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Welcome 1 and all to this year's top fictional females list. This is the third year running of me doing this list and, much like my top 50 anime list, it's going to be quite surprising in some circumstances.

Now, compared to previous lists, circumstances have changed for this list. Rather than do a 1 per franchise rule, I have decided to recant that rule this year and do 4 per franchise just so my head doesn't explode from having to pick between characters.

I WAS going to do a top 46, but then as I was combing over my list with a fine comb one of my characters sort of dropped off the list entirely and my #23 became my #22 so splitting the list would be pointless. So, here it is, my top 45 favorite fictional female characters.

Be forewarned that I will probably talk about spoilers. If you see a character you don't recognize you may not want to read the blurb involved with them to avoid spoilers about their series.

Also be informed that when making this list, I based it SOLELY AGAINST wanting to BONE any particular character. I reserve THAT for my "list of fictional waifus". I might make that list if I get enough requests, but only if I get requests. I don't enjoy making who it is I slobber after public, though I'm sure many of you could take a few guesses.

That said, some of the characters on this list would actually be on my list of waifus, but them being on this list HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH ME WANTING TO HAVE SEX WITH THEM! If you see an extremely hot character, may I repeat even if I admit that I find them attractive or if, like some of them, they are teasing naughty minxes, that is SEPARATE from me wanting to actually DO them. 

In short: I can say "this character is hot and it contributes to my liking them" but it will never be the sole reason.

Anyway, I'm rambling and delaying the inevitable. Let's kick off this list.

No Honorable mentions this time. I'm PRETTY sure I have everything I need this time around.









NUMBER 45
Sakura Haruno by Serathus
Sakura Haruno from Naruto

Contrary to most fans I actually do like Sakura and one of the reasons this was extended to a top 45 was so I could prove that. Once you see the rest of this and then see who isn't on it, you'll see that Sakura being at the bottom of this top 50 isn't so much me being mean to her as it is the fact that there are 44 characters I simply happen to like better than her. Why she's here at all though can largely be attributed to her inner self shown at various parts of the series and the fact that she's a goddamn powerhouse. Love seeing her in action no matter how rare.





NUMBER 44
:Rosalina: by Daniel-Link
Rosalina from the Super Mario franchise

While Rosy is also on my list of waifus, the fact that she's in smash 4 and is fun to play, as well as also being in Mario Kart Wii, Mario Golf World Tour and Mario Kart 7 also helps with her placement on the list. Because what makes a favorite character if not the fact that you know you like to play as them. But what makes Rosalina so special? Well, how about the fact that she is the ONLY character in the mario universe with ANY sense of character, PERIOD. She's the mother of the lumas and her backstory is kind of tragic once one stops and thinks about it. She's also got so much magic power the woman can, supposedly, sprout up ENTIRE GALAXIES on a whim. Um, Daisy, you're fucked. I think a better match for this woman might actually be Carol Danvers. Yes, I mean that Carol Danvers. NO I AM NOT KIDDING :icontherealmegas:!





NUMBER 43
Konno Yuuki by rizalx
Yuuki Konno from Sword Art Online II

This is the OTHER main reason why I picked this list to be a top 45 rather than a top 40 or smaller. I wanted to talk about Yuuki Konno. And, full disclosure here, Sinon isn't ANYWHERE ON THIS LIST and neither is Asuna. So what makes Yuuki so special? Well, how about the fact that she's the ONLY girl in this series that not only isn't attributed to Kirito's little harem, but she beats Kirito in a fight not once, but TWICE! One of them even on screen. The character's history is also incredibly tragic.
SPOILER WARNING
As it turns out by the end of the Mother Rosario arc, Yuuki is actually suffering a terminal illness and thanks to modern technology she is able to spend her entire days in a virtual environment. At the end of the arc, she dies with EVERYONE in ALO mourning the death of probably the best player in the game. It's one of the few moments in all of SAO that actually made me cry. Rest in peace Yuuki you will be missed.




NUMBER 42
Tamaki Kawazoe by MimiSempai
Tamaki Kawazoe from Bamboo Blade

Tamaki defines the tropes "Badass Adorable" and "Pint Sized Powerhouse". While I may have said that Kirino carries the series, my favorite BB character is, without a doubt, Tamaki Kawazoe. From her adorableness to the fact that she is the biggest ass kicker in the whole series is one of the reasons why Tama-chan is my favorite. She proves that you don't have to have big boobs or be muscular like a brick house to be awesome. Sometimes you just need to look like a chibi and be practicing your hobby since you were 5...even if you only look 10 XD





NUMBER 41
maya kumashiro sitting shows her white panties by yrena4
Maya Kumashiro from Occult Academy

Excuse the panty shot. I did my best to try and find a picture that preserved Maya's dignity. Honestly though I'm surprised she's so low on this list. I think most of that is contributed to the fact that she, well, she's kind of a bitch...sometimes. Occult Academy is a great show and Maya is a great character. I think she's fantastic as a protagonist, though sex negative feminists might have a problem with her outfit. I do like Maya and if a character I'm willing to bang on about is at the top of the bottom 5, you know this is going to be a fun list.





