I won’t say I’m “bored” by them because that’s taking it too far as well as untrue, but after watching the Madoka anime twice and reading the manga, I still have no real attachment to any of the characters. I like them symbolically, and I find them interesting, but I feel no connection to them on an emotional level.
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I felt a bit for Kyoko, but overall word. I had this odd thing where I cared more for the fate of the magical girls overall than for the individuals.
“I don’t have enough stamina to dance Giselle to the end.”
So says Rue, in Akt 4, as she dance-battles the Wili Maiden to save Mytho. On first watching the episode—(and honestly, on the next two dozen watches too)—I never thought too much about this line. The meaning seems…
I don’t understand why Lucia was the leader in Mermaid Melody. She wasn’t the most powerful Princess, and no more special than the others.
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Rina would have made more sense, out of the main trio, if only because she’s the most mature. Out of universe, Lucia’s just the leader because the author says so, I suppose in universe it could be blamed on everyone subconsciously feeling her destiny as Aqua Regina, but that begs the question what the world was smoking when it decided she was the best candidate.
As an audience redwire, she isn’t ideal to showcase the events because she had very little to do with either of the two conflicts. In the first arc, she dated the guy who turned out to be a family member of the villain, in the second arc, the same guy become a love interest to a girl who ended up being battery to the villain. Any other unique plot involvement she has were choices made by authority figures on base of how special she was (the harp, Seira’s custody), while the emotional core and the actions that change the course are carried by secondary and even tertiary characters.
I feel like I can connect most with Rue. She’s well-liked, but she feels like she’s not good enough and she struggles to accept that people can like her for her. While I have a very happy family life, in the social respect I feel that I can really understand her feelings. I’m always stuck wondering the same things she did, and feeling insecure.