Ben-To. While I agree that her character is pretty much terrible, I don't think you're supposed to like her. At all. However, for some reason, I really do like her. Miko Miyazaki from The Order of the Stick is yet another character everyone seems to hate (which got a little dampened after her death). I liked her from the start, though.
Lawful Good antagonist while also functioning as a satire of how Paladins are often played in D&D.
Actually there's plenty of people that love her, which is why she is a Base Breaker.
ReymmăI share this feeling about MM. I was often dismayed at her actions, but I recognised they formed a consistet character with a real motivation. But above all, she was not treated fairly by the author. The main characters do some very nasty things to the Goblins, including killing them while defenseless, and are never brought to account for it. (Belkar is, but lightly.) I liked MM because when she said that Belkar is a reckless psychopath that these supposed heroes should not be associating with, she made more sense than any of the party. For the same reason I quite liked Celia.
Azor AhaiYeah, I've set this before, but I don't like the Straw Loser characterization Miko and Celia got, and the fact that I'm not sure Burlew is great at writing female characters, and besides the Alignment stuff, a lot of the characterization is about how Miko is a nag and Celia is a ditz. So, I kind of like them because the author is unfair to the characters. For similar reasons (although this is more a case of fans hating them than the author hating them), I like Catelyn and Sansa Stark in A Song of Ice and Fire.
Drowtales. I liked her.
ReymmăCelia was obviously intended to annoy readers who wanted to see more fighting, but I never got the impression that she was made into a straw pacifist or treated unfairly like Miko. She was a character with her own view point and things played out fairly plausibly. Certainly, her arc saw Belkar get some of what he deserved. I don't think Burlew has any problem writing gendered characters, rather he's good at giving them distinct motivations and letting them go their own way without distorting them for the story, but the morality of things is played out with a real protagonist bias.
but the morality of things is played out with a real protagonist bias.And is frequently lampshaded as such. After all, they are in an RPG Mechanics Verse and they know that they are the goodguys by virtue of being the Player Characters. They get called on it from time to time, too.
edited 14th Jun '12 11:31:27 AM by Fighteer
World's Toughest MilkmanHmm, I'm going to have to say the Murderous Moppets from The Venture Bros.. I don't know why, but they just make me giggle. In a show that's basically an homage to scrappiness, they manage to turn being annoying into a near super-power.
"Existential Despair" is an oxymoron.
Wow, I've got a lot of them.
edited 21st Jun '12 9:14:29 AM by FalconPain
The 11th GroverYou know, there seems to be a whole bunch of Daisy fans around here. I, too, even know the pain of dealing with folks telling me that I only pick Daisy because she's got the best top speed out of the medium-weight characters in Mario Kart Wii. It's like folks refuse to believe that there's an entire group of fans that think brunette tomboy princesses that don't get constantly kidnapped are awesome. Also, I think I avoided much of the Daisy hate because the game that many cite as her worst appearance, Mario Kart Double Dash, was my least favorite of the series and consequently the one I played the least. (Also, to my chagrin, retro races from that game are always my worst tracks in Mario Kart Wii and Mario Kart 7.) Also... what the... when did Estelle from Tales of Vesperia get added? I loved Estelle as a character - I thought she was believably naive early on, and grew out of it appropriately. Plus, she set up Yuri from some of his best Deadpan Snarker lines. Not to mention all of her interactions with Judith about A-Cup Angst.
The Sonic Wiki CuratorI like pretty much all of Sonic's supporting cast characters, especially Shadow and Big. Of course, I like Sonic and Dr. Eggman (both Classic and Modern renditions) far more than all of them, but still, they're alright with me.
edited 21st Jun '12 11:12:12 AM by Komodin
I refuse to believe Gaz was added as an example of a scrappy.
MINE!Gaz is listed as a scrappy ?! "idontwanttoliveonthisplanetanymore.jpg" I never hated navi, i barely noticed her sounds at all and she does tell you were the next doungeon is ONCE every time it's needed, not like later characters like Phi "Oh you are below 3 hearts! USE A HEALTHPOT NOW!!!!" "Use my detection so i can show you that the doungeon is rigth at the end of this linear path with almost zero branches". I also never hated scrappy (granted i didnt watch much scooby doo at all), but as a kid I just thougth him to be hotblodded but loveable.
edited 23rd Jun '12 3:29:47 PM by Kiefen
Apparently. I call for a riot!
