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Did anyone else avoid picking the girl characters in video games as a kid? Now I feel like I usually pick them first to make up for all those times I neglected playing as cute girl characters back in the day.
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I always picked the girl character
>dem sexy warrior chicks in Blades of Vengeance and Golden Axe
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>>1891818
lol yeh
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What's wrong with you?
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>>1891872
I really don't want to know how much furry porn there is of that character now. But hey, Golden Axe was a great game right guys?
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>>1891818
It helps a game to have great presentation so one would pick the female characters.
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>>1891818
I only pick girl characters in DOA, but that's because everyone has totally equal chances there with the nonstop countering.

In more technical games I pick whichever character plays the way I want to.
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No. Because I wasn't a faggot
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there was usually a character that interested me more.

For golden axe, Gilius because hes a fucking dwarf with an axe bigger than him.

For Streets of Rage, Max because JEEZUS that atomic drop
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best firing mode
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But Annie was the best
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Depends on whether or not there's a gameplay difference. I'll play whatever I enjoy most, but if the characters play identical I like playing as the guys because I play games to escape reality and imagine being something very different for an hour.
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>>1891818
nah i used to pick blaze then abuse the pause button
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>>1892428
James!?
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When I was an adolescent I usually picked the girl characters to check them out but now I usually go with the Strong/Slow type characters which usually aren't girls - Unless they're identical like in Sega Bass Fishing then I still go for the girl.
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I used to. But then I played Samurai Shodown at the arcade with some friends and took too long selecting a character and got lumped with Charlotte.

It was love at first sight. Dat poking stick.
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>Not liking cute girls even as a kid
>Not always picking girl when given the chance
>Specially when there is character customization
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>playing as a girl

What are you gay?
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No way!
My friends were usually into the bruisers but i liked agility and speed, and Chun-Li, Blaze, other females were my go to for speedy brawling action
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No.
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>>1892443
Which Samsho? this is important.
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>>1891818
Sakura. I never played as gurl characters because my 9 year old masculinity was at steak, but Sakura was the SFA3 character that I would wreck people's shit with.
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My dad would never pick females and blaze has really cool trows, so I didn't mind.

nowadays my friends still ask me to pick female in multiplayer games so they can see what changes

guess I live in a world of insecure faggots
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>>1892681
I can't remember exactly but it was either one or two. I'm leaning towards 1 though 'cause I don't think the logo on the top of the cabinet had any sort of number
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Girl characters were the best as a kid because
>if I won
"haha you got beat by a girl"
>if I lost
"i was playing as a girl you were obviously going to win"

I was a real asshat.
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>>1892682
>at steak
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>>1891818
I never had this problem when I was a kid. When I played SoR2 I always picked Blaze because HOLY SHIT SHE HAS, LIKE, THIS HADOUKEN THING AS HE SPECIAL ATTACK AND KICKS PEOPLE TO THE MOON

I was a simple child.
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I think it's pretty natural to shy away from picking girls as a kid unless there's some huge in-game difference.

There was one kid we hung out with though who tried to imply someone who picked girls in fighting games was gay or something, in a really 10-year old spiteful way. He was an asshole.
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>>1892682
Yum
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>>1893020
And probably gay.
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>>1893040

He's not, I still know him to this day. He is a minimum wage college flunkie though.
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I usually picked Brad over Janet in Rocky Horror Show on C64 because him getting naked when caught by an enemy gave me the bigger boner.
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>>1891818
I don't think you realize where my interests lied when I was a child OP.

The funny part is that I like guys more in real life than I could ever love a woman.
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Kind of related, the snowmen in tmnt2 on nes made me so hot when they'd jump and flatten you
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>>1891938
This would be the correct answer.
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Nope. Thanks to having watched a shit-ton of girly anime in the '80s (Ranma 1/2, Dirty Pair, Urusei Yatsura, Gall Force, Bubblegum Crisis), I ALWAYS picked the cute girl characters!
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I prefered to pick the 'strong guys' (characters like Zangief and Raiden/Big Bear) when I was a kid actually. I just got interested to pick the girls in my late teens when I got introduced to KOF and went to revisit my childhood with Streets of Rage.
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>>1893220

I was a 90s guy but the same logic applies
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I really don't like play with girls in vidya because their styles in games usually sucks hard in comparison with guys. The only womyn I actually enjoy playing is Vanessa, from KoF series. I play with Yuri too, but it would be really better if she wasn't a parody character and was a serious kyokugen fighter.
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>>1893220
>Ranma 1/2
>Girly
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I always picked the female characters in fighting games and beat 'em ups. What can I say? I like girls. *shrug*
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>>1893290

Yup. Girly.

Rumiko Takahashi said herself that it was aimed at preteen girls.
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>>1892836
>not picking Adam
>EVER
I always picked the girl character after I hit puberty as long as she wasn't objectively inferior.
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Nope, playing as Princess Toadstool in SMB2 showed just how kickass girl characters can be. And in the SNES Power Rangers game I gave everyone a go. Usually the order I did was Jason for Level 1, Billy for Level 2, Zack for Level 3, Kimberly for Level 5, and Trini for Level 5.
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>>1891818
I still don't pick them. I have no interest in playing as a girl.

If I want porn, I'll go straight for it instead of this bullshit tease thing you fags seem to like.
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>>1893575
>I still don't pick them. I have no interest in playing as a girl.
This is how I roll. I always pick characters that resemble my real self. That doesn't usually work out though and the immersion is ruined.
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>>1891818
I always picked the character with the coolest colors, whether it was a guy or girl, also, ninjas, always picked the ninjas
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>>1891818
Even as a kid, I didn't shy away from the girl characters. My uncle taught me at a young age that Chun Li can stomp everyone's ass, all day, every day.

