Category: The Mind of a Character

  • Evolving Kratos: Redeeming the God of War

    Evolving Kratos: Redeeming the God of War

    Take a guess what game I’m gonna talk about tomorrow. You guys will never figure it out. Redeeming an anti-hero is a difficult arc to pull off in writing. One that, when executed properly, can make for an incredibly compelling story. The closer to evil your anti-hero, the more satisfying their redemption. However, it also […]

  • Thorkell: The Warrior Who Regrets (Vinland Saga)

    Thorkell: The Warrior Who Regrets (Vinland Saga)

    *Spoiler alert for Vinland Saga Season 1. Also, I haven’t read the manga yet, so no spoilers for anything beyond the first season of the anime, please. Got it? Everyone on the same page? Cool. Let’s go.* As you might expect from a story all about Vikings, Vinland Saga’s first season is all about war. […]

  • The Problems with Modern Superman

    The Problems with Modern Superman

    The superhero genre is vastly oversaturated at this point in time. It’s reached the point where the MCU has started making movies and TV shows about some of their most obscure characters, like Shang-Chi and the Eternals (remember that?). Love ’em or hate ’em, these spandex-clad heroes ain’t going anywhere anytime soon. Yet, one character […]

  • Askeladd: Vinland Saga’s Standout Antagonist

    Askeladd: Vinland Saga’s Standout Antagonist

    *Spoilers ahead for Vinland Saga; if you haven’t seen the first season of the anime, please watch that before reading this article.* The list of truly remarkable anime antagonists is much shorter than one might expect. Sure, you could list a whole ton of baddies from shounen anime, like Freeza or Pain or All For […]

  • Boromir: The Best and Worst of Gondor

    Boromir: The Best and Worst of Gondor

    Of the nine members of the Fellowship, only two of them die over the course of the story. One of them comes right back, so that hardly even counts. But the other? His death isn’t just one of the most iconic scenes in the series, it’s also one of the most important. I am of […]