• JElyseG - September 11, 2014 2:36 a.m.

    lol "The Bard". I just love how they don't even refer to Edward by name. He's just "that one bard guy"
  • randumbh3r0 - August 25, 2014 11:18 a.m.

    Not bad, though I feel there's a few more categories. Let's start with: "The Love Interest", the character only introduced to be that person, usually attractive, generous, big heart, optimistic and loyal, their whole personality is based on being who you want to love. Examples: Liara Mass Effect Series, Aerith FF7, Marle Chrono Trigger "The Whiny Kid" - This character is generally meant to add some character depth to one of the older characters, or provide a more "human" reason to fight against the bad guys instead of just "it's the right thing to do". Examples: Hope FF13, Realm FF6, Rydia FF4 (though she does change later) "The Converted Hero" - This person either starts off as a bad guy, or goes leaves and re-joins after a stint as a bad guy, to join you and strengthen your cause, sometimes with insider info from the bad guys. Usually includes some kind of a trust-issue scenario, where they appear to or actually do turn on you, only to come back at just the right moment to help. Examples: Celes, FF6, Cait Sith FF7, Kain FF4 "Captain Exposition" - Sometimes a strong party member, this character is generally dropped in to help further story or flat out tell you what's really going on, in fairly simple means, or to tell you what you "must" do next. Examples - Lucca Chrono Trigger, Nina Breath of Fire series, Lulu FFX
  • randumbh3r0 - August 25, 2014 11:34 a.m.

    I'd also have to add: "The Mysterious One" - Usually starts off as a part-time party member, occasionally a bad guy, or at least has ties to some evil aspect of the game, and then becomes a full-time party member as you discover more about their past (which they don't personally like talking about) Examples - Magus Chrono Trigger, Shadow FF6, Vincent FF7
  • slimjim441 - August 24, 2014 3:46 p.m.

    I liked Vega. He was a Bench Warmer for sure, but I thought he was interesting. He was also a tank of a soldier who knew how to work an N7 Typhoon better like none other. Also was hoping to see some Fire Emblem characters here; you could practically fill every category here with a character list from just one game.
  • sephex - August 23, 2014 5:43 a.m.

    It's more like type of characters you meet in Mass Effect. But you nailed that one with Kaidan.
  • someonetgsn - August 23, 2014 8:01 p.m.

    I am sure I can guess who you left on Virmire then ;)
  • sephex - August 24, 2014 6:18 a.m.

    Yep. :)
  • randumbh3r0 - August 25, 2014 11:28 a.m.

    Does ANYONE leave Ashley there?
  • Pandakid - August 22, 2014 8:07 p.m.

    Cait Sith for bench warmer...
  • bang1221 - August 22, 2014 10:55 p.m.

    This x1000. As soon as I saw "benchwarmer" all I thought of was that stupid fluff ball.
  • winner2 - August 22, 2014 5:09 p.m.

    Lucas you have sinned by calling mordin a bigot, he is a benevolent scientist-spec ops badass who loves to sing. But you sort of made up for it by rightfully putting Carth in the boring category. That guy got ditched the moment I had 2 other party members to use.
  • Shayz - August 22, 2014 4:34 p.m.

    I understand that you were going for personalities but there's always the guy with spiky hair...
  • BladedFalcon - August 22, 2014 10:30 a.m.

    I don't think it's fair bit accurate to call mordin a bigot, unwitting or not. His actions against the krogan really have nothing to do with race, and more with the fact that the krigan had already proven they could be a legit threat if left unchecked. His actions are still wrong, and he realizes this eventually. But he never really had a problem with the grown for being a different race. Had his own people been responsible for the shit the Khoisan did in the past, he would have acted similarly if he had the chance. To further disprove he's a bigot, he pretty much heals and treats every race the same, and it's even a fan of learning as much of other races' culture as possible.
  • someonetgsn - August 23, 2014 8 p.m.

    Yes, I agree with you! Also, I see you commenting on just about every article I click on. Thanks for pointing out the things wrong in their articles so I don't have to :P How long have you been here? I have been coming here for years, but I do not comment often. It seems you have been here as long, or longer.
  • BladedFalcon - August 24, 2014 8:45 a.m.

    Been here since early 2011, not nearly as long as you, it seems, since your profile says you've been around since 2009 XD Anyway, thanks man! (:
  • TanookiMan - August 25, 2014 7:06 a.m.

    I'll jump in too, I've been coming here a while and don't comment nearly as much as BladedFalcon, but I always enjoy your posts. I also like that you provide a slightly different perspective, since you seem to be based in Mexico.
  • majorsuave - August 22, 2014 4:48 a.m.

    Almost all of your examples are from JRPG or Bioware titles. Does that mean that these stereotypes are not present in American or European RPGs? (Bioware is Canadian)
  • FlyWire2 - August 22, 2014 7:05 p.m.

    Because Canada isn't on America. Right?
  • kaleb-mayhew - August 23, 2014 3:31 p.m.

    You very well may not be aware of this but in the U.S. "America" is a colloquial term used to mean "United States of America"most of us Americans don't even think about the fact that this might not be clear to Non-Americans

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