Breaking Ranks

Breaking Ranks and the Cycle of Violence

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Another Fandom Following article for you all, this time a character analysis of M’gann M’orzz from Supergirl and Finn from Star Wars, two characters who break ranks with their militaristic society to join with the enemy and survive as outcasts. In other words, two of my favorite characters with a powerful arc that represents breaking the cycle of violence.

“Separated at Draft: M’gann M’orzz from Supergirl and Finn from The Force Awakens

Characters can give you déjà vu. You see them on screen and something about their arc or their backstory strikes you as familiar. You think to yourself, “Hey, haven’t I met you somewhere before?” When two characters (or stories) from different fandoms might as well be the same, we call that ‘separated at draft.’ Like Asami Sato and Kate Kane.  They’re like twins (or triplets) separated at the drafting board instead of at birth, get it? (Shut up, we have great metaphors.)

Just last week, one of my friends pointed out that M’gann M’orzz was Supergirl’s Finn from Star Wars: The Force Awakens. It was an offhand comment, but it stuck with me. The more I thought about it, the more I realized that she was right. M’gann and Finn were basically the same character. I grew even more excited to see M’gann’s arc this season. See, I loved Finn in The Force Awakens (I like him even more than Rey, for whom I have a shit ton of love), so seeing him/his arc brought to life in my current favorite TV show gave me such joy that I needed to share it. Though filled with brokenness and pain, their stories are powerful and uplifting, which is exactly what we need these days. So without further ado, I give you the next installment of Separated at Draft: M’gann M’orzz and Finn.”

Read the rest at The Fandomentals (please do, I’m so proud of this one and these characters deserve all the love)!