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Is it possible that Darren and Steve had forms of autism? They obsessed over things that drove their families crazy (Darren with spiders and Steve with vampires), they collected things related to said interests (Darren’s spiders didn’t last too long, except one that guarded his bed for a month, and he was a fan of Spider Man also) like Steve’s stakes did. Steve even wanted to become a vampire, but Larten said no after spitting his blood out. Now, Steve’s obsession was vampire hunting, and he obsessed over that for years. Darren had spent time by himself after he had sneaked Madam Octa into the house. If they also acted like they were deaf to loud sounds but alert to tiny sounds, banging their heads like heavy metal fans do, or they started talking when they were three or older, and they continued talking about their interests after other people became bored with hearing them talk about them, then autism may be a possibility. Had you considered that when you came up with them?