attention jiglup nation !!!

mikeysoft

Lupin III IRL & JigLup Enthusiast!
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he/it/neos
HELLO!! i am nerding right now and i would LOOOOVE to hear jiglup headcanons!! :loop_heart: honestly any about jigen and/or lupin either together or separately !! HIT ME WITH EM!!! i need to read every headcanon ever ! im getting tired of reading my own stuff and the same (incredible) fanfics over and over... i need something fresh ya feel me
 

Arsenio

Professional Disneyland Hater
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He / Him - It / Its
I would NEVER pass up a chance to talk about my favorite middle aged men 💙💙 they're my blorbos. I love them. This is absolutely not me projecting on them on some of these things, wdym. (This is honestly a bunch of incoherent and sometimes unrelated thoughts.) (ALSO THIS INCLUDES SOME VAGUE THINGS MAYBE MENTIONED OR IMPLIED IN LUPIN ZERO AND THE LATER PARTS. BE WARNED)

Jigen headcanons:
- He would like cuddling or just giving and receiving physical touch as a display of affection, but he has very strong touch aversion and people touching him sometimes physically repulses him. To him, it feels like the physical equivalent of nails down a chalkboard, or eating something soft like eggs and unexpectedly crunching down on a piece of eggshell.
- He uses he/it pronouns because he is so cool and awesome
- He can cook, and also really likes cooking. However, he will complain about having to cook because "nobody helps me around here. I do everything by myself. you all would be dead without me. i am UNAPPRECIATED." except Lupin can cook just fine but he hates it when people move things in the kitchen so he tells everyone not to touch anything and then complains. I think he just enjoys complaining tbh
- Forgets he has his hat on occasionally because he's never without it, so it doesn't register as "not a part of him". Gets in the shower with it on and turns the shower on before noticing.
- Saw this somewhere but I genuinely agree. "Comments the word "dislike" on every photo Fujiko posts"
- I am of the idea that since he grew up in a really terrible environment with not a lot of things available to him, he genuinely really takes care of things like his shirts and jackets and such. He 100% wears perfume and it is the expensive kind. I don't think he'd smell bad, honestly. Unfortunately he smokes multiple packs of cigarettes a day, so the only thing you can smell on him is cigarette smoke.
- He prefers dogs, but he likes most animals. Except maybe small dogs. He would seem like the kind of person to think that if a dog isn't the size of a horse then it's automatically terrible.
- He says he prefers being left alone, and maybe he would in theory, but then that would give him too much space and silence to start thinking about his life and the choices he made. So instead, he tries to keep himself busy in a room where either Goemon or Lupin are in.
- He likes the thrill of heists, but also genuinely wishes he could live a normal life. However, he wouldn't take the opportunity if it was presented to him because he views himself as "too far gone". "Plagued with constant regret and guilt" sort of situation. He's afraid that he would somehow harm or drag people he cares about down with him, so he doesn't really interact with any normal citizens. Plus, he wouldn't know what to do without Lupin for the rest of his life, and Lupin most definitely has never considered stopping, so he just resigned himself to being a criminal for the rest of his days.
- He hates seeing child / young pictures of himself. Matter of fact, I don't think he would enjoy having pictures of him taken in general, even as an adult.
- Out of the two, Jigen is 100% the one to make unholy food combinations. Lupin grew up extremely upperclass, and while not being snob about food as a whole, he has a very strict idea of what foods should not ever see each other, even from across a room. Lupin is genuinely disgusted at the combinations sometimes, bonus points if the combinations involved french food or recipes. Jigen would put great value mayonnaise on a croissant (probably to entertain himself with Lupin's reaction) and Lupin would die on the spot. Like garlic to a vampire.

