Would you risk you life to fight legions of hellspawn only for the rest of your party to fawn over the other guy after every battle?
really depends how much credit I get in general
MC can have the party of girls but if I still get famous as a hero I can still pick and choose between most of humanity
hell maybe use my eligible bachelorhood as a bargaining chip to gain noble status.
>Would you risk you life to fight legions of hellspawn only for the rest of your party to fawn over the other guy after every battle?
Depends on my treatment and other prospects.
I don't even care about how the heroes treat me
they can treat me like dirt so long as "was a part of the party of legend" is on my resume I'm cool
1 or 5 years of bullshit for an entire life where the rest of the human race is fawning over me, and since they know the hero is married to his harem that leaves every other girl in the kingdom to go for me.
If even society at large treats me like a joke then fuck it I'm out.
That ends with me becoming the new demon lord, i know my shit.
Lets do it.
>sitting around that cliche after battle campfire
>3 girls stuck to the other dude like glue
>trying to do the "aaaaaaah~" thing with your precious rations
>meanwhile you're doing inventory and item maintenance on the adjacent log
>even though you're closer to the fire you've never felt so cold
>wake up at 2 am
>magic camp proximity alarm you set up is going off
>go to wake up the others
>no one is there
>they tripped the alarm while having a orgy in bushes
>you go back to your sleeping bag
>a single tear down your cheek
>wake up in the morning
>they're sharing a sleeping bag
>they're all clinging to him in that cute anime cliche way
>decide you'll be the bigger man and take give them time to wake up on their own
>it's getting late
>you need to start adventuring soon
>check in on him
>he's getting a morning blowjob
>they call you a gross voyeur and stare daggers at you the rest of the day
>yfw nobody congratulates you on lvling up
Let him have his harem, I'll be too busy with the female BBEG turned love interest after I had beaten her demonic ass with all the training I've gotten from being sexual frustrated from the journey.
>ignore party members from them on
>start leveling up your own shit to fight demons
>begin taking on the demons by yourself
>party doesn't notice you do it since they are too busy with the MC
>you'll show em up by taking on one of the main elites
>get ass kicked
>MC defeats elite but not without the elite throwing a curse at you
>you fall unconscious
you wake up as a loli
Become the Yakushoku Distpiari guy instead.
Except in this scenario you're the strongest dude butt monkey while your best friend has sex with your mutual childhood friend and elf girl.
Imagine going through several years of dealing with this kind of shit, and after defeating the demonlord and saving the land the other guy gets most if not, all of the benefits despite not really doing much.
After all that happened, you get to travel out to another country just to get away from it all.
And the hero sad that his "friend"(aka you) had left, so he goes on to search you. Bring along his harem and all. And when he finds you, his harem party is now in the triple digits. And he won't leave you alone no matter what.
Fuck no, I'd embrace the dark side and play real life Dungeon Keeper with those goddamn adventuring pests.
Those fucking murderhobos do nothing but burglarize everywhere, break things, steal shit and kill endangered species.
Also according to my chinese cartoons, nine times out of ten Maou-sama will be a lovely and cute miracle of the universe.
It depends how much gold and how many concubines I would be paid with. If both are acceptable, then MC can keep his harem of girls that will probably end up dying for his sake anyways. >>138956299 has the right idea, but >>138956783 would be pretty miserable in reality, even if the reward afterwards would be pretty good.
Looks deliciously edgy, picked up.
Uh perhaps the one he wants is not a member of his harem, but you?
The thing is, after you try to get away from the problem. He brings it straight too you, like unintentionally rubbing the salt in your wound.
No, its 'muh friendship' type of thing. Where you're not allowed to distance yourself from the group.
I would suggest to him to kill or kick all the females from the party before they would start a deathmatch for him in the middle of the boss fight.
I would just say to everyone that did nothing that they are all dumbasses that did nothing and say that without me, they wouldn't last a couple days without me and just watch the disaster flow as I fix the problem right in front of them and flip them off. Then leave.
I'm so mad at Shiro no Koukoku.
>chop of waifu's arm
>"wow a girl was actually dealt a non-reversible injury, that's something new"
>she regrows a fucking arm
>because muh dragon
while I'm defeating enemies and getting stronger, mr perfect will be relying on his harem for protection, once I level up enough I'll just leave the party and take on the demon king solo.
Imagine being the sole male party member in this guy's party. His harem couldn't even fit on the fucking page.
>all those girls
>still dies virgin because shonen
Would go to war so my friend can get his waifu
I'd probably change parties, just because I don't want my adventures to end. I mean, either I'll have to heroically sacrifice myself for the MC and his main girl, or I'll get to live in a world where MC gets all the glory, yet adventuring doesn't work anymore. Also, I highly doubt that I'd be missed, if it's three women with one man they won't care about me at all.
Becoming demon lord or demon lords second in command is also an acceptable answer.
