I think users on this thread have quickly forgotten my note that still applies :
I wished to not take such measures but I'm forced as I see nothing but toxic discussion, accusations and vile remarks. This is my last warning, anyone who does not pay any heed and violates my note will receive a formal warning.
In regards to my last post/ warning, I've received some PMs requesting for clarifications. I'm going to reply here so that everything will be clear for everybody and fan fights won't reproduce again. Of course, soompi allows discussions but doesn't allow heated ones or arguments. The ones that that happened made some leave or express their desire to leave this thread lately because according to their statements, it was too tiring for them. When someone says this, a reassessment should be made .... Therefore instead of letting all emotions out, I advice to re-read your posts to make sure they don't contain words that could hurt someone else's feelings and lead to fanwars. For instance calling another user " blind ", " ignorant", " a fangirl" ( it implies the reason they root for a character is shallow or they are superficial fans) or that his/ her views are irrelevant is an attack/argument ad hominem. Arguments ad hominem are arguments that attack someone's character instead of adressing the point that they are trying to make. If EC's supporters don't agree or understand the views of DM's supporters, it is unfair to call them out. And EC's supporters should not call out too. Using the words highlighted above could hurt both parties.
Concerning DM, I think KES will laugh if she sees how serious fans can become over supporting characters. I think she clearly knew that creating such a character would cause controversies and debates. In her previous dramas we haven't seen a character like DM. Instead of arguing about if AS will like DM or which pair has chemistry, it would be wiser to analyze the characters from the writer's perspective. For example, did she intend to make DM a villain ? I mean a villain like Wan Ik or the baldy japanese army man. DM is certainly a very flawed character and I understand why EC's supporters can't sympathize with him ( he is too brutal, he kills for money or hate), he certainly has some villainish traits but the writer made him to have some weaknesses ( his obsessive love for AS, his unusual friendship with the geisha, a lack of support or moral compass that EC had). This is why he gets the support of DM's sympathizers. Thus, he is a very grey character that hides within himself very contradicting emotions and his development throughout the serie should be looked forward to. He can easily become a complete villain like Wan Ik or redeems himself and fights against Japan alongside AS. He is one of the keys ( with EC and HS) of the resistence against the illegal occupation and Japan's colonization.