NUMBER 40
Melia by simosi
Melia Antiqua from Xenoblade Chronicles

If not for the awesomeness of Dunban and Shulk and the hilariousness of Riki, Melia would be hands down my favorite XC character period. However, simply being my favorite female character is nice enough. Then again between Sharla and Fiora she didn't have much competition. However, to even make the top 45 at all can be largely attributed to, despite some buggy AI, Melia is an amazing character in how her character is portrayed. I said I'd avoid spoilers and, quite frankly it is IMPOSSIBLE to talk about the story of Xenoblade without spoiling something. All I can say is, for the token mage character, I think Melia would fit right at home in Fairy Tail in terms of her abilities. Hell, the comradery she'd experience from the titular guild would benefit her greatly.





NUMBER 39
Orihime by DAV-19
Orihime Inoue from Bleach

"You've gotta be kidding me". I'm sure that's what most of you are thinking right now. Well, it's true, I like Orihime and, SPOILERS, she's the only Bleach character on this list. Why? Well, one of the main things I used to pick out things on this list is "how much do I care about this character" and Orihime is probably one of the only few Bleach characters I give enough of a damn about that I really want to see her and Ichigo make babies in the epilogue. I mean, it's Japan. If Orihime doesn't get him for series end I will be pleasantly shocked. 





NUMBER 38
konata by DeathPrinnces
Konata Izumi from Lucky Star

What can I say about Konata that I haven't said before recently? This chibi-drawn otaku who is female in biology only is hilarious to watch and one of the main reasons I managed to even FINISH Lucky Star. For a show about "nothing", Lucky Star is MADE and made MEMORABLE by Konata. It might not be my favorite, but I will always remember it because of Konata and her shenanigans. Hell, the ramen meme caused by Konata is currently flickering in my mind as I write this.






NUMBER 37
Kampfer : Sangou Shizuku by Artemisumi
Shizuku Sangou from Kampfer

A student council president so comically twisted she gives Milly Ashford a run for her money. That said, Shizuku's placement on this list is largely attributed to how she treats Natsuru, up to and including tricking him into going out on a date with her and realizing when he's being brainwashed rather than sleeping with him even though he's all into her at that very moment. She's strong, proud and badass and probably one of the few characters in Kampfer I can actually attribute to liking, the other being Natsuru for all his dense idiocy. 





NUMBER 36
Blazblue - Noel Vermillion by softmode
Noel Vermillion from BlazBlue

I know it's hard to tell from behind, but yes, that is a girl. This is not a trap. God help me if Noel actually heard that.

Noel: It doesn't matter. It doesn't matter. It doesn't matter. It doesn't matter.

Er, right. Anyway, Noel's placement on this list is largely attributed to the fact that Christina Valenzuela does an amazing job potraying Noel as this adorable mess. Seeing Noel flustered is like watching an adorable puppy half the time. While her interactions with Ragna are adorable in and of themselves, the other reason she's this high is her motivations for her battles after a certain point are for the sake of her friends Makoto and Tsubaki. She also has a pretty tragic history and hearing that she can now enter her Mu-12 form is one of the reasons why I want to get Chronophantasma. 





NUMBER 35
Yuno Gasai Render by xYandereGirl
Yuno Gasai from Mirai Nikki

Egads that picture used to haunt me in my sleep. *stares a little* No, it still does. Anyway, Yuno Gasai is the most fucked up underaged psychopath I know to exist in fiction if you don't count Law & Order SVU. That said, Yuno would fit right at home as an antagonist in an episode of SVU if Brina Palencia's portrayal of her is anything to go by. I mean seriously: YIKES! There is a reason Yuno is attributed as the poster girl of Yandere. There is not a character I have seen before or since that is as viciously protective and obsessed with her love interest and the best part about Yuno's character is that it makes her come across as less of a bitch and more downright creepy. That said, her feelings for Yukiteru are nothing but genuine, which is one of the reasons I do like the character. Sure she's fucked up in the head and it's because of this that her and Yukiteru's relationship isn't exactly normal, but, hey if I had to like normal characters, well, just wait until we hit the top 20. Still, I suppose it IS strange for some of you to see the poster girl of a series I cherish and adore to be this low on the list, proving that characters aren't everything....sometimes.





NUMBER 34
Kikyo by 0-Gryphus-0 
Kikyo from Inuyasha

Yeah, this one of the minor reasons I had to extend my once per franchise rule. Kagura hasn't even appeared on this list--and her being on this list should've been as expected as the sun rising in the morning--and already we have another Inuyasha character. The ONLY other Inuyasha character by the way. Then again, Kikyo doesn't have much in the ways of competition. The only other real characters in the series are Kana, Sango and Kagome in terms of females. Kana has about as much character to her as Anya Alstriem from Code Geass, I like Sango okay, but she's not a favorite and the less I say about Kagome the better.