>harem can't partake in the final confrontation
>on maternity leave
>you and the harem protag get zerg rushed by high-ranking demons
>HP down to 10/999
>harem protag has been fighting loyally to protect you
>your opinion of him is starting to get better
>you're both bleeding out
>about to be killed
>"Well it looks like this is it friend...Let's go out with a bang!"
>you begin your final gambit, wildly slashes at all surrounding foes
>"No! I can't die here! They're all waiting for me!"
>his 3 Wedding Rings of Magic Resonance glow
>his feelings resonate with his harem's to conjure an impromptu 1-man teleportation spell
>"I'm sorry, it looks like my journey isn't done yet."
>"I'll never forget your sacrifice u-uh ...Yuusha-san!"
>"I promise I'll fufill your dream and slay the demon lord once and for all!"
>even the demons are rather dumbstruck
>though that doesn't stop them from gouging out your eyes and raping your eye sockets
>tfw your only dream was to get some fantasy puss
Obviously I would get with the Demon Lord (Female), fuck those guys.
Anon, in these types of stories, you only end up jobbing to show off how much more powerful the harem MC has gotten, and somehow managed to redeem you by beating the shit out of you. You never join evil when the story has a MC and you're not it. Unless it's a hentai, you will only make things worse for yourself.
I thought it was funny how Female Knight was added to make it a bigamy obviously out of pity.
How's your new dullahan holding up Aur-sama?
I get my part of the rewards right?
While he lives his LN/VN lifestyle, I'll just invest the rewards of that great adventure, get into real estate, maybe some heavy industries or farming shit depending on the setting, find a cute local girl, have a nice stable relationship, eventually a loving family.
Why be the hero surrounded by drama when you can start your own legit lasting legacy.
I guess the analogy would be that I'd prefer being a succesful businessman instead of a rockstar.
Or go full asshole and kill him in the end, keep demon lord who's a girl, enslave the harem, make them submit to the pleasure of your evilness and dick, and since you were a hero once you can either:
pull a political negotation and either stalemate or some paceful agreement with the other nations and become a lord
decide to be a demon lord with the advantage of knowing how the other side works so they can't get ahead of you
Even after getting your ass handed to you, the others are never going to like you. And on top of that they may spread rumors about you everywhere you go, so any potential of even getting with a peasant girl would be thrown out the window.
>spent a year tracking down all of the hero's girlfriends
Doesn't all this just end with you becoming the big bad and then the hero having to take you down all the while looking at you with disgusted and disappointed eyes.
He could get away with it in Drag-on Dragoon or any Eishima Jun written series.
God reading that one brought me nothing but pain.
I'm trying to remember, wasn't there some manga about a guy that was part of the demon lord killing team that had a similar situation like in the OP but in the final battle he got trapped in the rubble of the castle that collapsed and was revived as a skeleton?
Wouldn't it be better to "accidentally" make hero-kun swallow the gender bending potion, have his harem disband because yuri is filthy and make tender love with now hero-chan?
And the in middle of love making you realize the potion wasn't a permanent change and hero-chan transforms back.
Filthy shield heros aren't welcome in this land.
Those people are so fucking retarded because there is quite obviously a shield on their religious crest too.
Because he's too busy dealing with his harem while anon has been constantly training since he's incredibly sexually frustrated, allowing anon to solo the female BBEG before the others arrive.
kinda like this only hero-kun stays genderbent and the side character becomes the hero
I guess I'll have to do it and save the world.
I mean I'd be pretty childish if I let love get in the way of saving the world.
Maybe I'll find a cute elf girl to love in the way, maybe I won't.
Duty is stronger than love.
He'd probably just pick up my bad habits of drinking and doing drugs, and all the girls in the party would ditch us for being too fucked up to be of any use. It'd be great. We could be drug-addled losers together. Like the medieval fantasy equivalents of Raoul Duke and Dr. Gonzo.
In the final fight against the demon I'll slice his leg off, join the demon lord and make the MC watch every day as his harem gets gangraped by orcs.
Friend A from Hachinantte seems to have it rough.
Any gender bender where the guy turns back into a guy after sex.
You know, just curiosity.
Then I guess after the war is over and my duty is done I'll punch his face in, kick him in the teeth, call the elf a whore and go to fight the remnants of the BBEG's army and probably hope I die.
That won't matter, anon can spend years training in combat. But all it will take for the MC is doing next to nothing and he'll be(come) some sword master.
In the terms of romance, it'll take anon years just to convince a girl or the BBEG to open her heart just a little. But for the MC its simply one line or less and she'll be planning on baring at least 50 of his children.
>But for the MC its simply one line or less and she'll be planning on baring at least 50 of his children.
Reminds me of that z-ton quadruple NTR h-manga
Pheromones are fucking nuclear.
This sounds familiar.
