Iím not entirely sure where I can put this, so I figure here is as good as any.
This kind of came up with the release of Captain Marvel, but has been on my mind for a while. Iím aware of the need for a new generation of female protagonist. I fully support it, and hope to add some of my own characters to that roster some day. I think Wonder Woman and Alita: Battle Angel are excellent characters for younger girls to look up to and be inspired by. I donít see Captain Marvel or Rei from Star Wars that way, and the only reason they have that spot right now is purely from the shortage of better examples with more substance. I think once more examples emerge, these will be pushed aside, much like what happened to comic book movies post 90s
Is it okay to support mediocre to bad characters for the sake of representation? Should we applaud the poor attempt, or demand better quality? Particularly when the goal of said characters is meant to inspire youth; should we strive to achieve better?