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Title: What is your favorite character?
Post by: Aeroblyctos on April 14, 2013, 07:26:45 am
What is your favorite character from all games, movies and books? And why?
Title: Re: What is your favorite character?
Post by: Shinokyofu on April 14, 2013, 08:31:12 am
What is your favorite character from all games, movies and books? And why?

That's ridiculously difficult to answer...I could give you a list of my favorite characters...well, let's stick with him so:

(http://fc05.deviantart.net/fs41/f/2009/034/6/b/Haseo__s_spirit_cries_by_CHorNoCruSader097.jpg)

Haseo, the Shinokyofu. Since my name came from him, I can say that he's obviously one of my favorite.

Why I like him? Well:
1. He can use 4 types of weapons, the Scythe, the BroadSword(Image), the Twin Daggers(or Shotswords) and the Dual Guns. All of them are awesome.
2. He has a harem [-)!
3. You can say that he's the kind of guy that care for his friends very much, but doesn't admit it, probably because it's a "way to show weakness".
4. He turned into a violent PKK, and killed over a hundred PKs alone. All of it just because of a girl.
5. He changes a lot during the game, but at the start, he's the kind of person that has no mercy and that wants power over everything else. Again, just because of a girl.
6. He was probably a child with inferiority complex. You know, he's a just a normal boy that plays a MMO, and Haseo is his character. Everytime he plays MMOs he chooses the "bloody" path. His past character was a PK. In real life, you can probably say that he's a loner :D.

There are another reasons but they are minor. Just making it fast what I like in him is the antagonism within himself, sometimes a psychopathic killer, sometimes a guy that care for his friends that, again, shows that he is not that sociable.

Btw:
PK - Player Killer: Someone in a MMO that kills other players.
PKK - PK Killer: Some one that kills PKs :P.

Oh, and he's from the game .Hack//G.U., there's also a movie and anime for that.
Title: Re: What is your favorite character?
Post by: Jaelbird on April 14, 2013, 03:16:22 pm
^ PKKers are also called as "The Anti" amongst some players.

My No. 1 character wouldn't be tolerated around here so I'll have you stick around with the No. 2!

Most people would nominate some badass fighter as their favourite character, but there is someone else to whom I must doff my hat for:

(http://blog.localditch.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/deus-ex-human-revolution-eliza-jensen.jpg)

Eliza Cassan from Deus Ex: Human Revolution

There simply doesn't exist too many that of Eliza's kind; celebrities who are programmed to spin the public opinions via tools of media for their masters' bidding. Yet, she is aiding the justice the best she can behind the backs of his owners. It is Eliza's intelligence that makes her so unique, not her physical strength that of which she has none.

One does not simply rule the world with plain violence; information has a just as equal role.
Title: Re: What is your favorite character?
Post by: Shinokyofu on April 14, 2013, 04:45:18 pm
One does not simply rule the world with plain violence; information has a just as equal role.

True enough. In fact, we're weak, because we don't have information. Hum! Hum! It's a conspiracy!

But now I'm curious about the "character that wouldn't be tolerated here". A Hitler-like character? A Edward-like character? Or something even more hated than these :o? If you really don't want to say, can you send me a PM? Don't get it wrong, I'm just too curious about it ;D.
Title: Re: What is your favorite character?
Post by: Aeroblyctos on April 15, 2013, 01:44:55 am
Very interesting views here! Keep the characters coming!

I'm using some of the information for the book I'm writing. I want the characters be unique / likeable.
Title: Re: What is your favorite character?
Post by: Shinokyofu on April 15, 2013, 12:36:08 pm
Very interesting views here! Keep the characters coming!

I'm using some of the information for the book I'm writing. I want the characters be unique / likeable.

So can I post more ;D?
Title: Re: What is your favorite character?
Post by: Aeroblyctos on April 15, 2013, 01:08:30 pm
Very interesting views here! Keep the characters coming!

I'm using some of the information for the book I'm writing. I want the characters be unique / likeable.

