Tai (Digimon) and Darrow (Red Rising)

At the end of Digimon: Tri, leader of the “DigiDestined” Tai shares his doubts about the value of fighting with his best friend, Matt. In the third book of Pierce Brown’s Red Rising series–Morning Star–protagonist Darrow faces similar doubts as he finds himself fighting his friend, Sevro.

It is natural for characters like Tai and Darrow to question the worth of struggling. Both of these characters do so prior to the climaxes of their respective stories. One must contemplate what is worth fighting for, especially so close to the end.

But, the end beckons all worthy heroes. They cannot run! They must plod on ahead and overcome doubt in favor of achieving a peaceful end. Tai and Darrow both had to end their respective battles to move into more promising futures.

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