dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote,

Luann DeGroot: Unreliable Narrator.

As we all know, Evans seems to make something of a meal of how big a jerk Luann is; he loves to turn up the "This Loser is You" knob up to eleven as he gives us strip after strip of his title character being a loud, clumsy, stubborn, whiny, jealous, clingy, lazy, slow-witted social outcast fighting a losing battle against the local queen bee. The problem with that is that the facts tend to prove otherwise; the engine that drives her story line forward is that she and Tiffany are engaged in a battle to see which of the two of them gets to be the alpha dog. Given that Luann is the character who used to describe the others on comics.com, this makes me think that she's selling herself short in a rather odd variant of the Wounded Gazelle Gambit; instead of being the loser she says she is, she's a fairly competent figure trying to disguise her attempt to become the new queen bee by wrapping herself in the Snuggie of victimism and ineptitude as she and her confederates rove the hallways of Pittsville High looking for their chance to finally defeat and destroy their hated rival.
Tags: i can't believe it's not tiffany.

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