ciel-chan asked: Well, can someone explain me why "has huge breasts" is a motive to hate a female character? I don't get it... I mean, some of them have a lot of fanservice in the serie; isn't her fault, but author's fault, right??
I have no idea. It’s such a silly and weird reason. People (real and fictional) have big breasts. Get over it!
Okay before I begin my defense I need to clarify that I understand that criticism is not equal to hate. There are a lot of valid criticism on Korra’s character and the writing in the series but here is a blurry line between Korra’s actual character flaws and decisions versus what the story delivers. So in this defense I will be defending Korra on the things where I think hate is unjustifiable or disproportional. I will not be arguing whether the series properly executed its ideas.
I will also not defend Korra on the following: immaturity, bratty attitude, tendency to use violence for intimidation, impatience, impulsiveness and abuse of the Avatar State. Some dislike Korra because of those things, some think it makes her more interesting and different. I’m more of the latter. Also, she dropped some of those anyway later in Book 2.
Let the defense begin!
Fandom: Warriors (Warrior Cats)
Reason for Being Hated: Very spunky, “slutty” because she had 4 toms chasing after her, “leading Ashfur on”, lying to her mate about the kits she adopted from her sister, is too energetic.
So? That’s her personality! Deal with it! If you don’t like her personality that’s fine!
No she’s not! She was in love with Brambleclaw. Ashfur liked her. Squirrelflight didn’t love him back and he turned all crazy! (Even though Cinderpelt could deal with it!) Ashfur fans need to grow up! I have no problem with you liking him but it is not the right reason to hate Squirrelflight.
Leading Ashfur on
She thought of him as a good friend. Nothing more. It never once stated that she was leading him on.
Lying to her mate about the kits she adopted from her sister
Yeah that was a bad move on her part but only because she didn’t want her sister to get in trouble.
Anonymous asked: Um, excuse me for asking, but is it alright if I request a repost of a certain character? Mainly because a certain movie has come out and I believe there is more reasoning behind said characters hate now.
No, I don’t redo character submissions. But people can add reasons for why a character is hated when they submit defenses.
Hello, all. This is Aris (the-absol is my main blog, the one I’m submitting this with is an RP blog). Now, I’ve never done a defense, but I have submitted a character or two, just to see what kind of defenses they’d get (and they got some pretty damn good ones).
But I’m rambling.
The game assigned one of worst Kirby games by major fandoms for having “boring”,
Can we just stop here for a second? “Boring”? Actually, I found Kirby Squeak Squad to be fun. It’s my personal favorite Kirby game. I loved the whole Copy Palette thing, with you having up to 5 abilities and items you can use whenever you want, and it always made me smile to hear the Squeak Squad’s theme start playing and I knew I had to kick some rat ass. Darouche, the leader of the Squeak Squad, is my favorite Kirby villain. There’s just some sort of part of losing that one treasure chest I needed before I complete the level that just makes me happy and mad at the same time. Squeak Squad is by no means a bad game. At all. It’s definitely not boring, it’s amazing in my opinion. And, to be honest, I haven’t seen it get as much hate as you make it sound. I’ve known two or three people who dislike it, but not hate it.
“bland” plot or characters
Implying the Squeak Squad is bland. To be honest, I loved the Squeak Squad, and while I agree they didn’t have much personality, they weren’t exactly what I’d call bland. I could go on about how Darouche is nowhere near bland, but I won’t because honestly, did you even actually play the game? He’s not that bland and, if he was too so for you in Squeak Squad, he gets more screentime in Mass Attack, and you seemed to get to know a bit more about him.
Admittedly, I haven’t played either in months, though
Dark Nebula is considered to have one of the worst final boss/villain in the whole games
I will agree with him not being the most amazing villain we’ve had in the Kirby games, but he definitely have had worse. Now, there is plenty to dislike about Nebula, and obviously, we’re going to go into that.
he’s the generic villain with no plot
Generic? Okay, he does seem kinda like a shittier version of our good friend Dark Matter, but he’s not generic. In fact, that’s kind of what keeps him from being generic. Plenty other bosses were…well, kinda shit and had little to do with the story whatsoever, and just seemed like random shit to put as the final boss. If you payed some attention though, you’d see Nebula wasn’t exactly one of those. Yes, we didn’t get to see that much shit with him, only knowing about him once Darouche absorbed his dark power and shit, but still.
not interesting, compared to previous final bosses in the franchise.
Okay, I completely agree with you here. He’s not exactly the character you want to sit back and think “damn, Dark Nebula was fucking awesome, I wish I’d get to face a boss like him again!” But he’s still not an utter shit final boss. In fact, he’s a little more challenging if you don’t have the Triple Star ability. Now, there’s plenty of more challenging shit in the series (the True Arena in Return to Dreamland without using abilites for example, which I may or may not have attempted 7 times so far). But anyway, just because Dark Nebula isn’t “interesting”, it doesn’t make him a bad character.