Lupin headcanons:
- Takes 2 hours to take a shower every single time, not because he is doing anything important, he already finished washing off after 10 mins. Rather, it's because while he had shampoo in his hands he started making bubbles with it. Now half of the brand new bottle of shampoo is gone, the water is freezing, and he's trying to be a soapbender, avatar-style.
- Identifies as male but is fine with both he/him or they/them pronouns.
- He has an extremely high pain tolerance, it kind of freaks people out. Honestly, he was probably that kid in school who would tell you to look at how they did something incredibly painful or uncomfortable and didn't even flinch. Like those guys that twisted their nails behind the swings at recess, that would be him. He lived for the attention, even if it was mostly negative.
- Actually, he really thrived off any sort of attention at school, due to a very absent father and a kind of not-very-warm mother-figure maid. He totally used his access to copious amounts of money to buy people's affection, or just to show off to get a reaction out of people.
- While still being extremely wealthy now due to having had infinite amounts of successful heists where he stole money or very expensive things, he at least has a very realistic view of money and price. In his youth, he totally did not. Think like, "Wow, ten dollars for a small slice of watermelon? What a steal! I'll buy it."
- Lupin teases Jigen for being "ancient", a "fossil", "mummified", etc... Meanwhile Jigen is like literally only 3 months (and 4 days) older. (I go by the official Lupin Zero ages of them both being 13 at the time, but Jigen being older than Lupin, and if I remember correctly Jigen's birthday is supposed to be November 29th according to the Cagliostro book. Lupin's birthday is technically February 10th but I'm a March stan and think March is an elite month. Therefore it is the popular fan-birthday of March 3rd.)
- He speaks so many languages very fluently, and is very talented with words in general. He can speak a lot of various languages, and understand the basics without being able to speak in even more. French (due to, well, being french) and Japanese (due to being raised there for over a decade) are his first languages.
- Instead of having a main account on his social medias where it's mostly SFW and then a personal account where it's NSFW, Lupin has a main account where he posts the raunchiest, most sinful, down-atrocious things. He does have a personal private account, but it's where he posts about being sad and depressed.

LupJig Headcanons:
- Lupin is the big spoon. I don't have a reason for this claim, but I feel it in my heart that it is true.
- Lupin doesn't like to sit still and do absolutely nothing when he's reading or watching something or even just thinking, he always prefers to be doing something with his hands, so he'll just mess with Jigen's hair. He will not leave Jigen's hair alone, wether he's brushing it, braiding it, detangling it with his fingers, or just playing with it.
- Lupin is very eloquent, actually. He acts childish a lot of the time, but he's very good at articulating his thoughts and feelings. He'd be the type of person to be able to write a very detailed and romantic 17 paragraph text on why he loves Jigen. And he means it all, too.
- Jigen on the other hand, struggles extremely bad with trying to express his thoughts and emotions, not just verbally, but even as thoughts to himself. His responses to those 17 paragraph romantic texts Lupin would send would probably be "I love u too". A question that would sometimes come up is "What do you like about Lupin?" and he'd just freeze because he wouldn't know what to say at all and his mind would go blank. He'd feel really bad afterwards too, because if you asked the same question to Lupin, he'd be able to have a 30 minute uninterrupted monologue before someone shut him up. It's not that he doesn't love him though, he absolutely does. He just is way better at expressing his love through doing things, rather than using his words.
- Speaking of, Jigen thinks baking is stupid but would spend weeks researching and getting equipment and ingredients to make whatever pastry or dessert Lupin decided he's in the mood for, as well as spending hours actually making it.

I have so many more but I don't want to crowd the thread I'm sure this is already super long 😭😭 I got carried away, my bad 😔
 

Tsushi

Matcha-Coated Tanuki Mod
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I have TONS oh headcanons for them and their relationship, so many of my fics are about them. A lot is in The Jig is Up! And right now I'm making a "how they first met" fic called "Heart Like An Exit Wound" though, if you look for it, mind the tags.

But it's mostly all boiled down to the fact that Jigen and Lupin deeply need each other. Lupin brings joy and fun to Jigen who is prone to being quiet and sad. And Jigen cares for Lupin when he's obsessed with a plan etc and doesn't think to eat. Jigen makes sure he doesn't push himself too far. Jigen makes sure Lupin never feels lonely.
 

