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Not sure if this fits exactly but my biggest pet peeve is when a female character is introduced as strong, independent, and capable, but is then rendered completely useless - usually because she has fallen in love with the male protagonist.

Orihime from Bleach was actually helpful during the first story arc, but after that things went downhill fast.

Yuya from Samurai Deeper Kyo is very tough in the beginning, but by the end all she does is scream: 'Kyo!' as she watches fights.

Can't come up with other examples but it is something I've noticed time and again, and it bothers me every time. I'd much rather see someone start out weak and then become strong, watching a strong character dissolve into helplessness is irritating.

And I am also a hater of whiny characters, but I'll take it past anime - whiny people, whiny music, I just plain hate whining in general.
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Slaine Troyard from Aldnoah Zero. Not only does he get his enemies killed, but his friends too.
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Whiny main characters.


The whole "I'm not good enough" "my life sucks even though I get to pilot a giant mecha called Evangelion and I get to live with the Hottie hot known as Misato"
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I hate when a strong character gets portrayed as weak further down the road. I also hate when a character is strong but still whines too much (looking at you Accel World)
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Tsunderes





I hate Tsunderes
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Just admit you all want an anime character to feel human as possible.

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Posted 12/17/14 , edited 12/17/14

jutsuri wrote:

Not sure if this fits exactly but my biggest pet peeve is when a female character is introduced as strong, independent, and capable, but is then rendered completely useless - usually because she has fallen in love with the male protagonist.

Orihime from Bleach was actually helpful during the first story arc, but after that things went downhill fast.

Yuya from Samurai Deeper Kyo is very tough in the beginning, but by the end all she does is scream: 'Kyo!' as she watches fights.

Can't come up with other examples but it is something I've noticed time and again, and it bothers me every time. I'd much rather see someone start out weak and then become strong, watching a strong character dissolve into helplessness is irritating.

And I am also a hater of whiny characters, but I'll take it past anime - whiny people, whiny music, I just plain hate whining in general.


Just realized those are the same as mine
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Great minds think alike! Haha!
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I'm the opposite, love Tsunderes but deeply hate Yanderes to the point it makes me drop animes (i did drop mirai nikki; but i couldn't possibly drop higurashi )



I also hate whiny main characters; not to the point it makes me drop animes though.





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Eibzz wrote:

Whiny male protagonists.
Pretty much every harem protagonist that isn't Keima Katsuragi


Koyomi's nothing special, really...
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The not so funny, douche types that aren't arrogantly cute or remotely interesting, but just annoyances who aren't funny in the slightest. Even decent looking Makoto from School Days can't be saved from this character type since he's such an asshole. Like appearances matter when you're an unfunny douche who hardly contributes to a plot, or contributes to a bad, banal, plain generic, or horrific one.

the damsel in distress-- who has to be saved at every waking moment

Male punching bags who continually allow themselves to be beat up by female protagonists. Did your balls ever drop? There's a difference between submissive man and weak ass fuck.

Extremely dominant creepy females. Sometimes yanderes. Some yanderes are mediocre and I don't mind them, others i can't stand. I don't mind Higurashi yandere, but i fucking HATE haruna niekawa

The icing on the cake is Izaya Orihara. Who I have hated since I watched DRRR and will probably hate eternally.
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i hate the gay male lead what surrounded by hot chicks. (has to be gay, else?)

tho to the OP, i for one love yaya. gotta finish that series.
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This is definitely one of mine and is usually is aimed at female characters, though I know it by the trope "chickification". Though the "weakened via falling in love" is one reason, there's another reason I find a bit worse: the idea of "the female main can't be better/stronger than the male".

As for main topic:

-Arrogant/pretentious characters: There's a few I can grow to like but for the most part I just end up wanting someone to topple their precious high view of themselves.
-OP characters: Usually this is aimed at villains that are nigh-untouchable at first, then later become more reasonable when the protagonist has supposedly gotten stronger.
-Damsels in Distress: Unless there's a reason for it that I can accept its just annoying.
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Characters who always yelling, even when they are calm. And the airheads.
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Gafennec wrote:

Slaine Troyard from Aldnoah Zero.
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Not a fair assessment,
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