Unfortunately, given that Kagome is Kikyo's reincarnation and the only way to explain why I like Kikyo so much requires that I mention Kagome a few times, well, this is gonna get a tad ugly. The reason I like Kikyo is largely attributed to her badassery and selflessness despite, you know, dying. It's also due to the fact that I REALLY wish the series had been largely different. A few of you that have your heads on straight might agree with me that this series would've been VERY different if Kikyo had been the star of the show alongside Inuyasha rather than Kagome because, frankly, Kagome's kind of a bitch. 

:iconvogoshinki: :iconsaysplz: Hey! What would you do in that situation?

Not complain the way she does and certainly not abuse Inuyasha when he doesn't deserve it. 

In a day and age of Zero manga (i.e prequels) I'm surprised Takahashi hasn't gotten into the game. Granted we all know how things end between Kikyo and Inuyasha, but it would be a nice way to expand the series to explain their relationship before her death in a bit more detail. 





NUMBER 33
Kallen Stadtfeld by Kayamah
Kallen Kozuki from Code Geass

Jeez, I am doing NOTHING to help my credibility as a geek, am I? I guess I should be thankful that "fiction" also extends to videogames as should already be obvious by now. But seriously, even with that said, not even top 30? You all probably want to kill me right now. And while I admit that Kallen is a character I like, her character doesn't really extend farther than her half heritage angst, a concept of which I've seen done better in other series *cough*Talesofsymphonia*cough*, her pining for Zero/Lelouch and being a badass pilot. Still, little to no characterization doesn't hurt you largely on my list--wait until we hit top 20--but when so many characters in Code Geass have extreme amounts of depth to them, well, it DOES hurt you by comparison.





NUMBER 32
Hinata by pablofcb
Hinata Hyuga from Naruto

You know, I wish I could've found a deviation of Kallen looking this badass, but what can you do? That said, while yes I do like Hinata more than Sakura, it has nothing to do with Hinata being adorably moe as all get out. All that would do would make her look very similar to Orihime and if she did just as less she wouldn't be anywhere near this high. I don't think I even have to ASK what got her this high. Fans of the series all KNOW what it was. 

To the series' credit, if this had actually been Hinata's send off she might actually be higher on the list, but I am SO GLAD she lived. Orihime wishes she was this badass and had this much of an iron will. I think that's one of the main reasons people aren't as happy with Orihime as they are with Hinata. And it's the main reason why I like Hinata more. 
Usually this is the part when I talk about making babies with the person you love, but as of the end of the series, she and Naruto DID make babies so I don't have to XD





NUMBER 31
ToV: Rita Mordio by Angelschatedral99
Rita Mordio from Tales of Vesperia

Greatest mage in all of Aspio and a character whose many transgressions often involve burning things and creating destruction that Fairy Tail would approve of...to a point. Rita is also among some of the smartest characters on this list and she's only 15. Sure she starts off as rather bitchy--then again you DID invade her home--but by the end of the series she's one of the more colorful members of the cast. Hell, Rita's appearance and name were actually carried into Soul Chess' Rita Ginunga. I also would have to say that Rita is probably my favorite mage across the tales games I've played. She's also the only one with, erm, questionable sexuality and I'm perfectly okay with that. 


For those of you that care about voice acting:
Estelle: Danielle Judovits
Rita: Michelle Ruff (though that should be obvious)
Yuri: Troy Baker

When the characters start making jokes about Rita and Estelle's interactions, the subtext just starts plain looking like text when it comes to Rita and Estelle's relationship. And for you Fairy Without Wings fans, yes that is the Estelle that Cornelia's older sister is based on.





NUMBER 30
Mikasa by oceantann
Mikasa Ackerman from Attack on Titan

Yes, I'm as surprised as you are that Mikasa got this low on the list. This can largely be attributed to the fact that she hasn't done anything significant as of late, though that's one of the reasons that makes Attack on Titan a great series: shared screen time amongst the cast. That said, while Mikasa is absolutely dead inside, the amount of absolute badassery she displays is a treat every time I get to see it. 





NUMBER 29
Akame~ by Kazenokaze
Akame from Akame ga Kill

The titular character from the series and she barely makes it into the top 30. Yeah, much like Mikasa, Akame is mostly dead inside. Hell, the only reason she beats Mikasa is because there are moments when Akame does show that she can be kind of a dork. Aside from that, she and Mikasa are almost clones of each other, so I don't need to say much else.





NUMBER 28

Kyo Sawagi (long hair) from Ben-To

I have to differentiate between hairstyle because it's the only thing to separate Kyo from her sister Kyo. Yes, twins with the same name, but different kanji spellings. Hers is for heart attack. Yes, I'm serious. The reason this Kyo gets in over her sister is that, much like Akame, Kyo is a dork in the "hilarious twincest jokes" sense of the word. She's also one of the more badass chicks in the series and, despite being older, generally defers to her younger sister for guidance despite the fact that, you know, she's the freaking student council president while her sister is the vice-president. What is it with me and student council presidents too? Between her, Shizuku and Milly Ashford (who isn't on this list) they're all weird, quirky and likable. I'm starting to see a trend here. Hmm, note to self Kyo Vs Shizuku. That oughta be fun. 





