Types of characters you like or want to see?

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Types of characters you like or want to see?

Post by thesleepykitten » Fri Aug 03, 2012 2:59 am

Everyone loves a good romance when the character is interesting and likeable. :D (I hope ^^; )

(Sorry, bad at making topics. ^^; But maybe it'll encourage people to post here etc, since I'm interested...)

In various otome/dating sims etc there's archetypes - the jock, the bookworm, the nerd, the nice guy, the bad boy, playboy, the tsundere, (yandere!) etc, or similar personalty molds that have become a staple.

So I was wondering... is there a character type you wished to see more of? Or a character with a certain trait that you would like to see explored? Whether it's an obstacle the character has to overcome, a quirk, a physical appearance (human or not), or is into a hobby that isn't really common.

And for fun, what are your favourite types of characters?

I confess I love megane characters (characters that wear glasses.) Like Ryan from Winter in Fairbrook, Lawrence from Always Remember Me, Travis from Alistair, and I'll probably go for Darren from Nicole first. I don't think it's really the glasses themselves, but the traits that come along with it. (i.e. logical, rational, seemingly cold and rude but warms up to you, or very shy/awkward socializing around people, may or may not love studying/books/video games/computers.) I don't think I've seen many jocks that also happen to wear glasses? :lol:

As for more characters I want to see... Still thinking. ^^;

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Re: Types of characters you like or want to see?

Post by MarSel » Fri Aug 03, 2012 5:23 am

I like the joker, always love a laugh plus I married mine <3
Zelos was my fav joker because when you got his pairing you found out way he is the way he is and flaming red hair win/win

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Re: Types of characters you like or want to see?

Post by jack1974 » Fri Aug 03, 2012 8:37 am

As male player I like strong/determined women :mrgreen: As game author I honestly like most of the personalities you mentioned, but if I have to pick one I like the "crazy" personality like Frebo of Spirited Heart. I mean the genius type, maybe somewhat arrogant, but also unpredictable. Is very fun to write and to play 8)

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Re: Types of characters you like or want to see?

Post by Lady Dee » Sat Aug 04, 2012 2:21 am

I have a soft spot for characters that fall in love at first sight or are quick to develop a crush on the MC, I like to have at least one of those characters in games that involve a relationship system. I also like characters that are socially awkward but when you get to know them better they are quite adorable. And I like the characters that are really friendly without being the pushover nerd or a flirt that is overly friendly. And last but not least I like the spoiled rich kids who are nice in their own way but are still pretty bratty. Basically I like every character type except for pushover nerd or megane. I'm not very picky but at the same time I am XD

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Re: Types of characters you like or want to see?

Post by thesleepykitten » Mon Sep 03, 2012 10:44 pm

I adore the socially awkward characters as well, especially when they have a sweet side to them that they had trouble expressing before.

And I also like strong/determined women as well, especially in an otome game. I don't mind RPing a variety of personalities, but I love it when the main character has a bit of spunk to her (Re: Alistair, etc.).

Loved Zelos in Tales of Symphonia. I'm usually not a fan of playboy types, but Zelos was hilarious and super fun.

Glad to read all of the suggestions/likes so far.

Are there also types of characters you *don't* like seeing in otome/dating sims...?

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Re: Types of characters you like or want to see?

Post by MarSel » Wed Sep 05, 2012 5:37 pm

Character that are full of themselves but don't seem to have a reason for it i.e tragic past.

I love Alistair+++

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Re: Types of characters you like or want to see?

Post by jtitor » Wed Sep 05, 2012 8:11 pm

I guess I like cute and adorable, then snarky and cool and then tragic bad-idea trainwrecks. Don't know which I'm drawn the most, I would say trainwreck and cute stuff, so I prefer them combined :)
Also Sauzer is Varric level of cool so naturally I want more characters like this. Every game needs Varric.
And I'm with Lady Dee on crush stuff ^^

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Re: Types of characters you like or want to see?

Post by biscuit » Sat Sep 29, 2012 9:03 pm

I generally like the characters that are a bit more of a challenge-- glasses aren't necessarily required, but it seems that most of the ones I like do! (like Re:Alistair, Rhett from Lucky Rabbit Reflex, Ryan from Winter in Fairbrook) They need a bit of time to penetrate the cool/prickly shell, but are nicer once you get to know them.

I also like characters that have a sense of humor, since it makes me (as a player) like them more, and I find it endearing. The humor and the challenge aren't mutually exclusive either! It makes it feel more special for me that I managed to 'win' their heart.

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Re: Types of characters you like or want to see?

Post by thezooqueen » Sun Sep 30, 2012 12:47 am

These kind of stories are always fun

A expunk or badguy/criminal meets a lady *just barely at age* in distreess. She need help. At first he wants nothing to do with her and shrugs her off. But as she hears the voices of her pursurers coming closer she begs/bribes him. ((He is not a bad guy anymore but hard to shake the years of experiaance)) He gives in to her relentles begging if just to get her to quit crying..... Take it from there

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Re: Types of characters you like or want to see?

Post by daikiraikimi » Sun Mar 03, 2013 12:15 am

I really like strong female characters as well-- I am also a huge fan of gender non-conforming characters. You barely ever see them, though.

One thing I really, really like is bifauxnen and cross dressing female characters/reverse traps. Explanation: http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/Bifauxnen

Also rough and masculine female characters (http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/TheLadette)

I would also be interested in seeing a trans character. I think that there could be a really interesting story built up around them!

It's nice to have this kind of thing once in a while-- a heterosexual couple with reversed gender roles. Another thing of note is the difference between "beauty" and "cuteness" in male and female characters. Like, a beautiful and elegant male character or a really adorable male character. I would say in general I prefer "beautiful" characters to cute ones, but lots of people like both male and female cuteness. Anywho, those are the types of characters that I like to see! I think that Winter Wolves does an excellent job of this already-- lots of variety in love interests across different games. :)

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