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I feel as if people who say that Finn is worsening, less maturing or painting him as lowest of the low don’t seem to remember that for example, Flame Princess’s actions overall, were much worse than Finn’s. Flame Princess almost killed someone over a note, destroyed much of their kingdom, flipped out at servants because they were whispering, tried to make a kingdom out of some people’s home and cared none that people were screaming around them, only saying “Hmm, needs more fire.” Yes, sure she’s running a kingdom, but this is because she’s taking out her own frustrations out on everyone else. She’s doing a policy of honesty because it benefits her. Finn still does benevolent deeds to people, despite people pointing out that his love interest, which isn’t all of his characterization aspect, didn’t end well.
Based on the season premiere, I detect that Finn will get even better. If anything, Finn is actually maturing, slowly but surely. Finn has been rather dickish somewhat, but don’t disregard that other people did things worse than he did.
Flame Princess is new to reigning in her emotions and stuff, plus she’s only just learning how to be non-evil. She’s also known to be pretty hot tempered (obviously, lol) - but with Finn, we know him better as someone who’s usually a lot more mature than he’s been acting lately. (When ICE KING notices how badly you fucked up with a relationship, well…). Plus, if Finn’s actions around PB are anything to go by, he’s actually regressing in other areas, too (didn’t he get tired of PB not reciprocating?). Basically, we expect better from Finn, and there’s sort of a “dude you’ve really let us down” thing going on with some of the fans right now.
Also, in reference to “nearly killed Ice King over a note”: Well, from both FP’s and IK’s perspective, it wasn’t just the note - the two of them had been winding up and antagonizing each other for a few days before the actual fight, so It was more like a grudge match that got too far out of hand. Plus, Finn basically took her really personal stuff and used it against her in that note. It wasn’t just a “u suck delete ur blog” type of letter.
Yeah, dude, if you keep comparing Finn with Flame Princess - a completely different character who has apparently FINISHED her arc - it’s really not gonna work. Flame Princess is at the top of the greasy pole and is a matured character (hopefully with some of her original personality traits left or i’ll be a bit upset lol).
Like Fridjitzu said, we try to project ourselves through Finn as he largely used to be the only window we have into Ooo before Season 4, where towards the end we had two eps strongly featuring PB and an ep strongly featuring Ice King and Marcy with very little F+J in two of these eps. Season 5 continued this new storytelling with a number of cast.
So we saw through Finn’s eyes as he grew up and eventually hardened at the end of Season 3.
But JerkFinn, we’re not really seeing shit through his eyes anymore. Sure we are in “Frost and Fire” but we don’t understand his actions too well after that. So he becomes an enigma to pick at just like the other characters, and for much of the audience that’s a bit too much to ask for. Another thing is that Finn isn’t as *fun* to work out as the others because he’s obviously more realistic and assholish and I think people are afraid they’ll discover things about themselves if they think about his actions as complex too hard.
Yep, her actions were wrong as well, and she has just as much maturing to do as Finn. Maybe even more so, seeing as I don’t think she’s all that remorseful over melting the IK. She seems like she’s kind of on the PB route of the matter, and ignoring/denying her failures instead of coming to terms with them.
She has more maturing to do than Finn , simply put she doesn’t know what she wants, she shows almost no concern for others but herself and only tends to think in the moment as opposed to planning ahead. She can hardly control herself, what makes her think that she can control a kingdom? Sure, she’s practicing being nonevil, so it seems, but how long will that last? Everything she’s doing is a ticking time bomb and we have yet to watch it explode. She only ruled a kingdom simply to vent her frustrations out upon her people and that’s it. Her actions are very much a problem and mitigating them does not help.
What makes you think she’s just venting on her subjects and avoiding her mistakes? Becoming Flame King wasn’t about her hiding from her actions, it was about resolving an issue (lying), that she’s experience firsthand, that she believes leads to conflict and people taking advantage of one another. Because she believes lying is intrinsically wrong, she decided that abolishing is the best course of action. She knows what she wants, and she’s proven herself far more mature and in control than Finn.
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