I don't get it. Isn't it much worse for her to be "forced" to do something awful, but still have to make the decision herself and live with the guilt and consequences for her own action?>>91338112>trope>breath of fresh air>>>/t/vtropes>>>/r/eddit
Usually commonly recurring elements of stories are commonly recurring because they're the best way to tell that story.
Going against conventions for the sake of being contrarian adds zero value to a story, and is usually a detriment, if it isn't the natural result of the story's progression.
I don't like Star being possessed, because she's the protagonist and that plot can only be resolved with:
a) breaking free with the power of friendship/love because "the real Star is still in there somewhere"
b) breaking free after doing something horrible or being about to do something horrible, which is just forced drama that could always be done better, or
c) the villain releases control of her for no apparent reason after accomplishing some short-term goal they needed to posses her for, even though they have no reason not to continue possessing her indefinitely and she would be an incredibly valuable asset
Generally I'll just say I think this show can do and has done much better than that contrived shit writing.