can you go into Vanessa and Perry’s relationship? it seems like at certain times Vanessa treats Perry as a part of the family.
You hit the nail on the head: due to the close nemesis relationship Perry shares with Doof, Perry essentially acts as Vanessa's platypus dad (or "platydad," as I like to call it) in the Doofenshmirtz family!
While Vanessa and Perry appear to have first formally met in “The Magnificent Few” during the summer that PnF takes place in (despite Doof and Perry having been nemeses for years at this point),
Vanessa quickly comes to accept Perry as a constant fixture in her life.
In terms of when their relationship began to shift from acquaintances to a more familial vein, Perry helping her save face in front of “the only people whose opinions matter to [her]“ (”Brain Drain”) during “Dude, We’re Getting the Band Back Together“ in addition to helping Doof throw her (judging from her unhappy face in pictures from past birthdays) the best birthday party she’s ever received seems to have been the catalyst for Vanessa and Perry becoming closer.
At the crux of Vanessa’s interactions with Perry is, of course, Doof. With Charlene consistently not believing her when Vanessa tells her that Doof is Evil,
Perry serves as an adult figure in her life to turn to when Doof’s plans go awry or when Doof’s Evil alignment clashes with her own goals.
Similarly, Perry takes comfort in being able to share with someone the various points of exasperation that Doof’s antics tend to put those close to him through.
(Though Perry himself isn’t immune to occasionally being swayed by such antics.)
Contrasting with Doof’s attempts to get Vanessa to take an interest in the “family business” (”I Scream, You Scream”) of Evil,
Perry can also be seen as a guiding influence on Vanessa toward the path of Good, and he seems to take pride in her Good endeavors.
Notably, as Doof openly considers Perry to be family
with Norm seeming to also do so,
Vanessa treating Perry as family definitely aligns with how the rest of her family feels.
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if a new pnf episode came out, what would you like it to be about?
My ultimate episode that I’d absolutely die if we got to see would be a flashback of young Phineas and Ferb and baby Perry. I’ve gushed about this before but more than just the small flashbacks we’ve gotten, but something that explains his origins, how he got recruited into OWCA, idk maybe a funny training montage with all the baby agents, and just how he’d adapt to his new home while juggling agent life as a young puggle. It definitely have to include cute family scenes of the boys, that’s mandatory. ALSO!! The B plot would be Heinz and Charlene with young Vanessa and their family life THAT IS SOMETHING I NEED TO SEE like Heinz had a genuine happy marriage for a time and we didn’t see any of it. We were robbed. And he’s already the best dad show me that action when Vanessa was a little girl that’d be the purest thing ever, how she wants to help out with daddy’s inventions and them falling asleep on the couch together after a long day of “schemes” until Charlene comes to lovingly cover them up I just woke up I hope this makes sense but I want to see this so bad. Dan and Swampy make a spin-off :c
I realize this would kinda have to be an AU since the timelines wouldn’t really match up but I just personally hate timelines and pretend they aren’t a thing I don’t appreciate that Perry’s 5 and Vanessa’s 16 when I like to hc that she grew up having him around bc he’s her platydad
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