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Someone that gradually opens up, not necessarily a Tsundere , but someone that comes out of their shell , male or female, and comes into their own, so-to-speak. I suppose something dimilar to a coming-of-age story, but not exactly. Things about a char finding themself, or becoming better, because I can relate to wanting that, I guess.


I don't have a number one, but I like that one a lot. Not sure what the term for the one is either. I think Sket Dance had one of those characters.
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The one who is always unperturbed who holds back his/her power. And then when he/she gets serious, you know things are about to go down.


This. Especially when they're about to get serious, it's either at the end of the episode and you're left feeling the intense setup at the cliff hanger. It's like all the hairs on my back start to stick up.

But there's so few good ones, and I've watched most of them already.

Tsundere and Big/litter sister/brother are cool, for cute funny romance animes.
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Posted 3/19/15
Personally I'm a sucker for tsunderes
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I really like villians converted to the good side, because then the story doesn't demand that they fail and they still keep an edge of badness that the main heroes don't have:
ex. Vegeta, Piccolo, Androids 17/18 (DBZ does it a lot ), Orochimaru, Hiei, Midora(kind of), Aizen(maybe?)
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Posted 3/19/15

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Morbidhanson wrote:

The one who is always unperturbed who holds back his/her power. And then when he/she gets serious, you know things are about to go down.


^^^ This. I love when they get serious, and I can cackle behind my screen and laugh about how 'ohhhh, now you done made him mad.'


same here, makes me think of the dude from the Irregular at magic high school. talk about being overpowered, and all the stuff in the beginning is nothing, compared to what he does towards the end of the series (he can bring people back to life)
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If you know what this is, I salute you <3


is ur username based off of kiss x sis or sumtin? lol
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I really like villians converted to the good side, because then the story doesn't demand that they fail and they still keep an edge of badness that the main heroes don't have:
ex. Vegeta, Piccolo, Androids 17/18 (DBZ does it a lot ), Orochimaru, Hiei, Midora(kind of), Aizen(maybe?)


yes, meruem from hunter x hunter is a good example of this, he doesn't necessarily turn good per se, but he becomes almost human and interesting.
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Menthuthuyoupi wrote:

I really like villians converted to the good side, because then the story doesn't demand that they fail and they still keep an edge of badness that the main heroes don't have:
ex. Vegeta, Piccolo, Androids 17/18 (DBZ does it a lot ), Orochimaru, Hiei, Midora(kind of), Aizen(maybe?)


yes, meruem from hunter x hunter is a good example of this, he doesn't necessarily turn good per se, but he becomes almost human and interesting.


but the key difference is that Meruem was technically still on the "villian side" so togashi had to kill him off. The archetype I'm talking about is where the villian gets to interact with the heroes as an ally and gets to have a happy ending (relatively)
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Menthuthuyoupi wrote:


A-Eky wrote:


Menthuthuyoupi wrote:

I really like villians converted to the good side, because then the story doesn't demand that they fail and they still keep an edge of badness that the main heroes don't have:
ex. Vegeta, Piccolo, Androids 17/18 (DBZ does it a lot ), Orochimaru, Hiei, Midora(kind of), Aizen(maybe?)


yes, meruem from hunter x hunter is a good example of this, he doesn't necessarily turn good per se, but he becomes almost human and interesting.


but the key difference is that Meruem was technically still on the "villian side" so togashi had to kill him off. The archetype I'm talking about is where the villian gets to interact with the heroes as an ally and gets to have a happy ending (relatively)


i have no clue who togashi is, maybe that is from the manga but i'm talking about the anime. but seeing how you define it, meruem does not fit your archetype. but i personally live villains who grow and come to see things very differently than they did before, powerful character development.
Posted 3/19/15

same here, makes me think of the dude from the Irregular at magic high school. talk about being overpowered, and all the stuff in the beginning is nothing, compared to what he does towards the end of the series (he can bring people back to life)


He could do it all the time no matter the circumstances. He used it on himself quite a few times through the show. Also due to having to keep his abilities a secret and to protect his sister, but he never really never went into that you pissed me off, he never shows emotions for the most part.
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Posted 3/19/15

A-Eky wrote:


Menthuthuyoupi wrote:


A-Eky wrote:


Menthuthuyoupi wrote:

I really like villians converted to the good side, because then the story doesn't demand that they fail and they still keep an edge of badness that the main heroes don't have:
ex. Vegeta, Piccolo, Androids 17/18 (DBZ does it a lot ), Orochimaru, Hiei, Midora(kind of), Aizen(maybe?)


yes, meruem from hunter x hunter is a good example of this, he doesn't necessarily turn good per se, but he becomes almost human and interesting.


but the key difference is that Meruem was technically still on the "villian side" so togashi had to kill him off. The archetype I'm talking about is where the villian gets to interact with the heroes as an ally and gets to have a happy ending (relatively)


i have no clue who togashi is, maybe that is from the manga but i'm talking about the anime. but seeing how you define it, meruem does not fit your archetype. but i personally live villains who grow and come to see things very differently than they did before, powerful character development.


Yoshihiro Togashi is the author of the manga. And the revalation before death thing is another really good archetype: some development can only happen when you're dying. (Ulquiorra is another example as well as everyone from Hokuto no Ken lol)
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Posted 3/19/15

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saksiss wrote:

If you know what this is, I salute you <3


is ur username based off of kiss x sis or sumtin? lol


Nope! I can see why you'd think that though.
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Posted 3/19/15

Menthuthuyoupi wrote:


A-Eky wrote:


Menthuthuyoupi wrote:


A-Eky wrote:


Menthuthuyoupi wrote:

I really like villians converted to the good side, because then the story doesn't demand that they fail and they still keep an edge of badness that the main heroes don't have:
ex. Vegeta, Piccolo, Androids 17/18 (DBZ does it a lot ), Orochimaru, Hiei, Midora(kind of), Aizen(maybe?)


yes, meruem from hunter x hunter is a good example of this, he doesn't necessarily turn good per se, but he becomes almost human and interesting.


but the key difference is that Meruem was technically still on the "villian side" so togashi had to kill him off. The archetype I'm talking about is where the villian gets to interact with the heroes as an ally and gets to have a happy ending (relatively)


i have no clue who togashi is, maybe that is from the manga but i'm talking about the anime. but seeing how you define it, meruem does not fit your archetype. but i personally live villains who grow and come to see things very differently than they did before, powerful character development.


Yoshihiro Togashi is the author of the manga. And the revalation before death thing is another really good archetype: some development can only happen when you're dying. (Ulquiorra is another example as well as everyone from Hokuto no Ken lol)


okay, thanks for the info. but i find the revelation before death to be very sad, i think it can work very well depending on the anime, but i will not consider it one of my favorite archetypes or something that i look forward to.

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Posted 3/19/15

A-Eky wrote:


greaseandzeppelin wrote:

I love when they get serious, and I can cackle behind my screen and laugh about how 'ohhhh, now you done made him mad.'


same here, makes me think of the dude from the Irregular at magic high school. talk about being overpowered, and all the stuff in the beginning is nothing, compared to what he does towards the end of the series (he can bring people back to life)


I started watching that a while back and I gotta agree. Still need to finish that but good to know he only gets better.
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Simultaneously laid back demeanor and extremely strategic characters. Think Joseph Joestar, Lupin the Third, Isaac Netero,etc...
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