Arsenio

Professional Disneyland Hater
Pronouns
He / Him - It / Its
I have TONS oh headcanons for them and their relationship, so many of my fics are about them. A lot is in The Jig is Up! And right now I'm making a "how they first met" fic called "Heart Like An Exit Wound" though, if you look for it, mind the tags.

But it's mostly all boiled down to the fact that Jigen and Lupin deeply need each other. Lupin brings joy and fun to Jigen who is prone to being quiet and sad. And Jigen cares for Lupin when he's obsessed with a plan etc and doesn't think to eat. Jigen makes sure he doesn't push himself too far. Jigen makes sure Lupin never feels lonely.
WAITTTTTT OMG

So so sorry to be fanboying over here, but I am Really Dumb and somehow my brain didn't even work and I didn't realize you made that fanfic, even though the username is the same?? I just. Didn't think about it??? Anyways, I just genuinely want to say that "Heart Like An Exit Wound" is my favorite fic ever and I've been following it religiously since the second chapter. It came out last summer I believe, and I honestly hadn't even touched fanfiction or interacted with any fandom spaces for a couple of years. The last two chapters of "Heart Like An Exit Wound" came out when I was sleeping on a friend's couch for a few weeks while I didn't have a place to stay (long story), and it truly helped me so so much during a really dark time for me. I remember when a chapter came out and I saw it and I was so excited I started rambling about the story to my friend's mom, though I explaining it pretty badly as I kept trying to fit 6 parts of Lupin lore into as little time as possible. It's still a really fond memory though, and I'm really thankful for the story. I really wasn't doing well at all during those couple of months surrounding the whole thing, and having that fic really was a genuine source of comfort for me, even if there were no new chapters I just read the whole thing from the beginning over and over.

I still have the fanfic bookmarked actually, it's on chapter 2 as that's when I found it, and I never updated the bookmark to be on the latest chapter. To be completely honest with you, a few days ago, maybe a week, I thought to myself "Dude, what if the person who wrote the fic is on here" because I was looking at the "favorite fanfic" thread, and then I promptly thought to myself that it was unlikely. So basically, moral of the story is I'm not very observant 😭

(But seriously, thank you. I hope this isn't weird, I just genuinely want you to know your writing is very loved and helped me immensely during a sad period of my life.)
 

mikeysoft

Lupin III IRL & JigLup Enthusiast!
Pronouns
he/it/neos
I have TONS oh headcanons for them and their relationship, so many of my fics are about them. A lot is in The Jig is Up! And right now I'm making a "how they first met" fic called "Heart Like An Exit Wound" though, if you look for it, mind the tags.

But it's mostly all boiled down to the fact that Jigen and Lupin deeply need each other. Lupin brings joy and fun to Jigen who is prone to being quiet and sad. And Jigen cares for Lupin when he's obsessed with a plan etc and doesn't think to eat. Jigen makes sure he doesn't push himself too far. Jigen makes sure Lupin never feels lonely.
YES!!! my partner and i played TJIU and we LOVED IT!! especially the final manga-esque sequence!! such an amazing little game <:3 we left that game really discussing the nature of their relationship! AAUUGH!! SO GOOD!!

i am Horrible at remembering names of fics so i might've started Heart Like an Exit Wound!! ill check it out
 

mikeysoft

Lupin III IRL & JigLup Enthusiast!
Pronouns
he/it/neos
I would NEVER pass up a chance to talk about my favorite middle aged men 💙💙 they're my blorbos. I love them. This is absolutely not me projecting on them on some of these things, wdym. (This is honestly a bunch of incoherent and sometimes unrelated thoughts.) (ALSO THIS INCLUDES SOME VAGUE THINGS MAYBE MENTIONED OR IMPLIED IN LUPIN ZERO AND THE LATER PARTS. BE WARNED)

