Hey Leviticus, I wanted to say something to you for awhile.
I’m sorry that you feel the way you do about Knute, because he just happens to be my favourite character. I loved this character the second I saw him appear in the strip!
As I came to know him, Knute is more than just a bumbling, over the top, bag-of-laughs type. he represents peace of the mind, opening his heart to the world, accepting his uniqueness and recognizing it in others. He likes you for you. Some people come to a time in their lives where realization is met with discovering the personal benefits of forgiving the ones who do not understand the eccentric. Abandoning hate, misery, jealousy, low self-esteem, detest for mankind or pre-meditated violence, only to gain a happier existence to heal instead of to hurt. Gaining not just spiritual but also a physically healthier and inner fulfillment of joy and a deeper appreciation for the good things in the world. It spreads through body and mind and on to others even if some view it with cynicism. But when some see it in you, you are loved because you can love freely, they never worry because you will not judge their existence. The only and greatest reward offered is the power to pass it on and inspire others. The freedom of living you…….
This is the essence of Knute and why I believe he is a good character. I should know. Him and I are similar :)