So can I post more ;D?
Of course.
Title: Re: What is your favorite character?
Post by: Jaelbird on April 15, 2013, 01:38:26 pm
k lemme bring me official bucket list for favourite chars right over...
Title: Re: What is your favorite character?
Post by: Shinokyofu on April 15, 2013, 09:22:13 pm
Okay, here is another character of my list. I have a huge list of favorite characters, and I like them for a lot of different reasons. By the way, none of my characters will spoiler-free, so be careful.
 
(http://imageshack.us/a/img132/2084/lelouchlamperougefull27.jpg)

Lelouch Lamperouge (a.k.a Lelouch Vi Britannia). He's a character from the anime Code Geass.

Why I like him? Well,

1. He's not the strong, honored and kind hero. He's weak, cruel, manipulative and...intelligent. You could say he follows the "Maquiavel's" principle(results over means). In another words, he can do anything to get what he wants.

2. In many ways, he has a king/god-like behavior. He can be a little too "marvelous" sometimes, but in general, he's too much of a badass.

3. He's special power is the Geass, some kind of absolute power of manipulation(or you could say that is total submission), but he can only use it once for each people, and he has to make eye contact (see the image, he's using it). The way he uses it is SO creative that kept my mouth open for at least half minute(Something like this :o). It's a perfect power for him.

4. He's a human too. I don't like the make this comparison, but you could say that he looks like Jesus Christ in a way. He would be the incarnation of God or something(He isn't, but he looks like it), but he still has human limitations. His emotions, the relationships with other people, his personal opinions. He can be awesome, but he's not perfect. He's intelligent, but make some very bad mistakes in the anime. Please don't flame me with religion, but Jesus wasn't perfect, because he had human limitations.

5. In the end, he sacrifices himself to fulfill his wishes. You could say that it's another reference to Jesus. He took all the anger and hatred to himself, and died with it. BUT, perphaps he's not dead. Some theories say that he's still alive(and there are some reasons for that possibility, besides that's also another reference of Jesus).

Just finishing it. You know, I like to talk about religion as some kind of book/anime/movies and such, you know, because if you want to believe that it's all real, you can, but some people may not think so. I'm not atheist though...By the way, the Christian references are my opinions.
Title: Re: What is your favorite character?
Post by: Jaelbird on April 16, 2013, 12:42:53 am
(http://s3.zerochan.net/Lelouch.Lamperouge.600.27424.jpg)

3. He's special power is the Geass, ... (see the image, he's using it).

Humm...

That awkward moment when your online image host screws around.
Title: Re: What is your favorite character?
Post by: Shinokyofu on April 16, 2013, 11:51:51 am
His eye. It's his eye :P. Can't you see it?
Title: Re: What is your favorite character?
Post by: Jaelbird on April 16, 2013, 12:09:24 pm
His eye. It's his eye :P. Can't you see it?

LOL :D I love such perfect sarcasm! Wow wow wow, I wish I was as good as you are on it.
Title: Re: What is your favorite character?
Post by: Shinokyofu on April 16, 2013, 01:17:25 pm
His eye. It's his eye :P. Can't you see it?

LOL :D I love such perfect sarcasm! Wow wow wow, I wish I was as good as you are on it.

You overestimate me (seriously) ...

By the way, I'll keep posting characters, since I found it to be pretty fun ;D.
Title: Re: What is your favorite character?
Post by: Shinokyofu on April 16, 2013, 05:37:57 pm
I'm addicted to this thread ;D. I won't stop posting until my character list ends or until Aero say that I can't post anymore ::).

(http://imageshack.us/a/img802/3921/unlimitedbladeworksfsnb.png)
Archer(a.k.a Emiya Shirou), from the visual novel Fate Stay Night. Yeah, it's written as archer, but it's his name(it's related though).

Why I like him? Well...

