Tag: Character Analysis

The Cute Elf’s Dark Story – Analysing Merrill’s Psychology in Dragon Age II

  If you’ve read any of my other articles you may have noticed that I’ve got a thing for sweet, cuddly, adorable and adorkable girls. Merrill from Dragon Age II is therefore my bae. I adore her to bits. Not only because she is such a sweet and adorkable character, but also because her personality …

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From Sweet Child to Mass Murderer – Discussing Eren’s Character Arc as a Shonen Protagonist

  Disclaimer: this article describes parts of the manga that have yet to appear in the anime. If you don’t want to be spoiled, don’t read this article. Although really, considering how long the next arc has been out already I think you’re just being silly for not reading the manga. SO GO READ IT …

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The Ace as the Jack of Trades – Is Hermione Really the Brightest Witch of Her Age?

  Hermione Granger, our favourite little studious witch who always knows what to do in a situation. Intelligent, resourceful, caring, nurturing, sarcastic wit, powerful as fuck, easy on the eyes,… Grab your Pokéballs guys, because you won’t find one like this that easily. But… Maybe don’t use your Master Ball. After all, as powerful as …

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The Battle at Ostagar: Unwanted Failure or Deliberate Manipulation? – Discussing Loghain’s Motivations

  War is hell. It brings about the worst kind of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder imagineable. Many a knight has spent the night screaming for his beloved mama. So do I, for after all these years I’m still suffering immensely from the failed battle at Ostagar. Not because of the gruesome deaths, the fact that …

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A Doomed Relationship – Why Klaus Could Never Have Been a Good Father to Marcel

  I can say with confidence that the best new relationship The Originals introduced was the one between the controlling Klaus Mikaelson and his obstinate son Marcel Gerard. And one of the reasons for this is that it is in its very essence a tragic relationship. One that had so many positive emotions and kindness …

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The Life of a Hero! – Taking a Look at the Character Alec Ryder in Mass Effect Andromeda

  Mass Effect Andromeda starts on a pretty low point. Your twin brother or sister is in a coma, your father is a busy workaholic who never really spent time with you as a child and your first mission in Andromeda is a failure. Worse, Habitat 7 claims the life of your father, forcing you …

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The Rise of the Mad Queen – Discussing Cersei’s Character Arc in Game of Thrones

  I have made two articles criticising terrible character arcs in season 7 of Game of Thrones, but today is the day that you will hear me praise a character in this show. For I actually found a  well written character in this accursed season who actually knew a characterisation that was… interesting. This character …

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The Cripple Without Personality – Jaime’s Character Arc in Season 7 of Game of Thrones

  Season 7 of Game of Thrones can be summarised in one sentence: great cinematography, terrible plot. A lot of things can be criticised, like the unlocked fast travel points, Euron’s super navy, sending freaking SPEARMEN to take over a castle,… But the very worst character arc and plot points for me were that of …

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The Cracks in the (friend)Ship – Taking a Look at the Tempest Crew Members of Mass Effect Andromeda

  In my previous article I spoke about the squad members in Mass Effect Andromeda and how well written they were. But I also neglected to mention the crew members, who are equally important to your mission. And there’s a good reason for that. Whereas the squad mates have interesting personalities and character arcs your …

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The True Power of Friendship? – Taking a Look at the Companions in Mass Effect Andromeda

Remember that article I made predicting that Mass Effect Andromeda wouldn’t be as good as the trilogy because it didn’t have interesting companions? I was wrong. Many may disagree, but I genuinely found the Andromeda companions, both the squad and shipmates, pretty interesting characters in their own right. And while I have to admit that …

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