Though a protagonist’s eyes, we experience new worlds.
Playing a video game for the first time, the main character provides a means, through which we experience the world of the game. If the game is fun, dramatic, action-packed, the protagonist should generally reflect that. And of course, some protagonists do this job far better than others, bringing far more to the table than most.
These protagonists are my favorites in all of gaming. Their individual personalities, the ways in which they let the player experience the game, their general design, all combine to create memorable characters that stand as some of the best of the video game medium–at least, in my eyes.
Having said that–here’s my personal top ten protagonists of gaming!
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Eren Jaeger’s received some flak for his depiction in the Attack on Titan anime, for being a simplistic, basic character. An angry, mindless protagonist who was depicted far better in the manga.
Well. Frankly speaking, that’s not true. Especially considering the release of Season Two, Eren’s actually been portrayed just fine in the anime, and I’d like to explain why.
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The Tsundere is an ever-present part of anime, undisputedly one of the most well-known character stereotypes, if not the most well known. There are three other primary character types- the kuudere, the yandere, and the dandere, but let’s be honest, Tsundere is without a doubt the most well known and distinctive. I mean, there’s tsundere maid cafes, tsundere shirts, and even a wikihow article on how to be a tsundere!
I think, generally speaking, we know what we like about seeing Tsunderes, right? People have actually analyzed why we tend to like such characters, but it makes sense why they would be attractive anyways. They manage to be cute, while still maintaining an aggressive vibe, making them extremely fun characters to watch. The way in which such characters represent the extremes of aggressive behavior, and affectionate, almost shy behavior has proven to be quite interesting. However, we’ve gotta ask- why do they behave that way?
Opinions of all kinds can be seen across the internet, putting forth the idea that the tsundere can exist in real life, or that tsunderes actually display Bipolar Disorder, that they display psychological “splitting,” among many other arguments. As a psychology student, I’d like to pitch in my opinion on the character type- maybe provide a bit of a fresh perspective on the famous archetype. Man, honestly, I’m really, really excited to share what I’ve found out, so, without further ado, let’s get to it!
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