That's only true if the MC can fight the BBEG. As long as you can covertly find a way to busy the MC with his current harem while training as hard as possible to become swordmaster status, then you can defeat the BBEG before the MC can arrive. By doing so, you can show the BBEG the errors of her way and offer a branch of friendship to her before the MC can. Female BBEG will instantly latch on to the first person that shows them kindness. It's hard, but it's doable if you have a plan from the start.
No. Medieval Fantasy settings are overrated.
No internet. No hot running water. No toilet paper.
I could go on and on.
This one is funny because he little brother took his virginity. There's actually a hetero manga where the guy turns back into a guy too.
Who cares about sex when it's time better spent murdering people?
>not being god level
>not getting so bored you decide to invent it
Only if I get to fawn over the other guy, too. I enjoy the idea that he's plowing all that pussy on the daily but still comes back to me regularly for my blowjob skills no bitch born could ever hope to match. He can even cry after he cums and knows I'd keep it all secret just for him.
No way anon, you can go bigger than that.
You could be the second season's "A Friend's Betrayal?!" sort of character. Devote all your time and energy to making MC's life utter crap for years as revenge, then when he finally catches up to you, pretend to cry and ask for forgiveness. He has to let you go, because that's what MCs do.
Well, if the alternative is the fucking world ending in hellfire, fucking duh
Like, there's lots of fish in the sea, but not if you and everyone else are either dead and in hell or alive as tortured slaves of demons
Preventing extinction is the highest moral and biological duty of every living thing
That's why Japs should've kept away from the hero stories of the west. If you're a real hero, either you form a party with ONLY MALE members just like Tolkien wrote about, or you go SOLO. Women are good only for preparing food and fucking. Oh, and childbearing, once you get a child. Because, you know, you'll still go around the world saving shit even after having a child.
Don't worry there's some options when the harem protag gets your crush. Hope that you're in a really gritty edgy series for starters.
>crying and begging in front of the man who stole my waifu
As soon as the celebration for saving the world ends I'll spit in his face, call my waifu a bitch and just fuck off and die in a ditch.
Maybe I'll even lead the reconstruction efforts in the cities of the BBEG and treat his ex-soldiers and civilians like shit, unloading all my anger and hatred and bitterness on them, like a proper broken and edgy warrior.
Yes, that's the point. You have to trigger the whole background sob story event, beat her, and then offer her friendship/redemption before the MC can arrive. By doing so, you can snatch female BBEG turned love interest victory from the Harem MC jaws of defeat. You just have to suffer through the initial days of journeying with the MC until then.
I was actually thinking about writing a story like that once. The MC would be the chosen champion of a goddess who heads to slay an undying king who appears every 1000 years, however his party is formed out of the crown prince of the kingdom, the crown prince's (female) servants, and his childhood friend who goes full fangirl for the prince.
Eventually he'd ditch them after realising they are slowing him down, and after following clues left in old ruins, makes contact with the goddess who tells him the kingdom are perpetuating the cycle of the dark king returning. He slays the dark king, BTFOs his old party, topples the kingdom, and marries the goddess while throwing it in the childhood friend's face.
Again, doesn't matter. As soon as a second passes the MC's harem isn't bothering him, which will happen he would reach godslaying level in that short time. While your training would only allow you to reach a standard grunt level of skill, and that if your lucky.
And the MC's 'kindness' is a lot better than your kindness. Spend years showing her the error of her ways amounts to nothing to the second the MC says 'hi'.
You need to do some research on how stories are these days.
>and than the MC introduces himself to her. The demon girl overwhelmed with emotion falls in pure love with him, forever forgetting the existence of anon who had done all that for her.
No anon, see. The hero will keep his harem, but there will be a heartwarming secondary story of you seeing the good in BBEG and trying to redeem her. Pages and pages of fanfics will be written, you'll get teasing scenes with her, where she can't understand your effort but grow curious. The fans might even demand your spinoff.
If the MC gets in the way of that the fandom will hate him forever.
>>and than the MC introduces himself to her. The demon girl overwhelmed with emotion falls in pure love with him, forever forgetting the existence of anon who had done all that for her.
The thing is I've read shit like that. Bodyguard/devoted followers getting cucked is fantasy world 101
Anon, the MC can only reach godslayer status through battle with the BBEG. They never achieve that from normal everyday harem antics. And you're forgetting, you're not some random peasant, you are part of the MC's group, so you have to be more than normal, otherwise, you would not be chosen for this task.
You just have to finish the fight before the MC can reach there. Only that way, do you actually have a chance, which is way better than zero from following the normal path. And remember, unless it's a hentai, the MC can never steal the girl from the bro. It destroys whatever pure love crap that empowers their harem aura.
Yes but if the BBEG kokoro gets all dooki dooki by the MC there's squat all anon can do to fix it, he'll just be accused of being a pervert and trying to subvert the BBEG from her true feelings.
