Why does Mon El get so much shit from the fans?
Apart from lying to Kara about who he was (which isn’t surprising considering how she reacted to Daxomites in the first place) I have no idea why the whole Fandom keeps saying Mon El is a bad guy. Can someone explain it to me cause since really don’t get it.
The biggest complaint seems to be that a) He’s somehow abusive towards Kara and b) he’s just not a good person.
For the first one, that’s absolutely ridiculous. Yes he doesn’t always support or like Kara throwing herself into dangerous situations but how does that make him abusive? He doesn’t want her to die and he worries about her. Also he’s coming from a place where he’s not trying to stop her because he wants her to be weak, he just wants her safe. Maybe he’s doing it the wrong way but can you blame him?
Secondly him not wanting to be a superhero/not being good at being a superhero. Um…..why does this make him a bad guy? If I had a superpower I would 100% never use my powers to be a superhero. Fuck that. When he first arrived he didn’t want to risk his life to fight for humans or protect people he didn’t care about and that completely makes sense. Why is his desire not to be a hero something that makes him bad? That’s stupid and it was ridiculous when Kara called him out. The expectation that he should suddenly dedicate his life to protecting earth with no compensation just because it’s “good” is total madness. He has every right to want to do whatever he wants with his life without being painted as a bad guy.
But fuck it, he changed his mind all of a sudden and now he’s a hero and whatever. He’s trying to learn how to be hero and how to be more supportive of Kara without worrying about her…..why is he a bad guy? What is he doing that I’m missing that makes him such a terrible person? Is it his sense of humour? Cause I’m not seeing it and I genuinely want to understand the hate.