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Entertainment Review: Dents

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Posted: Monday, July 9, 2018 12:20 pm

Dents is a series that does one thing right, that makes it NEED to be read. Character relationships!

Dents is a story all about how essentially people with Avatar the Last Airbender powers are hunted down and killed after a virus kills off most of humanity. People see dents as dangerous, which we see in the first chapter they most definitely can be. With the main character scarring a character’s face horribly.

The comic then follows Eleanor through a journal of trials and tribulations to save her captured sister, Jacqueline, from the evil and empire that now rules the ruins of the United States. SPOILER ALERT: She does, within less than half way into the season. The rest of the season is Eleanor and crew dealing with the fallout.

Eleanor is a coddled character, in that until she got her powers she didn’t really have to deal with much besides the government kind of treating her bad. She always had food, clothes, a warm bed, and two loving parents to take care of her.

Jacqueline on the other hand has been on the run since she was born, having to fight off genetic monstrosities, the government constantly hunting them, and no other family then the patchwork one she made from other runaways from society.

Jacqueline is revealed to have turned to the “dark side” after being tortured and manipulated. Then the trauma of watching her family dying right in front of her, even killing a man, and not really caring. Maybe even enjoying it, shakes her to her core. Normally when a character in media gets tortured or turn to the bad guys side and come back, they get a nice scar or some minor trauma that fades away over time. With Jacqueline we never get that.

Jacqueline is a dangerous person. She even remarks it herself when she’s around Eleanor. Jacqueline is a broken doll, and no one can put back those pieces the way they’re supposed to be. Jacqueline is traumatized and hurt and the only people who know how she truly feels are the “bad guys” in this story, yet they’re just as broken as tattered as Jacqueline.

In Dents, twins are linked. When something happens to one the other one can feel it as well. Yet, they only get a cursory glance at what their twin is feeling. Eleanor while being sympathetic can never truly feel what Jacqueline is feeling, and never truly feel the pain that be burdens.

This is merely one relationship within many that could be explored and should. Read the first season and you will not be disappointed. Check it out at www.webtoons.com

 

 

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