“Ah, yes. Harry Potter. Our new — celebrity.”
Well I'm pretty sure everyone loves Snape. Snape proves to you again and again that he is a good person despite what he appears to be. I really like his Patronus, not because it was Lily's, but because it kinda suits Snape. It shows there is a kind side to him and that's his true nature. That doesn't necessarily mean that he's without flaws, he tends to be a bully and petty, but I think the good wins out with him. I think the movie version pulled off Snape way better though, the subtle changes to his character and lines made such a difference. Another reason the movie adaptation was probably better was because the actor, Alan Rickman, said: "I don't play villains. I play interesting people."
"If I had a dime for every time you said the word 'destiny,' I'd be even richer."
Kaiba is stubborn, proud, and only relies on himself. He owns a gaming company. He's obsessed with his Blue-Eyes White Dragon card and tends to laugh maniacally. Kaiba isn't a villain, but he isn't a good person either, which puts him in an interesting position. He's the main character's rival and what's really great about both of them is that they go head-to-head, there isn't one that is noticeably lesser. Something I just noticed about Kaiba is that he has the whole "white is not good" concept going on. Kaiba is hilarious to watch, there isn't a moment that's boring when he's on screen.
"I'll put my foot so far up your behind that you'll have toes for teeth."
Ah, Rochelle. Rochelle is based off the mother of comedian Chris Rock. Rochelle wants the best for her kids and has her own, very strict, way of raising them. But unlike most mother characters I've seen, Rochelle's whole identity doesn't revolve around her kids. She has a personality and interests outside them. In a nutshell, Rochelle is absolutely hilarious. She's a snob, she's stubborn, no one can go head-to-head with her and hope to win. Rochelle is very difficult, to say the least, but she is a good person at the end of day I think.
"After about one and a half years of training, I noticed two changes about myself. I had lost all my hair and I had become strong. "
One-Punch Man seems to be a parody of shonen heroes. Shonen heroes are loud, obnoxious, losers, and underdogs (much like YA heroines), but One-Punch Man is the opposite of them where it matters most. Fighting. Shonens have this stupid habit of long and drawn out fights that guys seem to be into. One-Punch Man, very self explanatory, can defeat opponents in one punch. One-Punch Man is hilarious. His feats are hilarious, his level of stupidity and apathy are also extremely hilarious. He and his self proclaimed apprentice, Genos, are basically a two man comedy duo that hold this manga up.
"Why must every eleven minutes of my life be filled with misery?"
OK, need I say more? Squidward is one of the most dimensional characters I've seen, which is funny because he's an octopus. He's grumpy and hates the happy Spongebob, but we all know he really doesn't. It's obvious why Squidward is such an awesome character, because over everything, they empathized his personality. Squidward is my favourite Spongebob character.
"You can't ignore where you came from. Don't you know, it's our past that determines who we are. It's our history that shapes our future, Kaiba."
Yami Yugi is an ancient Egyptian Spirit who's trying to find his memories. He talks grandly and is full of courage and wisdom. He's the King of Games and I think him and Kaiba basically hold up the show between them. The conclusion to his story was easily the best (and most epic) I've seen.
"Moses, hear what I say. I have been a slave all my life and God has never answered my prayers until now. God saved you from the river, he saved you in all your wanderings, and even now he saved you from the wrath of Pharaoh. God will not abandon you. So don't you abandon us."
No disrespect to the Prophet Moses, but I felt Miriam was the real hero in this adaption of Moses' story. Moses kept quitting, probably because that's what "main characters" do, but Miriam never lost faith, which was quite obviously the theme of the movie. Miriam is sweet and above all she has faith, she's always had faith, which makes her a very strong person. My favourite song from the movie was "When You Believe", which was sung by her. It's beautiful and one of my favourite songs.
"Sandy: I'll catch your worm for ya, that is, if'n you're willing to pay!
Mr. Krabs: No!!!!!!! You'll never get a cent out of me! [runs to block the cash register with his body] Never! I'd rather that worm come in here right now and eat you all alive!!! [begins foaming at the mouth; the crowd looks at him strangely; he calms down] Sorry."
Mr. Krabs loves money to such hilarious and ridiculous degrees. I always thought Mr. Krabs seemed like a decent person (or crab?) despite his fatal flaw of greed, like how he mentors Spongebob and Patrick in some episodes. I also think the idea of a penny-pinching crab is cute. I think why the Spongebob characters were so good and realistic was because they were so exaggerated.
"May I remind you losers that Magneto put me in charge of this group for a reason? The only chance you have of joining his new group is if you guys can prove you can work together as a team. And that, my friends, takes leadership. Strong, decisive, fearless- WANDA! Don't tell her I'm here! [Quicksilver hides in a closet as Scarlet Witch storms into the Brotherhood home.]"