If I'm going to be a powerful wizard then I pretty much have to let it play out that way, pussy has always been the bane of all great mages. Big fucking deal, I'll just jerk off in my tent before sleeping every night like I do now.
The difference here is that anon knows and he'll act in a way that he becomes fan favorite. You know it happens frequently, the one character everyone draws fanart of, because he gets shit done while harem-kun hesitates.
>You are the sidekick of a harem MC
>the MC is
>Be poor peasant farmer girl
>End up on quest pretending to be a guy for reasons
>There's only one guy in the party but all the girls want you
>But you want the D, and to save the world
>Harem is annoying
>Constantly beating on the guy and always in the way of your training and trying to get in your pants
>Guy ends up defeating the demon king since harem a shit
>You try to thank him but harem cockblocks you
>End up back at capital, giant parade of thanks
>Everyone is thanking you more than the guy who defeated the demon lord
>You plan to confess the truth and your feelings to him in front of everyone
>Right as you start your speech, he stabs you
>Turns out he chose the "Become the villain out of jealousy" route
That wouldn't happen since you've already removed all the flags from the MC to her. At that point, since you've already reached godslayer status from your fight with the BBEG, you can prevent said perverted attempt, perform one of those 'oh, you' laughs and end the scene with you clearly in control of the relationship of the female BBEG.
The fandom would find that story (you/BBEG) boring. Because you aren't the MC, in the audience of 50, only 2 would actually like the said pairing while the others would be demanding your head on a platter for getting in the MC's way of the BBEG love.
And out of those two, only one would go through the effort of writing fanfic's of the story.
Have you read the stories that come out in today time, MC doesn't need to reach the final boss to gain that level of power. Gods come out of literally nothing just to give a piece of themselves to him just because he exist.
The battle against the BBEG isn't going to be decided with a single strike, (That is for the MC alone to do.) The MC doesn't have to be intentionally trying to get the girl, it just happens.
Zero managed to do both.
This is about beating flags out of the MC's hand but doing it sincerely.
If it doesn't work you know you're in Kirito-land and might as well curse yourself for not marrying before the series with a non-adventurer. It's the only pussu out of that type of MC's reach.
And of course: avoid doing stupid shit that makes you into the joke character. Optionally act aloof, might even be able to play it off on everyone being on MC's cock so you have an excuse.
Welp, I tried. I can't convince you. Might as well drop everything, then.
OP, you're doomed, you'll never get any women. MC will NTR you as soon as you look at one.
I cannot fathom how the fandom would not notice that or even cheer for such a thing but it's clear the other anon knows best.
The point is to set yourself up as the bro lancer but not as his rival. Offer sincere relationship advice to his haremette while training yourself. Then, when the time comes, dash for the female BBEG finish line before anyone notices.
>>set yourself up as the bro lancer
>One of the harem members get upset with you for some reason and tells you to kill yourself.
>Your lance acts on its own and turns around and stabs you through the heart.
>Being lancer is suffering.
One of my favorite things is when 2 characters constantly fellate the MC but they know they'll never be able to walk beside him, so they have romance flags with each other as they constantly chase after a man who they'll never catch up to.
It's "settling soulmates".
Christ, now that I think about it, the only girls even close to winning Rain are inhuman monstrosities. Despite him still being in love with his dead peasant childhood friend (which is his whole reason for becoming strong; to protect the weak)
Bro lancer for the power boost and likeability factor. After that, you have to train yourself but without setting off the rival aspect. Bro lancer usually gets a girl if they survive. Negating the rival part means the MC can't inexplicably become stronger than you when he feels you are a threat. Both conditions are needed if you are to fight and win against the female BBEG
He ends up with multiple girls too, don't feel too bad for him. Of course not as many as Wendelin, but Wendelin ends up with like 5 wives and multiple mistresses plus more potential wives in the future.
So, as a conclusion, is it useless to think about love if your MC party leader is a harem MC?
If this is a monstrosity I'm okay with being a monster-fucker.
Yeah, you should focus on the point that you don't have to sacrifice yourself for the MC at any point. After you survive through the ordeal, you can start thinking about love.
I don't give a shit
I want them all!
>drink gender bend potion
>find out MC has a small dick
>become a huge slut and cuck the MC
The secret is to have a wife and kid before you go out on your quest.
Make sure it's a daughter too; for when your family becomes endangered, you will become more powerful than anyone can imagine.
>drink gender bend potion
>pull down mc's pants
>it turns out mc is a girl with a mega clit
>the hero is a nice guy and you know your daughter is in good hands
>your son is becomes a fuccboi trap with a crush on the hero
rape is enough
submission comes later
>confess your love with your dying breath
>end up breaking the guy beyond repair
>Not desiring to test his honor, like only a real manly man would
Buttfucking a man is the manliest ritual that could ever assure a man of his manliness.
The MC would understand.
>Completing quests with the party on the lead up to final assault on demon king's castle
>Male childhood friend side kick has his harem of other paty members; female childhood friend fighter, busty elf healer, loli mage, dark elf ranger.
