In response to this, I will say at least half the fan base, if not more, would have been likewise angered if Eridan had been the one saved instead of Vriska. On a seperate note, I wonder how she would have suggested John save the others? Terezi wasn’t even privy to the deaths of Tavros, Feferi, Nepeta, and Equius, and Saving Eridan would have required John get between an angry Kanaya’s Chainsaw and the person he was meant to save. Not to mention the aforementioned equal outrage for the survival of a character who is frequently seen as equally bad or worse than Vriska.harmoniousCalamity wrote: ↑Tue Jul 07, 2020 11:49 pmI do think that pre-death, the way she seemed to mostly dodge or not have things like...truly effect her is what gave me that suspicion in the first place. Yes she lost her eye, and she lost her arm, and yes she did (rightfully) get beat and left to bleed to death, but then she GTed and pretty much all of that was instantly rectified(And then she got the bonus of GTing too?), and she never seemed to truly care about her aliments outside them being maybe an annoyance sometimes. All of that happened and as far as I recall it didn't have an impact on her such as Aradia dying, Tavros being disabled, and blinding terezi did. They all in some way or form, changed when those things happened to them, when stuff like that happened to Vriska, she didn't seem to change at all.
At least if she stayed dead, like you have mentioned she might've been left at a slightly mary sue-ish villain, who was trying to make a change in the afterlife for herself.
But honestly I'd argue that the stuff done by Vriska didn't need to be done by her at all. What happened to Terezi having other friends, what if she send John back to revive someone else who she missed/knew out of all of them needed a fair second chance. Pretty much all of the trolls had some knowledge of the box, and arguably could've found it instead. Like what if we saw Eridan come back, or Feferi? Or having trolls that did sort of come back, come back in a more perm. fashion like Nepeta, Tavros, Equius? Or had the former/current leader Karkat cement his role as being a leader?
Hell Terezi could've lead the last of the trolls and the humans herself! She seemed plenty capable of ordering people(John) around while on deaths doorstep, and he followed her rules! So, why Vriska in the first place?
At the point of GO, Terezi, as far as I am aware, was only able to interact with her own memories, not possess a full knowledge of things she had no possible way of knowing happened. Vriska was one of maybe 2 viable choices, and between those two, she was fond of Vriska one heckuvalot more than Eridan.