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gimme the most blank slate, self-insert, basic, characterless lump of japanimation that you can muster
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bonus if its an a-1 pictures protagonist
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>Picture unrelated
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>>137552056
What about that faggot from IS?
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>>137552168
Do you know how many words could possibly make up the abbreviation for whatever the hell "IS" is? In anime alone?
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>>137552159
I actually like this guy to be honest. Besides if anyone was in his shoes, I don't think they would survive that long.
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>>137552205
Infinite stratos. Why, you don't know what it is?
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>>137552231
post him nigger
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Any MC in a harem
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>>137552205
I'm going to go out on a limb and say not that many
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The tsunderism made tsundere. A stereotype abomination. I will never understand why the hell people like this character.
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>>137552262
I'll fucking cut you m8.
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>>137552317
>>137552324
but they actually improved upon the stereotypes of the characters and were subversive in their approaches
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Haru from grimgar comes to mind.
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>>137552352
I wish she had done that.
It was the only reason i watched the third season an it was just a waste of time.
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>>137552159
Darling is actually likable though. He has a lot more character than most harem MCs.
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>>137552324
she's a pretty fleshed out character, there's far better examples of a cardboard cutout bland tsundere
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>>137552558
they're all supposed to be likable, he reacts the same fucking way any other harem mc would
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>>137552056
The MC of Assclass.
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When a media inspire more than thousand crossover fanfictions, and 99% of them are about Louise summoning someone else, is a huge hint about how useless a character can be.
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>>137552638
he looks like Kirito circa 2007
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>>137552556
The legend.
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>>137552522
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>>137552556
>>137552596
I'm sure i've seen them but i don't even remember who they are.
I agree.
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>>137552558
they all are. It's what makes them bland, because it's usually their only note worthy trait. Being nice and likeable. It's why KonoSuba's MC is such a breath of fresh air.
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>>137552638
>Louise summoning someone else
It's just the flexibility of the premise, with a workable setting.
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>>137552712
elfen lied, aldnoah, Infinite Stratos, oreshura
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>>137552056

The MC from Jinsei.
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That guy from gurren lagan you know the one with the drill
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>>137552740
When a character can be completely removed or replaced, and the story go on without any relevant consequence on the premises and the plot. That character can be only considered pointless, especially if is supposed to be a MC.
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>>137552814
which one, the guy with the drill?
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>>137552814
No.
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>>137552814
the guy from Gurren Lagan?
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Tatsumi from AgK.

Fuck that faggot.
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>>137552262
Say that to my face again?
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>>137552056
Nah anime toned down his personality a lot. Anime >>137552556 on the other hand doesn't look much different from the LN.
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>>137552950
Brofist. And finally someone saying it.
As MC of a VN i would have seen how he would work. But in the manga/anime he just feel out of place, like a Naruto character in an alternate dimension. The story would work without him anyway, the only things he is relevant is having doomed relationship that are just a waste of time, cause in the end goes nowhere. Lubboc would have been a much better MC.
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>>137552961
If the flame haze didn't meet this fag, it would have been a much better and badass story.
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There's some super generic harems that are so incredibly generic that they become unpopular/obscure shows. The MC from one of those.

I recognize a lot of the MCs in this thread so you guys aren't doing it right.
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Here you go
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>>137553129
Better than shonen MC in that regard though.
>No because you're big bad who keep sending lackeys to harass our world
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>>137552324
A stereotype that was written and flesh out correctly.

We didn't like the Toradora because of tsunderes but because of the fucking story stop being a newfag for fucks sake
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>>137552211
>>137552558
He does the same shit as any other MC.
There is nothing different about him.
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>>137552056
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>>137553742
Monmusufags are fucking retarded, don't mind them
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>>137552262
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>>137552528
Does this even count as character design? This is background character-tier.
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>>137553807
Almost no MC would REALLY put their financial problem on top on everything else though.
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>>137552632
Fuck no
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>>137554272
Japan teach that the more a character is bland, average, and uninteresting, the more the average japanese will relate and empathize him.