>they just talk and flirt while you complete every quest by yourself.
>Night before final battle, talk turns to what they are going to do after this.
>Girls want to become famous, settle down and bang side kick, arguing about who gets to marry him.
>While they all go to the tent to finally have sex and set up lots of death flags, you polish your sword
>Secretly, or not so secretly, you have become a demi-god in terms of power from all the ancient artifacts, magic items and blessings of mystic beings you collected from completing quests
>sneak off and solo the demon king
I'd watch this. But I'd like for the guy to go beat the BBEG out of comradery towards his buddy the MC, even if he gets all the credit. He knows his HMC friend and his haremettes spent too much time fooling around to survive the battle.
That's why he does it solo. Because he's the hero we need, not the one we deserve.
>viewpoint of a "Sunohara" character
I didn't need this.
>have a wife and kid before you go out on your quest.
Don't do this or you'll be liked the count and get NTR'd by heretics.
I leave this shitty MCs side and leave his harem on my own adventurous journey and find myself a hellspawn wife while organizing a whole division which plans and executes annoyingly echi situations for the Harem Protag and his members, breaking their advance into a halt.
This gives me the time to look for a way to solve the problems without much violence and then create a seal to close off the dimensions:
A Tesseract that encapsulates 3 other Tesseracts, which are infinitely inter-encapsulated infinite dimensional areals which do not obey time and space, neither gravity.
And since no one can get out, or in, the author will Axe it very fast with some bullshit happy ending, unless he/she/it is a japanese writer, where it ends in a inter dimensional NTR orgy with japanese anthem playing int he background, which feeds the little phimosis dick of every reader and makes them feel so sad, that they cum.
For the emperor.
Or the reason of the week
Sure thing. The world's at peace, my buddy and his girls are safe. Maybe I can retire now to a farm, settle down with a cute farmer girl. It's after the story so it's epilogue kind of stuff.
fuck i have to stop masturbating to doujins i know 89% of those faces.
>beat the demon lord, adsorbing his dark power to seal it from this world
>the power alerts you your party is coming towards the castle
>use new demon powers to reconfigure castle to really test the party and push their limits
>Finally they get to the throne room, shocked to see you
>inform them that this is the end, defeating the girls in 1 swoop
>side kick and you fight, finally climaxing as you let him defeat you
>Smile and say your happy for him, remind him of your promise as kids, before "dying"
>Secretly watch as shock of his actions ruin him, as he figures out what you'd done thinks you did it to give him a happy ending
>Watch as over coming months, girls leave him for lives of riches and fortune as he continues to adventure and search for where it went wrong
And that's how you train your sidekick to match your power level to take on the new super big bad evil demon god lord
Why do you want someone who has no way of killing the demon lord fight? You feel resentment? So you weren't attractive to any of the girls, big deal. At least you can bring peace, man. Why are you so focused on the bitches?
I'm telling you, the fandom will swear by your name if you get shit done.
>goes to solo the demon king
>get struck with a bad blow and momentarily retreats
>scrambles through pack to find a healing potion
>finds a bottle with a note tied to it
>note is from the one who noticed, expecting him to attempt the solo
>thanks him for everything he's done for them
>its a full heal potion with added super buff
>small encouragement and recognition spurs him to annihilate the demon king
I like how he has the edgy job and hates it but still likes to fuck.
You speak as if the only girls in the world are the ones that belong to your party.
OP didn't state I wouldn't get credit for my work.
Plus if the party is the generic squad of airheads the fall for the MC for doing bland shit like calling them "pretty" or "reliable", I don't want to have anything to do with them.
I don't think I've seriously played a JRPG since Ni no Kuni. And Swaine didn't seem like a cuck.
This is the point where you sign up to get demon super powers. The girls will be the first ones to go.
See, I wouldn't be super bothered. I'm the kind of terrible person that tends to gravitate towards minor characters anyway so I'd rather not deal with inter-party bullshit.
Using Persona 3 as an example, I'd gladly and happily take the Toriumi route over the Yukari, Fuuka or Mitsuru routes even if their routes provided in-battle bonuses that would save me in the future.
And a chance to go on adventures.
Wanting to marry, settle down and create a family? that's some otaku purity fetishist/gay-ass white boy shit. I'd be the edgy aloof rogue that reluctantly joins the MC's party since it's better than hell taking earth, and once shit is over I'll go back to dicking around innawoods and occasionally going to town fucking prostitutes/looking for monster girls to rape until some new harem MC party catches up to my bullshit and slays my level 99 ass
The token male party member from Superior Cross handled it well. He constantly tried to hit on the MC's harem and I think he got one in the end since the MC was one of those asexual one woman (or in this case one demon lord) guys.
