Character Analysis, Persona 5, The Mind of a Character, Video Games

Makoto Niijima: The Queen of the Phantom Thieves

Persona 5: Royal has been out for a few days now. I can't say whether or not it's better than the original, as I'm writing this well before it comes out. But knowing me, I'll be playing way too much of it around the time this article comes out. So much so that I might be… Continue reading Makoto Niijima: The Queen of the Phantom Thieves

Character Analysis, The Mind of a Character

Tobio Kageyama: The King of the Court (The Mind of a Character)

Yes, I have been binging Haikyu!! in large, unhealthy doses. And now I'm all caught up. Which has left this great pit of emptiness inside me. So now I need to write this or I might lose my mind. Haikyu!! doesn't have a cast of exceptionally deep, interesting characters. They're all fun, likable, and sympathetic,… Continue reading Tobio Kageyama: The King of the Court (The Mind of a Character)

Character Analysis, Doom, The Mind of a Character

Doomguy: The Only Thing They Fear (The Mind of a Character)

Doom: Eternal is a day away (plus a week if you're reading on Patreon)! After four years of waiting, we're finally getting a follow-up to the excellent reboot of Doom! Personally, I can't wait! If 2016 Doom was the ultimate experience in catharsis, I can only imagine how good the sequel is going to be!… Continue reading Doomguy: The Only Thing They Fear (The Mind of a Character)

Character Analysis, The Mind of a Character

The Difference Between a Villain and an Antagonist

Without a good villain, you can't have a good hero. They are the yin to their yang. While it is the main character's actions that should drive the story forward, it is the villain that should compel them into action in the first place. They push our heroes, bringing out the best and the worst… Continue reading The Difference Between a Villain and an Antagonist

Character Analysis, The Mind of a Character

Oscar: RWBY’s Ultimate Problem Character (The Mind of a Character)

Yes, I am bullying RWBY again. If you expect me to ever stop, you will be disappointed. There are a lot of characters in RWBY. In fact, that may be the show's main issue! Rather than sitting down to properly develop the cast that's already there, the writers just keep throwing people at you and giving them… Continue reading Oscar: RWBY’s Ultimate Problem Character (The Mind of a Character)

Character Analysis, The Mind of a Character

Son Gohan: The Fallen Hero (The Mind of a Character)

Consider this an ad for tomorrow's game review. I wonder what it could be! Dragon Ball has a huge selection of lovable, iconic characters. Son Goku is the most recognizable face in the history of anime! Vegeta still stands as the golden standard for antiheroes! Yamucha is the punching bag that everyone in the world… Continue reading Son Gohan: The Fallen Hero (The Mind of a Character)

Character Analysis, The Mind of a Character

Guts: The Black Swordsman (The Mind of a Character)

It's time for the big one, boys and girls! At first glance, Guts seems like a pretty poor, one-dimensional character. He's a very angry and violent man with a vile personality. If you don't read beyond the first few chapters, you may think that he's just an edgelord for the sake of being an edgelord.… Continue reading Guts: The Black Swordsman (The Mind of a Character)