Lodestar's Advocate wrote:Charmcaster's arc was resolved as well as possible in UA. Everything she worked on turned out to be for nothing. All her dreams were crushed. Where will she go next? Who knows? It's an open question, but not a pressing one. It's not an unfinished story--her UAF arc ended, now she needs another one. But she isn't an important character and probably never will be.
1. If it hadn't been for "Couple's Retreat", I would have agreed that it wasn't unresolved. But that it turned up and continued the crap from "Enemy of My Frenemy", which just makes viewers more interested in seeing how her story goes, and frusturated when nothing comes out of it by season's end.
2. Again with "she's not an important character". How do YOU define important? Charmcaster is Gwen's arch nemesis, the reason Gwen knows magic, the first important female villain in the franchise, and a character arc that, frankly, is more interesting than that of say, Kevin. And she's important to alot of fans as well. Brushing her off so callously is a dick move on both your part and the writers'. She has more to offer that what you seem to think.
Right. Which is why other villains are being focused on for the first 40 episodes of Omniverse.
And that's good. I never said I didn't want that. I just don't want Vilgax so soon in OV, Charmcaster or no Charmcaster.
No, Hex is the reason. Charmcaster was Hex's sidekick. Charmcaster would never have met them if not for Hex. Discounting Rojo and Frightwig is stupid. Besides her portrayals in UAF were boring.
Gwen only learned magic on her own by stealing Charmcaster's spellbook. In an episode where Charmcaster was NOT being Hex's "sidekick" (she only was that in her first appearance, where she ended up betraying him
). And Charmcaster wouldn't have met them if not for Hex? Charmcaster was the one who broke Hex out of jail to start with; she's STILL the one who instigated things. She's consistently more of a focus than Hex in all three
And her portrayals in UAF, while filled with frustuarting writing particularly in her final two showings, were certainly not boring.
Because her fans are hella annoying and I don't care.
Ah, so you're a typical fan-hater, then. That's WAY more "hella annoying" than a fan of a character could be.
You're right that most people would rather watch UAF Charmcaster than UAF Vilgax--I would, too. But that's because his many portrayals in UAF were a very bad joke. She's still pretty boring.
What exactly about
her do you find boring? She's one of the few characters who even HAS
a character arc (many others don't, and some who DID, like Kevin, don't anymore), so I guess you just don't like those and want to see mindless alien action?
People were seriously that into a character who appeared in literally three out of fifty-two episodes?
Who, Charmcaster? Again, get better math skills, as she appeared in five out fifty-two episodes in both the origianl show AND Ultimate Alien
. And the amount of episodes a character appears in has NOTHING
to do with their popularity. Julie has appeared in many, many episodes, and she's hated.)
And there's nothing wrog with the OV writers not wanting to touch the ugly aborted fetus that her story became in UA. The only way for her story to not be any more messed up wpuld be for her to appear only in 11-year old Ben's stories. (Which would be okay)
we agree on something!
Again, I think Charmcaster is interesting. I think her character arc is interesting. But I think it was handled atrociously
And that's why I think they SHOULD touch the ugly aborted fetus that was her story, because they have the ability to fix it
. A certain online reviewer once said of Spider-Man's "One More Day" that they do NOT want it ignored or retconned so that Peter Parker and Mary Jane are together again: they want all the problems it caused to be addressed, dealt with, and developed. In other words, actually fixed
. That's how I feel about CC's UA storyline.
The writers need to make Charmcaster's personality and actions consistent, move her character arc forward instead of all over the place, and just plain be logical
about it (hence my statement that she should not be a villain. Her own beloved father makes her realize she was wrong and...she stays a villain? Nope, NOT logical storytelling or character progression. At all. If that happens in OV, I will officially give up on the show and writers.)
Bottom line: don't ignore the elephant in the room. Get it to leave.
But maybe I'm just biased against her because I loved her OS design and hated what they did to her in UAF? I'unno.
I loved her OS design better too, but the design has nothing to do with the character, which I still think is interesting despite the crappy way her arc has been written, and why I wish she would be put in OV, since her UAF portrayal really has potential to be better than how UAF actually used her.