The thing with steven being like 'no we can't fight back violently that would make us just as bad as them' reminds me a lot of avatar the last airbender - aang finds a way to stop the evil dude without actually killing him. I think su is trying to do something like that but for whatever reason that I can't quite place my finger on it feels so much more crappy and forced than the way it was in atla (maybe because the diamonds are much worse than the villain in atla? Idk)
it’s EXACTLY because the diamonds are much worse. and that’s saying a lot ‘cause jfc was ozai an awful dude in atla. i also think in atla there wasn’t as much emphasis on “but we’d be just as bad as theeeeeem” thing. ‘cause, quite frankly, that is not true for atla or su’s situation. fighting back against your oppressors NEVER makes you “just as bad as them”.
aang knew this and did what he could to defeat ozai. steven just… what IS steven doing to fight the diamonds?? what are the CRYSTAL GEMS doing to fight the diamonds??
- mod b