Jigen headcanons:
- He would like cuddling or just giving and receiving physical touch as a display of affection, but he has very strong touch aversion and people touching him sometimes physically repulses him. To him, it feels like the physical equivalent of nails down a chalkboard, or eating something soft like eggs and unexpectedly crunching down on a piece of eggshell.
- He uses he/it pronouns because he is so cool and awesome
- He can cook, and also really likes cooking. However, he will complain about having to cook because "nobody helps me around here. I do everything by myself. you all would be dead without me. i am UNAPPRECIATED." except Lupin can cook just fine but he hates it when people move things in the kitchen so he tells everyone not to touch anything and then complains. I think he just enjoys complaining tbh
- Forgets he has his hat on occasionally because he's never without it, so it doesn't register as "not a part of him". Gets in the shower with it on and turns the shower on before noticing.
- Saw this somewhere but I genuinely agree. "Comments the word "dislike" on every photo Fujiko posts"
- I am of the idea that since he grew up in a really terrible environment with not a lot of things available to him, he genuinely really takes care of things like his shirts and jackets and such. He 100% wears perfume and it is the expensive kind. I don't think he'd smell bad, honestly. Unfortunately he smokes multiple packs of cigarettes a day, so the only thing you can smell on him is cigarette smoke.
- He prefers dogs, but he likes most animals. Except maybe small dogs. He would seem like the kind of person to think that if a dog isn't the size of a horse then it's automatically terrible.
- He says he prefers being left alone, and maybe he would in theory, but then that would give him too much space and silence to start thinking about his life and the choices he made. So instead, he tries to keep himself busy in a room where either Goemon or Lupin are in.
- He likes the thrill of heists, but also genuinely wishes he could live a normal life. However, he wouldn't take the opportunity if it was presented to him because he views himself as "too far gone". "Plagued with constant regret and guilt" sort of situation. He's afraid that he would somehow harm or drag people he cares about down with him, so he doesn't really interact with any normal citizens. Plus, he wouldn't know what to do without Lupin for the rest of his life, and Lupin most definitely has never considered stopping, so he just resigned himself to being a criminal for the rest of his days.
- He hates seeing child / young pictures of himself. Matter of fact, I don't think he would enjoy having pictures of him taken in general, even as an adult.
- Out of the two, Jigen is 100% the one to make unholy food combinations. Lupin grew up extremely upperclass, and while not being snob about food as a whole, he has a very strict idea of what foods should not ever see each other, even from across a room. Lupin is genuinely disgusted at the combinations sometimes, bonus points if the combinations involved french food or recipes. Jigen would put great value mayonnaise on a croissant (probably to entertain himself with Lupin's reaction) and Lupin would die on the spot. Like garlic to a vampire.

Lupin headcanons:
- Takes 2 hours to take a shower every single time, not because he is doing anything important, he already finished washing off after 10 mins. Rather, it's because while he had shampoo in his hands he started making bubbles with it. Now half of the brand new bottle of shampoo is gone, the water is freezing, and he's trying to be a soapbender, avatar-style.
- Identifies as male but is fine with both he/him or they/them pronouns.
- He has an extremely high pain tolerance, it kind of freaks people out. Honestly, he was probably that kid in school who would tell you to look at how they did something incredibly painful or uncomfortable and didn't even flinch. Like those guys that twisted their nails behind the swings at recess, that would be him. He lived for the attention, even if it was mostly negative.
- Actually, he really thrived off any sort of attention at school, due to a very absent father and a kind of not-very-warm mother-figure maid. He totally used his access to copious amounts of money to buy people's affection, or just to show off to get a reaction out of people.
- While still being extremely wealthy now due to having had infinite amounts of successful heists where he stole money or very expensive things, he at least has a very realistic view of money and price. In his youth, he totally did not. Think like, "Wow, ten dollars for a small slice of watermelon? What a steal! I'll buy it."
- Lupin teases Jigen for being "ancient", a "fossil", "mummified", etc... Meanwhile Jigen is like literally only 3 months (and 4 days) older. (I go by the official Lupin Zero ages of them both being 13 at the time, but Jigen being older than Lupin, and if I remember correctly Jigen's birthday is supposed to be November 29th according to the Cagliostro book. Lupin's birthday is technically February 10th but I'm a March stan and think March is an elite month. Therefore it is the popular fan-birthday of March 3rd.)
- He speaks so many languages very fluently, and is very talented with words in general. He can speak a lot of various languages, and understand the basics without being able to speak in even more. French (due to, well, being french) and Japanese (due to being raised there for over a decade) are his first languages.
- Instead of having a main account on his social medias where it's mostly SFW and then a personal account where it's NSFW, Lupin has a main account where he posts the raunchiest, most sinful, down-atrocious things. He does have a personal private account, but it's where he posts about being sad and depressed.

