>>108030586>tfw for a while you totally forgot how star had these weird insect traits.>>108030397>Star, being a formerly magical bug monster
You know what, I know the popular rumor now is that Nefcy got stuck on Battle for Mewni, but these two posts make me think the show had already been vague on its direction long ago.
I think the problem was Eclipsa. Everything started with Eclipsa, which coincidentally, was at the end of Battle for Mewni. Eclipsa in the show changed the lore, the expectations, and then eventually just the show itself.
I think Star and Moon WERE real Butterflies, always were, because Star went through Mewberty. I think Mewmans WERE just Mewmans, and the Butterfly line were, in fact, insectoids just like their name implies.
That all changed after Eclipsa came and everyone was confused what to do with her. It seems like Eclipsa WAS going to be the queen of darkness, but somewhere along the line, someone didn't like how that was going to go with Monster King and how Star had monster friends. Even Eclipsa had a normal butterfly transformation, I was expecting her to be like Moon's except full Mewberty style, in line with her lack of self control. Eclipsa's spells were clearly dark magic, from clairvoyance to outright immortal killer and death spells. Marco floating in darkness I think was just for humor.
I don't know why but they just tried to wash away all of that and retcon Eclipsa. Evil deeds, just rumors. Evil face, just prejudice. Evil spells, I don't really remember how they counter that, even the last episodes had Star forbid the spell, and Eclipsa's corruption was washed away at the magic fountain. The Monster Lair really was this ancient temple with ominous origin. Everything really was leading up to a real Force of Evil ©Disney™Disney® Disney.
Then someone REALLY liked Eclipsa, and wrote a fanfic and the show took it.Let's be real, the show moved away from high school, but the drama of Season 2 was definitely high school drama.