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Supporting Characters, why do you do this to me.
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Anybody else feel that some of the supporting characters are better than the actual main characters? Mainly, i'm talking about supporting characters in harems but in some cases, other genres as well. List some of the supporting characters that you wanted the main character to be with instead of the lame ass main character.

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Airi Sena from Mashiroiro Symphony

I will never ever EVER forgive this anime for giving her the shaft

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Airi Sena from Mashiroiro Symphony


At the very least, I was surprised. Didn't think they'd turn a side character into the main heroine.
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RolexKid wrote:


Rito2Ru wrote:

Airi Sena from Mashiroiro Symphony


At the very least, I was surprised. Didn't think they'd turn a side character into the main heroine.


Agree to disagree.
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That happens from some the series I watch. Some supporting characters stands out more than the MC.

From the Attack on Titan, Levi and Jean are among my favorites and neither are main characters but as major supporting characters.
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Yes in the rebuilds of Evangelion Mari was much more interesting the Shinji Rei and Asuka
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Yes in the rebuilds of Evangelion Mari was much more interesting the Shinji Rei and Asuka


Disagreement!

Mari's primary weakness in the rebuild movies is how little she fits in with the actual cast. She's essentially a Gurren Lagann character living in Neon Genesis world. Her character falls into none of the traps and social dilemmas the previous 3 fell into.

She might look interesting, but her character doesn't exist. IF she was more than a movie groupie she would have tons of potential, as her own series protagonist? The possibilities are astounding! But in Neon Gen? She's nothing more than a Waifu for Asuka.

That said, Charlotte in IS....what a side character no?

Then you have Rider in Fate/zero who COMPLETELY overshadows our heroine Saber and Kiti-boring-gun-guy-sugi.
Hell, you might as well rename it Fate/Rider and Kotomine are boss and steal the show Night.

A large number of Harem protaganists are damn lacking....

Haganai is an unwatchable mess due to our boring lead. And the two romantic leads carry that show...but they're not as supporting as fits this thread.


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My favorite character from Infinite Stratos is Charlotte. She seems far superior to the other girls or even the MC in terms of how her character is written, plus she's a redhead.
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Felstalker wrote:


uncletim wrote:

Yes in the rebuilds of Evangelion Mari was much more interesting the Shinji Rei and Asuka


Disagreement!

Mari's primary weakness in the rebuild movies is how little she fits in with the actual cast. She's essentially a Gurren Lagann character living in Neon Genesis world. Her character falls into none of the traps and social dilemmas the previous 3 fell into.

She might look interesting, but her character doesn't exist. IF she was more than a movie groupie she would have tons of potential, as her own series protagonist? The possibilities are astounding! But in Neon Gen? She's nothing more than a Waifu for Asuka.



What you pointed out as her weakness is what made her stand out the most She didn't have daddy issues she didn't have mommy issues she wasn't a freaking rock. I would go so far as to say she is the most normal person to pilot an Eva

Ido agree about rider he stoled Fate/Zero

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I've had to avoid pretty much any anime with supporting characters falling for the MC because it seems I've always preferred them over the main love interest, but of course, they'd never be chosen. It's a train wreck waiting to happen and I'll always end up feeling bad for those characters. So better to just not let myself get attached at all. ;~;
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uncletim wrote:

What you pointed out as her weakness is what made her stand out the most She didn't have daddy issues she didn't have mommy issues she wasn't a freaking rock. I would go so far as to say she is the most normal person to pilot an Eva

Ido agree about rider he stoled Fate/Zero



Yet that's what I'm saying! She's like Spaghetti at a Barbecue. While Shinji is a hamburger, Rei the hotdogs, and Asuka the beer, Mari's Spaghetti. You don't eat Spaghetti at a Barbecue!

She stands out simply because she doesn't belong. The new Rebuild movies are known for being less smart more action than the originals, and I just recently rewatched my original dvd's. The Rebuild is hella fun, but Mari is fanfiction level does not belong. She even replaces Nerd and Toji! I LIKED TOJI. His scenes in the original, along with Nerd's, are what makes me hold Neon Gen to a high regard, without them the series become pretentious. IT's the side characters that made Neon Gen to me.

She ain't' even a proper support character!


That said, now that I mentioned it. Toji in the original Neon Genesis Evangelion just shined. His whole Sister and Girlfriend Arc was low key and really grabbed my attention. And his personal episode was just amazing. The entire second Evangelion movie decided to give his arc to Asuka as they didn't have time to develop her character, so giving her his one episode made up for it all. The animation in the original was also damn powerful....I like Toji..I like him a hella-lot more than I should.

Then you have Nerd-linger, the kid who represented Gainax and EVERYBODY ELSE WATCHING THE SHOW. If they just made him pilot an Eva the world would have been saved. It's that damn simple. The kid DREAMED about having something to do, the entire Camp and play part of episode 2...

I just loved it alright? The side characters rock and stole the show for me.
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megatronus wrote:

My favorite character from Infinite Stratos is Charlotte. She seems far superior to the other girls or even the MC in terms of how her character is written, plus she's a redhead.


Laura Bodewig > Charlotte xD



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I've had to avoid pretty much any anime with supporting characters falling for the MC because it seems I've always preferred them over the main love interest, but of course, they'd never be chosen. It's a train wreck waiting to happen and I'll always end up feeling bad for those characters. So better to just not let myself get attached at all. ;~;


watch Shuffle!. best girl, who happens to be a support character, wins. although I hate how the anime turned Kaede into a yandere there near the end...
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Felstalker wrote:


uncletim wrote:

What you pointed out as her weakness is what made her stand out the most She didn't have daddy issues she didn't have mommy issues she wasn't a freaking rock. I would go so far as to say she is the most normal person to pilot an Eva

Ido agree about rider he stoled Fate/Zero






That said, now that I mentioned it. Toji in the original Neon Genesis Evangelion just shined. His whole Sister and Girlfriend Arc was low key and really grabbed my attention. And his personal episode was just amazing. The entire second Evangelion movie decided to give his arc to Asuka as they didn't have time to develop her character, so giving her his one episode made up for it all. The animation in the original was also damn powerful....I like Toji..I like him a hella-lot more than I should.

Then you have Nerd-linger, the kid who represented Gainax and EVERYBODY ELSE WATCHING THE SHOW. If they just made him pilot an Eva the world would have been saved. It's that damn simple. The kid DREAMED about having something to do, the entire Camp and play part of episode 2...

I just loved it alright? The side characters rock and stole the show for me.


I agree Toji was the man when he dropped his pants in front of Asuka when they first met I fell out of my chair laughing I didn't like nerd-linger thought he was just there to fill the class otaku nerd trope

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Easy question for me to answer.

Every Sailor Senshi but Sailor freakin' Moon.
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