Looks like my favorite choice is the last one for the poll. Poor Marie.
I played the series last weekend and from the moment she showed up she was going to be the one I pursued in my play through. I do not have specific reasons why but the scene the first time I played where she
The second game I spent all of it wondering if the cast from the first game was going to re unite and I was waiting for it.
Finally I get to the third and to my great joy everyone is back.
Of the four women in the game I had this mentality.
Lora = mom. Yeah not going to be able to get past that part.
Ebele. With Robert. I know the plot has the two grow distant, but that mindset was with me when I started and it stayed.
It is not that I dislike either of the two characters above, I simply feel no real draw to them as I do the two to follow up.
Juliette. Ok have to admit she's a close #2 choice for me. (And some days depending on mood a clear winner.) Her whole no nonsense attitude and direct nature are two traits I really am drawn to among others she has in high supply. However she's a bit more blood thirsty than I am comfortable with. (Remember she wants Morgan to go back to raiding, which means blood and guts maiming and killing.)
Marie. As mentioned above I liked her from scene 1 of game 1 and that didn't change. I will admit the hurting oneself for attention, or out of despair thing really does bother me and would be something of a warning flag in a real life scenario. However I am going to overthink it and write a poorly typed defense for some of those things. Game 1 pretty much establishes that
I am not sure how much time passes between 1 and 3, but it is safe to say that somehow she survived and ended up in the set of isles that game 3 takes place. Now she ends up pretty well stranded and penniless in an unknown and fairly hostile land. (Pirates remember.) Somehow she manages to find a way to make a living. She's already been run through an emotional roller coaster. Then to top it all off Heileen shows back up and the third game's plot happens with plenty of other things to keep the stress up. Even the strongest person will eventually be worn down by too much of an assault on his or her emotions.
When I think of the two characters I was drawn to the most both of them have a hidden emotional depth or strength that takes time and patience to discover. Juliette's assertiveness makes her strength of personality obvious and one has to dig to find the softer parts of her armor. Marie requires playing the first game and a bit of reading between the lines of the things she does to see her strength of character.