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http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interest/2017-01-26/male-college-students-rank-final-fantasy-heroines-as-girlfriends/.111452

This is absolutely offensive.

No, not because of "objectification" or anything, but because these choices suck. I mean, even if we're going to ignore the fact that the best girlfriends would obviously be Rinoa or Garnet, Lightning, the worst FF girl ever, is the top ranked one. There are so many characters in final fantasy who would make better candidates than Lightning. Even if we only counted those with the vaguely tsundere tendency and sophistication that apparently made Lightning so popular, we would have Beatrix, Terra, Yuffie and more. And those gals didnt even make the top 5.

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I'd argue that it's mostly a cultural difference thing. The western audience is more about warm and vibrant female leads, versus the strong and stoic female leads that are adored in the Japanese society (when it comes to video games, at least). Holy smokes, run-on sentence! Anyways...

The most important thing is that they polled college students. Not all younger generations will go through and play the earlier versions of the series. I know quite a few westerners who haven't even touched Final Fantasy VII and that their first Final Fantasy was FFX/X-2 (which means.. "Who's Tifa? Yuffie? Beatrix? What are you talking about?").
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^i haven't touched any final fantasy series. is that bad? :p
and why there's always a sequel to a final fantasy, that makes no sense
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Lightning is beautifully designed, but she is one of the worst.

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"The survey was limited to 200 participants." Lightning won with 17 votes. Even Trump did better than 8.5% in the popular vote.
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iriomote wrote:

"The survey was limited to 200 participants." Lightning won with 17 votes. Even Trump did better than 8.5% in the popular vote.


But there were way more candidates in this case .-.
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I'd argue that it's mostly a cultural difference thing. The western audience is more about warm and vibrant female leads, versus the strong and stoic female leads that are adored in the Japanese society (when it comes to video games, at least). Holy smokes, run-on sentence! Anyways...

The most important thing is that they polled college students. Not all younger generations will go through and play the earlier versions of the series. I know quite a few westerners who haven't even touched Final Fantasy VII and that their first Final Fantasy was FFX/X-2 (which means.. "Who's Tifa? Yuffie? Beatrix? What are you talking about?").


Wait. That can't be true. I have never play the Final Fantasy series and I know who all they are.
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ninjitsuko wrote:

I'd argue that it's mostly a cultural difference thing. The western audience is more about warm and vibrant female leads, versus the strong and stoic female leads that are adored in the Japanese society (when it comes to video games, at least). Holy smokes, run-on sentence! Anyways...

The most important thing is that they polled college students. Not all younger generations will go through and play the earlier versions of the series. I know quite a few westerners who haven't even touched Final Fantasy VII and that their first Final Fantasy was FFX/X-2 (which means.. "Who's Tifa? Yuffie? Beatrix? What are you talking about?").


Wait. That can't be true. I have never play the Final Fantasy series and I know who all they are.


Really? Tifa I could understand but the other 2 don't strike me as recognizable for people who arent series fans.
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paul25454 wrote:


ninjitsuko wrote:

I'd argue that it's mostly a cultural difference thing. The western audience is more about warm and vibrant female leads, versus the strong and stoic female leads that are adored in the Japanese society (when it comes to video games, at least). Holy smokes, run-on sentence! Anyways...

The most important thing is that they polled college students. Not all younger generations will go through and play the earlier versions of the series. I know quite a few westerners who haven't even touched Final Fantasy VII and that their first Final Fantasy was FFX/X-2 (which means.. "Who's Tifa? Yuffie? Beatrix? What are you talking about?").


Wait. That can't be true. I have never play the Final Fantasy series and I know who all they are.


Really? Tifa I could understand but the other 2 don't strike me as recognizable for people who arent series fans.


Yea, I have friends at the time who play Final Fantasy and they talk about them all the time. I just listen and ask them about them. But it been a while since I heard about Yuffie and Beatrix.
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I'd argue that it's mostly a cultural difference thing. The western audience is more about warm and vibrant female leads, versus the strong and stoic female leads that are adored in the Japanese society (when it comes to video games, at least). Holy smokes, run-on sentence! Anyways...


Okay, I have to object here. When I think Japanese games I do not thing "strong female lead". A strong female lead in Japanese gaming is even less common than one in mainstream anime.

As for the list.

Lightning is utterly awful, yes. She is a gender bent Cloud.
Yuna had an entire game devoted to her being in an all girl j-pop band.
We all know the real reason TIfa is on the list despite being from the oldest game represented.
Serah is even more awful than Lightning.
Vanille is also awful. ( The entire cast is awful ).








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ninjitsuko wrote:
I'd argue that it's mostly a cultural difference thing. The western audience is more about warm and vibrant female leads, versus the strong and stoic female leads that are adored in the Japanese society (when it comes to video games, at least). Holy smokes, run-on sentence! Anyways...


Okay, I have to object here. When I think Japanese games I do not thing "strong female lead". A strong female lead in Japanese gaming is even less common than one in mainstream anime.

As for the list.

Lightning is utterly awful, yes. She is a gender bent Cloud.
Yuna had an entire game devoted to her being in an all girl j-pop band.
We all know the real reason TIfa is on the list despite being from the oldest game represented.
Serah is even more awful than Lightning.
Vanille is also awful. ( The entire cast is awful ).










I dunno. Vanille was the only FFXIII girl I was attracted to, I would think these guys agree with me seeing as they put her at #5 and I can't remember anything about her actual character other than she had a whip and reminded me of Orihime from Bleach.
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I dunno. Vanille was the only FFXIII girl I was attracted to, I would think these guys agree with me seeing as they put her at #5 and I can't remember anything about her actual character other than she had a whip and reminded me of Orihime from Bleach.


That's not exactly a ringing endorsement. >.>

She can be physically attractive and still be awful. As for her actual character it was "Generic annoying cutesy upbeat cheerleader".



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octorockandroll wrote:
I dunno. Vanille was the only FFXIII girl I was attracted to, I would think these guys agree with me seeing as they put her at #5 and I can't remember anything about her actual character other than she had a whip and reminded me of Orihime from Bleach.


That's not exactly a ringing endorsement. >.>

She can be physically attractive and still be awful. As for her actual character it was "Generic annoying cutesy upbeat cheerleader".





Ah, so I was right on the money then.

Cool
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Ah, so I was right on the money then.

Cool :D


I can't really argue there. >.>

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octorockandroll wrote:
I dunno. Vanille was the only FFXIII girl I was attracted to, I would think these guys agree with me seeing as they put her at #5 and I can't remember anything about her actual character other than she had a whip and reminded me of Orihime from Bleach.


That's not exactly a ringing endorsement. >.>

She can be physically attractive and still be awful. As for her actual character it was "Generic annoying cutesy upbeat cheerleader".





I take it you're not a fan of the genki girl archetype.
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