Well, that’s all the shit I can say off the top of my head right now. So, that’s all. Pretty shitty first defense in my opinion, but whatever. Thanks for reading this, if you did. Aris is out.
Well, that’s nice. Give a gal good flaws that make sense in her situation and suddenly she’s stupid. Let’s go on then:
Stupid, gullible, typical damsel in distress, makes the dumbest choices
Gullible? Yes, of course she is. Makes dumb choices? Yeah, she does. BUT let’s remember that Thumbelina is born at her current age from a magical flower a fairy gave her adoptive mother. Let’s remember that from looking at the mother, we can determine that there probably wasn’t much time between then and the song “Thumbelina!” on the farm.
So from that we can see that she’s the very young daughter of a peasant female farmer.
So she should be totally educated and have the street smarts of an old New York scam artist, right? No? Well, looking at her environment it’s clear she should be, right? You still say no? Then I guess it’s a character flaw that makes sense!
Characters are allowed to have those, and not liking her based on her gullibility or how she made her choices is your personal taste and not a problem towards her, since given the setting and her back story, it makes sense.
As for stupid, no, she isn’t. She IS naive and yes, gullible, and this does lead her to be a bit of a damsel AT FIRST. She’s always believed herself to be too small to accomplish much, so in the beginning of the movie, such as with the frogs and being on the lily pad, she gives up fairly easily and is helped out by others.
But remember after that? After she’s told she’s ugly, her love is dead, and that she’s useless unless she marries someone she doesn’t love? What does she do? She remembers “the sun,” as she calls her memories of better times, and she says no. She won’t marry the mole for security, she’ll find her prince, and she’ll get home, even on her own. (This even leads to Mr. Mole and Ms. Fieldmouse realizing that they’re pretty good for each other, too, so she helped a ship sale! haha j/k)
And she does find her prince, with the help of her friend whom she asked to find him before.
doesn’t just ask Jacquimo to fly her home
Now, in Jacquimo’s scenes please remember that Thumbelina could barely get a word in edgewise, much less ask him to fly her home. When she did get to speak, he usually just told her to “follow her heart.” There were times that she could have asked, but again this is more of a writing issue, since if she did that, there would be no movie. It’d be a 15 minute long short, and Cornelius probably would have died since he didn’t know she was rescued and the Frog/Beatle/bug kids wouldn’t have gotten him out of the ice.
pines after Cornelius
It’s a problem that she wants the guy she fell in love with? Why? Because it was so quick? Okay, that’s a problem with the original fairy tale (in which they didn’t even get the three minutes a musical number allotted them) and the script itself. Her character, however, shows her as a romantic, a young girl who believes in love at first sight, so even if you explain it as an infatuation, it still makes sense.
If it’s not a pacing issue then I don’t know what the problem is. A teenage girl likes a boy and wants to be with him? Oooh, what a crime.
never stands up for herself
Again, this is something a person usually has to learn to do, and Thumbelina never had to. The farm she lived on was full of animals that loved her, and she had her doting mother. When she does learn a thing or to, she does stand up for herself to save Jacquimo from his injuries and herself from Mr. Mole.
was quick to marry the mole who she didn’t know or love
Okay, first of all, she didn’t marry him. Were you guys asleep at this part of the movie or what? She stopped halfway down the aisle and said no. She only even agreed because she was told it was the only way she could find security or comfort when she was at her lowest point emotionally because she was beginning to give up on going home (since it wasn’t working out each time she tried) and she had just been told the guy she loved was dead. Remember “Once There Was the Sun?” She was grieving for him and her lost home and emotionally vulnerable, and Ms. Fieldmouse just happened to “have a solution.” Grieving people tend to go for easier solutions because their emotions are stretched to the limit.
flirted with the toad while she was still singing with Cornelius
She didn’t flirt, she was dancing/singing, and turned to him during the song while expressing her love for Cornelius. I don’t even know how you got that she was “flirting.” She’s in a musical. It’s the equivalent of walking up to someone and saying “I LOVE THIS GUY!” The Toad thought she was flirting with him, but it was meant to be a misunderstanding on his part, NOT HER FAULT.
Thumbelina isn’t a perfect movie and by no means Don Bluth’s strongest, but it is a very cute one with a naive little protagonist who, during the course of the film, goes from a passive little damsel to someone willing to stand up and at least try for what she wants.
I LOVE Arachne. I am a huge fanboy of hers and I like her more than the DWMA team. Here Goes!
She is a grown woman, She is independent, and she has to be at least 25 just from watching the anime, so if she wants to wear clothing to accentuate her titties, she should be allowed to do so.
Plays Little part in the anime….
She’s the main villain, the leader of Arachnophobia, a threat so big that only the DWMA can stop. The US military or the UN cannot take on Arachnophobia, because that would be boring.
Dominant female character, independent…
This is more of a reason to LOVE her than hate her.
Gets in the way of Asura/Death.
