even the villain, who literally brainwashed dozens of people, refuses to pursue flame princess because no means no
Don’t turn this into one of those “Sure they’re evil to the core and tried to conquer an entire kingdom but at least they aren’t sexist” posts because those are dumb
Also, he isn’t saying that he’s going to respect her wishes, and he doesn’t
Tun is right, he’s pissed that he’s not getting a free wife. He’s mad that Flame King lied and now things aren’t as easy as just kidnapping her and forcing her to be his bride. He’s stating it’s going to be impossible because she’s too powerful and too strong willed. Not because he’s morally conscious.
After all he’s named after Don Juan. Look it up if you need to.