LupJig Headcanons:
- Lupin is the big spoon. I don't have a reason for this claim, but I feel it in my heart that it is true.
- Lupin doesn't like to sit still and do absolutely nothing when he's reading or watching something or even just thinking, he always prefers to be doing something with his hands, so he'll just mess with Jigen's hair. He will not leave Jigen's hair alone, wether he's brushing it, braiding it, detangling it with his fingers, or just playing with it.
- Lupin is very eloquent, actually. He acts childish a lot of the time, but he's very good at articulating his thoughts and feelings. He'd be the type of person to be able to write a very detailed and romantic 17 paragraph text on why he loves Jigen. And he means it all, too.
- Jigen on the other hand, struggles extremely bad with trying to express his thoughts and emotions, not just verbally, but even as thoughts to himself. His responses to those 17 paragraph romantic texts Lupin would send would probably be "I love u too". A question that would sometimes come up is "What do you like about Lupin?" and he'd just freeze because he wouldn't know what to say at all and his mind would go blank. He'd feel really bad afterwards too, because if you asked the same question to Lupin, he'd be able to have a 30 minute uninterrupted monologue before someone shut him up. It's not that he doesn't love him though, he absolutely does. He just is way better at expressing his love through doing things, rather than using his words.
- Speaking of, Jigen thinks baking is stupid but would spend weeks researching and getting equipment and ingredients to make whatever pastry or dessert Lupin decided he's in the mood for, as well as spending hours actually making it.

I have so many more but I don't want to crowd the thread I'm sure this is already super long 😭😭 I got carried away, my bad 😔
no im literally in love with this post... my partner (takke a shot every single time i mention my partner LMAO) also writes jigen as this disgusting food combination bastard and my lupin absolutely HATES IT 🤝🤝 im glad this is a common because i personally find it so funny
BUT SERIOUSLY i love ALL OF THESE!!! you are so right
 

Tsushi

Matcha-Coated Tanuki Mod
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WAITTTTTT OMG

So so sorry to be fanboying over here, but I am Really Dumb and somehow my brain didn't even work and I didn't realize you made that fanfic, even though the username is the same?? I just. Didn't think about it??? Anyways, I just genuinely want to say that "Heart Like An Exit Wound" is my favorite fic ever and I've been following it religiously since the second chapter. It came out last summer I believe, and I honestly hadn't even touched fanfiction or interacted with any fandom spaces for a couple of years. The last two chapters of "Heart Like An Exit Wound" came out when I was sleeping on a friend's couch for a few weeks while I didn't have a place to stay (long story), and it truly helped me so so much during a really dark time for me. I remember when a chapter came out and I saw it and I was so excited I started rambling about the story to my friend's mom, though I explaining it pretty badly as I kept trying to fit 6 parts of Lupin lore into as little time as possible. It's still a really fond memory though, and I'm really thankful for the story. I really wasn't doing well at all during those couple of months surrounding the whole thing, and having that fic really was a genuine source of comfort for me, even if there were no new chapters I just read the whole thing from the beginning over and over.

