"We would frequently be ashamed of our good deeds if people saw all of the motives that produced them."
-Francois de La Rochefoucauld
One of the most memorable scenes from Act I was when Triska explained the motive for Daniel's determination to unite monsters and humans. That being the fact that a monster — a kitsune — saved his life when he was a little boy and delivered him to safety.
This one event is the defining experience for Daniel's beliefs that monsters can be good and what drove him to fight for a better world. It's practically the catalyst for the entire series, at least for Daniel's side of it.
In Act X, however, we finally meet this kitsune, named Kindra, and learn, to some shock, that her reason for saving Daniel may not have been noble but rather a personal desire for him to live long enough to draw out a legendary weapon. Nothing more, nothing less.
When the time comes, what will Daniel think when he learns this truth about Kindra, the monster who inspired him and made him who he is?
For one, Daniel may be disheartened and disappointed. He views Kindra as a hero and the idea that she only cared about Ragnarok would probably make him feel dejected. I guess this is why they say you should never meet your heroes.
Personally, I'd like to think Kindra does care about Daniel. We all know she has a heart; she hates seeing innocent people die and resents those who cause needless death. I'd like to think that a small part of her saved Daniel because she genuinely cared about his life. And when the time comes for their reunion, I'd like to think she'll be impressed by how amazing Daniel has grown, both as a fighter and as a person.
As for Daniel, I'm not so sure it would do anything to deflate his cause or morals. Even if it turns out Kindra isn't the hero he thought she was, Daniel has already proven his beliefs. He has 13 beautiful mates who are ALL monsters and has (or will have) several monsters who are friends and allies. No matter what Kindra's actions ultimately amount to — a selfish goal or a genuine act of kindness — her one decision to save that little human boy so long ago proved that monsters CAN be good. She helped create one of the most fair-minded humans who ever lived, a man who grew up kind and has a good life and a loving family, all because she showed him that monsters can do good.
So whether Kindra grows closer or detatched from Daniel, she still stands as the one who helped him see the truth, and that, at the very least, is something to honor her for.
What do you all think?