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    Default Favorite Anime character archetypes (when done right)

    Title says it all. I personally can like any one of them if I'm able to get into the show and the characters themselves but what are your favorites if you have one?

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    I love tsunderes, from Kurisu to Taiga, I love 'em all.
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    Traps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jb View Post
    Traps.

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    I prefer tsunderes, but one yandere always takes the cake: Gasai Yuno. You gotta love her.


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    The spineless loser lead guy in romantic comedies.

    I am sure most of you are think, "how can anyone like that guy?" I can see your point, as the character archetype is usually pulled off terribly. But when done right, like Godai from Maison Ikkoku, they actually are sympathetic and relatable. Sadly the character type, like most archetypes in modern anime for that matter, has been exaggerated to the point of near parody, so it is rarely done right.
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    I don't know if this is even an archetype but: The Boastful Man

    If done wrong they can seem like an arrogant jerk but in the cases of Kamina or Rider from Fate/Zero they're downright inspiring.

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    The insane villain~ the type who laughs madly, has bulging wide eyes, is insanely deluded, mocks everyone and has fun whilst aimlessly slaughtering civillians~

    You can't help but hate and like them at the same time xD

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    Another for the tsundere-train over here. Though I prefer them when they're not constantly enraged and violent, especially when said violence is done in an overly comedic way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jolteon91 View Post
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    Adding to the chain of traps.

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    Yanderes and Yangires.
    See: Mirai Nikki & Higurashi No Naku Koro Ni.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charizard Champion#06 View Post
    Adding to the chain of traps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charizard Champion#06 View Post
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    What about Genki Girls? Those cute bundles of energy like Sapphire Oak from PokeSpe. I love 'em (not in THAT way but I find them adorable like a box of kittens).

    As for traps, I may never figure out how and why they'd dress up so much like girls that they're indistinguishable from a real girl. It's so uncanny and mind boggling. Whoever they are should have careers acting.
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    I like emotionless girls, like Black Rock Shooter or those with a split personnality like Solva in Needless. She's cute and charming outside but inside she's a sadist and lady-swears-a-lot. Or cute and psycho if you prefer. Here's a video made by a guy who got all my respect. Ok the first seconds are a bit off but watch it completely and you'll see Solva switching from normal to battle. One of the best amv on a character that I saw on Youtube.
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    The aloof genius characters. They usually have a arrogant side to them and can't stand being wrong. Its fun seeing them act all superior because they really are until plot power kicks in for the dumb main to catch up.

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    I am a fool for Yandere. Something about the raw passion behind the trait is such a turn on. I tend to also find alot of tsundere's and tsundere behavior adorable. I find yangire a tad overrated, but I enjoy it from time to time in appropriate doses.

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    mhh...I like Tsundere, Kuudere, and Moe characters. Trip seems the type of Kuudere, and Iris seems the type of Tsundere
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    I like characters who are just laid-back and all smiles that (usually) have a hidden wisdom to them. Tsunderes are also cute, though I prefer them mild hehe.

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    My favorite has got to be that villian that is purely evil and sadistic, but honestly believes himself to be the savior of the world, and will go to any lengths to see his goals realized. Prime example: Dewey Novac, from Eureka Seven.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerda Foks View Post
    My favorite has got to be that villian that is purely evil and sadistic, but honestly believes himself to be the savior of the world, and will go to any lengths to see his goals realized. Prime example: Dewey Novac, from Eureka Seven.
    Light Yagami is a better (possibly the best?) example of that, if you ask me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jolteon91 View Post
    Light Yagami is a better (possibly the best?) example of that, if you ask me.
    Freeza's my favorite too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by matt0044 View Post
    Freeza's my favorite too.
    Wait, what? Maybe I missed something but how is Freeza a good example of that?

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    ^Frieza is not example of that as he was just a major dick, excuse my language.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerda Foks View Post
    My favorite has got to be that villian that is purely evil and sadistic, but honestly believes himself to be the savior of the world, and will go to any lengths to see his goals realized. Prime example: Dewey Novac, from Eureka Seven.
    I think the trope you are looking for is: Well-Intentioned Extremist

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