...and Cammy, later on.
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>>1893734
>I always pick characters that resemble my real self

What games allow you to play as the basement dwelling neckbeard?
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>>1893750
You must be one of the game designers.
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>>1893750
The closest thing I could find.
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I never pick female characters.
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>>1893220
>character who is said to be among the strongest women on the planet
>in game is actually among the best characters
>has a victory pose that's essentially "I CAN'T BELIEVE I ACTUALLY WON!"
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>>1893220
>Tfw I watched a lot of mecha/actions anime in the 90's
>Gravitated towards cool-looking guys because of it
I couldn't take girly anime. I felt ashamed for watching it. Like some invisible person was standing behind me, judging me or some shit. I'd always get really hot and sweaty and then turn it off.

Is something wrong with me?
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>>1893220
I wouldn't really call most of those girly. They're mostly for guys, just starring female characters.
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>>1893828
I think she's just celebrating in a cute and feminine way. She is fighting against all of the best fighters in the entire world after all.
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>>1893865
>He still has a sense of shame
>2014
>Being a regular person
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>>1893865
Not to sound like those condescending folk at /a/, but what you described sounds a lot like insecurity within yourself. You don't see yourself as a "cool guy", which is why you liked Gundam. The girl anime didn't do anything for you, and your feelings of coolness were gone. It varies case by case.
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>>1893865
Being ashamed of watching girly anime is probably normal as a kid. But as an adult, who gives a shit?
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I only pick child and animal characters because I want to molest children and animals violently.
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>>1893008
These days I usually pick Hoopz Barkley because of the dash attack.
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>>1891818
When I was a kid I'd never pick girls, Rival Schools changed that
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>>1894110
>playing as Skate
>mfw jumping on a thug's back and punching the shit out of them
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>be kid

>enjoy staring at attractive female characters

>think theres something "wrong" with me because I have this urge I dont understand

I also thought cooties were actually a disease and women were the result of a man catching it.

I was a stupid child.
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No, I always pick guys
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>>1891818
only in star ocean 2.

in fighting games, i always picked girl characters because of higher agility. and boobs.
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>>1893290
>>1893535
>Ranma 1/2 anime
>80s
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I always picked male characters in front of my friends but when they went home I always picked the chicks.

I don't want to stare at a dude's ass for 5 hours.
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>>1891818
I would only pick them to fap, especially Sega and Capcom games.

These days I just don't care anymore, and would rather pick a fun character. But no shit, just a few days ago I booted up Streets of Rage 3 and was playing as Blaze as she is a qt and is fun to play.

I also main Fio in Metal Slug, always.
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>>1891818
Complete opposite always did and do pick female characters.
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I've been playing girls as far back as 3D Ant Attack and don't see any reason to stop now.

I wish to be the little girl. :(
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>>1891818

Nope.

I mostly was a Nintendo kid and at Mariokart and marioParty etc. always picked Peach without any hesitation
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always used the blue haired lady in Last Blade
also the blue hair girl in Garou

actually i think i always picked girls, save for Kof where i liked Yamazaki for some reason
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>Publishers didn't want to release Shantae because the main character was a girl, thus making it a girly game
Same shitty reason why we never had Monster World IV in Mega Drive. At least Sega fixed that mistake years later by releasing it on XBLA/PSN/WiiWare.
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All my friends assume I play as a girl character because I'm a girl. Can't I just like the character?
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I'm not a sexist chump. Why wouldn't I play as a girl because they're a girl?
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>>1896036
>>Publishers didn't want to release Shantae because the main character was a girl,

I don't know how much I believe that honestly
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>>1894527

Ranma 1/2 (season 1)
Directed by Tomomi Mochizuki, Tsutomu Shibayama
Network Fuji TV
Original run April 15, 1989 – September 16, 1989
Episodes 18

>Original run April 15, 1989 – September 16, 1989
>April 15, 1989 – September 16, 1989
>1989
>89
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>>1893980
What the fuck is your problem?
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>>1891818
I didn't pick them, because most of the games I played didn't have them. I do pick Blaze in SoR, though.
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>>1896142
I used to think Zero was a girl
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>>1896152
we all did
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>>1896117
Shantae looks cartoony and has no dinos. Obviously that game is for girls.
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>>1896125
Pics of your baby self watching that shit when it aired or it didn't happen
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>>1896142
Every time I see this image of X all I can think of is that "We only use Canadian water!" photo.
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>>1891919
I want Morrigan to sit on my face
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>>1891818
No, because I wanted to be a girl ever since I became sexually active.
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>>1896695
What. "'80s anime" refers to the period in which the anime was released, not when you watched it.
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>>1891818
>That awesome picture.
I feel so damn bad because Kamiomutsu apparently isn't drawing anymore ever.
She was a really insane woman in a bad way but still I'll miss her.


But yeah, nah.
I avoided using some girls like Chun li and generally every girl from fighting games excluding Hotaru Futaba.
In every other game I just chosed what fitted me better
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>>1896695
>>1898110
What's so unusual about having watched anime in the 80's anyway? This is /vr/ right? I had Macross: DYRL on a VHS. Thought it was kinda boring back then but I liked the robot space battles and Minmei's gratuitous zero-g shower scene.
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