Really? getting in the way of a yaoi pairing! If you think that yaoi pairings are actually going to happen, you need to call a brain mechanic.
Actually uses her head:
Same as above.
Arachne was the main villain in my Lego series called the Second Fandom War. This shows my appreciation for her. She was ranked number 5 on my top 10 Anime villains list that I did for Halloween. I have the same feel with Arachne as fangirls have with Loki. I often misrepresent Arachne as the hero and the DWMA as the villains. I wish to be dominated by a beauty like hers.
Oh, come on. Really? *sigh* I’ll say that I haven’t read the Bridge to Terabithia in a few years, but I read it about six times when I did, so here goes my attempt. I’m not marking “spoilers” from a book from freaking 1977, so be aware of the “twist.”
Okay, let’s see what we got:
Reason for Being Hated: In the way of Jess/Leslie, inadvertently causes the bizarre coincidence that [SPOILER] kills Leslie [/SPOILER] (Note from submitter: How is this her fault?), comes across as pretty skeevy at times
Wow, I… really don’t have words for why she’s hated. I guess that’s what I’m here to debate on. I guess we should PRESS START, right?
Warning for spoilers for both Dangan Ronpa and Super Dangan Ronpa 2!
professore-saberhagen asked: Isn't the whole point of her movie that she only found her prince and therefor happiness by LEAVING her abusive situation and disobeying her abuser? At least, that's how I always took it
Anonymous asked: I REALLY hate when people say Cinderella just sat around and waited for her Prince to save her. She didn't, she didn't expect to be saved at all so she tried to make the most of her life.
Catelyn Stark: A Song of Fire and Ice.
Whiny: First, she is hardly whiny in how almost all over her negatives thoughts are solely in her own head. Thus, it isn’t like she is actively vocalizing her complaints to others. Furthermore, who can blame her for complaining seeing how her husband has been killed, she thinks two of her sons have been murdered, her father is dying, one daughter is missing, while the other is being held prisoner, and her final son is fighting a losing war.
Abuses Jon: WRONG!!! George R.R Martin himself has openly said that she never physically or verbally abused Jon, besides the one she was under extreme physical/emotional stress regarding Bran’s fall. Furthermore, she isn’t Jon’s mother or stepmother thus she owes no duty to mother him.
Holds Grudges: So does almost every character in the series, for example Arya and her nightly death prayer.
“shames” Brienne for being ugly: This simply never occurs, the closest this occurs is her feeling sympathy for the emotional pain that Brienne has likely felt because of her looks.
Raised Sansa to be shallow: Quite likely this was Ned’s fault, in how he was the one who was scandalized when Sansa attempted to attend his holding of court while Hand of the King.
believed Littlefinger too easily: How dare someone trust someone they used to be close friends with while growing up.
“abandoned” Bran and Rickon: She was forced into a situation where she either had to leave them or Robb. She rightfully chose Robb in how if he messed up then the whole family is doomed(as seen when he decided to marry Jeyne/release Theon in contrast to her advice). Meanwhile, for all her knowledge Bran and Rickon where thousands of miles from the front lines surrounded by old family friends and teachers.
dragged her family into a war by arresting Tyrion: War was unavoidable once Ned discovered the twincest. Especially, seeing how it was only after his arrest that the war actually broke out. Finally, she tried to avoid Tyrion the best she could and only confronted him after he noticed her thus placing her family in danger if he reported her presence at KL to his siblings.
blamed for the Red Wedding and Ned’s death: Both ridiculous accusations. The Red Wedding occurred because Robb decided to think with his dick and marry Jeyne. While, Ned’s death occurred because he repeatedly screwed up in KL by warning Cersei and later refusing Renly’s suggestion.
is no better than Cersei yet is presented as the perfect wife/mother while Cersei is hated: Ridiculous, in how Catelyn constantly makes sacrifices for her family. In contrast, Cersei had her husband killed and smothers/abuses her children.
Furthermore, Catelyn constantly is shown having concern for others such as her praying for the small folk and saving Brienne’s life. Additionally, she gives Robb good political advice such as negotiating passage across the twins, telling him not to send Theon, attempting to convince Stannis and Renly to team up, telling Robb to trust his direwolf, requesting Robb bend the knee with defeat is unavoidable after the Tyrells ally with the Lannister, and so forth.
Anonymous asked: My issue with Cinderella isn't so much her as a character so much as it feels like her archetype sets up the idea for people that people in abusive situations are supposed to be demure, polite, and passive. As someone who grew up in an abusive home, it always felt like people would treat me as if I was completely horrible and deserving of the abuse if I didn't just suck it up and be nice. And in media, ESPECIALLY Cinderella, it felt like that behavior was glorified while as rebelling and whatnot
was demonized. IDK, I don’t think either reaction is wrong since different people react differently, but I do think the expectation for people with abusive families to be nice little Cinderellas is definitely a thing as well as the condemnation of those who aren’t.