he just can’t let it go
my favorite thing in stories is when the antagonist doesn’t die, but instead they realize they were being kind of a stupid dick (maybe because the protagonist saved them or something) and then they have to kind of awkwardly tag along with the heroes in order to make up for their mistakes and gradually become slightly less evil
"I tried to tell them that they needed to empower their children. No matter what happened to them, they needed to give their children the tools to learn and grow and fight in this world. This world is mean and rough. If their children can’t fight back, it’ll happen to them the same way that it happened to their parents. That is why I empowered you and gave you the tools to think for yourself as a strong woman. Resist and fight back!"