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Do you have a favorite character type that you prefer over others?
a.) yes
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b.) no
29%
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PostSubject: Character Type Poll   Wed Jul 25, 2007 7:44 pm

I realized the other day that three of my favorite characters had a lot in common: Haruko from FLCL, Revy from Black Lagoon, and Ryoko from Tenchi Muyo (several series). All of these characters are what I call the Violent Psycho Chick or VPC ( I don’t care if there is an official name). Then I started thinking about how I hated mascot type characters like Pikachu. (That yellow sewer rat still gives me nightmares.) If you voted yes then please put a character type you either love or hate and list a few points describing that character type and a couple examples from different anime/manga. If you voted no then please post why.
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PostSubject: Re: Character Type Poll   Wed Jul 25, 2007 7:45 pm

VPC traits:

  1. Gender: Female
  2. Age: Generally has a physical appearance of early 20’s to mid 30’s
  3. Diplomacy: aggressive violence, attack first, ask questions later, then finish off survivors, sometimes while smiling
  4. Morality: Nihilist (anything goes)
  5. Logic: highly compulsive depending on mood, very irrational when upset, often rushes into dangerous situations without thinking
  6. Aura: always projects a cool attitude and intimidates everyone who isn’t a badass
  7. History: usually has a troubled past or is otherwise secretive about it
  8. Strength/Skill: abnormally stronger or more lethal than she appears, often surprises enemies
  9. Emotional Expressiveness: almost non-existent to outsiders, very cold, has difficulty opening up to others, even people she likes, sometimes in a lighter or friendly mood around a close group of people or someone she wants something from
  10. Relationships: she’s not above flirting with a character to get something or mess with them, but she seems to lack the ability or confidence to get in a genuine relationship with someone she likes or just prefers to keep to herself, a loner for all or most of story
  11. General Attitude: very blunt, she can’t stand real strategy and is direct about everything from fighting style to conversations, often very rude and impatient, gets pissed easilyMotivation: usually some self interest only such as money or power, but occasionally to help someone she wants something from or secretly likes and/or respects
  12. Motivation: usually some self interest only such as money or power, but occasionally to help someone she wants something from or secretly likes and/or respects
You don’t have to list that many points or organize them the way I did or even use the same ones, whatever is easier for you. The VPC might be my favorite archetype, I’d like to hear a few others though. If Asuka from Evangelion were a little older I’d put her in the same category, maybe I should revise the age range.
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PostSubject: Re: Character Type Poll   Thu Jul 26, 2007 12:15 pm

the reason i say no is because...well ill explain:

my favorite character in Gantz hates violence.

my favorite character in Eureka Seven is very rash. he never thinks things through.

my favorite character in Trigun is kinda stupid, but funny, and then serious.

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PostSubject: Re: Character Type Poll   Fri Jul 27, 2007 1:06 am

If your favorite character in Trigun is Vash then its similar to the guy in gantz because Vash hate hurting people dosent he?

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PostSubject: Re: Character Type Poll   Fri Jul 27, 2007 10:58 am

idk, i didnt think they were anything alike. cause vash is always kinda silly, but the guy in gantz is always sirious.

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PostSubject: Re: Character Type Poll   Fri Jul 27, 2007 8:03 pm

Vash is very similar to Kenshin Himura (i don't know if you're into Rurouni Kenshin or not) too. Some types of characters work better with different stories. Don't get me wrong, i hate formulaic approaches to shows but my point is that particular character types are more common than others, originality is difficult but usually more interesting. (i don't like the genre of music on American Idol, if i did i'd still hate that show cuz of how fake that portion of the music industry is.) I'm very fond of Miyazaki films and i recal that the main character in Howl's Moving Castle is hexed in the begining and spends most of the movie as a fat old lady. I liked the story anyway but i thought it was nice to see an old woman as the hero instead of the typical young and pretty hero/heroine because you never see that. I wouldn't mind watching a show where a fat ugly guy is the hero if the writing is good. (yea, i root for Choji in Naruto) if you disagree then so be it, thx for posting why, i want to hear everyone's view on good charatcers and story telling in anime
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PostSubject: Re: Character Type Poll   Tue Aug 21, 2007 8:57 am

I voted yes. My Favorite Characters are

One Piece: Roronoa Zoro
Naruto: Gaara
Bleach: Hitsugaya Toshiro
Full Metal Alchemist:Edward Elric
Full Metal Panic:Roy Mustang
Fruits Basket: Kyo Soma
Fate Stay Night: Archer
Yu-Gi-Oh:Atemu

My favorite characters tend to be more secluded, the quieter more serious type sometimes the badass or misunderstood character.I think all the charcter I listed are very similiar but, its hard to explain. Very Happy Hope this helped.
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