Actually, she hold equal disdain to both, but for different reasons: Whereas she disliked Chariot's idea of showing the wonders of magic through magic show, she resented Croix for combining magic with hi-tech equipment no matter how beneficial such idea to everyone. Even so, it appears Finnelan's wariness towards the latter is not out of pure bias cuz Croix turns out had sinister intentions.
If you wanted me to add such info in those pages, it's best I'll do that cuz we have clashing ways in judging things
As student? Hmm, her statements in episode 14 shows her opinion about Croix is as skewed as with Chariot despite of considering Croix fared better since she supposedly stays true. To sum it up, she equally disdained them both.
Should we put in Diana's personality that while Diana is envious of Akko and have some feelings that the girl is unworthy but ironically, it's Diana own prideful and distant nature that mades her the most unworthy for the Shiny Rod.
This is just a theory but my personal head canon is that Diana is very much well aware what the seventh word means and that the Grand Triskellion cannot be used by anyone but Akko. Which is why if not the main reason she spent time helping Akko and why she's not disturbed someone else takes it.
Also, I kinda disagree with people who think that Lotte and Sucy helped Akko with the Vajarois when they get themselves bullied is wrong. Sucy and Lotte were already bullied even before Akko came and the two just thought they don't want to make their status worse. However, Hannah and Barbara's mocking make them realize is it okay for them to let these idiots do whatever they want all time.
BTW, what was the point of Chariot hiding in Luna Nova? I never like the idea that she hide out there to get away from her fans, if that was the case, she qould equally hated by the other Witches for making a mockery out of them?
Perhaps so she can somehow find the way to set things right, even if it means she have to take the role of astronomy teacher (which I find made sense as the quest itself has something to do with magic astrology or anything)? Regardless, I doubt whether I have proper explanation of her aforementioned action, let alone wanting to do so as you made it clear you find it all nothing but nonsense, just like the concern whether a person who stoop as low as Croix still deserved the second chance.
It's true she wasn't in the state of mind with such failures and guilt but, you sounds as if you viewed her as pathetic at best and detestable at worst. Me on the other hand, found her relatable as even with her best of abilities, Ursula/Chariot is still human and therefore make mistakes, but she does her best to be better. Not to mention that while she initially saw Akko as means to set things right, she grew to care to her as if the Japanese is her own daughter and even helped her seeing what she lacked as well as understanding her past errors.
The only reason I ask this is because I did not like others saying she abandon her career and went into hiding for selfish reasons. Your reason sounds better as she did it because she did not want to hurt anyone else all the while not thinking clearly because how the other Witches just treated her.
You mean even if she did saw her as a means, her heart couldn't go through with it and when she saw Akko at her lowest, she chose to put her education and happiness first over the Quest.
What I mean to say is that deep down, Chariot does not want anyone else taking that responsibility of the Shiny Rod nor the Quest. That's why she held back so long because she saw putting that responsibility when Akko was already struggling would have been bad.
The only reason she really brought up the Quest is when she realized Akko was one of her victims. And Croix made her intent in killing Akko,
Here's a possibility; Could it be she became a Teacher in hopes to teach any student who could have been affected by the DFS?
Oh an her saying "I didn't want to believe Akko could be affected?" can be reinterpreted as her hoping that someone she cared so much for didn't deserve to be caught by the DFS.