I still have the fanfic bookmarked actually, it's on chapter 2 as that's when I found it, and I never updated the bookmark to be on the latest chapter. To be completely honest with you, a few days ago, maybe a week, I thought to myself "Dude, what if the person who wrote the fic is on here" because I was looking at the "favorite fanfic" thread, and then I promptly thought to myself that it was unlikely. So basically, moral of the story is I'm not very observant 😭

(But seriously, thank you. I hope this isn't weird, I just genuinely want you to know your writing is very loved and helped me immensely during a sad period of my life.)
Wow thank you so much for saying all this. I have been struggling a bit myself lately and getting out another project (a comic, a game script and this forum here lol) so I took a long break from my fun writing. But it's always hard to start back up and I never know for sure if people still want to see it lol plus I lose confidence that it's any good!

I'm really really glad it helped you. Lupin has helped me so much since the pandemic started, it's been so important to me, and I wrote all my fanfics and made this forum hoping to give some back to the thing that gave me so much. I'm so glad it came through in what I made.

In good news I am closer than ever on this next chapter. I wrote some just last night!
 

jojosuibhne

aroace fujiko thruther
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they/them
*slaps roof of jiglup* these bad boys can fit so much gender
seriously i love t4t jiglup!!! i don't really have many solid headcanons that i'm really committed to except for that honestly. all the lupin characters i think are so open to interpretation that any headcanon seems appropriate to me! in my head they are all trans. jiglup are both transmasc and transfem at the same time to me and no one can stop me. lupin is playing 3d chess with his gender. jigen would get phalloplasty. they are in love 💖
i LOVE all the headcanons about jiglup and food!! jigen is the king of bad food combos. that freak would eat battery acid spaghetti for every meal if it wouldn't stop his heart. they argue like an old married couple about it lol.
 

mikeysoft

Lupin III IRL & JigLup Enthusiast!
Pronouns
he/it/neos
*slaps roof of jiglup* these bad boys can fit so much gender
seriously i love t4t jiglup!!! i don't really have many solid headcanons that i'm really committed to except for that honestly. all the lupin characters i think are so open to interpretation that any headcanon seems appropriate to me! in my head they are all trans. jiglup are both transmasc and transfem at the same time to me and no one can stop me. lupin is playing 3d chess with his gender. jigen would get phalloplasty. they are in love 💖
i LOVE all the headcanons about jiglup and food!! jigen is the king of bad food combos. that freak would eat battery acid spaghetti for every meal if it wouldn't stop his heart. they argue like an old married couple about it lol.
YOU GET IT. T4T JIGLUP FOR THE WIN!!!! i have this idea that they went through their transitions together because OH MY.GOD!!! IMAGINE THE POSSIBILITIES WITH THAT??? AHHH!
lupin and gender.. oh my lord.. i hc that he began presenting as a boy Very young so he could assimilate into a better image of a descendant of issei more than actually Feeling likke a boy, which tainted his idea of his own expression when he was young!! so!! in adulthood lupin has become much more fluid!! AHH I HAVE SO MANY THOUGHTS ABOUT THIS you are literally so right
 

Arsenio

Professional Disneyland Hater
Pronouns
He / Him - It / Its
YOU GET IT. T4T JIGLUP FOR THE WIN!!!! i have this idea that they went through their transitions together because OH MY.GOD!!! IMAGINE THE POSSIBILITIES WITH THAT??? AHHH!
lupin and gender.. oh my lord.. i hc that he began presenting as a boy Very young so he could assimilate into a better image of a descendant of issei more than actually Feeling likke a boy, which tainted his idea of his own expression when he was young!! so!! in adulthood lupin has become much more fluid!! AHH I HAVE SO MANY THOUGHTS ABOUT THIS you are literally so right
Me and my 4 different variations of an "Everyone Is Transgender" AU are quivering rn. I have basically enough AUs in my head to populate a small country, and also at least 1 person is transgender or GNC in all of them. But I also have multiple variations and flavors of "make everyone trans" AUs, so basically every character has been quite a few genders for me.

