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Offline BlueMango

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Undervalued Characters
« on: February 20, 2017, 07:13:25 AM »
Thought it would be an interesting subject to talk about.

Have you ever had a character that you like – maybe even love – but they just don’t seem to get any appreciation from the communities around you or even their own creator? Maybe their contributions to the plot or core themes go unnoticed, maybe their personality doesn’t have the same appeal for others or hell, maybe you just think their design is just that good.

Well, time to shine the spotlight on them.

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Re: Undervalued Characters
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2017, 07:23:36 AM »
A character that gets no love?...

Mari from prison school. She is seen as a B----h. The fans hate her. Even the anime figure companies don't like her. Hana has three figures. Meiko has like five or six. Mari has zero. I collect prison school figures and it's starting to look like a Meiko tribute wall.



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Re: Undervalued Characters
« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2017, 08:44:27 AM »
Just kind of in my opinion...well, I have something of a list.
>Emma Frost
>Anko Mitarashi
>a lot of characters I love tbh.

I can probably do a more full version with explanations later. For now I leave you with these two.
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Re: Undervalued Characters
« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2017, 09:30:57 AM »
Undervalued characters. Hhhhm,

I don't want to say Ami was undervalued in Toradora but she was really the strongest character in the show and had much better chemistry with Ryuuji then Taiga and was a natural match for him as their personalities contrasted and lined up a lot. There was maybe more in common with them. Ami felt more human then the others, especially when we learnt more about her.


Kurumi from Kimi ni Todoke. She's first introduced as a villain and obstacle for Sawako to overcome, but as soon as that arc finishes we don't see her very much. She's very mean but after she tells a bit of backstory we start to sympathize with her. Her conflict with Sawako was the strongest bit of the first season, Kurumi didn't do very much after.


Megumi, Food Wars. C'mon this poor girl. One of the things that bothered me with this show is how Souma heroes it at every turn. Megumi has that one moment to prove herself and bro is like step aside I got this. Megumi totally got the shaft in this show.


Can't think of too many, I generally like all the well received characters in shows.