a writer’s standpoint, Auradon’s Magic Ban is incredibly lazy and
of the states of Auradon have heavily relied on magic, both for the
incredible circumstances that led to their nobility taking power, and
as an important everyday part of their lives, a means for improving
and sustaining their standard of living.
such a powerful tool is the stuff of dictatorships or abusive
totalitarian states, akin to China’s completely shutting down the
Internet to try and quell the unrest happening within its citizens.
also feels dangerously hypocritical, as royals like Aladdin
only managed to rise up to power with Genie’s magic, and to
suddenly ban that and prevent anyone from ever benefiting from the
thing that permanently changed his (and all of Agarbah’s) lives for
the better for the sake of “fairness” is awful.
is in essence the “I’ve got mine, now fuck off!” philosophy I
hate so much.
would be a good move if Auradon was meant to be portrayed and
understood as the incredible sunny, smiling dystopia it is,
but unfortunately, the canon and the intention of the writers is to
portray it as someplace you’d actually want to live in, than a
cautionary tale about the abuse of power and deifying your government
officials, and why the people need to be checks on their leaders than
it’s dangerous!” you might say, and they were right to ban it
because it caused incredible amounts of suffering alongside the
There’s this anti-drunk driving commercial where this guy is bringing this girl over to his car and there are cops everywhere watching them but they’re camouflaged into the walls and trees and everything and when he’s finally driving down the road there’s a fucking cop car camouflaged into an alleyway like