Over the years, diverse representation in the media has begun to rise. However, depending on how the representation is portrayed, it can generate stereotypes. An example of such stereotypes is how strong women are supposed to act. Their relationship with men is undesirable because equality does not exist. This article will describe this topic in more detail by looking at the presentation Prodigy: Ladybird Tales and Chat Noir.
miracle It is a show about two Parisians who are both considered superheroes. One is a girl named Ladybug and the other is a boy named Chat Noir. Despite their changing self-love for each other, neither of them know each other’s true identities. As heroes, they constantly fight the villains that the opponent creates.
Knowing that, let’s examine Ladybug and Chat Noir’s contributions to the plot and how the author writes their collaboration. Throughout the show, they are constantly referred to as “equals” or “partners”. Interestingly enough, Chat Noir has powers of destruction, while Ladybug’s power is for creation. Their opposing abilities are used to showcase their teamwork.
Unfortunately, that wasn’t always the case throughout the show’s run. Chat Noir is constantly being “omitted” to highlight the Ladybug character. She is creative in a sense when it comes to using her powers, while Chat Noir doesn’t show that she does the same thing. The tasks assigned to him are always to “distract” the bad guys or “destroy” things around him at the command of the ladybug. It might not seem like bad assignments, and one could argue that it’s their “roles” that make them work so well with each other. But that’s the problem. here they are Just The roles he was filmed for. He had never before offered visions with Ladybug on how to defeat the villain. Chat Noir only He listens to Ladybug for her opinions and directions on how to defeat the villain.
Moreover, Chat Noir failed several times, allowing Ladybug to make difficult decisions and work on her own. This finally sheds more light on her and how she can be does not depend on hero. But wouldn’t this go against the whole “equality as partners” deal? Shouldn’t Chat Noir be shared equally with Ladybug? Apparently not, considering how little Chat Noir’s contribution is. The writers want to make it appear that Ladybug is that clever and clever superhero that Chat Noir clearly couldn’t be. Where is the equality here? It just makes it seem like the female character deserves attention because she’s there nothing Other heroes with basic intelligence.
In addition, along with the limited roles that are given to Chat Noir, he is always the one who sacrifices himself for Ladybug. If a villain was going to attack her, they would hit him instead. And here comes the role of the “independent” hero in the movie Ladybug. Not once in the whole show did Lady Bag appear physically sacrificing herself for Chat Noir. that it Just Chat Noir. Does this not reinforce the idea that male Who saves the women? Is this the only heroic aspect of Chat Noir?
What’s even more problematic about this show is how Ladybug constantly screams and mocks Chat Noir to show how “confident” she is. An example is when the powers of Chat Noir and Ladybugs are switched. Therefore, Chat Noir has its moral power while Ladybug has its destructive power. This was the moment to see how Chat Noir finally managed to give his insight while battling the villain. Unfortunately, Chat Noir has no idea how to use its creation power during Ladybug without effort Uses the power of destruction in Chat Noir. When Chat Noir has difficulty using her power, she insults the ladybug him while giving advice. This is a common trend when portraying a “confident” woman in the media. However, this not only damages the reputation of a woman who tries to be confident, but it also reinforces the stereotype that afflicts confident women. Depicting a strong heroine, but showing her rudeness towards the hero can be just as damaging as a weak woman who does nothing for the plot. Ladybug clearly doesn’t have to insult Chat Noir to be a “self-confident” heroine. Enabling the female leader to know everything, including working with her new powers, makes the female hero unreal and two-dimensional. If the show is trying to create a “strong” female character, they should show her weak side. You must make it Human And not some stereotype of the heroine.
Finally, Chat Noir is left in the dark for most of the show. Ladybug seems to know more about the miraculous world than Chat Noir. Know the magic system and its limits. So she knew guardian holder Who charmed them while Chat Noir didn’t. Several times throughout the show, the ladybug is shown interacting with the guardian. Chat noir though? apparently not. There is hardly any interaction between him and the guardian. So, while Ladybug is full of new discoveries of magic, Chat Noir remains Chat Noir.
Now, a fan has pushed their concern over Chat Noir and Ladybug’s equality on Twitter, however Miraculous’ creator, Thomas Astruc replied, “I can’t believe a lot of people have a problem with having the duo’s leader girl. Ladybug is not the boss, captain, captain, or boss of Chat. Noir. They are equal. But she drives because of her abilities. Is it so difficult to let girls drive?” His response changes the words of the fans because we clearly know the beetle It appears to be superior. she has more Capabilities; more independent screen time and more Knowledge From the whole world miracles. How is that equal To Chat Noir? What important role, capabilities or knowledge does he have? You have?
Looking at Twitter’s reaction to Astruc, it looks like the writing team is trying to advocate for “feminism,” but it’s actually Failure to represent their female protagonist. How to be a champion even if you are awarded constantly everything? It’s not complicated at all, it’s a copy of what he said Think Confident and heroine females are meant to be. In fact, the writer appears to have inverted gender norms to “please” the female audience, by giving them more power. The show, in fact, only ends up hurting the way male audiences might see what females (and feminists) demand: equality. If females are to be properly represented in the media, they need to complication. This will not only make a realistic representation of the heroine, but also lead to much more realistic Approach to how equality should defensible.