Books, The Mind of a Character

Kaladin Stormblessed: The Windrunner (The Mind of a Character)

*SPOILERS FOR 'The Way of Kings', 'Words of Radiance' and 'Oathbringer' AHEAD!!* Holy shit I'm talking about a book character! These last few weeks have been ones of stride! 'The Stormlight Archive' series has an incredible cast of characters, each one worthy of their own analysis! Going into this, I thought I would have a… Continue reading Kaladin Stormblessed: The Windrunner (The Mind of a Character)

The Mind of a Character, Video Games

Wander: The Colossus Slayer (The Mind of a Character)

If I were to try breaking down why Shadow of the Colossus is a masterpiece, I'd be here for years. Normally I say that hyperbolically, but it's quite literal this time! There are dozens, hundreds of reasons as to why this is considered by many to be the best game of all time. Today, I'm… Continue reading Wander: The Colossus Slayer (The Mind of a Character)

The Mind of a Character, Video Games

YORHA Unit A2: The Broken Hearted Android (The Mind of a Character)

WARNING: This character analysis will contain major plot spoilers for the 2017 game 'NieR: Automata'. If you haven't played it, I would highly recommend doing so before reading this article. Going into that game blind is an absolute must if you want to fully appreciate it. I'll leave a link to my spoiler-free review right… Continue reading YORHA Unit A2: The Broken Hearted Android (The Mind of a Character)

Anime, The Mind of a Character

The Issue With Naruto Villains (The Mind of a Character)

In a long-running anime series, you've got to have a large catalogue of villains if you want to keep it going. This can be a little challenging, as you need to properly develop each villain, incorporate them into the larger plot, and conclude their stories in a satisfying way to make room for the next… Continue reading The Issue With Naruto Villains (The Mind of a Character)

Anime, Cartoons, RWBY, The Mind of a Character

Ruby Rose: The Hollow Archetype (The Mind of a Character)

Up to this point, I've analyzed characters that I thought were effective and well-written. But you can't know what is good until you know what is bad. So today, I want to discuss a character that I consider to be so frustratingly written that it hurts. Ruby, the central protagonist of RWBY, is not at all a… Continue reading Ruby Rose: The Hollow Archetype (The Mind of a Character)

Anime, Dragon Ball, The Mind of a Character

Son Goku: The Flat Character (The Mind of a Character)

Today, I wanted to shake things up a little bit. Of all the characters in Dragon Ball, Goku probably gets the most flak from fans. He is often criticized for not being interesting or for developing well. And it's true. Goku, in terms of personality and motivation, is the same in the lastest episode as… Continue reading Son Goku: The Flat Character (The Mind of a Character)

Anime, The Mind of a Character

Houtarou Oreki: Comfortably Gray (The Mind of a Character)

Depression comes in all shapes and sizes. Fictional characters often depict various flavors of these. Shinji Ikari from 'Neon Genesis Evangelion' focuses on the dark mental state of someone who grew up lonely and rejected. Rei Kiriyama from 'March Comes in Like a Lion' depicts the struggle of someone who has been beaten down by… Continue reading Houtarou Oreki: Comfortably Gray (The Mind of a Character)