Pic relatable.
You all knew this was coming.
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>>137554881
Are you a fucking retard?Shinji might be a pussy but he isn't bland like the A1 portaganist. Also most bland character aren't average.
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>>137552791
He wasn't that bad.
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Pic related
Picture from my normie self proclaimed weebo friends
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>>137554881
Do you mean that Shinji is bland or that everyone hates him?

Because I don't see either.
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>>137552621
Not really, he is not dense to their feelings, but more like he doesn't really know his and in the mean time he doesn't want to hurt them.
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>>137553214
Wait guys. What if we put them all together and combined them into one super beta?
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>>137556096
It'd come out just a bland character. That's how bland they all are, it's like mixing water.
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>>137552317
>>137552324
Fuck off.
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>>137553214
the GMs of protagonists
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>>137552056
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>>137552632
This is some nice classic autism right here
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>>137559161
though he's the only reason to read the novel
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>>137555811
Simply because tumblr tries to make him into an awful MC with their edgeneki shit doesn't make him a bad MC
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>>137552728
>Most MCs that try to be likable are boring and despised.
>Konosuba's MC they try to make an asshole and he's brilliant.

Thanks based harem anime
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>>137559342
Not really
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The Ben-to anime is bad of course and Satou's personality isn't bad, but he's definitely the most generic LOOKING male character I've ever seen.
If he were a blatant self-insert character, it would be funny to joke about his first name being "You"
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The MC from Mahoromatic is a truly insufferable example.
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>>137559161
This.
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>>137559161
Can't get anymore self insert than that. Pic related pretty bland looking
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>>137552056
The on faceless fat old man that raped someone. He's everywhere and still has no character.
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>>137553214
Real talk, why do they only have three kinds of haircuts?

Goddamn, I see more variety out of delinquent manga.
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>>137552528
All I know about this character.
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>>137561834
Probably because average otaku has mid length black hair
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>>137552084
This guy.

This guy is literally the most generic fucking bland self insert MC I've ever fucking seen. It's fucking amazing how one person can be this black void of personality. He lacks one to the extent that it warps reality and sort of makes you think 'Wait, he has to have one' and then you dig in and you realize... no. There is nothing but the void and the end and the laughter of the thirsting gods.
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>>137552638
Never watched whatever anime this guy is from but he looks like the most generic shounen protagonist ever
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>>137552084
I dont know him but god he does look generic
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>>137555506
This and in evangelion case, shinji is just a "normal" boy, with fear of dying, fear of battling some monster, fear of making a mistake and getting tons of people killed

shinji is not a character that you can say "you are the chosen one so get in the robot and risk your live"
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>>137552159
M8 he broke the nose of a fucking 28 year biker to defend his monmusu date, he's the shit. Also you would die in almost every chapter if you were in darling's shoes.
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>>137553214
The MM! and Noukome are everything but bland, they go though some real shit in some episodes.
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>>137552159
He's durable and actually somewhat competent. He shares some generic MC traits, but he's on a slightly higher level than most MC-kuns out there
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>>137552814
Who?
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>>137552056
Raku Ichijou of Nisekoi is really, really bland.
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>>137563625
And he's lower than average in the looks department.
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>>137552159
You take that back nigger
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>>137556168
Tab water connoisseur here. I'll have you now that water actually can taste quite different depending on the region and the source, as well as the quality/state of your pipes.
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>>137562643
The MC from IS receives more physical damage but that doesn't save him from being a piece of bland shit.
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>>137562643
Any MC, especially a harem protagonist, will and always be durable as shit to any sort of physical abuse. This goes for a lot of them.
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Both Simom and Kamina.
Kamina is a rip off of based Gai from Nadesico, and Simon is just stereotypical scared little boy who becomes like Kamina in every way. All the side characters exist solely to combine with Lagann just to show off Simon.
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>>137564505
>in4 dxdfags try to defend him
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>>137564680
The averagest.
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>>137564680
Apparently the LNs just make him more of an entertaining character with monologue. Not so much a better character but some more dry humor would have helped his case as far as the adaptation portrayed him
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>>137552159
He would probably fuck all of them if he wouldn't go to jail for it.
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>>137564542
Both Kamina and Simon have much more willpower and unique character designs than the common, bland male MC that has become so prevalent in anime.
For fucks sake, both of them have the balls to make the first move on a woman (Kamina & Yoko) or tell their gf "let's get married" (Simon & Nia).

