Important note: Nomura isn't Executive Producer/Director/Story guy of EVERY Final Fantasy series like he is in KH, meaning that rather than being limited to just one guy's opinion of what the female characters need to be like, the female characters in FF are allowed to be more diverse. If anything, Nomura has too much power over the KH series and its characters.It's funny how bad KH is at writing female characters when most of the writers also worked on Final Fantasy. Which handles its characters more competently. They have their problems like FF10-2 but I still prefer hanging out with the Gullwings than any of these girls.
At this rate, I'm wondering if it's less Kairi and more Nomura's outdated idea on how he believes a female should behave...Kairi’s problem is that she is a very outdated idea of what a love interest/heroine is.
And now there's the implication that Larxene only joined the O13 and went along with Xehanort's plan was because of her feelings for Marluxia... Just like Kairi who joined the final battle in KH3 because of Sora. So Nomura went from the message that "female traitors gives women a bad look and it makes me look bad for presenting them that way so I won't do that" to "female characters sacrifice everything to be with their love and do everything that they do and I think that's an acceptable message for young girls to learn so I'm okay presenting it in the series"? That still seems like a pretty toxic message for him to be putting out there...The controversy wasn't about attacking women, but that in an organization otherwise full of men, the only women would be traitors. It's a very bad look.