>until some new harem MC party catches up to my bullshit and slays my level 99 ass
>not slaying the MC's harem and fucking him into submission and selling his ass in the next town
Mate he's the fucking harem MC, there's no way in hell I'm going to survive. There's no way that'll happen. If it could happen, I would've killed the first harem MC I ran into and rape his party then go stab the demon lord in the dick myself.
>Girls in the party fawn and fuss over the other guy endlessly
>Tell them to stop fucking around and take things seriously because you don't want to get killed due to their negligence
>They tell you to shut up and stop worrying about nothing
>Next battle, you and two of the girls are holding a defensive line while the other guy and the party's healer help evacuate wounded townspeople
>A wagon wheel rolls over his foot and he yelps in pain
>The two girls fighting break off to attend to him
>Get swarmed and overwhelmed before everything goes dark
>Wake up pressed deep into the drying mud, having been trampled
>Your sword arm has been severed
>Eventually find your way back to the capital
>Your party is sitting in a bar
>They see you
>They angrily blame you for the town being overrun
>Keeping your gun holster'd on the side of your amputated arm
If we chose that we'd also choose retardation apparently.
Holy shit, the number of Betas in this thread.
I mean jeez guys, it's just fiction.
We can't all be the alpha male you are anon-kun.
>Bunny Black 4 never
>True Kozerotto route never
Shit hurts man. Yuuysa was good, but that was only because of Ackley and Reberanora.
It's a shame there really isn't a proper board to discuss eroge. There's /hcg/ but it's a general so it's hard to get a discussion going about a specific topic.
At best, the bro character will get a girl who's secretly on the enemy side, but who will actually fall in love with him. However due to her love for him and circumstances, she will always end up sacrificing her life to save the bro character. After that, this sacrifice will fuel the bro's resolve in defeating the villain. That's just how things work.
Yeah but hero always beats the villain. Bro is used solely to combat some kind of 11th hour deus ex power the villain asspulls (probably out of sympathy because the bro has nothing to do).
>Travel to a village somewhere far from any other kingdom, intend to settle down.
>Find out that the village has a dark secret, Yearly they sacrifice a beautiful girl to some dark lord.
>Go in and rescue the girl mid-ritual at the same time killing the dark lord and all of its followers.
>Both girl and village are grateful that you relieved them of this problem.
>Eventually everything returns to normal.
>One day a wild boar wanders into the field, where it would attack the girl. Its an easy kill for you.
>However MC appears and saves the day, the village goes up and cheering him on.
>The following days is nothing but the girl talking how great the MC is and how she wishes to be his wife.
And so, a new demonlord is born.
Dude, that's sick.
Just read what's scanned. Edgy sure but it actually made me sad about MC. His job sucks. Like, really.
Count me in on this quest.
I like being little asshole, just so I'll be able to see everybodys faces in the moment of realisation.
Infinite Stratos. Charl is cute with longer hair.
Not bad. Not not enough edge to be in this thread.
Going all bony is also an option.
And getting to play 'enraged papa' card? Come on anon.
Is he happy? If yes, good for them. If not, there always evil overlord path.
Now this is beyond evil.
I was bullied in highschool. Then I run over that asshole.
Absolutely no romance thou. No interest in it eighter. Does that mean I'm a looser here as well until I grind enough to steamroll everybody?
Deadflags, deadflags everywhere.
NO. SPEARS. OR LANCES.
Do you have a deadwish? You take black sword and go full Ashram.
What is this and where do I find it?
>Besides, it's not like MC-kun is a cunt himself. Sure, the side-kick is virtuous, but the MC is the same if not much more so AND gorgeous on top.
Why do people in this thread assume that MC is a dick? OP never said that. It's just that the girls love him. Not his fault. He might even be the biggest of bros.
Sidekicks run into the same problem as the runner-ups love interests in shoujo's. They're just simply not the MC. They are better than the MC in every possible way except the MC can raise and set flags while everyone else can't, no matter how hard they try.
I'm the guy that posted about disregard harem MC drama and acquire female BBEG, and I've been running under the assumption the Harem MC is your typical kind-hearted and brave hero. Can't compete against that, so just work with it and earn your love interest the smart way.
That's why I said that I'd be alright with MC loving his girls (they're not my girls) even if he ain't strong. I'll lift for my bro'. And I'm a good guy, I'll eventually get a girl, even if she ain't an adventurer.
The way I'd expect it to be is that I'll be the sidekick who's good at hand-to-hand combat and will get the loli-bodied healer in the end while the swordmaster MC ends with the atheltic catgirl/warrioress of the group.
>Party leader has a harem
Disgusting. How can you hope to be savior of the world if you're focused on women? I'd fuck right off and form my own party of dedicated, virtuous warriors to defeat the hellspawn more efficiently than he ever could. Waifus can wait until the world is a peace.
I'm pretty sure from an objective overview any shounen harem protagonist in real life would be absolutely insufferable. Girl magnets rife with a hypocrisy that's never acknowledged by the author because good boy does nothing wrong. .