NUMBER 27
Kyou Fujibayashi vector by viesiu
Kyou Fujibayashi from Clannad

Kyou's placement on this list is attributed to A LOT of things. And rather than talk about them, BRING ON THE VIDEOS. Don't worry, they're all spoiler free.




The rest of her character is due to her relationship with Tomoya and the special "AU Kyou episode" in season 2 yadda yadda yadda. I'm pretty sure the entirety of why I like her was conveyed. The rest is better experienced than talked about, trust me on this. Also these also happen to be among my favorite Clannad clips XD





NUMBER 26
Menjou Hare by Merum-SB-BlueOlimar
Hare Menjou from Guilty Crown

SPOILER WARNING
Hare getting this high is largely attributed to her very tragic death scene that hangs over the series for a few episodes following it. I've never been so upset by a character's death in quite a while and this is by no means helped by the fact that Hare and Shu's relationship is absolutely adorable. I'd say more, but that's pretty much the gist of it. I care about the character so much that she almost broke the top 25 through tragedy and cuteness alone. Then again, I know a lot of us have favorites for less.





NUMBER 25
Vi by MayteEsk
Vi from League of Legends

Get used to seeing lesbians on this list. They're not going away any time soon. Oh what? Like any of us would be surprised if Riot came out and said that she and Caitlyn are getting married. Vi's placement on this list is largely contributed by my ability to play her--and the fun of it--and I will never forget 37 kills despite losing the match. Seriously, that has a story behind it waiting to be exploited XD. Or a 4koma. But, regardless, Vi's placement this high is largely attributed by her tomboyish attitude and, well
"Why can't I ever get a straight answer? It's always Ow, stop hitting me. Ow, my face."





NUMBER 24
Negima: Evangeline by makiriUQ Holder 30: Yukihime by AR-UA
Evangeline Anastasia Katherine McDowell from Mahou Sensei Negima

Some characters get better with time. This is no more obvious than with the reasons I like Eva. Ever since UQ Holder started, her approval rating with me has skyrocketed.
SPOILER WARNING
Eva starts out as a major villain in Negima only to slooooooooooooowly change morality as time goes on and goes from being The Mentor by the end of Negima to the point where she's now the Big Good in UQ Holder. Considering the history of the character, this is the absolute biggest gradual 180 character development I've seen done rather well if you ask me. Seriously, I'm glad UQ Holder exists so I can keep reading about characters I love. Now if only Setsuna and Chachamaru would show up.





NUMBER 23
Freezing - Satellizer El Bridget by lvlapple
Satellizer el Bridget from Freezing

Oh what a shocker, another main character making the list. You know what, shut up! Satellizer is probably one of the most interesting characters I've seen in a series. For someone that's known as "The Untouchable Queen" she slowly melts and defrosts over time to the point of well, we've sort of reached this point:
Freezing 155 - Page 22
Freezing 155 - Page 23

Yeah, shut up Rana. I hate you. 
Aw, geez, why do you have to look like such a puppy Satellizer?
And because I'm not mature enough not to take a pot shot: Satellizer's relationship with Kazuya isn't detrimental to her character like Jellal's with Erza *bites thumb*





Right, well before we continue lemme just say that consider this little insert a dividing line. After this point the rest of this list are characters I REALLY like compared to characters that I know I just plain like. Essentially starting with #22 we're going from 7s and 8s to 9s and 10s in terms of characters I really like. Like, if not for previously stated reasons, I could've easily made this a top 22 list. Let's begin shall we?




NUMBER 22
Homura Akemi - Timewitch by Getsurin
Homura Akemi from Puella Magi Madoka Magica

I don't care what anyone says, Homura is and forever shall be my favorite Madoka Magica character. And for good reason. She is the reason the series even exists and her struggle is the one I am the most caught up in.
SPOILER WARNING
Homura's backstory is probably one of the most shocking things I've seen in anime. Hell, I don't think ANY OF US were expecting Moemura at the start of episode 10. And since the end of the series, the movie only INCREASED how much I like Homura through her actions and, again, I don't care what anyone says, I think what Gen Urobuchi did with her in the movie is genius. And considering me and Psycho Pass, you know I don't give praise to Urobutcher lightly. The fact that Homura is this high despite the fact that I haven't seen PMMM in a while is because I know how much of an iron will this chick has and how much I would love to write SOME sort of story to help her avoid Madoka's fate. I mean, bonus points for what I did with Luffy in my huge crossover, but that's only a start. I need to do something as drastic as keeping Kamina alive in a gurren lagann fic. 





NUMBER 21
Syndra- Modified by zaltark
Syndra the Dark Sovereign from League of Legends

Of course I'd use her full title. I respect Syndra and her power. When you can make an entire floating castle your base of operations on a whim, you largely get badassery points in my book. However, where Syndra really shines is in what little lore she has. The character was born with an abundance of magic power and so her village feared her and locked her in an abbey to teach her magic. Needless to say, she wasn't very happy about and not only did she murder her teacher, she fled her homeland and now seeks to use her power on all those that would dare challenge her. Syndra's motives, of coruse, aren't largely villainous, though she could easily play an antagonist role. She just wants to become the strongest she can be with her power and she'll use almost any method to get there. If I had to classify Syndra, I'd say she's true neutral. Depending on the circumstances she'd be a great assistant or a great threat to a protagonist. She's an engima and she's fun to play as and that is why she's #21. 





