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Old October 28 2012, 09:46 AM   #1
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Why is Morgana so galactically stupid?

This season alone, how many times has the little black goat banged her horns against the hard rock and how many times has she been totally brained? Only to get back up and start banging her head again.

The character schemes and plots and is eaten with revenge and envy but you would think there would be a glimmer of intelligence in there somewhere. After all she gets a power base up and running fairly swiftly, only to have it all fall apart again every single time.

She reminds me of Dick Dastardly. All that's is required is for her to say "Curses! Foiled again" at the end of every episode.
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Old October 28 2012, 09:59 AM   #2
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Re: Why is Morgana so galactically stupid?

Because she works at the level the writers want her to. I mean, take for example last night. She was in the fold, hiding in plain sight, she had ample opportunity to off Arthur while no one was suspicious. Instead she spent the episode scaring the princess. She's like the Bond villain who leaves the room expecting Bond to just die and that's the writers' fault for being unable to make her seem like a credible villain without resorting to her suddenly having armies that must be defeated every time.
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Old October 28 2012, 10:05 AM   #3
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Re: Why is Morgana so galactically stupid?

Did she have her own breakfast cereal? Did people write books about her as long as your arm?



I think th is time was different.

Merlin blasted her.

It wasn't a tree or something tangible like a pot hitting her.

Morganna was awake when she got blasted.

Merlin was the only bloke in the room.

(Well he wasn't, but he might as well have been.)

When she wakes up, she's going to realise that she's been magically blasted, just like the time Emris magically blasted her last season, no, it wasn't like the same blasting, it was the same blasting, EMRIS HAD JUST DONE BLASTED HER AGAIN!!!

But there wasn't an 80 year old guy in the room.

Maybe he disguised himself as a middle aged guy?

Noooooooooo... It's impossible for someone to magically change his age just like she had.

JUST LIKE SHE HAD!!!

I thought that it was horrible how Lois figured out who Kal was in season 2, because Clark held her cheek the same before kissing her, exactly the same way that Superman did because the imprint of his fingers was MORE distinct than having the exact same face as some other flying dude.

"Sigh"
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Old October 28 2012, 10:06 AM   #4
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Re: Why is Morgana so galactically stupid?

What irks me most is the others have matured so very satisfactorily. Arthur and Merlin were behaving like true statesmen last night. How can they develop those characters so well and yet leave poor Morgana spinning?
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Old October 28 2012, 10:11 AM   #5
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Frau Blucher wrote: View Post
What irks me most is the others have matured so very satisfactorily. Arthur and Merlin were behaving like true statesmen last night. How can they develop those characters so well and yet leave poor Morgana spinning?
The actress sucks and can't step up?
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Old October 28 2012, 10:31 AM   #6
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Re: Why is Morgana so galactically stupid?

Morgana has been a problem since series 3 when she instantly came into the first episode as a scenery chewing, moustache twirling villain, when before she'd just been conflicted*. I don't think we can only blame the acting for that.

*Admittedly, Merlin did her poison her just that little bit, but that's still no explanation for what she became.
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Old October 28 2012, 10:49 AM   #7
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Re: Why is Morgana so galactically stupid?

Uthur chained her up in a dungeon over night and no one tried to rescue her very well.
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Old October 28 2012, 11:00 AM   #8
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Re: Why is Morgana so galactically stupid?

I just think if Arthur has an archvillain/nemesis, it should be someone less two-dimensional. Arthur has been transformed over the seasons and so has Merlin. Why are they so crap at developing her? Now I know Bob was sort of joking but after all the gurning she did to camera when she was still in Camelot, I'm beginning to wonder whether he's on to something.
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Old October 28 2012, 11:25 AM   #9
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Re: Why is Morgana so galactically stupid?

It's not just Morgana. In fact the only character with anything approaching brains is Gwen, followed by Gaius but even he can be really slow on the uptake sometimes. Merlin is most often a dunce.

I agree that her transformation to evil was jarring, although no more so that Anakin. What was odd was that her sister who had 'corrupted' her was reasonably consistent - an enemy but not bat-sh*t crazy. They should have allowed her an in-plot trauma that visibly shattered her mind or something.
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Old October 28 2012, 01:19 PM   #10
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Re: Why is Morgana so galactically stupid?

^well we have seen flashbacks to some kind of imprisonment?

But yeah, Morgause was a much more credible, dangerous opponent, and I'm not just saying that as a huge Emila Fox fan
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