It doesn't matter. The guy is probably my friend. Friends should help each other out and all that. The issue comes when I become the butt of every joke. If that happens, might as well go with plan B and leave the party but come back at crucial moments to help.
But none of the ones you mentioned give battle bonuses.
Yeah, if the bitches wanna get their merries at my expense I'll have to leave that party but assure my bro' that he's my bro' forever. Maybe give him some way to contact me whenever he needs me. Of course, I won't tell him why I'm leaving, I'm no crying pussy.
Hell yeah I would. They're probably my friends, so I'd also make fun of the whole thing and cockblock the MC when appropriate. For example, if MC and a girl have their arms wrapped around each other, whispering sweet nothings to each other, I'll be sure to join that hugfest. Why? Because I'm an asshole!
>joins hugfest with a guy
>is an asshole
Just don't be surprised if your friend ends up being a dick and enters you.
>not enough edge to be in this thread
I gave you the short version.
The way they kingdom perpetuates the cycle of resurrection for the dark king is by murdering the hero and having the corrupted spirits that form the dark king consume him in body and soul. This ritual is all part of a long elaborate plan to depower the goddess who has to use her energy to maintain the balance of the world as it's thrown into discord by the dark king's influence. The mastermind is the goddess' "daughter" and incarnated aspect who sacrificed her husband (the first hero) and son because she was buttmad she was mortal and is trying to end her mother and take her place out of spite over it.
As for the MC,
him and his childhood friend were actually in love with each other, but due to her status as a noble (they are partly aware of the fate of the goddess' chosen ones) and the words of her father, she decides to ignore her feelings and gain the favor of the prince who became charmed with her. She pretty much cucks him for half the journey despite knowing how he feels, never tells him it's a suicide mission, yet feels betrayed when he ditches the party (she thought he ran away). The MC himself thinks he's only meant to support the prince (who is consistently pushed as the real hero until the MC goes solo), has to watch his romantic interest flirt around with him, and can't even bring himself to hate the guy because he's actually a pretty cool dude (guy actually tells him how all the chosen ones die, though he only knew the incorrect church version, takes a blow for him early on, and places full trust on MC's word). Some time after he leaves, he starts tailing them because they were woefully unprepared and he couldn't bear to leave the prince and childhood friend to die. Ends up saving them from an ogre when they are literally caught with their pants down. In return, they kill his new party.Shit only gets worse from there.
You have no one to blame but yourself.
I'm fairly certain the princess had the hots for him too, even if it was partly an act. There's nothing quite like a misterious knight saving a princess from a fucking dragon AND the strongest knight in the kingdom to make her all wet for you after all.
The fucker had his own harem and ditched it in favor of returning to his own world and getting summoned again. He pretty much deserves it.
>Bunny Black 4 never
Wait, really? I'm waiting for 3 to get an English translation now, but does the ending confirm that 4 won't happen ever? That sucks because I was playing the games just because I loved the MC so much and wanted to see what happens next.
>There's nothing quite like a misterious knight saving a princess from a fucking dragon AND the strongest knight in the kingdom to make her all wet for you after all.
He should've told her about how he murdered her dad. Those panties would've hit the ground in seconds.
It appears Softhouse Chara has moved on to similar games taking place in the same universe or with a similar setting like Akuma Musume no Kanban Ryouri and Sono Kojou ni Yuusha Hou Ari!
Oh, so they're just taking a break from "Darx raping everyone enough to make them love him" for awhile. I hope after BB3 that people start translating those.
I didn't like BB3 too much.
Darx went full inhuman tentacle monster. Kozerotto got sidelined a bunch too
The resolution change in the CG sets was worth it though.
>tfw raising your husband's bastards.
Since this became a "depressing fantasy world situation" thread.
I never knew how depressing time looping could be until I read Re:Zero. I had to drop it (until completion) it mad me so sad.
Only thing in a manga that hit me harder than this page was was Haruto getting dumped by a letter in Kimi no Iru Machi (but that was before I was desensitized) and some Fujimi Lovers chapters, and I've probably just about read every single manga that's been translated into english at this point.
>hero gets childhood friend and elf girl
Ffff--Urza is top lovely. Not to mention hero has a power boost from time travel, and all the ladies think you're terrible. Losing all the perks here.
He doesn't even get to enjoy the money because it's mission time almost all the time.
The human kid? I don't think his human kid even matters.
Shia was never his true waifu so it can't be helped.
You know how I said he was keeping tabs on them?
