Also this. Making the Angels incompetent stretches my suspension of disbelief for a working universe. Sure, you can have some of the trainees running around and being screwy, but making them all out of their depths compared to the demons just seems lopsided to me.Gotoh wrote: ↑Tue Dec 11, 2018 6:26 pmI'd want it to expand on certain elements of the EC/MC-verse, like maybe having the angels play a part in keeping the public safe and unaware of the cryptids' existence. Make the angels competent, while still allowing for their quirks (like Tiff) and maybe explain how DC's version of Heaven feels about Artemis and Hecate, since they're pagan goddesses.
But I'd still want DC to have its own identity for the most part, by focusing on Chloe and Teddy living together and gradually developing feelings for each other, without Teddy's sexcapades with half the neighborhood. I like comedy and wacky hijinks, but I'm more interested in seeing the plot move forward, instead of dragging its feet.
Making Teddy a bit more level-headed would help too. I don't expect him to measure up to EC/MC standards (see: Layla, Ace, Brooke, Faith, etc.), but I feel some modicum of common sense isn't too much to ask for.
I am also a fan of a more logical Teddy, as that would evade some of the cliches that these Magical Girlfriend stories seem to cultivate. It's nice when the male lead isn't either a luckless idiot or an indecisive doormat.
I suppose this is where our tastes differ. I think that a story can be kept fresh with a small cast, if said cast is multi varied enough to be interesting. A large cast will run into problems with giving everyone character and runs the risk of treating a good portion of them as caricatures (unless this is a long running story, in which it's possible everyone gets enough screen time to get development).