foobar137 replied to your post:I enjoyed Phineas and Ferb Star Wars as much as anyone, but what did you think about Isabella in the special? For me at least she was actually my personal favourite part of it, watching her be so sassy and badass, and a nice character arc that really made so much sense to me once I analysed it.I love this Isabella. Ponder just what would make her a crack pilot and smuggler at…even if we assume they’re aged up a bit from the main show, she can’t be older than about 13. She’s drinking frikkin’ juice boxes.
It’s so easy to accept that Phineas & Ferb can do anything at their age, but when you add that jaded personality to Isabella, it puts it into perspective. THESE KIDS ARE 9.
At first I wasn’t sure what her motivation was to help the boys other than to catch up to Solo, but given that she and Han do seem acquainted, maybe SW!Isabella’s closest human relationship was a bitter rivalry and that just seems too much for a kid
YES. She’s even worse off than Han, which is saying something, and I think that scene toward the end just pressurizes their insecurities about reaching out and helping other people, or at least beginning a meaningful relationship with someone you just had a life-or-death experience with. Even the kiss at the end fits with her character—she doesn’t normally have a filter in expressing exactly what she thinks, so once she concedes that she’s open to caring about them as people, then she won’t hesitate to let Phineas know she’s willing to give a romantic relationship a shot. It’s like she’s just gotta make up for lost time in letting people into her life by pulling them in.
Q:Also if you're getting this emotional about Star Wars I wonder how you're going to react to Night of the Living Pharmacists? I'm already terrified of probably having to watch all of the characters I love one by one get transformed into freaky zombie Doof things, and not only has a leak made me very interested in Phineas and Isabella's roles in this, I'm also wondering how DOOF will feel about accidentally causing something so catastrophic. Nevermind that I'm worrying about everyone else. D:
I’m fascinated by how the story will be structured because, really, it sounds like it could easily fit into an 11-minute form, but we know we’re getting an hour of material, which means it has to delve into an emotional story crux as well as the obvious humorous set-up. Some of the screencaps we’ve seen look really intense. (Fairly certain that one of Perry and Doof dangling off the edge of something was from that special?) BUT YEAH, IT’S GOING TO BE GREAT. I’m really happy they finally got to do a zombie episode, and that they’re going to go all-out with it.
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Q:I enjoyed Phineas and Ferb Star Wars as much as anyone, but what did you think about Isabella in the special? For me at least she was actually my personal favourite part of it, watching her be so sassy and badass, and a nice character arc that really made so much sense to me once I analysed it.
I love her arc in it, too, and I think going a slightly different route with her character in the special really shook things up in the best way. Her relentless competitive streak has always been part of her nature, but this Isabella lives in a world that makes it difficult for her to succeed, purely because she misses out on a lot of opportunities and has to make do with what she has. (It’s also a testament to how important it is for these characters not to isolate themselves. Isabella is a badass, but an embittered one, without even a Wookiee sidekick to bounce ideas off of. It changes the whole dynamic between her & the Flynn-Fletcher brothers, but in a way that reveals a lot about the canon!Isabella we know and love.
My brother mentioned that the scene with her, Han, and Chewbacca seems almost unnecessary, but it isn’t, because it’s crucial that we get that emotional beat of the three of them actively choosing to be involved, to take a risk because it’s right, because they care. That was such a great thing to see. :)
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