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  • Author's Saving Throw:
    • Anakin's appearance in Season 2 corrects his frequently-mocked character design in the first and second waves.
    • After this series faced some criticism for apparently pandering exclusively to little girls, the short "The Path Ahead" features Luke Skywalker as the main protagonist (and voiced by Mark Hamill again, no less), with no female characters present (since it takes place on Dagobah during The Empire Strikes Back, and it's just him, Yoda and Artoo present). This means that while the girls are still the primary stars of the show, the boys can still be heroes too.
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    • A more minor case, but Sabine's design in season 1 drew some criticism for making the Ambiguously Brown Sabine even paler than Padmé. Further designs, especially her Rebels season 3 design, corrected this.
    • There have been complaints about how Padmé never appears without Ahsoka, and doesn't get a chance to shine. "Monster Misunderstanding" finally breaks this trend, as it seemingly takes place in a time before she met Ahsoka.
  • Broken Base: Though many welcome Season 2's expanded focus on male characters, there are a few circles who view it as pandering to fans that made Girl-Show Ghetto complaints and a Verbal Backspace on how the show was stated to be focused on female characters, with another complaint being that Luke and Kylo Ren get figures yet Hera, Ketsu, the Tico sisters, et al. have yet to. Alternatively, you could view the added focus of male characters as akin to how male characters still play major roles in other shows targeted towards girls, such as Barbie, DC Super Hero Girls, My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic, and so forth — the focus is still on girls, but it doesn't hurt to have boys around.
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  • Esoteric Happy Ending: Yay! Ketsu joined the Rebellion! The orphan is saved! But mission failed; looks like some citizens are going to starve tonight without those food crates. Unless Hera magnetized the crates before they left, but since that wasn't shown, there's no way to tell. On the other hand, they may have decided to steal food elsewhere.
  • Fandom-Specific Plot: It's been popular to discuss & create fanart of female characters in the Star Wars universe that aren't a part of the show's roster (or at least not yet), such as an adult Numa, adult Ahsoka, Mon Mothma, Iden, Barriss, Steela, Latts, Ventress, Sugi, other female Jedi, and so forth. The fact that the show has expanded to male characters as of Season 2 allows for even more story potential, with many hoping for an episode with Kylo Ren.
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  • Fan-Preferred Couple: Though this is presumably the only time they ever interacted, "Accidental Allies" has turned Sabine Wren and Jyn Erso into quite the popular ship, and as for why, well, see below...
  • Fridge Horror: Ahsoka forgets to bow before a duel, and Yoda jokes that she's just like her master. Anakin, as a former slave, would have very good reasons to dislike bowing to a master.
  • Heartwarming in Hindsight: Hera having friendly banter with Han and Leia after the Battle of Endor becomes this when you realize this takes place years after Kanan's death, which means she has recovered since.
  • Growing the Beard: Season 2 is considered a major improvement over the first, with the animation looking crisper and more like a comic book than cheap Flash animation, heavier focus on both male and female characters rather than just females (thus breaking out of the Girl-Show Ghetto complaints), and the episodes feeling more like fun little adventures rather than heavy-handed moral lessons.
  • It's Short, So It Sucks!: The shorts' length (about three minutes) doesn't give much time for things to happen. Then again, this is a YouTube series.
  • Les Yay:
    • In "Bounty Of Trouble", Sabine is quite flustered around Leia. Her fanbase noticed. Tiya Sircar added fuel to the fire when she tweeted about the two using the emoji of two girls holding hands.
    • The ending of "The Imposter Inside" has Ahsoka and Padme get a little comfortable in enjoying the food due to the postponement of the meeting.
    • Sabine and Ketsu's exchange of eyebrow lifts at the end of "Crash Course".
    • Sabine and Jyn have a fairly...intense conversation in "Accidental Allies", and Jyn's goodbye sounds rather flirty (by her standards, anyway). It doesn't help that Sabine watches her go with a fairly admiring-sound "Huh. Impressive"...
  • Narm:
    • Anakin looks more like a girl, which seems to be caused by his undetailed hair and pronounced lips. He also doesn't have his scar. Someone on Instagram created an improved version. Becomes more egregious when Finn and Han are depicted as looking fine. Volume 3 seems to correct this.
    • The line "IT'S GONNA RAM US!" from "Monster Misunderstanding" is spoken in the most bizarre line delivery, that makes it pretty much impossible to take seriously.
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  • They Wasted a Perfectly Good Character:
    • In a case of Advertised Extra, there have been complaints that Hera hasn't received enough advertising spotlight. Even Luke, Kylo Ren, and Chewbacca have gotten a doll before she has. Similarly, there's been complaints that it doesn't look good on Hera and Padmé when they only appear as side characters to the other female characters like Sabine and Ahsoka.
    • The roster currently being limited to only the main female characters of the movies and the animated shows, also tying in with the demand for more main roles of non-human characters and people of color characters in Star Wars media. Though if Rose and Paige being added to the third batch of shorts as well as the tie-in comic series is any indication, the roster will continue to grow and opens up the possibility of adding more characters, especially if the show and merchandise becomes popular enough.
  • They Wasted a Perfectly Good Plot: A 2D animated show focusing on Star Wars characters across the timeline, quite a few meeting each other, the vast majority of which are voiced by their original actors/voice actors? Awesome! Except that most of the episodes contain largely simplistic plotlines, the 2D animation looks rather cheap and is thus controversial among the fanbase, and the show tends to be too Lighter and Softer (compared to The Clone Wars and Rebels) for any compelling situations. Though this is likely since the show is intended towards a younger audience than the latter two shows.
  • Tough Act to Follow: If it wasn't clear enough yet, complaints that Forces of Destiny isn't as good as The Clone Wars and Rebels are commonplace. In addition, there have also been comparisons to Tartakovsky's Clone Wars, which were also animated shorts.
  • Ugly Cute:
    • The nightwatcher worm is disgusting, but its sad little whine when it's begging for food and then grateful little warble when Rey throws it some junk to eat is surprisingly endearing.
    • The adult sando aqua monster is quite terrifying, but the baby sando seen in "Monster Misunderstanding" is about as adorable as any other water salamander. Its little cry when it's reunited with its mother is also endearing


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