- Jun 27, 2015
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- Central Jersey
AnonymousMe said:reynard_muldrake said:Except in most of those cases, you're talking about a few overzealous fans. Most people just interpret the friendship between those Star Wars characters as a platonic bond. Luke's sexuality was never mentioned in the Star Wars movies. If he were, in fact, gay or even bisexual... how would that impact the overall story? Considering the abundance of media that caters to a heterosexual audience, a few LGBT characters shouldn't result in you having a meltdown.
I get what you're saying, unless if it's the protagonist/antagonist and his/her love interest, sexual orientation doesn't matter at all, so no, I wouldn't mind having LGBT characters in some stories, but from a narrative perspective, it's much better if the characters are asexual or if they don't indicate what they like, because it leaves it up to interpretation and it's that vagueness that appeals EVERYONE; people can guess what's their orientation/preferences are and be correct, yet wrong at the same time (Fanfiction). It doesn't work well with established or iconic characters though, suddenly changing their vagueness will end up with mixed reactions from the fans, you can say that it makes them less special, it would be like openly telling what made the apocalyptic zombie world from The Walking Dead or telling the actual background of the Joker or showing what made the titans appear on Attack on Titan.
Hmm. I can't say romantic attraction (or other kinds of attraction) between characters really interest me in stories or shows, so I'm fine if there's ambiguity in that area. I'm usually watching or reading for the subject matter and/or characters anyway. I do, however, disagree that sexual orientation has such a great impact on the story. At most, it's just an additional facet to the character. And with comics (I recall you mentioned Iceman from the X-Men series), don't writers redo character origins or reboot the stories now and again? I'm not that familiar with comics, so correct me if I'm wrong.