Sometimes we can be notoriously unforgiving, and a bit callous to sensitive souls, for communal schadenfreude. So it’s no surprise a Tidus seen like this will elicit more ridicule than sympathy. But we have someone with clear issues again his father. Maybe all the bad memories of Jecht upset him? Or Jecht “abandoned” of him?
But hate is a strong word. Maybe it relates to an ancient concept which might explain something in his psyche. If you don’t remember, Freud a theory on the 5th-century BC Greek mythological character Oedipus. He unwittingly kills his father, Laius, and marries his mother, Jocasta. In Freudian theory, the Oedipus Complex labels the complex of emotions aroused in a young child. It relates to an unconscious sexual desire for the parent of the opposite sex. It also stands for a wish to exclude the parent of the same sex.
So far, Tidus seems to think a bit more highly of his mother than his father. Yet, his mother was still neglectful. Most men, according to Freud, are in love with their mother. So in Tidus’ eyes, his mom could do no wrong. But this bleeds into other aspects of his life. First, take a look at Tidus’ mother. Notice any similarities That’s right, they look similar. Much more similar than Rikku and Lulu do to each other or them. Similar haircut, facial structure, and general appearance. Could Tidus have feelings for his mother through Yuna, and is jealous of his father?
Yuna: That was the Jecht Shot, wasn’t it?
Tidus: How do you know that?
Yuna: Sir Jecht showed it to me when I was a child. He called it the “Sublimely Magnificent Jecht Shot Mark III.”
Tidus: Stupid name, huh?
Yuna thinks highly of Jecht. She calls him Sir Jecht (as he was like a knight to her father as a guardian). I’m sure Tidus is jealous. Tidus sees his father as an obstacle to Yuna (even if Yuna isn’t exactly attractive to Jecht). And don’t forget his fear of being humiliated.
Could the Fayth of Zanarkand dreamed up Tidus, and injected their own complexes into Tidus? Or did the real Tidus already contained a subtle urge to kill his father to be with his mother (Yuna)?