NUMBER 20
Juri Han by KevinRaganit
Juri Han from Street Fighter

It's funny that Juri made this list and not Morrigan Aensland since they're remarkably similar characters. However, while I simply just want to bang Morrigan, I at least have respect for Juri not just as a character, but as a villain. First off, compared to Morrigan who is laid back and lazy, Juri is a fucking psychopath, much like Yuno Gasai. Difference between her and Yuno though is that Juri gets off on her fight and handed Chun-li her ASS! Also, her seiyuu sounds like she's having fun voicing the character. Aside from thinking she's crazy, I'd probably be a fan of Juri's if I saw a fight of hers and probably then ask her to teach me Tae-kwon do, no matter how many times she hit me. I do think she's hot, but that's neither here nor there like I said before.





NUMBER 19
Mana Tatsumiya by will-Ruzicka
Mana Tatsumiya from Mahou Sensei Negima

If there's anything my best friend :iconxeonico: has taught me it's that Puerto Ricans are awesome people. So Mana being part Puerto Rican is part of the reason I like her. The rest of it is the fact that she's so good with firearms and so stylish while doing so, you'd swear she was Dante's daughter or second cousin once removed or something. Her appearance in UQ Holder was also largley unexpected and I REALLY hope we'll see more of her. Also, even when Mana doesn't have any bullets, she's proven to be quite good at close range and she can even fling coins hard enough to break bones. Hot damn. 





NUMBER 18
URD 2 by taishiji83
Urd from Ah My Goddess

What is it with me and dark skinned chicks? Erm, anyway, Urd, much like someone else higher on this list, is a seductive, playful woman that spends most of her time drinking and mixing potions. She also does her best to push Keiichi and Belldandy together and, in the end, it seems, she ultimately gets her wish. She's also probably one of the best big sisters I've seen in anime, possibly the best, but we'll get to that. Urd's also no slouch in the badassery department either. She's contained a 3000km explosion from a proton bomb, reduced a city busting lightning blast down to the width of a surgical laser that SHE CAST and she also is admitted by Belldandy to be stronger than her if Bell didn't have that seal on her. But she's also a remarkably normal hard drinking party girl under all that fantastical style of dress, even if she has angst issues over the whole "half-demon" thing, though she slowly comes to accept it over the course of the series and her mother only wants what's best for her. Speaking of Hild, if it's any wonder why she's not on this list it's because I just want to bone Hild rather than have any real interest in her character by comparison to Urd. 
Uh, right, moving on.





NUMBER 17
Leone by SerpentKingSaul
Leone from Akame ga Kill

Another hard drinking party girl whose character has more to it than just being the resident tease of the series. Leone shows she's a good person when she does her best to get some prostitutes treatment for their forced drug addiction. And I also love her constant teasing of Tatsumi. And then there was the one time that she bopped Akame on the head because the girl had the nerve to say that Leone weighs more than her and while it's probably true--and I'll bet 100% of that weight is in Leone's boobs--Akame still didn't need to say it out loud. 

Leone also has some remarkably interesting abilities, including high level regenerative factor and having a completely serious attitude once battle kicks in, unlike, say someone like Morrigan who doesn't take things seriously or like.....you know what, we'll get to that.





NUMBER 16
Esdeath by AfterProject
Esdeath from Akame ga Kill

While this isn't going to be the first time two characters from the same saga are one right after the other, it is the only time two characters from the same ANIME and home series are back to back to each other. Esdeath gets on this list above Leone for being the far more interesting charcter and being the only female character to actually scare the crap out of me. 

Let me elaborate, I think Esdeath is hot as all get out, but the things she says and does make this the ONE TIME when I will say "NO THANK YOU! I don't care HOW hot you are you psychopathic bitch!"

Esdeath is also one of the few true and tried black hearts of the series and is so powerful some fans put her into villain sue territory. Far as I can say, we've only really seen her really fight hard twice and up until then no one has even TRIED defying her out of fear of getting curbstomped. 

For being the most complex character I've seen in quite a long time, Esdeath gets my mark of approval. I really want to see her character continue to grow. She's a VERY interesting character to watch. For those of you that haven't picked up AgK yet I recommend picking up the series JUST for Esdeath in much the same way a few people would tell you to read Fairy Tail for Erza Scarlet, only in this case you're getting more than you bargained for since the plot is way better in this series in my opinion.





NUMBER 15
Rushuna by G-Xek
Rushuna Tendo from Grenadier

Nothing says being reminded what you love about a character than reading an adaptation that you'd rather not read for fear of losing what little precious thoughts you have of a character. I said in my blurb about Grenadier that Rushuna in the manga is scaaaaaaawry. I much prefer her anime counterpart because her bubbly cheerfulness feels more justified given how she acts the rest of the time. She's also probably the biggest sweetheart on this list and I say that knowing full well that Orihime and Hinata are on it. She also doesn't miss and has a .99 second reload time. Damn.





