I wasn't really talking about the monsters of the week though. It's kinda hard to feel sorry for a minion with 10 minutes of screen time born from a random object like a basketball or candy bar, with the brain power of a insect who can only say one word and has a one track mind that starts and ends with beating up precures. What I was referring to are the higher up types (whatever you'd call them) that control those minions. They are in all respects sentience life forms that in most cases very much resemble humans. In the first season one of the precures had a love interest with one of those bad guys who
died 'returned to their original form' and she took it pretty damn hard. in splash star there was a whole big ark about two villains becoming friends with the precures, getting sent back to their own world(assumed dead for a while), then actually becoming honorary precures themselves, and in GoGo the bad guys were all depicted as business people just trying to make a living and doing their jobs. and here the precures are blasting them back to their 'original forms'. For a dumb minion that means going back to whatever random object they were before(no real loss), for the sentience bad guys on the other hand, they're kind of vague about what their fate is and don't really get into it (all I can remember them saying about it, is something about them returning to their original form). but you can clearly tell many of them are afraid of their fate, They know whatever is coming for them isn't good. There was even one pair of villains who developed a romantic interest in each other, and though scared of what was to come, they took precure's blast while holding hands and accepting their end together.
My point being, they're building up these villains as human like, just so they can get vaporized latter with no remorse for the majority of them. Even if they're not technically 'dying' these guys are still being blasted out of existence as we know it, and you'd think that would bother the precure girls a little bit?
I think I finally understand what kuroneko was getting at in Ore no Imouto when criticizing Stardust Witch Meruru. while subtle, this shows have some really questionable themes going on in them.
and way ahead of you with Pretty Rythm Aurora Dream.