I like all of this except for the part that describes Charlie as more of a follower than a leader. He manages a baseball team, and even if they lose, he’s adamant in his leadership and doesn’t take shit from anyone, including Lucy. Besides baseball, Charlie also takes defining leadership roles in “It was a Short Summer” and “Race for Your Life” but the specials are questionably canon at best, I guess.
Basically where I’m going with this is that perhaps Peppermint Patty is able to see a boy that also manages a baseball team like she does, but is still passionate about the game even though he never wins. I think this perplexes Patty and does play into that idea of Charlie Brown persevering through struggle, a trait Patty relates to her father, according to that post.
As stated in >>123797033
, it’s very interesting to think about how despite we as an audience being able to piece this kind of thing together, Peppermint Patty still has no idea why she actually loves Charlie Brown. It’s a dynamic of attraction that plays out subconsciously.