NUMBER 14
Kagura Mikazuchi by onhy3
Kagura Mikazuchi from Fairy Tail

The first Fairy Tail character to make the list, but certainly not the last. Kagura's placement on this list, especially this high, can largely be attributed to the fact that she's one of the few characters in the series not to be sexually exploited for fanservice and has a complete and total lack of romantic interests. Her character, from what I can tell, aside from her revenge hype--until it was shut down--revolved solely around being the ace of her guild and her attitude almost makes her a carbon copy of Erza Scarlet. Trust me when I say I'm already making jokes about that for Fairy Without Wings. Furthermore, I really hope she shows up again at some point. If Erza went to Mermaid Heel with her during the 1 year timeskip, god have mercy on all villains causing S-class missions to be sent out cause they will not survive an encounter from these heavenly angels. 





NUMBER 13
Teresa by Vesaka
Teresa of the Faint Smile from Claymore

Hey, I said there would be surprises regarding this list. Teresa's placement on it is nothing short of Claymore no longer being ongoing and the fact that, in hindsight the characters I really love and cherish have withstood the test of time by comparison. That doesn't mean I don't think Teresa is a bonafide badass that can and will kick the crap out of anything in her path. (Seriously, I'd love to see a Death Battle between her and Guts now that it's proven he can more than withstand Nightmare). 





NUMBER 12
Shyvana by Amylrun
Shyvana from League of Legends

Shyvana is a dragon and she is my home girl when it comes to play League of Legends. I REALLY shouldn't have to say anything more than that when it comes to her placement on this list. Her interactions with Jarvis are just a bonus. Shyvana could be a complete bitch and I'd still like her--albeit not as much--just because she's a half-dragon. *looks both ways*
Sorry can't help myself *deep breath*
FUS RO DAH!
Also, Shyvana used to be god tier, but then she took an arrow to the knee. 
*gets booed*
What? Whaaaat?





NUMBER 11

Cornelia li Britannia from Code Geass

Remember how I said that there were characters with a lot more depth to them in Code Geass and that Urd was one of the best big sisters I've seen in anime, well I was not so subtly referring to Cornelia when I said all of that. Cornelia was the most interesting villains ever in R1 and uber protective of her sister Euphemia. Then, with her mission complete at the end of R1, she completely LEAVES the capital--presumably without telling anyone--to find the truth about why her sister turned into a mass murdering psychopath. Bonus materials also reveal that Cornelia cared deeply for Nunnally and Lelouch when they were children--she was a teenager at the time--and she's probably the best big sister if not in just the Britannian Royal Family then ALL of anime period. And I say that despite Kyou and Urd being on this list. Even the older sisters higher than Cornelia on this list don't have the whole "good big sibling" thing down pat. Mary Elizabeth Mcglynn's voice over for her also helps matters. Cornelia, in time, may eventually overtake Teresa as being the person whose boots I lick given developments that may occur in Cornelia of the Defection since everything I do with her in it--the incest subtext not withstanding--is what I wholly believe to be true of her character. 
But, despite how much I love her, she's still not good enough to make it to the top 10, but that's only because of my 4 per franchise rule. Without that rule, Cornelia would be in it no questions asked. But, let's check out the top 10 without any further delay shall we?





NUMBER 10
Xiaomu by Angerelic
Xiaomu from Namco X Capcom

I can't deny that I really like this crazy blonde sage fox. Xiaomu is pretty much like what happens when you cross Rushuna Tendo and Konata Izumi. The only difference being that Xiaomu is more of a traditional female otaku while Konata acts more like a male one. Xiaomu is so much higher though simply because the whole otaku thing just seems to be there as a gimmick, though it's the whole of her character aside from her interactions with Reiji. I am HYPED for Project X Zone 2 by the way. If Xiaomu is taking center stage then I most certainly am going to be emptying my wallet to get it. 





NUMBER 9

Aschen Brodel from Super Robot Wars OG: Endless Frontier 

Don't let that look fool you. Aschen would sooner crush your nuts than let you do ANYTHING of that nature to her. It wouldn't matter anyway since, you know, she's an android. She's extremely powerful in hand to hand and also has a plethora of hidden weapons inside her systems. She is among the most powerful characters I've seen if you don't include the really OP stuff. She considers herself KOS-MOS' rival and I really hope she gets announced as playable for PXZ 2 because now having played Endless Frontier I think you can tell how much I like the character from the fact that she's in the top 10 and beat XIAOMU despite the two being in the same freaking game. She's also got a split personality where she goes from being serious to turning into a Genki Girl when she overheats.
She's also fun to write for. Case in point:
Aschen: I suppose I will [take care of myself] just so I don’t have to watch you cry.
Haken: Me? Cry? Yeah that’s never going to happen.
Aschen: *DTD* How about if I do this? *kicks Haken in the crotch*
Haken: … owwwwww
Aschen: Wow look at those tears.
Haken: *in dire pain and on the ground* I take back what I said! Go jump in a hydraulic press you monster!
Aschen: Awwww, I love you too, Haken.
Yeah, as I said with Cornelia, Aschen doesn't have the whole "good big sister" thing down pat. 





