I was going to ask why this is bad, but then I remembered it's a trend in the West to demean and attack stay-at-home mothers - they're nothing compared to career-driven women. If I said these exact words in my mother's face, she would slap me to hell and back and return me to where I came from. I feel like my own mother is being insulted with this statement.
Mothers can have a personality and an history to tell too.
Is it really insulting to want to learn more about the mother
The context is different, no idea why you expect obvious brotherhood of a street gang with a daimyo and his subordinates, not to forget relationship built up over a 100 chapter saga with a small part of a 5 chapter flashback.
It´s a different relationship, but it´s not something only tied together by duty like you claimed, these are people who are willingly ready to give up their life for Oden for different reasons because they saw his supposed greatness and have received a lot of help from him.
Like i said before, emotionally it does nothing, but i doubt it´s supposed to.
Sure they would, of that i have no doubt, but i have seen nothing that suggest Oden would lay down his hopes or dreams let alone his life for his scabbards. The relationship feels one way, and seems hollow. Now i'm sure this wasn't intended, but it is what i get from reading it.