Well, they let they fact they were doing okay get to their heads and assaulted the dark king's tomb. Meanwhile, MC's new party stays behind after the fierce battle with the demons guarding it because they were too exhausted to move forward, when the Prince and his entourage show up. Needless to say, they didn't take them showing up well at all, and basically tell them to fuck off. Prince can't agree to that and is determined to meet up with the MC after finding out he tried to handle the burden on his own because of him. Things are getting heated up when someone fires off a spell, starting the fight. Prince orders his party (now with 2 more girls) to only incapacitate them, but they prove too strong a group of foes even while exhausted and they end up killing two of them. Two more members get captured, while one gets away. Prince is downright pissed about this, because the kills were made by his attendants, who he knows well enough to understand they could have held their own without killing them. He also figures one of them set off the spell that started the fight in the first place to which they reply that they are wasting time and soon enough the MC will challenge the dark lord without them present. The prince doesn't agree with their decision at all, especially since it's out of character for them, but has to accept it since they won't be able to catch up with MC otherwise. He orders the newest girls to take the captured members back to safe territory, then heads out to confront the MC and try to finish the battle together with him.
As for the reason
the attendants did it, it's all part of what I said earlier about how the ritual is perpetuated by sacrificing the hero. The attendants are assassins set up to do it since the prince is too noble to think of murdering a fellow companion in cold blood. It was basically a race against time for them so they panicked.
Still,I do not understand why the entire country is so hellbent on opposing the strongest hero of the 4. Even after saving their country they still oppose him. Even dogs don't bite the hand that feeds them.
>continuously makes her husbando fuck women into submission
>is secure about it because she continuously asserts her position as main girl
The Darx lust in this family is insane. Even the non-incest ones mold their lovers into Darx.
Also, damn, Ekate and Merill's kids are literally clones.
You could build a school or religion with the amount of offspring he has.
So it's actually a love spiral that just makes everyone miserable?
You > Harem girls > Chad party member > You
If it was that sort of situation eventually one of the parties involved would snap and declare their hate for the one in the way of their love life, who actually loves them.
I had my suspicions, he didn't seem beta-kun at all despite looking like one. Which screams eroge-kun.
>They meet the king of Elfhelm
>Casca turns to Guts
>"Casca.. you-you're bac-"
>She's holding a "Punk'd" sign
>Guts looks at Griffith, wearing a shirt that says "Punk'd" and a grin across his face
>Guts and Casca's child jumps out, a healthy 3 year old, also holding a "Punk'd" sign
>Griffith slings his arm around Guts"
>"Next time you'll think twice about leaving for a year without so much as a letter!"
The greatest practical joke in history.
Last two end chapters weren't that good but the ride there was fun
I'd been to her house countless times, and she kept acting like I had no idea what I was talking about. I at least got my copy of MechAssault back after one weekend, but it's been 13 years and she still keeps dodging it when I ask.
She dropped it in the toilet, didn't she?
I am really, sincerely happy for him, and I say so.
My Hero Power requires the death of all my party members. Who am I to begrudge him this fleeting happiness?
Ever played Covenant of the Plume, or Gesselschaft Blume?
I probably enjoy cockblocking him to death and acting all bro at him to the point of its almost gay. Then when we defeat the demon king i would probably leave back to a village then marry a qt girl in the countryside.
Yeah, keep telling yourself that.
You will be the guy that gets tragically killed and tells the party with his dying breath that you love "Cute Girl from Village", or otherwise gets ganked in a dramatic fashion.
Yea, To get the best end, you don't use the plume any more after the first battle. But this puts you at a disadvantage because even if you can beat the mission, you may not be able to gather enough sin to fill the quota. and when that happens a certain overpowered enemy pops up the next battle and pretty much makes sure you use it.
>You will be the guy that gets tragically killed and tells the party with his dying breath that you love "Cute Girl from Village", or otherwise gets ganked in a dramatic fashion.
that is kinda a great way to die.
i would be satisfied that i would be the guy who devote his life into defeating the demon in order to save the qt girls from villages
>holding back a swarm of demons and fight to the death as you tell your hero friend that you all doing this for the qt village girls
now im sad i can't die that way
>Would you risk you life to fight legions of hellspawn only for the rest of your party to fawn over the other guy after every battle?
yeah. because i think fighting legions of hellspawn with godly powers would be fun as shit. If you want to go out and fuck women you dont need to be fighting legions of hellspawn in the first place.
Rance is pretty good to his male friends though. Just don't let him near any cute girls you like.
He'll take over a country and leave after he gets bored so you'll end up with tons of land and riches.
The game Overlord is basically this. There were 8 heroes who fought the previous Overlord, but they sacrificed you to beat him.
Now you are the new Overlord, and your job is to kill the Seven Heroes, who have gone bad.
Sure. I'm the least useful member of the party, after all: he's the strongest dude. If we lose, the world ends. I mean, I might be resentful, but I want to live more than anything else.
There's an anime sorta like that airing right now.
>don't let him near any cute girls you like
He hasn't actually done Hunty ever and he's never done Leila after finding out she likes Rick.
He even offers to give Rick sex tips (but Maris tells Rick that Rance is the worst person to get sex tips from).
Keep him away from your sister though