NUMBER 8
Saya by bunny15539Saya by Objection06
Saya from Namco X Capcom

Before we get started lemme say that Saya is one of the few "double picks" I.e she's on this list as well as more than likely going to be on my waifus list. In fact, for all intents and purposes considering she acts not so different from Morrigan or Urd you would think that Saya should be on my waifus list alone. And, despite all her badassery, that would be true if not for the fact of what she did in her home series.

Understand that before I saw a let's play of Namco X Capcom (my one and only exception to my let's play rule since the chances of me getting a working copy of that game and being able to play it on my dad's PS2 was slim to none) my only introductions to Saya were through Endless Frontier and PXZ. And from that, Saya seemed less villainous and more "mischievous". She's also an enigma as in it's impossible to tell if she's really evil or if she's just chaotic neutral and Reiji, being Lawful Good, wants her properly behind bars. 

What makes me like Saya so much aside from the fact that she's a villain that manages to maintain her dignity while at the same time oozing double entendre and sex appeal from every pore is what she did in her initial appearance. For those of you not in the know--which is almost all of you--Saya is actually the Big Bad of Namco X Capcom. Her interactions with Reiji confuse the other characters making them think that she and Reiji are each other's exes going through a very violent breakup. But that's just Saya being Saya. Anyway, I'm dancing around the issue. During the course of the series, Saya strikes deals with multiple villains, but her most prominent deal is the one she strikes with M. Bison. She promises him...something, I'm sketchy on what and in exchange she got to use Shadoloo's cloning technology. And well, let's just say that from the looks of things Saya completely scammed Bison out of his own tech. And while she was defeated in the end, she's still around with absolutely NO repercussions from Shadoloo. That means, for those of you that need things spelled out for you: Saya SCAMMED M. Bison M. friggin Bison and got away with it!

That takes skill, my friends. For starters, Bison is the type of person that will usually wind up with his compatriot on the cutting room floor, not the other way around. Furthermore, Saya managed to outlive him--even though she's back and I'm pretty sure he's going to be eventually. On top of that, she also duped Oros Phlox into helping her out and then switched sides when it was "inconvenient for her". 

Amusingly enough, her two bodyguards, Dokugozu and Dokumezu, didn't switch sides when Saya did saying that she "betrayed the Ouma" and Saya didn't try to convince them otherwise. This leads me to speculate that Saya knows that while she's high up on the Ouma food chain she is not, in fact, in complete control. I'm hoping Project X Zone 2 sheds a bit of light on this because Saya is such an enigma that the circumstances surrounding her are very intriguing. I mean good lord, I've written more for her than anyone else on this list up till now.





NUMBER 7
Kagura by druihd
Kagura of Winds from Inuyasha

Hey, I did say she would be here. Last year I didn't get to Inuyasha until AFTER this list was made. I am correcting that this year. Kagura will forever be my favorite Inuyasha character PERIOD--yes that includes Sesshomaru--if only because of the tragedy surrounding her. Kagura's character takes some of the things I like about Cornelia--being an interesting villain only to evolve--and takes the enigmatic nature of Saya only to confirm her actual loyalties later down the line. She's also part of one of my favorite OTPs. Characters like Kagura are the reason I enjoy reading fresh and new animes and playing new videogames. Now if only she had LIVED. Yes, I'm still bitter, what of it?





NUMBER 6
Lucina by hybridmink
Lucina from Fire Emblem: Awakening

Much like I was surprised with Mikasa, I was surprised I liked Lucina this much too when I stopped and thought about it. But holy hell does she deserve attention. Lucina is like Trunks in that she came from the future to change an ill past. She also has a strange relationship with her father and her mother...well...that depends on you. Personally, my favorite option of Lucina's mothers is if the Avatar aka Robin is her mom if only because of the ultra sweet conversation between Robin and Lucina in the Future Past DLC. My other favorite portion of Lucina's character is her interaction with male Robin if you make the two fall in love. The scene that follows chapter 21 of the game with those two is so heartbreaking I have a special battle save set up so I can watch that scene over and over again whenever I want to. I'm THAT attached to it. Furthermore, Lucina is so strong that depending on her mother may actually have the potential to become both stronger AND faster than her FATHER. Laura Bailey does an amazing job voicing her, especially when Lucina is in emotional turmoil. 
Furthermore, it's entirely possible NOT to pair her off with anyone, giving you the option of making Lucina "self-sufficient badass that don't need no man", but, as far as I'm concerned, my personal favorite pair offs for her are Robin, as stated earlier and either Laurent or Gerome in her generation. 
She also has some of the BEST leadership qualities I've seen in fiction rivaling that of even Cornelia and even some male characters. Lucina is also a bit of a dork and lacks a sense of humor...mostly. And while she does TRY to be a good big sister regardless of her sibling--keyword here is try--often it's met with...disaster. Erm, the C-support should say it all really, honestly.





