Let’s take a moment to talk about KanayaRose. You see, when they began talking, Kanaya was lonely and vulnerable. Vriska had broken her heart, her friends were preoccupied. Her mothergrub was her only supporter until her untimely death. However, when the game started and she met Rose, things began to look up. She had a dashing young woman to converse with, someone smart and witty and beautiful. Kanaya idolized Rose. Often, Rose mocked her a bit and it took Kanaya a while to catch on. Once she did, though, the two became friends. Kanaya seemed ecstatic about this, and it became evident that Rose was, too.
When Rose began drinking, Kanaya was incredibly concerned. The love of her life had become a sad, empty shell. Some people in Kanaya’s position would panic. They’d leave, get in a fight and cry their eyes out over their nearly lost loved one.
Kanaya didn’t do that. Instead, she stayed by Rose to help her as she had once helped Kanaya. Initially, we viewed Kanaya as the weaker, the less clever of the two. Then Rose fell over the edge and we saw that Kanaya was the only one who loved her and knew her enough to catch her before she landed.
And that, my friends, is why KanayaRose is a near perfect ship. They will always stay. They will always help each other. They will make it through this hellish game together, somehow.