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Five Favourite Story Arcs
5. The Dark Mercury Arc – Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon
As some of you may know, I kind of really identify with Sailor Mercury, so I really connected with about this arc. Having shy, sweet Amy give into her darker side… I think it’s something I can really relate to.
4. The STOP KIDDING YOURSELF MR SHEFFIELD! Arc – The Nanny
Watching Mr. Sheffield try (and fail) to fight his affections for Nanny Fine was so much fun that it hurt. Thankfully, viewers had Niles on our side to push him along.
3. The Zuko (has a lot of issues) Arc – Avatar: The Last Airbender
I really love it when shows have nuanced villains. I love it even more when those villains become part of the good guys. Zuko was my favourite character in this show, followed closely by Sokka, so it’s no wonder his character arc is my favourite.
2.The Doom Tree Arc – Sailor Moon
I know this arc never showed up in the mangas, but there is something about it that stuck with me. I’ve only watched until the almost end of the Black Moon Clan arc (I know, I’m a bad Moonie), and season one was awesome, of course, but there is something about the Doom Tree episodes… I think it’s mostly because Serena/Usagi knows and Darien/Mamoru doesn’t that really gets to me. I like watching my pairings suffer?
1. The Rose/Doctor Arc – Doctor Who
You call it a pairing, I also call it a pairing, but today it is a story arc! The way Rose and the Doctor grew and changed together in the first and second season of New Who, how he dealt with her being gone in seasons three and four, and then her glorious return and end in four… it’s beautifully heartbreaking. It is the story arc that reeled me into Doctor Who and will always hold a number one spot in my heart.
And in reply to Ten’s question: YES, IT FUCKING DOES NEED SAYING!