Why is Mal your least favorite descendants character? If you don’t mind me asking!
I don’t mind you asking at all!
So I’ve read the books, which really pushed me to not liking Mal. One of my biggest issues with Mal is she never apologizes, even when she’s in Auradon and she knows all the stuff she did/is doing is wrong. The things she did to Uma, Audrey, and even Evie, but she never apologizes. It all gets brushed off as “that’s how we were raised”. Which yes, is true, but the other three know that it was wrong, but Mal won’t admit it or won’t apologize.
Also aspects of her relationship with Ben are really weird and don’t sit well with me. Like it started with a love potion (which lead to Audrey being humiliated), from my knowledge, Ben doesn’t know the real reason she spelled him. And then in the second movie, she tries to spell him to forget and that bugs me a ton.
(I found in the books she’s very attached to the spellbook and doing magic, which is why she does all this magic to change herself. And no, it was not because Ben pressured her, it was Mal’s decision].
Look, if you like Mal, awesome! When I first watched the first movie, I liked her. I didn’t really analyze her character or anything though, and I never read the books. But now I don’t particularly like her because of the above reasons. She also really reminds me of someone who once was my friend, but it was a whole nasty mess.
Please don’t feel like I’m bashing people who like Mal or Mal x Ben, Mal x Ben does have some cute qualities. Just personally I don’t really like the character of Mal after the books and second movie. If you like Mal, that’s totally fine! This is just my opinion and why she’s my least favorite.
I feel that she could have been written better and been redeemed and had a good character arch, where she saw the error of her actions and began to see Auradon as home like the rest of The Core Four does. But sadly she wasn’t written that way. So yeah.
But if anyone has any other questions (about this or anything else) feel free to ask! 💙💜💙💜