Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by dodge, May 19, 2018.
I'm speedily rewatching the show ahead of the Season 3 launch on Friday and it's even better the second time around.
Catra, Adora, and Entrapta are still my overall favorite characters, but having already experienced their characters and their growth made me love both Perfuma and Mermista more immediately off the bat.
I’m really not loving these super short seasons but I’m loving the content so I can’t complain too much.
I feel really bad for Catra. She has so much hatred inside her that it’s totally destroying her. I was also saddened by Glimmer’s loss. It was interesting to learn that her dad was Shadow Weaver’s student.
As usual I love Scorpia, and seeing Entrapta and Hordak’s “friendship” was very entertaining. I hope she gets saved from Beast Island. I didn’t really care for the new characters that much.
I don’t trust Shadow Weaver and she’s definitely up to something. I was a bit disappointed that we didn’t see Seahawk and Adora’s horse this season.
They weren't holding back with those six episodes, were they? Huge stakes, big character developments, big dynamic shifts, and good lord Catra went to the absolute limit. A writhing ball of rage and torment, that girl, but...I've a feeling, not least after a certain scene in the last episode, we're close to the tipping point for her.
Huntara was fun, if not as impactful or interesting as hoped, though I doubt we've seen the last of her. I could honesty witter for ages about the richness of this show, particularly the character threads and where I believe they could be going, and the thematic elements; it's so rewarding to watch and think about.
If I have one caveat it's that it seems to be largely cleaving to a well-worn, and to me annoying, trope, namely that the human or mostly-human characters are positive, while the less human and non-human ones are negative. Plenty of the latter in the Horde and they entirely make up the gangs of the Crimson Waste, but only a sole, mildly goat-like (if memory serves) one in Brightmoon and environs. However, this show being what it is, as good as it is, I can't help thinking there's more going on, and it'll come to a head sooner or later. We'll see.
I couldn't help but think of Invader Zim once Hordak's backstory was revealed: a "defective" would-be conqueror banished to a world off the known map, desperately seeking approval from the "tallest" of his kind.
So, if Hordak himself is Zim - I mean, Ziiimmmm! - would that make Entrapta GIR?
Spoiler: other stuff
I recall something to the effect that there are some licencing issues in place, which limit the range of "legacy" characters that this show can use. If this is so, even if it were to turn out that Adora's home world is in fact Eternia, the showrunners might not be able to show any of her living relatives there - if she indeed has any - even if they wished to at some later point in the story?
I find myself wondering how many people have made the mistake of conflating the current threat posed by the Horde and Mara's motivations for stranding Etheria in Despondos.
Perhaps she's not gone. In season one, she's shown with the other princesses as holograms by Light Hope, it seems to be implied that all of them are needed to defeat the Horde.
Meant to watch only one episode, ended up watching the whole thing this evening.
This season was absolutely amazing, every single episode had lots of important stuff and was really, really good.
If someone had told me before this series began that it would make me feel really bad for Hordak, getting his heart broken like that when he thinks Entrapta has betrayed him, I wouldn't have believed them. Not to mention the other even more emotionally devastating developments this season...
Yeah I really hope that Hordak finds out the truth about Entrapta’s disappearance.
I will keep saying this until it happens: Adora needs a new outfit! She is no longer with the Horde and yet she is STILL wearing the uniform.
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