MINE!Her Day in the limeligth episode was what got me into that show, because of her over-the-top sociopathic behaviour
Exactly! She's such a lovable psychopath.
I actually liked Elle Greenaway from Criminal Minds (although I love Prentiss) and I don't understand why she was disliked. She was rather badass, focused on her work and very serious about it.
OMNIA RESOLVITUR DIALECTICE
The Other TroperVanille from Final Fantasy XIII. Sure her execution leaves a lot to be desired, but she actually tries to help. And her outfit admittedly hits a lot of my Fetish Fuel buttons.
I'm on the internet. My arguments are invalid.
Smells of Alcohol, Tacos, & ShamePoor Tidus from Final Fantasy X. I liked him because it was nice having an optimistic lead character in Final Fantasy for a change, instead of one mired in angst.* But even if he was kind of a twerp in the beginning, he didn't have any malice or mean badly, and he grew through the game. I do agree about his Rummage Sale Reject status, though. Seriously, what's up with that belly shirt?
edited 2nd Jul '12 9:06:15 PM by Doryna
It's all a conspiracy.Oh dear, I have quite a few. Shinji Ikari is one of my favorite characters in NGE. I find him interesting since I find his reactions to being suddenly forced to be a defender of Earth to be pretty realistic. I mean, I understand why people find him annoying, because sometimes people just don't want to deal with a main character who's very clearly clinically depressed, but for me, I like 'em. Kyuubey. I'm a little perplexed that this one is even on the list! Don't get me wrong, sometimes I love to hate him and I enjoy the "Everyone Hates Kyuubey" tag, but the show wouldn't have worked nearly as well without him. There's just something about a sociopath mascot character that I find fascinating and hilarious. Sera from Fire Emblem. She was actually one of my favorite characters when I played that game. Yeah, she's obnoxious sometimes but I find her sort of endearing and her conversations with Erk are genuinely funny. Actually I find all of her supports pretty interesting. Princess Sally Acorn was a role model to me as a kid, I loved her and still do. Honestly I love her enough that I treat Amy Rose as The Scrappy due to shipping (which is probably kinda bad on my part). Tingle and Navi from the Legend of Zelda series. I find Tingle amusing, and I think Navi was super helpful the majority of the time and I actually liked her as a character overall. (Compare her to Tatl, which has a lot of "hints" that tend to boil down to "Shit I dunno I'm just a fairy, you come up with something!" Although I still like Tatl as a character, but she's pretty useless as a helpful teammate in comparison to Navi. Which was probably an intentional Take That, Audience! come to think of it.)
ReymmăAt least with the first episodes, the one I find annoying is Asuka. When Shinji doesn't want to go on a mission, it's because he's scared for life. When Asuka doesn't want to go it's because the special suit makes her look fat. I don't see how Kyubey belongs here... I love him as a character concept, but I hate him as a person, and that seems the usual reaction.
edited 3rd Jul '12 2:12:27 AM by Feather7603
I think Big the Cat is pretty tolerable as well. He was at one point my favorite character. His SA 1 gameplay was a tad dull, but still fun in small doses, while his moveset in Heroes is pretty good. He was also an attempt at a unique but humble new addition, rather than all these new Sonicalikes that are hyped as the new hip and badass lead character. As for Satam, from what I know Bunnie is actually one of the more tolerated characters to non-fans of the show and comics. Sally is by far the most polarizing character. I thought Sally was fun enough in the show, she got way to much spotlight over the others and her dynamic made Sonic look kind of incompetent (I'm not big on one sided Closer to Earth relationships) but she at least had palpable quirks and flaws that made her sympathetic and amusing. And she was voice by Kath Soucie. Archie Sally on the other hand is twice as glorified with the addition of being bland as cardboard. I like Amy as well, even if her Tsundre moments get obnoxious at times.
edited 9th Jul '12 6:14:10 PM by Psi001
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