i hc that he began presenting as a boy Very young so he could assimilate into a better image of a descendant of issei more than actually Feeling likke a boy, which tainted his idea of his own expression when he was young!! so!! in adulthood lupin has become much more fluid!!
Also?? hello?? that is such a good idea and take for an AU?? Let me know if you mind me using a similar concept because omg, transmasc Lupin and Jigen growing up and transitioning together??? Lupin feeling like he has to be super masc to be a valid descendant?? Then finally experimenting with his expression and gender as he goes through adulthood??AAAA?? ugh that is so cute. Lupin and Jigen do absolutely anything and I start crying and taking pictures like a proud parent at a school recital. Permanent JigLup brainrot
 

mikeysoft

Lupin III IRL & JigLup Enthusiast!
Pronouns
he/it/neos
Me and my 4 different variations of an "Everyone Is Transgender" AU are quivering rn. I have basically enough AUs in my head to populate a small country, and also at least 1 person is transgender or GNC in all of them. But I also have multiple variations and flavors of "make everyone trans" AUs, so basically every character has been quite a few genders for me.


Also?? hello?? that is such a good idea and take for an AU?? Let me know if you mind me using a similar concept because omg, transmasc Lupin and Jigen growing up and transitioning together??? Lupin feeling like he has to be super masc to be a valid descendant?? Then finally experimenting with his expression and gender as he goes through adulthood??AAAA?? ugh that is so cute. Lupin and Jigen do absolutely anything and I start crying and taking pictures like a proud parent at a school recital. Permanent JigLup brainrot
YES OMG!! OFC YOU CAN USE A SIMILAR IDEA!! im so glad someone else gets it,🤝🤝 i could write so much about it and i. might make a new thread about my lupin Gender Thoughts later. YOU GET ME
 

Arsenio

Professional Disneyland Hater
Pronouns
He / Him - It / Its
YES OMG!! OFC YOU CAN USE A SIMILAR IDEA!! im so glad someone else gets it,🤝🤝 i could write so much about it and i. might make a new thread about my lupin Gender Thoughts later. YOU GET ME
OMGGG ABSOLUTELY 100%!! I think people talking about their gender thoughts for the LupGang is peak writing. Also, I honestly don't know if there's a thread where people can post their AUs or AU ideas, but if there isn't one, I should totally make one. I love when people talk about my favorite characters from any series, and fortunately I love all Lupin characters. My favorite sillies. I call Lupin, Jigen, and Goemon the "LGBTrio" and I find myself hilarious.
 

mikeysoft

Lupin III IRL & JigLup Enthusiast!
Pronouns
he/it/neos
OMGGG ABSOLUTELY 100%!! I think people talking about their gender thoughts for the LupGang is peak writing. Also, I honestly don't know if there's a thread where people can post their AUs or AU ideas, but if there isn't one, I should totally make one. I love when people talk about my favorite characters from any series, and fortunately I love all Lupin characters. My favorite sillies. I call Lupin, Jigen, and Goemon the "LGBTrio" and I find myself hilarious.
LGBTRIO!! THAT IS SO GOOD i love my little guys with their gender

im pretty sure i saw a thread for aus?? maybe?? i mightve made it up LMAO but you should def makke one if there isnt!!!
 
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they/them
One of my dearest JigLup headcanons is that Jigen basically the only person in the world who finds Lupin's presence to be Actually Very Relaxing. Due to watching Lupin Zero as my first taste of Lupin I think Jigen didn't have a strong sense of home as a kid? And then he partnered with Lupin and his brain got arranged such that [literally any place] + [Lupin] = [home].

It amuses me to think of Lupin bouncing off the walls, ranting and raving and just generally doing his Extremely High Energy thing, and Jigen is sprawled on a couch going 'ah, naptime, all is right in the world'. I think if the others asked him about he would be confused. Like, what do you mean? Loud is good. If Lupin suddenly gets quiet that's when you know something's going wrong.

Conversely, I think that Jigen being Extremely Relaxed has a steadying effect on Lupin? Like the golden retrievers they put in with the cheetahs in zoos so they'll chill out. His genius brain might still be going miles a minute at all times, but he's less likely to spiral if Jigen is taking a nap nearby because if Jigen is relaxed clearly all is well.
 

