scott Pilgrim Is a Bad Person or a Good Person!
While some believe Scott Pilgrim is a bad person, many people attribute his behavior to his age.
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Since Scott Pilgrim's personality is a debate, many people took to a Reddit discussion to explain whether he is a bad person or he is a good person. One user claimed that he is a bad person writing,
People will keep saying that he's just a young dumb guy that's a massive d*ck until you have to deal with a Scott Pilgrim irl
Similarly, another user wrote,
He's a piece of sh*t and that's it tbh
Meanwhile, many people responded that he is not really a bad person. One user explained his personality by writing,
He's a flawed human with some pretty shitty behaviors whi learns to grow and move past them to become a better person. That was the whole reason for the Nega-Scott thing and the battling Ramona's evil exes. On the surface he's just fighting to earn Ramona's affection but if you look past that and really examine it he's fighting his own negative tendencies and learning to become a better person, both outwardly and inwardly. He was never evil. Just kind of a d*ck who learned to change.
Similarly, another added,
He's not a bad guy he's just young and stupid and kind of flawed, and so are a lot of the characters in the series. Thats the beauty of the comics being set over the span of several months. People grow, discover new things about themselves and made amends with the people they have hurt.