1. He's a really badass character, but he doesn't underestimate anyone and respects those with power. He knows his own limitations too, and he won't sacrifice himself for a pety reason. He's the best at surviving and he's really smart too (not in Lelouch's Level though).

2. He is a "hero with regrets". Breaking the principle of the "perfect hero", Archer went into the world of a hero, but he saw that it wasn't good at all since he couldn't save people without killing others.

3. He has the amazing power of "Projection". With it, he can creates any weapons that he knows about and that he saw at least once and that he can clearly visualize in his mind, mainly swords. In theory, his copies aren't perfect, but he can make historical fantastic weapons such as the holy sword Excalibur, the dagger used by Theseus, and, maybe, even Fradz' Swords :o.

4. He also can imagine his own "world" and project it. In this world (see image) his powers are at the max, he can make lots of projections with ease and manipulate them as he wants. And to summon this world he has to make a interesting ritual:Archer's Chant: Unlimited Blade Works (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hXB53OyTsPM#)

I have to say, at least 75% of the reason I like him is his "badasses", his powers and his chant(that is SO awesome). But his story makes you think a lot about what "being a hero" is.

It's funny, that his counter-part(his past self), it's not as cool as him or as good as him(he's not a bad character though) and he doesn't enter in my list of favorite characters.
Title: Re: What is your favorite character?
Post by: Aeroblyctos on April 16, 2013, 11:42:10 pm
(http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20110708235849/bleach/en/images/thumb/a/ab/Aizen.png/290px-Aizen.png)

One of my favorite characters is a villain, Aizen. I usually prefer villains over good guys because of they usually have more interesting attributes.

I do like Aizen because:

- He seems to be so powerful no one can actually challenge him
- I like that he isn't cocky about his superior powers
- I like that he's very polite
- I like that he's a calm person and with so much mysteries
- He like to plan just about every move of his making him impossible to defeat
- He likes to talks, no matter what situation, small talk. He uses rare words making his dialogues epic
- In reality he's depressed because he's too powerful for anyone and no one can challenge him

More of him: http://bleach.wikia.com/wiki/S%C5%8Dsuke_Aizen (http://bleach.wikia.com/wiki/S%C5%8Dsuke_Aizen)

Title: Re: What is your favorite character?
Post by: Jaelbird on April 17, 2013, 07:02:31 am
Wow, am I the only one to actually bring something other anime to the table here? Shouldn't this thread just be renamed as "Anime/Manga Thread V2"?

Hope you enjoyed the western culture as well. Bye.
Title: Re: What is your favorite character?
Post by: Pourquoi on April 17, 2013, 09:54:34 am
One of my favourites: Ser Davos Seaworth, a smuggler, turned knight, turned Admiral, Lord, and Hand of the King, from A Song of Ice and Fire.

When you read A Game of Thrones, you'll easily find Eddard Stark as the centre of everything, and his honourable personality is reminiscent of typical fantasy heroes. And around 3/4 of AGoT, he dies like a wretch, executed by a petty brat of a king who thinks that killing him in front of a huge crowd will make him look 'tough'.

In A Clash of Kings, I quickly found Davos a perfect replacement for Eddard, and even moreso since he does not ascribe to honour so heedlessly and is not unaware of the dangers around him (like Eddard).

Despite his past as a lowborn smuggling pirate, he is one of the few truly honest men in Westeros. Rarely have I seen an 'everyman' character written so well or so lovingly. His chapters are unassuming, humble, and more moving than most, IMO. He only has to mention his wife and family once or twice and you already get a sense of his love for them: a proud father and a loving husband.

He's a nice guy to an impressive degree. When his king's former Hand (and his predecessor) is thrown into the dungeon for treason, Davos tries to defend the man and point out his good intentions so the king wouldn't kill him.

However, he's not blindly loyal to his king as usually perceived by most people, as when he has a boy smuggled out of the capital to save him from being burned alive as a sacrifice.

He never sweetens his words, even in situations where it would benefit him.

