Putting to one side that Quark is the only person Odo could ever romantically love
I want it on the record before tumblr goes to the big farm in the sky that Kira/Odo it is absolute HORSESHIT and that Lwaxana/Odo is the Good Good
First, because Kira is very clearly gay
Second, despite being canonically 5yrs old Odo is design to look and does act significantly older than Kira. Kira is maybe mid 30’s, Odo presents as being later 40’s or even 50+
And my issue is not that Kira would date an old man it’s that big shows go out of their way to give (yes give) the young female lead to a much older male lead out of Hollywood’s fascination with young girls (actresses) and old men (producers/agents)
Star Trek does a lot of good to break these molds but the forced heterosexuality in DS9 is particularly aggravating when you KNOW Odo had a healthy, age appropriate romantic arch that was played for laughs
Lwaxana Troi is an incredible woman and yes, she is overbearing and domineering and she doesn’t share Odo’s experiences during the Cardassian occupation but that’s why they’re so good for each other. She knows how to have fun, she forces Odo to have fun, to see the light in life and the wisdom of happiness. She teaches him to accept what he is even when that is constantly called into question because you can’t live well if you won’t accept yourself as you are.
And he, in return, shows her the importance of responsibility, saves her and her child from an abusive father, and helps her in turn accept who she is as she ages
And you want me to give a good god damn about him being shipped with a butch lesbian freedom fighter?
Fuck out of here
On this blog is Lwaxana and Odo (and Quark and Odo) or nothing at the fuck all