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Favorite character archetypes
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Every anime character falls under one. What are you favs? Mine are:

Jerk with a heart of gold
Action girl
Big sister
Crouching moron, hidden badass
Ax crazy
...just to name a few.

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Posted 12/28/13
Omnipotent villain hero who dies in a blaze of glory.

or...

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More like cringing moron hidden badass.You have to get the shame in there.Tragic self destructive love.
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I'm a big fan of the Batman-styled Archetype. Known as the Byronic Hero.

Like Guts from Berserk, Kenshiro of Fist of the North Star, um....Kikuchiyo of Seven Samurai AND Samurai 7, Rider in Fate/Zero
The big manly man types, the kind of people who'll help you if you need help, and will NEVER ask for your help.

If someone asks for help, they don't really need it.
If someone truly needs help, they won't ask for it.

I am in the middle of replaying Dragon Age 2, since I've replayed Origins about twice every year since it's release, I figured I could actually finish DA2 this time.
I can't play the game if my character isn't a tough-as-nails 2-handing beast of a Champion who always picks the direct and rude dialogue options.
I mean look, I'm the Champion of Kirkwall here, when I walk into a room I expect gift baskets, baskets filled with gold coins and magical underwear. If i don't get this Gift Basket, heads will roll.

In addition, I far prefer characters who're more free than constrained. When an anime story tells someone they can't do something, they better do it. I don't care if someone says "You can't save everyone" or "Please don't touch the painting" HE HAD BETTER SAVE EVERY GOD DAMN PERSON AND TOUCH THE PAINTING.
I'm really liking One Piece due it's central theme being exactly that. Being a Pirate isn't "being evil or good" it's "DO what you want, when you want, because you want"

And Delinquents. Not the boring Clannad "We don't go to class because we're troubled" style delinquents. The Yu Yu Hakusho "I go to school to beat up the other students, and talk loudly in the halls so my teacher knows that I'm not sick or anything, but deliberately not going to class in order to spite the system" style. GTO, Yu Yu Hakusho, Cromartie High, Beezlebub style students.

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Posted 12/29/13
I notice the :

wild cheerful girl - Minako Aino, Ritsu -k-on
Cool badass girl - Saber
sometimes the tsundere
The quiet, shy type - hinamori momo - bleach
Posted 12/29/13

AnimeKami wrote:

Omnipotent villain hero who dies in a blaze of glory.

or...



And he died a white knight virgin. The End.
Posted 12/29/13
Hidden badass
Shy type
Troll type
Insane personality
Comic relief type

way too many to count.
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Posted 12/29/13

AnimeKami wrote:

Omnipotent villain hero who dies in a blaze of glory.

or...

Life of a Gentleman I'M NOT QUOTING THE ENTIRE PICTURE AGAIN, SPOILER HIDING POWERS OR NOT!


Yeah, Episode 1 I saw that happening, and I was just like no, NO! That's not what I want to see!

And I stopped watching it... until my sister dragged me back to it.....in which she had the same response when it happened and I got to be all I told you so and...

Nooooo, that's the exact opposite of what I like in a character!
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NO SHAME: I like my tsunderes.

Also, the troll (think my dear friend Megumi Chihaya from Servant x Service).

And, on occasion, the hyper-overblown personality (think Kamina from Gurren Lagann).
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I'm rather fond of The Atoner, The Artful Dodger and The Knight Templar.
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Posted 12/29/13 , edited 12/29/13
The energetic leader AKA the Haruhi Suzumiya.
The calculating badass.
The ultimate bro AKA Kamina.
The dakimakura seller. Pretty much any heart-clutchingly cute character.
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25 / M / Seattle, WA, USA
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Posted 12/29/13
The shy or cowardly one. But that isn't as common.
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Posted 12/29/13
I'd say the lazy guy who turns out to be a total boss when needed to.
Ex. Izayoi Sakamaki (Mondaiji-tachi ga Isekai kara Kuru Sou Desu yo?) and Ryner Lute (The Legend of the Legendary Heroes)
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20 / M / Texas
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Posted 12/30/13
Nice, goofy, and turn out to be badass. (Vash from Trigun, Luffy from One Piece)
Schemers (Izaya from Durarara, Lelouch from Code Geass)
and...
Kamina
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40 / M / Minnesota, USA
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Posted 12/30/13
I like Sarcasm, lots of Sarcasm. Usually with a healthy dose of Chronic Hero syndrome. I like Action Girls and best girl, imo, is always the one who can take care of herself. I get a kick out of the MCs that are bewildered by the growth or existence of their harem, provided they aren't too clues about it and actually realize they have one. (I'm looking at you Ichika)
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