So I’m really disliking all the supposition I’m seeing that since Caliborn basically said that mean=nice in cherub culture, this means Calliope must be super sinister and evil. Like I’m pretty sure that being sweet and affectionate toward all her friends wasn’t meant as some weird twisted cherub ‘fuck you’ to them or anything. Calliope immersed herself in the cultures of other species, so I’m pretty sure she has a firm understanding of the concept of being pleasant and polite towards people she cares about.
That said, wow those empty eye sockets were not something I was expecting. It’s kinda interesting though, because her death as a cherub is sort of a weird special case to begin with, and like, there’s still a living body somewhere out there that her soul used to inhabit. idk, I don’t have any actual theories about this, but it makes me think about LE’s billiard eyes and whether that affected Calliope in any way or something, I don’t know where I’m going with this.