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wizzardstaff
Apr 6, 2018

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Entrapta is Peridot with enhancers for her hair instead of her limbs.

Hairidot.

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wizzardstaff
Apr 6, 2018

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twistedmentat posted:

I mean, Mermista is basically just Lapis.

Itís because her special power is to bob in the waves, right?

wizzardstaff
Apr 6, 2018

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tsob posted:

Catra was told a machine could gently caress with the environment of the entire planet and immediately jumped at the chance to use it because it would enable her own plans regardless. She's taking every chance at more power she comes across and actively looking for more, has tried to kill a former friend/sibling/lover on at least two occasions and doesn't really care about consequences so long as she's enriched (emotionally, martially, whatever). She's just as bad as Shadow Weaver; she's just more charismatic and has actual motives and a human personality and we've seen her develop so people are less inclined to care.

Catra currently holds Shadow Weaver's old post, and has already been more successful in the same job Shadow Weaver used to have by knowingly putting the entire planet in danger, partially to get revenge on someone she used to be friends/lover/family with and partially to prove her own worth. I don't see how that's not as bad as Shadow Weaver really.

Shadow Weaver doesn't wear a tux though.

wizzardstaff
Apr 6, 2018

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tsob posted:

Still worked for me. Sea-Ra, for the honor of Grey Whales with slightly different boots is amazing.

Bow solemnly nodding during the description of her hair is Good.

wizzardstaff
Apr 6, 2018

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sexpig by night posted:

It's a hard line to walk. Ultimately it IS a kid's show and yea the more ways to say 'listen, little kid watching this, if you feel you've been forever ruined by something bad others did to you, you aren't' the better, but at the same time I do think contrasting her with Adora's overcoming an abusive background can also teach a message of 'sometimes you can't save everyone and sometimes you have to cut that rope before you get pulled down too' which is...also kinda an important thing to teach...

The problem is, yea, when you have a lot of people identifying with that character you really have a hard time saying 'welp she's hosed', even if you weren't in the framing of a kid's show.

It really seems like a similar discussion as the one that happened earlier this year with Steven Universe. Will the Diamonds get redeemed or not? Of course they got redeemed because for all its complexity and depth it's still a show for kids, and teaching hard truths about the world is not the show's mission statement. "Some acts place a sympathetic character beyond redemption" is a hard message to package in a show that's all about love and acceptance, especially one that goes out of its way to show a sympathetic side to every character. She-Ra is also shaping up to be that kind of show.

wizzardstaff
Apr 6, 2018

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Megillah Gorilla posted:

Welcome to every TVIV thread during an hiatus.

Mr.Pibbleton posted:

Steven Universe is pretty good alright.

Well, if anyone knows how to weather a hiatus it's Steven Universe fans.

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wizzardstaff
Apr 6, 2018

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Elephant Ambush posted:

I hope she's dead. Not because I dislike the character but because I hate bait and switch fake deaths to force drama on the audience and then retcon it when it's inconvenient for the character to be dead or even worse when they need a surprise deus ex machina.

Given that the show has already used the plot device of characters thinking someone is dead when really she's just been abandoned in an inaccessible location even though the audience knows the truth, I see no reason to believe they wouldn't do it again.

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