>>96336186>I dont expect that there will be significantly less episodes with Marco this season
Just with what's already aired he's only appeared in half the episodes this season. He was barely in Return To Mewni, had two good moments in Toffee and played a big role in Marco And The King and King Ludo but those were basically filler episodes, and he ultimately accomplished nothing through the whole arc.
We know for a fact that "Club Snubbed" and "Stranger Danger" won't feature Marco at all, both episodes focusing on Star's life on Mewni.
Marco has had a whole 10 seconds of screentime between all the promos aired so far, and it's Star painfully saying goodbye to him as he goes back to Earth.
The episode with Star being "haunted" in her castle? Marco probably won't show up unless Star calls him for help, but why would she when she's already called Janna?
The episode with Star and Pony Head walking through the woods on Mewni, Star complaining about a "fool" and seeing a big blue flame go up in the distance? Unless Marco is the "fool", he's probably not in that one either.
There are a few episodes that sure sound like Marco episodes - "Sophmore Slump", "Princess Turdina" - but overall I doubt anyone will be pretending Marco is a "deuteragonist" anymore. He's still an important character and he'll show up when he's relevant, but Star won't be dragging him along on every adventure anymore. For the forseeable future, it seems like he's been relegated to the rotating cast of secondary characters who Star deals with when the episode concerns them.
Which, for now, I think is definitely a good thing for the show. A lot of the Marco-centric episodes in Season 2 were not just pointless, they were bad. All Belts Are Off, Pizza Thing, Trickstar. If we're going to be using that screentime to explore new places on Mewni and give characters like Tom and Kelly more development in Marco's place, I'm fine with that. At least it will be fresh, instead of another fucking karate episode.