but ok i had an epiphany yesterday morning as i attempted to get up
so if u think mana aida is flawless or a mary sue or whatever let me explain u a thing
thank you OP! i have literally been thinking about this all day. Mana (for as much as i love her to death) has one huge flaw that is central to the theme of the whole series — her own selfishness. everything she does feeds her self-righteous ego (think back to when she had her apprentice, and she told him the reason she helped others was so that they could thank her). and she is so wrapped up in this behavior that she is oblivious to when she hurts those closest to her. or in the latest episode, she is even willing to gamble with Makopi’s feelings on a hunch that she could help Regina — a hunch that she still couldn’t fully explain by the end of the episode. Mana is extremely flawed and I do think she is being set up to eventually fail in order to reevaluate whether those around her are more important than feeding her ego or not.