In the Crapsack World of Westeros, he is one of the two people whose moral compass does not get in the way and get them killed.
Title: Re: What is your favorite character?
Post by: Shinokyofu on April 17, 2013, 11:50:43 am
Wow, am I the only one to actually bring something other anime to the table here? Shouldn't this thread just be renamed as "Anime/Manga Thread V2"?

Meh :P. Almost no one post in my thread, and the principles are different. I'll try to choose more characters from games...

Hope you enjoyed the western culture as well. Bye.

Sadly for you(or not...probably not), I'm not really into western culture. I'm not saying that it's bad, and I DO like some of it, but the japanese culture is the one that dominates me [-)
Title: Re: What is your favorite character?
Post by: Shinokyofu on April 23, 2013, 07:05:30 pm
Hahaha, it's a girl this time!

(http://www.forodecostarica.com/attachments/33324d1269986281-q-personaje-le-gustarias-ser-w146358271..jpg)

Damn it, why does the image always get so big? I'm too lazy to fix them myself :P.

Ryougi Shiki, as you can see, is a girl(really!) from the light novel Kara no Kyoukai (the image is from the movie adaptation The Garden of Sinners. Yes, a anime movie).

Why I like her?...She's a girl!...Okay, it's not because of that(that would be racism :P).

1. She isn't kidding as you can see in the image :o. She's a more-or-less human that died but that forgot it. I mean, because of some really problematic situations in the past, She keep getting less and less human-like. In the end, only her body was left and, perphaps, some feelings. I'm not speaking figuratively, she REALLY kept getting less human, but it's a little complicated to explain it. I can say it's related to her powers.

2. The knife, the ability, the eyes, nothing more.Yet this girl is so OP that she would be banned in all games :o. Of course he has the special power to help(see it?), but even without them she would still be a incredible assassin.

3. Dat eyes [-)! Her power comes from them, but even without them she would still keep the power(don't ask me how...). Mystic Eyes of Death Perception is the name, and the name kinds of give a explanation of what she can do. To see death that is. Well, in fact, the true name would be something like  Mystic Eyes of Origin Perception, or Eyes of Divine Perception, something like that, but I won't get into details because the post would get too long.

4. "If God exists, I can kill it" ... ... ...  :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o. Okay, I'm not atheist, but how many characters do you know that compare themselves to God? I know lots! But they are all suckers, and they aren't really that powerful(Some are though). This girl, however, is something else, and can even make me believe that she could actually kill God. Oh, and such excuse as "Something so abstract doesn't have a life/can't die to begin with." She doesn't care :P, and watch your mouth, some people here are religious(I think).

Ugh, yet again I mentioned religion. Please don't kill me guys, I'm not really criticizing any :P.
Title: Re: What is your favorite character?
Post by: megmaconqueror on April 23, 2013, 08:02:18 pm
I would have to say my favorite character is Gatharoth.

Gatharoth doesn't have a picture for him. D=

He is actually a character of my own creation.

The idea on how he looks is a very beautiful angel, that has hands and feet of a demon. And the most evil and blood thirsty expression you can think of.

I have different variations of him, the two major ones are

1: An extremely intelligent, but blood thirsty person. Who has scientific knowledge thousands of years beyond the current knowledge. Which he uses to create monsters that terrorize the world, and defend himself in his bastion.

2: A very cunning, and emotionless being that loves nothing more than to indulge itself in tearing the flesh and tormenting any other living creature. It uses it's beauty, charm, and any other method to lure prey into it's traps.

The reasons why he is my favorite is as follows.



Quote from: Shinokyofu
Why I like her?...She's a girl!...Okay, it's not because of that(that would be racism :P).

That wouldn't be racism, that would be sexist. :D

Title: Re: What is your favorite character?
Post by: Aeroblyctos on April 24, 2013, 11:52:15 am
Good job guys. Keep the characters coming. I'm learning a lot from you guys.
Title: Re: What is your favorite character?
Post by: Shinokyofu on April 24, 2013, 12:58:39 pm
megma: Your character is awesome. I don't think it's bad to put a character you made as your favorite. Self-esteem in the first place ;D(besides the character is really good as I said already). I think I like the second variation more though.

