Jun. 1st, 2017

Jun. 1st, 2017 09:39 pm
elsewhence: (r2-d2 fail)
i propose that the whole series would be better if lapis didn't exist. what did she ever accomplish? she warned the crystal gems that homeworld was going to return... except her warning made zero difference in the end, the return/jailbreak would likely still have played out more or less the same, since the crystal gems' attempts to prepare turned out to be useless and she had nothing to do with their eventual escape. she fused with jasper and kept her trapped under the ocean for like half a year... but she actually just created more of a threat in doing so, if jasper had attempted to fight the crystal gems on her own she probably would've been poofed and bubbled by the end of jailbreak, considering that just garnet on her own put up a pretty good fight. lapis' return to homeworld indirectly prompted the whole mission in the first place, and therefore lead to peridot getting trapped on earth, being captured by the crystal gems, giving them information on the cluster and ultimately the cluster being neutralised by means of bubbling itself... but it would very possibly still have taken place if lapis hadn't been involved, since its primary objective was to check on the cluster, which was already present either way. in short: useless, dull, no influence on the plot, no character development. what's the fucking point of her?

EDIT: i forgot that the red eyes was sent by peridot, all the way back in episode 2, so yeah, she pretty definitely still would've come to earth if lapis didn't exist. conclusion: she shouldn't.