Character Influence Meme for Stryder, Talon, Camil, and Tanya.
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In case you didn't know, I LOVE character traits and how to make a character interesting. I finally knuckled down and thought about what my characters are most like. Some may seem a bit odd, but I explain in detail below;
-Aang "Avatar, The Last airbender"
First off, NO, it's not because they both control elements. Aang's resemblance is his "coming of age," transforming from a carefree and naive child, to a youth who doesn't shun from destiny and responsibility. Stryder's journey is that same coming of age tale.
-Goku "Dragonball Z"
Throughout the series, (but more so early on) Goku always has a strong underlying sense of justice and what's inherently right, even when caught in the heat of battle. Stryder, may not be the most attentive, but he carries that same sense of what's right and wrong, even if he doesn't know exactly why.
-Konata "Lucky Star"
Ok, this one is a bit of a stretch. In the series, Konata is a sage of anything anime/nerdy. Pretty much a fountain of useless knowledge. But it's her subtle ignorance to what's "normal" to the rest of the world that hits home. Stryder doesn't really care much for things that aren't relevant to his interests, and to top it off, his logic is almost completely based around his interests! It works!
- Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo "Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo"
Such a ridiculous character all in all. But the trait I'm looking for is that odd sense of making things work out all in the end... regardless the means. Stryder, early on does things at his own pace and to his strengths, not exactly playing by the rules, or even acknowledging them. It's a bizarre sense of fate and luck, but it's Stryder alright!
- Haruko "Fooly Cooly"
In the anime, she's a spunky "git-r'-dun" chick that has a knack for being "balls-to-the-walls" nuts. To the same degree, Camil shares that same gusto, tenacity, and guts. Just not the same taste for hair color...
- Dexter "Dexter's Laboratory"
Camil is a bit of a mechanical genius. I mean, in Stryder's Story, she's pretty much ALWAYS working on something mechanical. And in the cartoon fashion, it's always something obnoxiously huge and metal.
-Twilight Sparkle "My Little Pony; Friendship is Magic"
Yeah yeah, I know, there's ponies involved here. Shaddup and get yer' thong out of a knot already! Twilight is a bit of a nerd and a bookworm, so much so, that she kind of has an idealist view on the world, how things SHOULD work, and how people SHOULD react. Now Camil isn't exactly a social butterfly herself, almost gaining that same "bookworm" status, but with engineering and how-to manuals, but she'll stick her neck out if something seems interesting.
- Lara Croft "Tomb Raider Series"
Apart from a killer body and being an adventurous sort, Camil IS a bit of a "lone wolf." Even when it comes down to the wire, or in combat, she's still the type that feels she's in her element when she's the only one around...
- Ratchet "Ratchet and Clank Series"
Ratchet is a refreshing protagonist; good natured, but down to earth. A bit worldly, but not that easily distracted. Talon is very much the same. He knows where his responsibilities lie, but he can't help but get involved in the more casual scene. It's stressful for him though, trying to balance between lifestyles.
-Church "Red vs. Blue series"
Talon is definitely cynical, especially with what Stryder puts him through. It's not so much him getting mad, so much as it is him being grounded in reality and common sense all the time. He's no one to step out of his comfort zone, and when he does, he's not exactly all gung-ho about it either...
-Applejack "My Little Pony; Friendship is Magic"
Yeah yeah, shaddup. Applejack, as defined by the show, is the prime example of being trustworthy. Talon isn't one to lie, trick or manipulate. More often he's on the receiving end of that. Nevertheless, he always caries his own weight, regardless the situation.
-Good Guy Greg
Ok, I know this is a bit of a "WTF?" thing, but hear me out! This meme is based on the idea of NOT taking advantage of a situation, and instead, doing the responsible thing to do instead, if not going the extra mile. Talon is supposed to be the example of doing the right thing, even if it's not fun in the least. He's supposed to be Stryder's mentor in that regard because of it.
-Mihoshi "Tenchi Muyo"
I'm pretty sure this show is what established the "ditzy/clumsy character stereotype." She's such a fun character to have around, almost like a "what not to do" as a living demonstration. Her tendency to panic and be "by the book" is exactly what Tanya does. It's not that she's idealistic, she's just afraid to break the rules! And still being quite feminine, she's prone to panic when under stress at times...
-Fluttershy "My Little Pony; Friendship is Magic"
It says it in her name right there! She's SHY! VERY much so! Tanya isn't one to vocalize, let alone be confrontational, especially in social situations. She'd jsut rather stay safely on the sidelines and hope someone picks up the signs she's giving.
-Serenity "Firefly series"
I'll admit, I haven't seen the entire series. But from what I saw, including the movie, I was VERY satisfied, especially with the sporadically combat-happy girl in question. TANYA IS A FIGHTER, and a good one at that! She's just not prone to violence, let alone when it's not called for (and sometimes when it is.) When she IS fighting though, her "by the book" standards really shine, being almost spookily efficient at dispatching enemies.
Though quiet and timid, Tanya still has an underlying understanding of fairness and justice. Sometimes this can be blinding in certain conflicts of right and wrong, but for the most part, it comes to her desire to see all people with equality in their lives. Mulan was a motif that women have just as much worth to be respected as men, and though, not the one to live that motif, she still believes it.
So there! The main 4 of my "nirogan" characters. I'll be trying to work these out for my other characters as well!