Well, that said, now I'm really afraid of you :P. Please don't kill me. I'm a good guy :).

Quote from: Shinokyofu
Why I like her?...She's a girl!...Okay, it's not because of that(that would be racism :P).

That wouldn't be racism, that would be sexist. :D

Sexism*(perphaps it can be sexist too...). And I know that :P.
Title: Re: What is your favorite character?
Post by: Shinokyofu on May 10, 2013, 09:22:20 pm
No, I didn't run out of characters, I just wasn't in the mood to post more ::)

Here we go!

(http://img228.imageshack.us/img228/6726/2006121806182006al0.jpg)
Ha! A smaller image now!

Plain, simple anime guy and yet a really good character for me. He's Kyon from The Melancholy of Suzumiya Haruhi. His true name wasn't given in any part of the series(neither the anime and the novel), so he's called Kyon.

Why do I like him?

...Beats me. Actually, I like him for his situation. A "so normal" human being in a "not normal at all" situation. But I guess I like him for some reasons.

1. His ability of reasoning is pretty amazing. Nothing out of the normal, but he's quite intelligent. He's kind of cold when it comes to surprises or unnatural situations. Of course, he can't manage a death-life situation with that face in the image, he's a normal human after all.

2. Ah, the irony. Nothing really special or complicated, but he's good with irony. I mean, since the novel happens around his perspective, we can often see what he's thinking. I'm not really a big fan of irony, but a good one always make me laugh [-). The comedy in the novel(and anime) is pretty much more than half(in my opinion almost all) of it made of his comments and thoughts.

3. In a situation that he can't change, Kyon pities himself while comparing his situation with some mistake a big idiot(him) made. Something like: "A situation of some idiot who pushed a big red button that clearly had 'Don't Push' written all over it, and then started a time bomb. This idiot now has to carry the bomb all the time while waiting for it to explode, but it doesn't have a timer, so he doesn't know when it'll happen. He can't dispose of it either, because he can't find a proper place to do so, what's more, the bomb is glued in his hands with super glue. And the worst thing is, it isn't known what will happen when it explodes. Perphaps the world will come to an end, perphaps it is just some kid's toy and nothing will happen it all. The idiot is me, the bomb is Suzumiya, and who knows what will happen...". Some other comparisons are also made.

4. A simple, yet mysterious character. Even if he's, in theory, plain and normal, no one knows much about him. No one in the story actually knows why he's in a such ridiculous situation while he is only a normal human being(in fact, some actually know why, but don't know the explanation for it). Neither his name nor much of his past are revealed. Yet, such a normal person wouldn't have a epic or sad history to tell. In fact, he probably don't talk much about his past because he doesn't think it's really worthy telling it.

5. He has a weird general knowledge, making some random references to famous(or not that much) people or facts in history. It's not like he has a ridiculous amount of knowledge...I would say that he does his homework [-). Perphaps for this reason and some others, he doesn't really believe in anything. He also has cultural, religious and some other knowledge in the area, but he doesn't(didn't) really believe in gods, aliens, monsters, unnatural and not normal things. It's almost looks like the world is making fun of him, since he's situation would be, for many other people and also himself, unbelieveable.

Like I said, I don't have much complaints of him, and I really think his situation is pretty amazing, so I decided to put him here. A epic and amazing character? Not at all, but he's a good character for many reasons.
Title: Re: What is your favorite character?
Post by: Blackdoom59 on May 11, 2013, 03:54:28 pm
Just going to point one from the warcraft lore.Not my favorite of all(i just can't choose) but deffinetly my favorite character in warcraft.
(http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20101017183203/wowwiki/images/2/2e/Thrall_magazine_cover.jpg)

