As modern cartoon shows are trying desperately to represent LGBT and be part of the community, however, most of them failed to do it well.
Most cartoons represent gay characters by showing them less and not making them into an actual character is one of the many problems have with LGBT representation in cartoons. Then they two male characters with a child in the holiday special and season 2 finale. Many people may see it as LGBT rep but some people will see it as brothers or friends. Originally posted by thequeenofhalloweennight. A good example of showing gay characters is Tweek and Craig from South Park.
Originally posted by pervertcinnamonroll. They got back together. Calling each cute nicknames like babe or honey, hold hands and support each other. Originally posted by dailysouthpark. So how the hell is Tweek x Craig represent well than most cartoon shows? Cartoons should focus on fleshing out the character then just show their gay. That brings me to…. An example of this is they made Korra and Asami a couple at the end of the Legend of Korra. Originally posted by otterbender. Then we have to buy the graphic novel to see more of them as a couple without proper hints and development between the two.
Originally posted by pearl-likes-pi. The wedding was nice but again, how does it relate to the Pink Diamond arc?! Originally posted by this-is-your-brain-on-cartoons. We can see it develop from being neutral to lovers.
Originally posted by lezships. Originally posted by cristalgemgarnet. Originally posted by sapphirerose I can write more about why Bubbline is an amazing ship but you can read it here. I hope that in the future that writers could make it better. So what the hell happened with modern cartoons? Look at Infinity Train, compare from the pilot to the release. It looks very boring having most cartoons look the same. That sounds good but really though it just looks lazy and unprofessional.
This is very distracting that most characters go off-model every scene like why Rebecca and Ian-Jones Quarry think it was a good idea! All they need to do is conclude it and call it a good cartoon but then crash and burned in later seasons. It had character development, an interesting world of gems, a gorgeous background and has one of the best soundtracks.
Originally posted by stevenfaces. What these three have in common that they set up this interesting premise and world in the first few seasons but they all went downhill. Awful character writing, insane plot twist, and terrible pacing. OK KO was about to talk about gun violence but they turn it into a comedy. By the end of the episode, it was a dream and calls Congress to stop it from happening. Look at Static Shock and Fat Albert, instead of making Gun Violence a joke, they talk about how serious it is by having someone shot and that devastated the characters a lot.
Never truly cares for like no makes her lunch for school and no one brought her to school when she was a young girl. The only person that cares for was Arnold. Hyunh is always sad at Christmas and this episode revealed that he had a daughter and all he wanted was to see her grow up but there was a war coming near his village.
In order to do so, he had to give her up so she can have a better life. It took 20 years to get out of the country and he almost gave up hope to find her until Helga helped Arnold to search for her and be reunited with her father. Most villains have been getting redeemed lately and not paying their crimes. White Diamond who caused multiple mass genocide on worlds, brainwash any gem that stands in her way and shatter gems gets easily defeated by simply getting talk to and just not gonna do it anymore because Steven said so.
Mina Loveberry and her Mewni soldiers wanted to destroy monsters. When her and her army magic depleted, she just goes in the wilderness and no one stopped her. Moon Butterfly helped Mina create her soldiers so she can retake the throne from Ecipsa.
Instead of having the monsters and her surrendering the throne that she was attending to do, however, her plan backfired when Mewni Soldiers and Mina wanted to kill all the monsters. Then by the end of the show, she never once apologized for what she has done. Originally posted by itsd-man. After multiple going to multiple timelines, she finally catches up to her and then her tragic backstory been revealed and it was very disappointing.
A good example of a good antagonist is Aku from Samurai Jack. This is what I want from a villain. Originally posted by optimusprimitive. When a character crosses the line by taking multiple innocent lives should never be redeemed, even if they have a sad backstory. Cartoons lately have become less popular in this past decade, the glaring problems about cartoons are its animation, comedy over messages, messy plots, and terrible villain. I feel that the only way it can make it back on top is it needs something like Adventure Time or Gravity Falls moment that reinvent it more relevant and view to modern audiences.
I really do like to watch cartoon shows for animation, message, and characters but I keep seeing issues in modern cartoons and I hope that it will change in the future.
Back in the day of cartoons, the romantic subplots were simple and yet very heartwarming to see such as. Originally posted by avatarparallels.
But now, modern cartoons are taking romantic subplots into heavier territories that something that some live-action shows would do. While it does sound interesting that making relationships more realistic and complex but the way that has been written in the previous decade is pretty bad.
The writers try to make romance relatable to the audience but fail on doing so such as making likable characters to really cringy and awful people, shoving down our throats of how cute it is and having the romantic subplot more focus than the actual plot. Keep reading. Ever since season 4, my interest for Steven Universe have been dwindling as the show progresses however I still have hope that it can be good again just like how Regular Show and Adventure Time had one bad season but it did got better.
Until one episode that made me lose hope on the show. The episode that made not care for the show anymore is Gemcation. So one of the things that the episode annoy the hell out of me is Steven. He was written so terrible in this episode and it was hard to watch how pathatic he was.
It will and always be about him in both vocally and emotionally in every event that has happened in the show and it was so hard to watch him being so dang dramatic about this. He never asked about if his mom actually did it or not after the event, it always about Connie! Thanks Steven! Originally posted by swordonyx. I know we get more info about this in A Single Pale Rose but we have to wait eleven boring episodes to finally to get answers!
But my relationship with Connie is even more messed up. This is when I lose my patience for the show. Who the hell decided that THIS was a good idea?! So Lars who was him in the trial, helped protect the Off Colours from Homeworld Droids, gets killed in the process and then get revived and he was stuck in Gem Homeworld while Steven escape to Earth. Originally posted by motherofangst. What the hell Crewniverse?! Also to add insult, that scene was supposed to be that we, the viewers, emapthized with and feel bad for him by writing, direction and the music but that so BS.
Seriously, why the writers of this episode think Steven and Connie relationship is more important than Lars in Homeworld?! Originally posted by chat-got-your-tongue-oui. Nox is one of the best modern cartoon villains that was written, even better than Toffee but what makes him so great? Let me explain why he is. The cube has unimagined power that he thought was impossible like he learns a bit of Xelor magic which they are time mages.
He studied the Eliacube which caused him to hardly eat nor sleep and spending less time with the family. A week passed and when he finally left his workshop, he finds a note from his wife that she took his children and moved to her sister due to him being more focus on the cube than his family. Instead of asking him for his debt, he came to inform Nox that his family is dead.
Ogrest chaos flooded the island that they were living in. Originally posted by the-world-of-twelve. He could even be more powerful than the Xelor god himself and all he needs is a massive amount of Wakfu magic to be able to do it and he spends years gathering Wakfu by laying waste to multiple countries and killing people with Wakfu so he can go back in time to see his family.
The story begins with Nox discovers that Grougalorgan who has a large amount of Wakfu, seemingly pushing baby Yugo who is an Elitrope, a forgotten race the protagonist of the show in his baby carriage. He challenges him but was ultimately defeated. Twelve years later, Nox tracks Grougalorgan trail once again. Yugo is now twelve-years-old and is on a search for his real parents with his friends. Although Nox is absent in the first part of the story he is tracking their movement in hoping their journey will lead him to the dragon.
In their fight, Nox was more prepared than their previous encounter by using his drones to either attack Grougalorgan.