"Why…why can’t I remember..? Why can’t I remember what your smile was like? What was I trying to protect?
What the heck was I fighting for?”
The beauty of Kamen Rider Gaim is wishing destruction on a character one week and crying helplessly for their well being the next.
I feel like both Urobuchi and Takasugi deserve equal credit for this, because it’s not about dramatic character change or audience manipulation. The monster and the helpless child are seamlessly one.