>>137564680
I really hate MCs who are so much more powerful than everyone else but at least this guy seems to be a bit arrogant, which is totally justifiable. Better than having him pretending to walk on eggshells and always apologizing for "not being strong enough" or something.
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>>137565536
It still wouldn't change the fact that he's boring piece of shit
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>>137565536
Making all the girls that weren't chosen getting angry is also a legitimate reason for not giving in.
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>>137565536
I think it's more the risk of dying painfully
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>>137565617
>both of them have the balls to make the first move on a woman
So did Kirito
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>>137564680
>you will never be this average looking
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>>137563952
Thanks, I'll be here all week.
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Every season;
>He's not a boring character, they just cut out his monologues! He's way more interesting when he's just constantly spelling out everything he's thinking!

Anyway, pic related is basically more force nature than a character, but to Golgo 13's benefit, rather than being some deranged escapist fantasy devoted to self-insert worship, it's more about the scenario that requires an assassin of his caliber, and how the job is accomplished, like some kind of inverse-Sherlock Holmes or Arsene Lupin as he is.
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>>137552324

>calling a developed tsundere who doesnt exhibit tsundere traits for no reason a stereotype

Did you even watch the show?
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A NEW CHALLENGER APPEARS

this motherfucker is the worst. Wave was a better character. Esdese deserved much better
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>>137564755
>some more dry humor
After finally watching it, I have to say his sense of humor was something I actually really enjoyed.
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this nigga
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>>137553214
Kazuma from D-Frag isn't like them though.
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>>137564680
His personality is really bland, but the story is so biased to make him become Jesus that it makes him the funniest of the generic MC.
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Ever fucking Xianxia mc+heroines
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>>137561947
Asterisk is completely devoid of anything original. Even shows that fall into its very samey genre have something going for them, but Asterisk is content to just shrug its shoulders and go through the motions.

Competently directed though, and so inoffensive I couldn't help but watch.
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>>137552084
This. So much this.

Ayato's so generic, the Vita Asterisk arena fighter has the option to replace him with a literal player avatar create-a-character and the only difference is stat growths and caps. Dialogue changes are minimal.
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>>137559161
Fuck you
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>>137559161
But he literally a loner that have like 3 girls with close relationship with him. DEFINITELY isn't a self insert.
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>>137552056
Is this Digibro?
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>>137574671
and also has friends
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>>137574813
>only one person in the entire world can think Kirito is a shitty character for faglords
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>>137562225
Worse, he's from Zero no Tsukaima. It's a shitty harem with the premise of "dude from modern world gets dumped into fantasy world, shenanigans ensue". Primary love interest is a tsundere ironing board, all other female characters have cowtits.
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>>137553847
>XFAGS are retarded
>>>/reddit/
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>>137559161
/thread.
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>>137569913
Someone mentioned him already.
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>>137555506
>Are you a fucking retard?Shinji might be a pussy but he isn't bland like the A1 portaganist. Also most bland character aren't average.
Shinji is the definition of self insert.
>100% weak or subaverage on every trait
He doesn't even have extreme intellect.
>OMG FUCKING ROBOTS AND HOT BITCHES EVERYWHERE
There is no character that is more self insert.
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>>137578536
Are you legitimately retarded?
>>>/v/
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>>137552056
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>>137554881
Shinji only had a bland character design. He stands out from the white-shirt-dark-hair crowd because actual thought was put into his character. Shinji was clearly the main character of Evangelion. Whether you thought it was a good show or not is beside the point. What matters is that Shinji was meant to be an actual player in his show rather than a cardboard cutout for a harem to fawn over.
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