I think they're supposed to continue the theme about what makes for a healthy bdsm relationship by demonstrating more ways that things can go wrong. Each of the members has a selfish and unilateral perspective on things that doesn't involve communication with or enthusiasm from their targets. We've got a voyeur/IRL shipper who doesn't seem to care at all about the girls she's observing and only about titillating for herself. We've got a girl with an unhealthy amount of obsession and devotion that seems to be one-sided. And I think Imitatio, who we can see can dish it out but can't take it, is someone who refuses to go along with her partner in a scene and instead is just imposing what she wants out on them. Compare her to Utena, who tries to "see" the person she's tormenting, who has a strict code of honor and cares a lot about making sure her play doesn't cause permanent harm, and is prepared to put her body on the line when domming.
It's not fully clear yet, but I think I'm starting to see the themes.
So basically, Imitatio is the extreme form of a brat-type?
Well, Imitatio clearly knows jack and shit about psychology, and Utena's in particular. Utena is literally willing to let herself be a stepping stone for magical girls to rise up; it's only due to Venalita she went berserk. At heart, despite being kinky, Utena's a good person, and Imitatio can't seem to understand that.
That said, funny how her power is "potions" AKA messing with endorphins and sensation play. Yet another aspect of BDSM.
Also, a lot of people with kinks have issues with them, and find freedom in being 'forced' to enjoy the things they would like. It's just in this comic's case, you can literally see the enjoyment externally lol
i once played a version of Bondage Monopoly. Where you could pay fines or debts with being restrained instead of having to mortgage properties. i still lost the game, but wound up really restrained, so i figured i also won....
Ngl it feels limiting for the characters to be kids. Like I just wonder why they keep making such big stories with preteens. I've been enjoying it but the longer this goes the more they feel like they're 17 or 18 lol