whenever someone tells me “it’s your fault i ship this” my heart swells with pride and purpose
videl single handedly redeemed the entire son household by being the best human fighter ever and the best possible example for vegeta’s lazy daughter good job videl
IVE NEVER DONE SO MUCH DAMAGE WITH ONE FINGER
I just really dislike Card Captor Sakura. Nearly all of the characters are sweet kind and have no desire of their own. As much as I love Clamp, I felt that CCS was just a Mary Sue magical girl story. Compared to Madoka and heck Princess Tutu, it felt childish.
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OH MY GOD NO.
The fact characters don’t have really strong desires it’s because most of them are children and the point of the story IS to be childish, but not in a bad way: why a magical girl story does need to have drama and epic situations defeating death? Why can’t it be sweet and nice and make you feel warm inside most of the series? Thank you CLAMP for making at least ONE not so angsty story where everyone kept their eyes.
But that doesn’t mean CCS is Mary Sueish. Let’s see why:
The story isn’t about a girl collecting cards to save the world. It’s the story about a girl growing up physically, psychologically and magically. It’s about different kinds of love (family, friends, romantic interest where GENDER DOESN’T MATTER AND THAT’S VERY IMPORTANT).
It’s about taking your abilities AND MAKE THE BEST OUT OF THEM. The characters aren’t experts about everything. They fail, they have problems, they have secrets, they hide things.
It’s about not hating someone because he/she is in your way. Is about being friends with your enemies, about not fighting with violence but with a kind and warm heart.
Let’s see some characters:
- Sakura Kinomoto is a lovely young lady raised by a single father that loves everyone for what they are. And while she may be “the sweet one” she has guts. Sakura does not joke around when it is time to save the day. She has no super special abilities, she’s physically strong but most of the time she’s indecisive and she NEEDS someone to assure her she’s doing the right thing.
- Syaoran Li is a young man raised by a single mother and 4 older sisters in a very conservative culture where not being raised by a father figure may be seen as “wrong”. He’s very violent and is not an easy going person most of the time. He’s ambitious and selfish, but he’s a gentleman. And he’s willing to sacrifice everything for the greatest goal whatever it is. That may be seen as someone that’s willing to hurt himself for the greatest good. He can’t be seen as the hero either, he’s going to do everything to reach a goal and if that implies he has to something bad, heck he will do it.
- Tomoyo Daidouji is someone selfless that puts EVERYONE before her, and will do ANYTHING to see their beloved ones are happy. She doesn’t care about her happiness. She’s talented, sweet and centered, but she’s also manipulative and very observant, and she will move the threads so the thing she wants to see, do happen.
And those are the main characters (more or less) of the series. I could list all of them but that would take years.
And let me tell you a thing: the main “villain”, Eriol, didn’t have a will of his own and that was very sad. He’s a sad character despite he’s joking and laughing all the time.
You have TOTAL RIGHT TO DISLIKE THE SERIES, YOU ARE NOT OBLIGATED TO LIKE IT AND YOU CAN HAVE YOUR OPINION, but this is my statement: it-is-not-a-Mary-Sue-story and it’s one of the best magical girl series ever done. Sorry.
AND IT’S SO COOL THAT SAKURA DOESN’T NEED TO TRANSFORM TO DO MAGIC, SHE FIGHTS EVIL IN PAJAMAS AND THAT’S AWESOME.