I think it is dreadful that characters in cartoons or movies are rarely crippled, while part of the population is. But, of course, only the ruling class deserves to be presented. Yet that is nothing next to the utter lack of characters with cancer and - why not? - chemo-treatment in ancient Rome. How do you expect them to not feel disenfranchised? I never watch a show if it is not about me, or play computer games if they don't include me or similar. Luckily there are loads of dragons in both.