X-Men Evolution is the most inconsistent show ever when it comes to writing the characters, which is a bit weird for me to put Quicksilver on here. I've always liked speedsters, it's a fun power, and they make some fun characters. What I liked about Quicksilver was that he didn't just run fast, he also had this chipmunk voice because he talked so fast. He was easily the best character of the series and I liked him and the Brotherhood's relationship as well as his relationship with his father Magneto and his sister, the Scarlet Witch. I would have easily added the Scarlet Witch on this list, if they hadn't butchered her later on.
"Genos: (Reading comments seriously off a computer screen)
"He's a promising genius new comer that debuted as a Class S hero at the age of 19."
"I like how he refuses to talk to the media at all. It's cool."
"He's my cyborg prince."
"I can sense a fragility behind his cold, metal expressionless exterior."
"He's among my top 5 favorite attractive heroes.
And so forth, as there is a lot written there.
One-Punch Man: Are you not embarrassed to read out things like that about yourself?
Genos: As the people only wrote down their impressions after looking at a picture of me and don't really know anything about me, I don't particularly care."
....Genos really doesn't have any shame. Genos has it all: he's heroic, has looks, is intelligent, and is strong. But this manga is a comedy and he tends to be serious to hilarious degrees. He's also One-Punch Man's apprentice and is ridiculously loyal and clingy to him, which is also funny. These two make such a hilarious duo.
"Dagur: Oh, you want some of this, Gronckle? How ‘bout you, Nadder? Hyah! That's right plead, plead for your pathetic dragon life!
Gobber: He's really got a handle on that whole "deranged" thing."
When I first watched the episode with Dagur, I immediately loved his character and was so entertained. He's the leader of the Berserkers after he "disposed" of his father. Dagur is bloodthirsty, cunning, and well, deranged. His speaking style and mannerisms were really well done. He's just so unique.
"Dumb people are always blissfully unaware of how dumb they really are."
I find Patrick kinda cute, don't you? Patrick is a simple character: he's stupid. There isn't anything going on up there. Like Squidward and Mr. Krabs, Patrick is still pretty dimensional and he's very exaggerated and a fun character.
"Everything happens for a reason. The daily tragedies and misfortunes are all meaningful events, leading toward an ideal conclusion. With that in mind, there probably isn't really any meaningless misfortune."
Aika's key feature is that she's very intelligent. She's also very overdramatic, appreciates Shakespearean works, and tends to have a pretty bad attitude. Despite her bad attitude, Aika is selfless and an extremely good person. Her whole character was told through a mystery and I think that made her all the more compelling and interesting to get to know.
“Judge Claude Frollo longed to purge the world of vice and sin. And he saw corruption everywhere, except, within.”
Frollo is a complex character. He's righteous, hates sin, and believes in generally good ideals but, well I think that quote does a pretty good job of explaining his character.
"[Chazz steals the Spirit Keys to force Alexis to duel him] Zane: Anyone up for just tackling him?"
Lately I've wanted to see a cool character who's good. I think Zane does a good job of that. He is cool but one of his defining traits is that he's supposed to be a rival and the best at what he does, but he doesn't look down on others just because he is. He does tend to have a sharp tongue but he is unquestionably a good guy. With that in mind, I hate what they did to him later on. He was a pretty great character, I guess they just couldn't write him. I think what most people don't understand is that good characters are hard to write. They're hard to write because they have a very specific way of doing anything and you can't bend that to work with the plot. But character driven beats plot driven in a heartbeat.
"I finally have you, but I can't get you home because of this blizzard. There's always something. Not that you would understand. You're like my sister. Everything always came easy to her. She's a firebending prodigy, and everyone adores her. My father says she was born lucky. He says I was lucky to be born. I don't need luck, though. I don't want it. I've always had to struggle and fight and that's made me strong. It's made me who I am."
If any of you are familiar with Avatar: The Last Airbender, then you probably noticed that these are only season one Zuko pictures. Zuko in season one was competent, intelligent, and a skilled fighter. Like the above quote, he didn't hate the world because his life wasn't easy, he preferred it that way. The later seasons butchered his character, they made him incompetent, unintelligent, and an awful fighter. I just rewatched Avatar and I'll tell you, I didn't realize how good his character was in the beginning and how much they ruined him later on.
"Enough with doing good, time for me to get back to just looking good!"
Neil is the direct descendant of Narcissus. So you've probably figured out he's extremely vain and in love with himself. Neil proves that he does care about his friends, and that he is a hero, which makes him layered. He's also a really funny character and he has the power of luck.
"If “forgive me" would make up for everything then we wouldn't need hell!"
Kyoko is the protagonist of Skip Beat! and an aspiring actress. You can say her entire character is based around "Hell has no fury like a woman scorned". She can unleash vengeful spirits on people and is quite wrathful and vengeful. She's also a great actress, and usually plays villain roles. Kyoko is a great and hilarious character overall, but I do think the romance with her strained and even dulled an otherwise amazing character.
"I was a black belt when I was twelve. While other rich girls were bored, I was restless."
Theresa is a direct descendant of Theseus. She is the fighter of the group and is extremely competent. I think they did such a great job on her character because they didn't want to make her a hated rich girl character and they didn't.