I know that here at Imagine Space Dandy we tend to ship Dandy and Cronus black at pitch. Total rivals who hate each other so much they fuck each other.
BUT WHAT IF
Instead of Cro thinking of Dandy as a rival…
He thought of Dandy as an idol? The perfect 1950’s greaser human, worthy of emulation and admiration? Imagine nerd bby Cro following Dandy around everywhere and taking notes and that’s why Cronus is such a raging douchbag: because his basis of perfect humanity is a shitty human like Space Dandy.