Redemption Arcs - Love Them Or Hate Them? A Feature By Jenn Rhodes (With note from Mel).
Jenn - Jennifer Rhodes met Melanie back when True Blood was popular and they have been friends ever since. She loves TV (especially things that make you smile), Doctor Who, Finding new shows, and regularly provides awesome fandom items for Muser Giveaways. Jennifer is now a proud member of the VIPers - the Melanie's Muses Spotlight Feature Team!
We all have that favorite kind of storytelling. You know that one that you just can’t seem to get enough of, and for me that’s a good redemption arc. You know the ones. The one where you take a not-so-good guy and give him the chance to redeem himself. Absolutely love it. Boba Fett is definitely one of those redemption stories because as I’m sure you know by now I hated him in the original Star Wars movies, and was thrilled when he fell into the sarlac pit. Now he’s the one I find myself loving and rooting for thanks to "The Book of Boba Fett". It shows how he realizes that some of the stuff he did in the past might of not been the best idea.
Also, that working for Jabba or idiots, well he used another word but I’ll just go with idiots didn’t do anything but harm him in the end. Also taking that into consideration he wants to be a different kind of leader than Jabba was, one that rules with respect and not fear. My point is that when you get these kind of redemption arcs and you go back to when they weren’t so great, you can’t really hate them anymore. At least that’s me with Fett. Yes I still hate what he did to Han, but now I understand him just a little more. As with the sand people, he, like them, was trying to just get by.
Melanie - Just jumping in to add that personally I prefer my villains NOT to have a redemption arc - I like my baddies to stay bad - and even better if they DON'T have a good reason for it - they are just BAD lol. I thought I had an OLD video about this - but turns out it was just about women - but here's the link anyway - did I mention OLD .... Ummm yeah No Judging lmao (Seriously WHY did Telfie encourage this stuff)
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