What I love most about Scott, is how much of a subversion he is to the usual protagonist. How unique he is compared to most other heroic characters and that instead of going with the usual cliché where the originally naive heroic characters becomes darker as he goes through suffering; that Scott’s suffering instead made him even gentler, more likely to try and seek a peaceful solution, more likely to want to talk things out.
Scott doesn’t posture, he doesn’t let himself be led by ego. He’s rarely if ever reckless or careless, but most of all, he’s gentle.
He has an incredibly high emotional intelligence and an understanding of human nature beyond that of almost any other character on the show which is what makes him a great leader. He can be too cautious of course, too likely to take responsibility, or hold himself accountable for things that aren’t his fault.
And yes, he’s often too willing to give people second and third or even fourth chances, but all that’s part of his moral flexibility, where he refuses to see the world in shades of black and white, the kind of perspective, where his side would be good and the other must thus be bad. Scott can’t bring himself to think that way. Instead he is almost always willing to look at things from his opponents pov. To see if there is any validity in what they say, if they might be the ones in the right, to wonder about their motivations, their reasons,and why they do what they do. And it is this that stops him from taking the easy way out, from just killing the bad guys to get it over withThere are few to no characters like him on television,and the ones that are, are rarely the lead. They’re rarely teenagers, because the kind of wisdom Scott has, is something most people don’t usually get until they’re older. And that in and of itself fascinates me about him.