>>94562586>Re: Moon's story or Star's story
I'm sort of thinking about things from Toffee's side. He never cared about Star, at all, except as a tool with which he could hurt Moon; she was never even a thorn in his side forcing him to change his plans in the least - until there she was, melting him, in the last few seconds of his life.
Star just wasn't much of a player in the story until the very end, when she Whispering Spelled herself (which, to be fair, was a really great moment;) she was never, until then, forced to go all-out because she still had help she could theoretically turn to (mentors like Moon, and, though it seemed like he was taken out of it at least twice, Glossaryck, in the end.)
Moon, on the other hand, WAS alone; there was no one on whom she could rightfully offload the responsibility of the Toffee problem, but then again looking at it as her story isn't really satisfying, either, because then it ends on a deus ex machina as her daughter suddenly obliterates the problem, no thanks to her.
Now, this isn't actually a problem with season THREE. That would actually have been a pretty good finale to the Toffee story, if that story had had a middle that actually involved the protagonist. Instead, from Star's perspective, "The Battle for Mewni" is almost a direct followup to "Storm the Castle." (I don't count the Toffee plot as beginning before that for her because until then he'd been at most a face in the crowd with no apparent influence on the status quo with Ludo.)