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30 Day Digimon Challenge - Day 13 by Blitzkrieg1701 30 Day Digimon Challenge - Day 13 by Blitzkrieg1701

I actually feel a little bad about this pick, since it’s the one EVERYBODY makes.  At this point, being a Digimon fan who complains about Meiko is a bit like being a wrestling fan who complains about Roman Reigns.  It’s such a cliche that it’s honestly a bit lame to keep on doing it… and yet, here we are.

I mean, good God, Meiko is a worse self-insert fanfic character than most actual fanfic self-inserts.  All this character does is take over scenes, receive affection from the established characters, and feel sorry for herself in a calculated attempt to generate audience sympathy.  Really stop and think about it for a second: if you removed Meiko from Digimon Tri entirely, if Meicoomon were just a stray Digimon running around on her own, what would actually change?  What affect does this character have on the plot that wouldn’t have been achieved via other, previously established means?  She’s completely and utterly POINTLESS!

And believe you me, it takes a LOT for me to dislike a character worse than I already dislike most of the goggleheads.  I think Tai and Davis are utter jokes compared to Matt and TK.  I think Masaru is a charmless idiot thug.  There are debilitating childhood illnesses that I like more than Tagiru.  Yet, even taken together, none of them damaged their series to the degree that Meiko did.

…although, at the very last minute, Meiko DID manage to infuriate Tai/Sora shippers, so even she’s not ALL bad *evil laugh*

(If that rant didn’t drive you away, then be sure to read all the other Conventional Wisdom comics, and maybe even donate on Patreon!)
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TheRisenChaos Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2018
This is funny, but Tagiru is still the worst so he's got no place to talk. ;p
Masterge77 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2018  Hobbyist
Meiko is to Digimon as Xion is to Kingdom Hearts, both being characters who are borderline on being Mary Sues and arguably serve no greater purpose in the overall plot. The main difference is that Xion pretty much retcons herself from the entire Kingdom Hearts franchise at the end of 358/2 Days. Also, Meiko's Digimon is literally named "Meicoomon", her very name, which makes her come off as even more of a Mary Sue. It's like when Guilmon called Takato "Takatomon" in Tamers, but without any of the charm.

Granted, I did once joke about Tamers as being the self-insert fan-fiction of Takato, except the entire point of Tamers was basically the idea of Digimon existing in the real world. Plus Takato, a fan of Digimon, at least faced the consequences of bringing a monster to life and unintentionally brought himself into a very dangerous world where a popular franchise about monsters was VERY real and that said monsters actually posed a threat to the world, ultimately culminating in the main cast fighting an eldritch abomination driven entirely by the primordial instinct of it's programming.

You could take Meiko out of Tri and nothing would change. You couldn't take Takato out even if you tried, because Takato creating Guilmon back in the first episode is literally what kick starts the entire plot of Tamers. Meiko is pretty much the polar opposite of Takato, because while Takato is a fleshed out character that starts out as a fanboy that realizes he doesn't know what he's getting into, Meiko is just a waste of space.

To me, none of the goggle boys are bad (except Tagiru), they just make a number of stupid decisions.
Wolfloner2004 Featured By Owner May 16, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
I like Meiko OK as a character, but god did I hate how she was used in Tri. Or that she was IN Tri. Just...ugh. Only plus side is we got Ordinemon out of it, and Ordinemon is awesome.
Blitzkrieg1701 Featured By Owner May 16, 2018
Like a lot of Tri, Meiko is alright in concept, botched in execution.
Wolfloner2004 Featured By Owner May 18, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
That was very succinct and accurate. Thumbs up for you. :)
bubblized Featured By Owner May 14, 2018
I like Meiko
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