Character Analysis, The Mind of a Character

Zenkichi Hasegawa: Losing Sight of Justice

**Spoilers for Persona 5: Strikers ahead!! If you haven't finished Jail #5 yet, do not read!** So, I finally finished Persona 5: Strikers. It was pretty good. I've got my issues, but that's a topic for another day. Either tomorrow or next week. Today, I'm gonna focus on the thing I loved the most: the… Continue reading Zenkichi Hasegawa: Losing Sight of Justice

Anime, Character Analysis, Fullmetal Alchemist, The Mind of a Character

Edward and Alphonse Elric: How to Create Believable Brothers in Fiction

Portraying a realistic familial relationship in fiction can be a lot more challenging than people think. Especially when it comes to the dynamic between siblings. A lot of stories tend to simplify the relationship, with each interaction between the brothers being simple, one-note interactions. Very rare is it that a story can capture the complexities… Continue reading Edward and Alphonse Elric: How to Create Believable Brothers in Fiction

Anime, Character Analysis, Jujutsu Kaisen, The Mind of a Character

Aoi Todo: How to Create the Perfect Idiot

A lot of people think that cliché = bad. And they're not entirely wrong. When a story is comprised of nothing but clichés, it can get very tedious and boring. But if those clichés are executed well, it doesn't matter that they're cliché. Quality is what matters, not originality. This is part of what makes… Continue reading Aoi Todo: How to Create the Perfect Idiot

Books, Character Analysis, Mistborn, The Mind of a Character

Kelsier: The Survivor of Hathsin

*Spoilers for the first Mistborn book ahead!* I was originally planning to avoid talking about Mistborn again until we saw something from the movie (oh yeah, that's a thing that's happening, apparently). But I'm not a patient man. If you guys didn't know that at this point, I'd be pretty shocked. The mentor character is… Continue reading Kelsier: The Survivor of Hathsin

Books, Character Analysis, The Mind of a Character, The Witcher

Geralt of Rivia: How the Setting Can Define a Character

*Note: this will be focused exclusively on the books, not the games. Game Geralt is a similar but different beast. Maybe we'll get to him later, I dunno. Also, spoilers.* In case you haven't noticed, I'm quite fond of the Witcher series. I have differing thoughts on the games and the show was alright, but… Continue reading Geralt of Rivia: How the Setting Can Define a Character