Fiction and Fantasy

Category: Character Study

  • Character Study: Levi – An Outsider (Attack on Titan)

    This post will contain spoilers for The Attack on Titan anime You have been warned. Warning: This post contains images of gore and violence. Reader discretion advised. — With Attack on Titan, there’s no character that tops official and unofficial fan favorite lists more than Levi Ackerman.1, 2, 3, 4 Funimation 2013-2019 He’s the poster […]

  • Sora’s Character Development

    A little goes a long way when it comes to displaying who a character is and making them endearing to the audience. It doesn’t take much for me to fall in love with a character if the writers make time for character development. There’s something about seeing a character being themselves that I just adore. […]

  • The Archetypal Characters of Kingdom Hearts

    Photo by Sime Basioli on Unsplash Kingdom Hearts is a powerfully atmospheric video game series: the iconic opening cutscenes prove this time and time again. Characters fall into an ocean that dissolves into air as they land on stained-glass windows that shatter underfoot. Utada Hikaru’s Japanese pop music accompanies these visuals, providing an otherworldly and yet somehow familiar […]

  • Character Study: Who Is Eren Jaeger? (Attack on Titan)

    This post will contain spoilers for The Attack on Titan anime You have been warned. Funimation 2013 On the surface, Eren Jaeger of Attack on Titan seems like your typical shonen protagonist: he’s a young boy with aspirations of grandeur (to drive out and kill1 “every last one of” the Titans) and has an almost […]

  • Character Study: Reki (Haibane Renmei)

    This post will contain spoilers for Haibane Renmei You have been warned. “This is my cocoon dream. The nightmare that has been tormenting my existence in this world… I remember cold winds stinging my cheeks that were wet from tears… I was too tired to think. I remember wanting to become a stone. A stone […]

  • Vash the Stampede: Building a Character (Intentional Pacing)

    The anime Trigun begins like a classic Western. No-good outlaws rule the land, making life especially hard for the ever-dwindling population of law-abiding citizens who just want to eke out a wholesome living. 1998 Madhouse There’s far more money to be made in a world with no rules, where the man with the fastest trigger […]

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