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What's the most underused character archetype?

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What's the most underused character archetype?
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Hipster
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Well written and realistic
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>>123726022
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>>123726022
kuudere who is also a yandere
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>stoic older brother who's an introverted asshole outwardly but cares deeply internally
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What's with all the archetype threads in the catalog today? Fucking cancer
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>>123726956
Raoh?
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>>123726204
/thread
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>>123726103
how would you even portray that?
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>>123726103
>>123727135
Also, what qualifies as hipster in Japan?
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>>123727245
liking anime
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Delinquent in the closet
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>>123726022
If it's underused, it probably doesn't have a name and probably doesn't count as "archetype".
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The tsundere imouto schoolgirl
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>>123727683
Came here to post something like this.
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>>123726022
A male mc who does not take the tsunderes shit.
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Tomboy

Delinquent girl
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>>123727683
Well, underused archetype doesn´t have to mean underused. It can be ubiquitous enough to be an archetype but be portrayed rarely compared to others.
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not enough genki ojou oppai loli main girls
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>>123729728
kaze no stigma
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>>123726204
What's funny is that most realistic characters get hated for acting like real people would, especially if they're emotional and/or young.
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>>123729821
>genki
>ojou
How does this work?
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There aren't many good antihero MCs. Musashi from Vagabond kind of fits but I'm thinking more along the lines of someone like Elric of Melnibone.
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>>123730197
Well yeah, the audience for anime watches anime to stay away from reality so it makes sense.

Its just funny to hear people thinking there are well written characters in this medium, shows how much they know about people.
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>>123727135
>>123727245
The fedora guy from Durarara X2
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>>123726956
ikki
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>>123726022
a genuinely egotistic ambitious MC
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>>123730334
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>>123726022
Yandere violent dominant girl who has a lifelong dream of turning the male protagonist into a schoolgirl.
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>>123730830
It also has something to do with the social behavior in Japan being so different from that of the West.
Its totally true that compared to the people I know where I'm from, not even one anime character has got me thinking "Wow they are so realistically written"
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>>123731096
Nihilistic and intelligent with a wicked sense of humor?
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Nice and caring tsundere's who aren't complete bitches.

pic related
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>>123730990
You're not even trying. Egoistic and ambitious MCs are cancer which made Death Note unwatchable at some times
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>>123726956
>Kaiba will never be your older brother
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>>123730830
Are you saying that there are no well written characters in anime/manga?
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>>123731310
When was the last time your MC constantly confronted authority figures with proud smugness? I doubt Lelouch even blushed during the entire anime.
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>>123731332
It's still underused >>123731096 doesn't count because he actually cared for her sister. LN-type stoic protags are the true cancer.
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Characters that are such insufferable cunts you can't help but love them
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>>123726022
Innocent looking girl that's actually a huge slut.
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>>123731152

You mean a stuck up, conceited rich girl who thinks she's too good for everyone

but later turns out to one of the bro-est of bros?

Yeah, I don't see a whole lost of that.
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i want more antihero/edgy animes its my guilty pleasure
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>>123731306
Shinji Ikari comes to mind. Sato from NHK is i think written well. Kyon from Melancholy of Haruhi is probably the most realistic out of all of them.

Maybe you should just stop watching moeshit and slice of life garbage about schoolgirls and expecting realistic characters.

>>123730830
>watches anime to stay away from reality

or maybe it's because they enjoy it, or it's simply fun?

>how much they know about people
again, not all anime is stupid SoL moeshit otaku waifufag pandering for braindead otaku imbeciles.
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>>123726022
Intelligent male high school student who is disenchanted with the world
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>>123726103
“Hipster” is a term co-opted for use as a meaningless pejorative in order to vaguely call someone else’s authenticity into question and, by extension, claim authenticity for yourself.

It serves no conversational function and imparts no information, save for indicating the opinions and preferences of the speaker.

Meanwhile, a market myth has sprung up around the term, as well as a cultural bogeyman consisting of elusive white 20-somethings who wear certain clothes (but no one will agree on what), listen to certain music (no one can agree on this either), and act a certain way (you’ve probably sensed the pattern on your own).

You can’t define what “that kind of behavior or fashion or lifestyle” actually is, nor will you ever be able to. That’s because you don’t use “hipster” to describe an actual group of people, but to describe a fictional stereotype that is an outlet for literally anything that annoys you.

The twist, of course, is that if it weren’t for your own insecurities, nothing that a “hipster” could do or wear would ever affect you emotionally. But you are insecure about your own authenticity - “Do I wear what I wear because I want to? Do I listen to my music because I truly like it? I’m certainly not like those filthy hipsters!” - so you project those feelings.

Suffice it to say, no one self-identifies as a hipster; the term is always applied to an Other, to separate the authentic Us from the inauthentic, “ironic” Them.

tl;dr: if you believe hipsters exist, you are a plebeian.
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>>123731553
You have to be over 18 to post on this site.
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ojiisan mc
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>>123726022
Handsome Ladies
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>>123731539
>Kumagawa
>Insufferable cunt
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Yandere delinquent reverse trap.
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>>123731635
thanks hampus
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>>123731585
There is nothing fun about anime
Only eventual depression
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>>123731715
I mean, in universe he's looked at as a cunt. I personally love him though.
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>>123731601
watch Death Note
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>>123731685
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>>123731635
source
inb4 your essay
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>>123729728
Juuzawa Juu
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>>123731971
/mu/ wiki page
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>>123731639
How about non-edgy antiheros?
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>>123732005
when did /mu/ become so sophisticated?
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>>123731152
I love Kotobuki Minako.
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>>123731551
thats mainly the anime, shes a sweetie from the get go otherwise
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Leader of the group who is simply the best and overcomes everything with sheer optimism
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>>123731635
>says this hipster
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Characters that are secure in their sexuality/doesn't go full autism around the opposite gender.

Loving adoptive single fathers.

Battle hardened reverse traps who doesn't fluster when called out on their lack of feminity.

Young adults who aren't delinquents but still smoke.


Shit maybe I'm looking for too much realism in my chinese cartoons but I love these so much.
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>>123732123
They're hipsters, don't worry about it.
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>>123732176
Luffy?
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Characters that are intelligent, nihilistic, and have a wicked sense of humor
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>>123732578
That's me.
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>>123732669
Except for the intelligence and humor
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>>123730830
Something about your post gives me a pretentious as fuck impression. Not that you necessarily are, but god damn.
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>>123732908
Dont worry Im the first one that needs his dosage of reality escaping almost 24/7
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>>123733070
It might have been the wording. Actually, I think it might have felt more cynical than pretentious. And because going off topic is dumb,
>>123726022
Loser MCs with issues, but that actually develop past being losers. I mean a real hell of a loser, and actually developing into a cool guy, and not just a
>woah so badass
moments, I'm talking about development.
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thugdere
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Reverse traps
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Oppai tsunkuuderedere tomboy loli.
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>>123726103
underrated post
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>>123726022
Accelerator.
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>>123734076
overrated meme
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>>123733354
Onani Master Kurosawa
Hopefully 8man (he's getting there in the LN)
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>>123734089
Tsundere is pretty overused.
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>>123731096
I want to fuck Lelouch deep in the ass.
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>>123733354
Kurosawa. Kaiji, sort of.
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>>123734129
Oh and the MC of Bambino
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Competent bad guy.
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