Yes, I've decided to defend a fictional character. So there.
*Mild Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days Spoilers Here*
In the Kingdom Hearts fandom, most of the original girl characters are pretty controversial. You know, some people like/love them, others dislike/hate them. Except Aqua. Aqua is pretty much awesome to everyone. We all pretty much agree on her (any dislikers are silent).
Anyway, Xion appears to get the worst of it. And I feel bad. I love Xion. I'm not "HOW DARE YOU DISLIKE XION! ROAR! IMMA KILL YOU, HATERZ!" I just feel like she doesn't deserve some of the hate she gets.
Before I go on, I just want to have a quick disclaimer. Everyone has the right to like/dislike a character. That's fine. I'm just against irrational hate and excessive hate.
1st reason I'm just going to get out of the way is "I hate you 'cuz you get in the way of my favorite pairing!" I think that's a stupid reason to hate someone/a character. Just because you perceive so-and-so as a threat to a potential relationship doesn't always mean you should hate them simply for that. I find that a tad immature.
2nd reason is that "She don't do much!" Okay, granted, we didn't see Xion do many BIG things in her time as Number XIV. She did beat that massive Darkside (though some many argue that Roxas weakened it). But we didn't get to see her non-Roxas missions, so how can some people accuse her of being useless? She has the same job as Roxas, ya know?
And we see signs of her improving mighty nicely. In her and Axel's first face-off, I felt she held him off rather well. Remember, Axel is an EXPERIENCED assassin. It would have been interesting to see how it'd have played out if Roxas hadn't spoken up.
And in their second showdown. Yes, we only saw the results, and I know Xion lost. But she also wore our favorite red-haired pyro down but good. I mean, he collapsed shortly afterward.
(I'd say skip to a certain point in the video, but I feel Quinton Flynn's (Axel) performance was particularly awesome in this cutscene, so it is worth seeing. Seriously, listen.)
Honestly, I don't think it's right to say she's weak when she's shown she's pretty capable.
That's all I can come up with now. But, if anyone has heard any other "Anti-Xion" arguments, let me know, and I'll try to address them. But for now, I leave you with this:
|STARE INTO THE BIG EYES OF MANGA XION AND TRY AND THINK BAD THOUGHTS ABOUT HER!|