My opinion on Reboot Frightwig



  • I know people don't (or just don't feel it) like the fact that Frightwig is a child in the new reboot, but to be honest, I love this idea of her being in the same age group as Ben and Gwen and glad she's in the series. (And happy they still remember her) I'm hoping they might do the same with Charmcaster (maybe at least 12 or 11 years old), but we just have to wait and see.



  • @Rexfan1333 Yeeeah, no. Like I said before, Frightwig being a kid is just really stupid since that it makes her less threatening and intimidating than she was in the Original Series. I also don't want the same to happen to Charmcaster for partly the same reason (although I wouldn't be surprised if they make her a kid in the reboot).



  • @Tactical-Ochoa Well that's your opinion and that's fine, I honestly think she wasn't really all that Interesting and threatening (she was hot which was about it) in the OS eventhough she had a lot of potential, but I feel making her younger can make her more interesting than in the OS, I really don't mind if Charmcaster is the same age as Ben and Gwen.



  • @Rexfan1333 That's the thing about the Circus Freak Trio. They're not supposed to be that interesting. They're not supposed to be as interesting as other villains such as Vilgax, Kevin, Hex, Charmcaster, Zs'Skayr, and Dr. Animo. They're minor villains that act as minions to a higher, more authoritative figure. That's the purpose of the Circus Freak Trio and that's as far as they should really go as villains. When it comes to being minions, that is where they shine and are at their most unique and distinct because they aren't like typical minions that people are used to seeing. Each member of the Circus Freak Trio has a distinct appearance that makes it easy to recognize them instead of just looking the same to each other as typical minions do. Each member of the Circus Freak Trio also has their own unique abilities and characteristics that helps to make them a greater threat and challenge to Ben since that it requires different strategies to combat each of them, unlike typical minions that all tend to have the same characteristics and abilities as each other. This is what makes the Circus Freak Trio so interesting and threatening. They don't operate like how typical minions tend to operate and because each member has their own unique abilities and characteristics, it makes the trio more flexible in combat, thus making them quite a challenge for Ben to face. IF it's just going to be Frightwig in the reboot alongside her being a kid, they're taking away what defines the Circus Freak Trio at their best.

    Even then, considering how bad things have got with the Ben 10 reboot and considering how they treated the villains in this series so far (most notably villains such as Zombozo, Hex, Billy Billions, and Dr. Animo), do you really think they're going to treat Frightwig any better? With everything that's been done with the Ben 10 reboot so far, they're not going to fulfill whatever potential Frightwig has. They're not going to make her interesting. They're not going to fulfill whatever potential she has. They're going to do to Frightwig what they did to Hex, Zombozo, Billy Billions, and Dr. Animo. Best case scenario, she's just another generic villain. Worst case scenario, they're gonna tear her apart and make her look like a freakin idiot in some poor attempt to bring more comedy to the series.



  • @Tactical-Ochoa I understand, but the circus freaks didn't feel all that interesting to me, I honestly liked Frightwig more because she had potential to be a good guy unlike the other two and a cool design so I'm glad that they didn't forget about her in this reboot and had her as the same age as Ben and Gwen because they might turn her good (maybe not, but I'm kinda hopefull)

    I understand you don't like the fact of her being a kid, this is obviously a alternate universe so it's a new canon, I'm hopeful that MOA have plans for her and Charmcaster as well.



  • @Rexfan1333 What is it about Frightwig that makes you think that she has potential to be a hero? I don't see that in her at all.



  • @Tactical-Ochoa It can work if she's given a proper development (the OS had a problem with not giving the villains back stories, if they did the series would've been a true masterpiece), but she has that feeling that she can turn a new leaf unlike Acid Breath and Thumbskull, Ben has a way to turn some villains into friends at times like the Highbreed and Kevin. (even though Kevin felt rushed)


  • Ben 10 Fans

    I like to see the new Ben 10 Reboot episode clip where Frightwig in disguise and trying to destroying the water park where Ben and Gwen go swimming and having fun there. I wonder will we will see Grandpa Max shirtless swimming at the pool?



  • @Rexfan1333 Ok, I can sort of see the point of the backstories. Granted, not every character and villain needs a backstory. It's not a problem that the Original Series had. We learn just enough from each villain in an ideal way to them. Giving certain villains some backstories isn't going to turn things into a masterpiece; especially if they don't need any backstories. Regardless, the Original Series is already a true masterpiece in its own right. Sometime adding more stuff can actually be a bad thing to do that can affect a show, movie, video game, etc in a negative way. More is not always better.

    I'm well aware of Frightwig as a character and villain and I never got the feeling that she could turn a new leaf. It doesn't feel right for someone like her to transition from villain to hero; especially considering how important she is being with the Circus Freak Trio. No, Frightwig transitioning to a hero won't benefit her. Really it doesn't suit her. It would be out of character for her to stop being a villain. It would work against her as a character and the Circus Freak Trio in a negative way. Frightwig NEEDS to stay as a villain. If Frightwig does become a hero, what does that say to the other minor villains? To Dr. Animo, Clancy, Billy Billions, Michael Morningstar, Phil Billings (Max's old Plumber's partner), Sublimino, etc? If such a minor villain like Frightwig can suddenly become a hero, what does that say to the other minor villains? Should they also turn a new leaf since that Frightwig did? Frightwig transitioning from villain to hero is a bad idea. It's more likely going to work against her as a character, against the Circus Freak Trio in a negative way, and against the series in a negative way. It's too out of place to be viable to do.



  • @Tactical-Ochoa I understand not all characters need a back story, but make them interesting and realistic to the watcher and not some 2D bad guy that does things for no reason.

    I don't think having Frightwig would work as a ture hero, but a anti hero that goes on her own path of good and bad, I still feel it can work if you care about the characters enough and treat them like actually people, give them a reason to do what they do instead of just doing it for the sake of doing it. I'm not saying make her a complete good guy, but a person on a path of good and bad and has reasons to do those things she does.



  • Here is a better look at the new Frightwig, Michael Morningstar (Maybe) and Doctor Animo
    https://youtu.be/NBpfpUEnFVs



  • I'm really fine with Frightwig and Morningstar being children, but I think making Charmcaster a child would be a bit too much. A 12 or 13-year-old (a pre-teen) maybe, but a 10-year-old not.



  • @GoodVibes1999 Yeah. I can honestly see it work, but knowing CNs track record, they would screw it up.