He's just too awesome.Started as a starving slave he united all the orc clans , cured the orcs from the blood pact(50%)  and founded a new homeland.And not to mention all the ****  he did in WoW.A true legend.
Title: Re: What is your favorite character?
Post by: Pourquoi on May 13, 2013, 06:44:55 am
(http://awoiaf.westeros.org/images/thumb/1/1a/Tywin.jpg/250px-Tywin.jpg)
A character who was written so well that I have come to absolutely detest him: Tywin Lannister from A Song of Ice and Fire. I often see Tywin characterised as cold, measured, rational, unemotional, controlled, pragmatic, and overall a ruthlessly efficient politician; that's for sure. On the other hand, he is utterly amoral, a horrible father, and a sorry excuse for a human being.

He has a special mix of an utter callousness for human life, a flagrant disregard for justice, duty, loyalty or honour, completel lack of any personal code, a twisted, oft indulged cruelty and no redeeming tragic background to excuse any of it.

He keeps constantly on hand bloodthirsty monsters like Gregor Clegane and Vargo Hoat, is completely uncritical of their actions, and is always willing to use them. His tactics in war are incredibly dirty and underhanded. He will **** and pillage and torture as a tactic. Flying false banners. He will not blink to murder children. He doesn't give a **** about human lives, except when it fits him.

You might say that he brought peace to the realm during the 20 years he served as Aerys the Mad King's Hand. What peace? The kind of peace that exploded into a rebellion that swept up half the realm at the drop of couple of roses. He was flagrantly disloyal, at the end, of course. But before that - he was utterly unreliable. We saw how much he cared about the kingdom, how willing he was to leave it in Aerys' mad hands the moment it doesn't serve his interests anymore.

And then we have Tywin the father. He only cares about his elder children Cersei and Jaime as extensions to his own power and legacy, and there was almost nothing of actual parental love in his behaviour, and what he'd done to his dwarf son Tyrion was purely malicious and outright not efficient to any personal goal - he hated him simply for being an ugly dwarf in a family with a reputation of having good looks, and for his frequent whoring.

He also doesn't understand one bit about his children at all. He always raised Jaime as his heir, even after he disinherited himself by joining the Kingsguard - Tywin simply thought he'd release him from his vows and have him inherit; in reality, Jaime cared more about fighting than ruling his lands. Cersei, well,... one of the only few good things we ever hear about Tywin was that he smiled for Cersei. Good job parenting there, considering she was murdering her friends as a preteen.

And now Tysha. Tyrion married her, a commoner girl, without his permission, and she was raped by an entire garrison, to teach Tyrion a lesson. This isn't measured, rational, unemotional. Its bizarre. Over the top. A piece of pure, gleeful theater of torture and cruelty, topped off with the lies, the money, forcing Tyrion to go last. This is what he did to his son for daring to fall in love with someone he found inappropriate. Thats not how anyone with a shred of maturity, or a conscience, would deal with the situation.

Finally, his end in ASoS was as satisfying as it could be. Tyrion found him in his bed, sleeping with Shae, his ****; and, remembering of what he did to Tysha, Tyrion strangled Shae to death and confronts him in the privy. Even as Tyrion has him at crossbow-point with his pants down, he keeps badmouthing Tyrion's wife and treating his son like a joke. Tyrion does not take it well... Such a fitting end for a monster.

Compare him to Eddard Stark. His honour got him killed, but also ensured the undying loyalty of nearly all of his bannermen after his death; while even though everyone in the Seven Kingdoms fears him for his power and prodigious mind, none of them cared a **** about him after his death, with Jaime refusing to leave the Kingsguard to succeed Tywin, Tyrion exiled, and Cersei quickly running the realm to the ground with her madness. When his competent brother Kevan takes over the regency, he is killed because he is the only man who can keep the Lannister regime from collapsing. Now with Kevan dead, I'm eagerly waiting to see how spectacularly the Lannisters fall in tWoW.

It is ironic how the actions of a man always obsessed with his family's legacy have just been facilitating the downfall of his very house.