Meteora comes back with a vengeance, sucking the souls of everyone but Marco and Tom, the former of whom sacrifices himself to give Tom time to find Star, sending him away by telling him about his kiss with her scandal! Turns out, she was sent home by a guardian unicorn of the Magical dimension an easter egg for more future lore? Everything that had been building up from previous episodes finally exploded into a wonderful finale for Star Vs. With her work done, Eclipsa returns the wand to Star, who makes a powerful decision to give Eclipsa back what was taken from her, both the family wand and her place as Queen. As mentioned, the most striking element of this episode was all the parallels drawn between Star and her mother. But, she is determined, and after deciding against running and hidi,g Star changes into her magical form and goes to face Meteora. Fortunately, Eclipsa shows up just in time and takes the Butterfly family wand from Star to face the monster her daughter has become. As Marco bands his friends and allies together to fight Meteora, it stands as an example of what Star has been fighting for, a Mewni where people of all origins are working together. In a desperate, final move, Star collects all her magical power into a single blast and takes down Butterfly castle on Meteora.
. Eclipsa attacks Meteora with dark, powerful magic, crying as she must destroy the daughter she never got to know. Mewni is changed forever, and in season 4, I hope we see the effects of this epic battle. The two mess around traveling to various dimensions with no clue that they could use them to get home. Though her father does little to actually help, Star does eventually get help from a romantic interest once again, just like her mother in the form of Marco. Unfortunately, Marco still has his soul sucked out, something Star finds out after waking up in her bed.
Marco fights alongside a demonic monster, a bird-person, a talking unicorn head, a magical high commission member, etc. See you all next season! In the dimension of magic, Star and her mother are still lost to its mind-wiping powers. But, Tom comes back to save Marco, using all the spirits in his body to keep Meteora Busy. Once again, the major thing to praise for the season, and thus the finale, is that things are dynamic. With wand and child in hand, Eclipsa takes off to who knows where. If you indulge Sean on one of his many rants, you might find a few nuggets of wisdom.
With a final attack, Eclipsa defeats Meteora, and the people of Mewni turn back to normal. However, rather than living a normal life, Star continues on having to battle villains both throughout the universe and in their high school, although if only to protect her extremely powerful wand, an object that still confuses her. Overwhelmed by all the decisions she has to make, Marco offers to help by holding off Meteora while she goes after her mother. Family was another big theme, and as one family was shattered, another is getting back together. Not very much in the way of a central theme to the finale, except for, perhaps, that things are not over, which in turn connects to the larger themes of the season, change. After having skirmished with a number of dangerous monsters, Star Butterfly arrives on Earth to live with the Diaz family. Taking the parallels even further, Star storms out of the war room after being overwhelmed and is approached by her father, River, who also approached Moon when she was overwhelmed with her duties as queen.
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