Why would that necessarily make Star not trust her? Like "I appreciate the gesture, but I fucking left Mewni in the first place so ruling it is not what I currently want to do. You've been kind to me and show an active interest in bettering it so it really doesn't matter that you don't have 1/34359738368th of the blood of the original queen" Like with less robotic dialogue, but I don't see why Eclipsa absolutely has to be queen other than plot.>Eclipsa is on her own in this new world and seeks for a place to belong
I don't see this at all. I completely get that it's the impression the show's now going for, what with Eclipsa's lame song and some things Brian H. Kim has said, but it doesn't show it.
She seems completely at ease being 300+ years removed. There's no fear or awe or even surprise at society or technology. There's no implication there's anyone she misses besides Globgor, who isn't dead and she knows is possible to be freed (they maybe shouldn't have shown her ACTUALLY starting to thaw him when in Rhombulus's body). She has her child.
It's weak shit.
And she has a place. She's in the temple she was in before with her child and husband, and now she has a horde of admirers decorating it with images of herself. Cry me a river
Her not returning the crown just shows she'd rather have it. She's clearly not intimidated by Star. She enjoys the privileges and that's about the full extent of it. If anything Eclipsa has put STAR in a shitty situation, by giving birth to an abomination, wrecking the kingdom, and then not even doing as much as she could to fix it when someone more capable and willing is right there
The only way the Eclipsa plot would get the same message of "oh poor me I'm in another century and now just HAVE to be queen and constantly get my dick sucked" across would be if, like, she was unfrozen as a last resort after Star and Moon had been murdered and she was the last surviving Butterfly. But that would be a totally different show