you know usually i don’t bring up once upon a time as a positive comparison to something but remember how they had an episode of cruella backstory and we thought for the entire runtime they were trying to redeem and explain her actions and then at the end they pulled the carpet out from under us and said “PSYCH, ALL OF THIS WAS A LIE FROM AN UNRELIABLE NARRATOR, SHE’S JUST A BITCH WHO DOES WHAT SHE WANTS” because they somehow understood that some villains don’t need tragic pasts sometimes they’re just rich people?