Quill

Smooth Criminal
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One of my dearest JigLup headcanons is that Jigen basically the only person in the world who finds Lupin's presence to be Actually Very Relaxing. Due to watching Lupin Zero as my first taste of Lupin I think Jigen didn't have a strong sense of home as a kid? And then he partnered with Lupin and his brain got arranged such that [literally any place] + [Lupin] = [home].

It amuses me to think of Lupin bouncing off the walls, ranting and raving and just generally doing his Extremely High Energy thing, and Jigen is sprawled on a couch going 'ah, naptime, all is right in the world'. I think if the others asked him about he would be confused. Like, what do you mean? Loud is good. If Lupin suddenly gets quiet that's when you know something's going wrong.

Conversely, I think that Jigen being Extremely Relaxed has a steadying effect on Lupin? Like the golden retrievers they put in with the cheetahs in zoos so they'll chill out. His genius brain might still be going miles a minute at all times, but he's less likely to spiral if Jigen is taking a nap nearby because if Jigen is relaxed clearly all is well.
I love all of this, and the Cheetah thing made me laugh. It's so true and such a mood, bless.

In addition to what you've said, I tend to see them as a little polycule that isn't stable without all the elements: Lupin needs someone who won't leave, and Jigen needs someone to tell him he's a good person deserving of love.

Goemon, in turn, helps mediate disputes and provide a restful, non-judgmental, observational third-party space when they end up with some kind of conflict they can't figure out themselves. (With their likely very limited social skills, lolsob). He just wants to be included, and can handle all the rest himself.

I find a lot of opposites-attract within their relationship in my headcanons. For example, Lupin has a lot of heart, but his problems are in his brain. Jigen has a perfectly fine head, but a lot of problems with his heart. Jigen's vice is drinking (chemical dependence) while Lupin's vices are wrapped up in people (emotional dependence). To me, Jigen has Big Brother Steady Vibes and Lupin has Little Brother Anxiety Vibes. They balance each other out like yin and yang, flawed as they may be, and in each other, find strength, grace, steadiness, and in the end, health, smiles, and the ability to live fully. As Formless said, they find home in each other.

I live for stories where they learn to stop pining and eventually bring out the best in each other. <3

I once wrote it into a fic thusly:
Jigen, to Lupin: "I promised not to drink myself to sleep, and you promised you wouldn't not sleep."
 

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I love all of this, and the Cheetah thing made me laugh. It's so true and such a mood, bless.

In addition to what you've said, I tend to see them as a little polycule that isn't stable without all the elements: Lupin needs someone who won't leave, and Jigen needs someone to tell him he's a good person deserving of love.

Goemon, in turn, helps mediate disputes and provide a restful, non-judgmental, observational third-party space when they end up with some kind of conflict they can't figure out themselves. (With their likely very limited social skills, lolsob). He just wants to be included, and can handle all the rest himself.

I find a lot of opposites-attract within their relationship in my headcanons. For example, Lupin has a lot of heart, but his problems are in his brain. Jigen has a perfectly fine head, but a lot of problems with his heart. Jigen's vice is drinking (chemical dependence) while Lupin's vices are wrapped up in people (emotional dependence). To me, Jigen has Big Brother Steady Vibes and Lupin has Little Brother Anxiety Vibes. They balance each other out like yin and yang, flawed as they may be, and in each other, find strength, grace, steadiness, and in the end, health, smiles, and the ability to live fully. As Formless said, they find home in each other.

I live for stories where they learn to stop pining and eventually bring out the best in each other. <3

I once wrote it into a fic thusly:
Jigen, to Lupin: "I promised not to drink myself to sleep, and you promised you wouldn't not sleep."
I love the way you lay it out here! I definitely imagine them just like this and see Goemon as a calming presence in many ways. He likes his freedom to come and go but he also likes to come back to them as his home and his family.
 
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