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Posted 4/12/14

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I liked the MC and now people are saying bad things xD I cant win today.
I'm sorry I've been siding with the rain during all your parades today.
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Sacae89 wrote:

I liked the MC and now people are saying bad things xD I cant win today.
I'm sorry I've been siding with the rain during all your parades today.


I dislike the sister more

The MC, so far, is interesting. I love Erika and Leo more than.

And, Yea! You've been against me all day!
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I swear I've seen this before. I vividly remember having watched this fight scene. Was there an OVA of this or maybe I just read the manga? I like the side characters a lot more than Gary Sue and his sister, the girl with the baton and the head of the Disciplinary Committee are my kinda people.
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I swear I've seen this before. I vividly remember having watched this fight scene. Was there an OVA of this or maybe I just read the manga? I like the side characters a lot more than Gary Sue and his sister, the girl with the baton and the head of the Disciplinary Committee are my kinda people.


I love Erika (girl with the baton)
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Yeah, the MC is good. I don't really understand why people keep calling him Gary Stu though, it's been 2 episodes and we've seen him be bad at magic. It seems like some people have this weird idea that main characters aren't allowed to be even remotely competent, probably some of the newer fans that have grown up into these sort of limp(for lack of a better word) protagonists without much personality.
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Gary Stu is almost never a good thing, unless it's done for comedic purposes (which I don't think it is meant to be in this show).

I found him really annoying after while, that and his coldness just rubbed me the wrong way. I liked the setting and the story, I just didn't really care for him.


I'm trying to figure out why he doesn't bug me. Maybe because it's so blatant. I tend to like shows like that for some reason. It doesnt' even feel like a fantasy fulfillment character to me, it's too ridiculous.

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Posted 4/12/14

Sacae89

I love Erika (girl with the baton)



This ^

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Pretty sure Tatsuya and Kirito are two peas in a pod.

lol how so?

They're both textbook Gary Stus; doesn't mean they can't be likable though.

My problem with Tatsuya is harder to define, I just bridle every time he shuts his sister up by waving his hand in her face like some kind of Jedi Knight. I thought it was sexist at first, but now I just think he looks down on everyone equally.

I doubt that's what the author was going for though, so if I just ignore that I'm pretty fine with everything.


THAT!! That right there... that's the thing I hate most about him. I can pretty much overlook his other gary stu qualities, but the way he treats his sister (even if the author didn't intentionally aim for that) pisses me off.
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See the sister I dislike more. She always trying to get people to notice her brother, and have him be the one to give the speech or join the student thing, and whine whine whine. It's really annoying. Her character is so weak.
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Posted 4/12/14 , edited 4/12/14

Insomnist wrote:


Sacae89 wrote:


Insomnist wrote:

Pretty sure Tatsuya and Kirito are two peas in a pod.

lol how so?

They're both textbook Gary Stus; doesn't mean they can't be likable though.

My problem with Tatsuya is harder to define, I just bridle every time he shuts his sister up by waving his hand in her face like some kind of Jedi Knight. I thought it was sexist at first, but now I just think he looks down on everyone equally.

I doubt that's what the author was going for though, so if I just ignore that I'm pretty fine with everything.


I think the bolded thing is why it works. The perfect character is acceptable if the rest of the story supports it well.


The thing I like as compared to some examples is that not Every single character seems built to make him look AWESOMEERR. He's out of scale powerful (although with a few token weaknesses), but a number of the other characters have good life of their own and even put him on his defensive (especially the Student council pres and the Discipline chick). This is a step up for me.

PS: It's just me, I hate the term 'gary stu'. It's descriptive and useful and everyone knows what it means, but it makes me crazy.
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Posted 4/12/14

Sacae89 wrote:

See the sister I dislike more. She always trying to get people to notice her brother, and have him be the one to give the speech or join the student thing, and whine whine whine. It's really annoying. Her character is so weak.


To be honest I don't like her either... I like the side characters better. Like Erika, and the girl with the aura-sight who's name I can never remember.


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Yeah, the MC is good. I don't really understand why people keep calling him Gary Stu though, it's been 2 episodes and we've seen him be bad at magic. It seems like some people have this weird idea that main characters aren't allowed to be even remotely competent, probably some of the newer fans that have grown up into these sort of limp(for lack of a better word) protagonists without much personality.


The thing you're missing is that some of us have read the manga, and that's where we are getting our "he's a gary stu" conclusions from.
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The thing I like as compared to some examples is that not Every single character seems built to make him look AWESOMEERR. He's out of scale powerful (although with a few token weaknesses), but a number of the other characters have good life of their own and even put him on his defensive (especially the Student council pres and the Discipline chick). This is a step up for me.
I think the sister is tryharding so much the rest of the cast gets off easy.


windsagio wrote:

PS: It's just me, I hate the term 'gary stu'. It's descriptive and useful and everyone knows what it means, but it makes me crazy.

I'd prefer to use something that sounded more professional, I just can't think of any perfect synonyms.
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Posted 4/12/14 , edited 4/12/14
Really, the sister is a tad to weak for my taste. Even when the MC is /not/ pushing her around (and yea he does push her around) but even when he isnt she is throwing herself under a train for him. "But-but please let my brother join too...did you see his test scores?!"

I don't know it really bugs me. She's just overly bending her back over for her brother all the time.

Also, she ALWAYS looks at him for approve. She can't answer a question herself unless he nods. Seriously, watch, she always has to get a nod.

SURE this may be if you think he is controlling, but she is also weak to have it go that way.

It can be seen as him controlling, or she cant think for herself.

probably both.
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Posted 4/12/14 , edited 4/12/14
I think she just adore his brother way too much

Well at first I wasnt sure what you guys meant .....I was out of the loop

but his Mr Perfect-ness will become more apparent in the next next episodes or so but I cant wait for it
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OMG GUYS. I was trying not to get negative.

Now my hate for the sister is getting to me.....

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