>>99299881>I guess I'd give a little more focus on the relationship between Billy and Mandy themselves.
that's definitely what I'd do>If Mandy lives in a town of complete idiots that she can manipulate at her whim, what does she see in Billy that makes her continue to hang out with him?
honestly for a GAOBAM revival I'd probably phase that part out, in the later parts of the show things often became too easy for Mandy because of that, so one of the reasons she's friends with Billy is that he's reliable and loyal(I'd be heavily toning down how stupid Billy is supposed to be for one thing, he's still not particularly smart, but he's not a complete moron either), and she appreciates that>And why isn't Billy afraid of Mandy like everyone else?
I like to picture it as Billy being able to see the real Mandy, behind all the grumpiness is a girl capable of all the emotions any normal person has*, that and honestly I figure Billy just plain loves Mandy, heart and soul
*Mandy got really boring as a character once the writers decided she'd just permanently be a perpetually angry grump, so here she'd be a lot more variable in emotions(and yes that means she'd actually smile and laugh occasionally)