>>104622568>Eclipsa is Moon's counter-part.
And that, to me, is the major mistake of the season.
They bent over backwards to compare Star to Eclipsa all throughout S2 and in some parts of S3. And yet all she does is interact with Moon. Sure, Star sets up the Eclipsa trial, but given that's the plotline of the whole season that was necessary, and past that all they really do before the finale is make small talk like 3 times. I see no real reason why, for example, Star couldn't have played a role in something like Total Eclipsa the Moon (doesn't even have to take Moon's place in that either; just have both play some role), and to me that's shit writing, the continual failure to use the supposed main character in scenes with a character established heavily as her counterpart.
Now they keep saying she's selfish, or honestly more like vaguely implying it really, but we've yet to see it as a negative. She's been rewarded handsomely for it and so far hasn't done anything that could be judged badly on screen. Well, the mindwipe scene was suspicious as fuck but if they don't build on that in S4, like they didn't build on the Star and Eclipsa parallels throughout S3, then it's nothing. There's potential for Eclipsa to be shown to have some serious flaws but right now she's still treated as really having done nothing wrong, within the narrative, and yet being owed more and more from Star and the kingdom itself.
So yeah, I guess to some extent I'm complaining about stuff that hasn't happened yet; it's entirely possible S4 will actually show Eclipsa being selfish and actually interacting with Star and running the kingdom into the ground and S3 was just the buildup so that portraying her in a more negative light later can be surprising, But with the way she's been portrayed so far I'm not exactly expecting it and the season ended with me disliking her and how much she's won and been pretty much glorified by the narrative.