Netflixs She-Ra reboot follows closely in Steven Universes footsteps
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Ahead of the release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, a rumor began circulating that J.K. Rowling was going to kill off Harrys best friend, Ron Weasley. That didnt happen, though Rowling admits she seriously considered it. But the fact that the idea was so believable reveals a problem with Chosen One stories. They create a narrative power imbalance where the main characters best friends can never be their equal. They can be killed off to show the situation is serious, but even if they survive, theyre relegated to emotional support and comic relief. Theyre sidekicks at best, accessories at worst.
But they can choose another path. The heart of Netflix and DreamWorks animated reboot series She-Ra and the Princesses of Power is…