>>112888772>The loss of a mother
Again, this isn't some magic scenario where one major change happens and literally deletes everything that came before it, Trauma is NOT an easy writing ticket to do whatever you want the character to do and make them say whatever they want to say. You can fluff out descriptions of how bad it is for her plenty, does not change the fact that this is a complete contradiction that's trying to hide its flawed and broken storytelling behind a single event of importance that, rather than building on as it should, it uses to swerve the storyline onto the 'correct' path. Its bad screenwriting, plain and simple. >befriend the wrong person.
Its is her defenses and acceptances of a person who hurt her that are downright nonsensical, made only because if Glimmer had recalled the earlier event there would be no way to force the storyline into the path they wanted it to, and this level of shoddy writing should not be defended. Its not a magic bullet, and its not an easy way out, if this is going to be taken seriously than build off it, don't use it as a crutch.>Glimmer's decisions aren't treated as the right thing to do
Again, her turning to Shadow Weaver is not the issue, its the manner in which she did it and the frankly laughable defense she made when a character logically pointed out the issue, only we can't have the character point out the whole issue because Adora replying "She tortured you" would have swerved the situation, so rather than allowing for natural progression they broke the story in order to make this fit.
This whole storyline, and this scene in particular, is how you fuck up the Zuko storyline from season 2 of Avatar, how you ignore the debate the character had with himself and how other characters pointed out the actual issues that he himself acknowledged but ultimately was swayed by. Glimmer losing her mother does NOT make this good writing, in fact, it makes it even worse writing, and should not be defended.