NUMBER 5
Kill la Kill- Matoi Ryuko by randyhuang
Ryuko Matoi from Kill la Kill

I will always pick Ryuko over Satsuki every day of the week and this can largely be attributed to the fact that even though I get what Satsuki was going for now, that doesn't mean I like it and that doesn't require her to be such a smug jackass about it even to her own subordinates, but whatever. I'm not about to get into a debate because unlike Kagome, I actually do like Satsuki, but even if I had extended this list to a top 50 I wouldn't have put Satsuki on it. 

Erm, um, let me get back to gushing over Ryuko before I completely lose focus. Anyway, the reason I think Ryuko is awesome and she's one of my favorite characters is because very rarely in anime is a rough tomboyish female in a way that reminds you of a genderbent Ichigo a protagonist. Furthermore, Ryuko's motivation is revenge, a concept I disagree with Linkara about being the most worthless of causes. Ryuko wasn't even that close to her father but "he was still her dad". Then there's her treatment of Mako's family as her adoptive family. Ryuko is a character I respect as both a badass and as a protagonist with a good head on her shoulders. I also just love the audacity she had in episode 4 of crashing through the wall just to say she was present and on time for class.

SPOILER WARNING
As for Ryuko being Satsuki's sister, I think it's a good twist and I do believe more should have been done with that. Furthermore, Ryuko's angst issues are well handled despite this series being a parody of the genre that it is. I haven't seen such compelling storytelling in quite a long time and, quite frankly, I would love to see Ryuko in a Death Battle given what it is she can do even without Senketsu. Here's hoping for a Kill la Kill season 2 involving the invasion of the life fibers.





NUMBER 4
Morgana by urusai-baka
Morgana from League of Legends

This is an easy one to explain. All you have to do is read this:  Pictures Are Worth 1000 WordsA while ago, you may remember when I did a journal regarding Shyvana getting her look revamped: 
Well, while Morgana's look certainly hasn't been revamped--she's still rocking that Kevlar Wonderbra and skirt so low that any lower and the ESRB would have to go up--she got a new skin that I have no idea when she got it. 
And
Well
This is it:
Now the first thing I noticed is that OMG MORG'S WEARING CLOTHES Morgana isn't evil looking in this picture at all. She looks very regal for lack of a better term. The color scheme used in this is not very sinister when you compare to other skins she has had. No glowing eyes, no reds, no purples, no blacks. It's blue, green and gold, very noble and queenly. 
And then I recall that the name for this skin is Victorious Morgana. 
And I'm suddenly reminded of my blurb about her in my LoL list back in January.
To quote
"While it's true that Morgana is no innocent buttercup, the f

If you're too lazy to click and read, what it pretty much says is that Morgana is pretty much, as far as I'm concerned, a high fantasy, female Lelouch. Now typically you might think that that should automatically qualify her for #1, but the difference is their personalities. Morgana is way more extreme in her methods and she lacks any real hamminess or feats that Lelouch brings to the table when you go and look at the plot of Code Geass. Still, for being basically a genderbent copy of my favorite male character ever--and for being one of my favorite mid-laners--Morgana gets a well-deserved spot in the top 5.





NUMBER 3
Clumsy Assassin by chocographs
Sheena Fujibayashi from Tales of Symphonia

No relations to Kyou. 
Anyway, for being a 21-year-old chief of Mizuho, Sheena and her tribe could easily fit into the likes of Naruto and Sheena would be one of the most badass characters that series has ever seen. Her elemental summoning and spell cards are pretty cool, but the main reason I like Sheena is based solely around her character traits and quirks. For starters, the poor girl needs to watch herself around pits. She has a habit of falling into them. Second of all, Sheena has had a life in a similar upbringing to Naruto except that, unlike Naruto who was scorned from birth, Sheena was scorned ever since her inability to comprehend Volt kept her from making a pact with him and caused the deaths of many people and this is despite the fact that Sheena was only 9-years-old at the time. 

Sheena is willing to do whatever she thinks is right, even if it means murder, though once she realizes the horrible mistake she's making with regards to Colette she mellows out and she becomes one of the most reliable members of the party. She's a little bit like a big sister to Colette--just a tad--and while it's clear she has feelings for Lloyd, she also has his back in direct combat, something Colette is too klutzy for and Genis outright can't do because he's a mage. She is also the only known summoner in the whole series, strangely enough, though it's implied others have the capacity. 

Whenever I see the character all I see is a young woman struggling to do her best for both her people and her own pride without falling into the usual dark pitfalls that befall characters like Morgana. In fact, if not for the likes of Yuri Lowell and Kratos Aurion, Sheena would be my favorite tales character of all time rather than just my favorite female character.





NUMBER 2
Erza Scarlet - Heaven's Wheel by zakilliet
Erza Scarlet from Fairy Tail

When I talked about Kagura earlier, I mentioned how she was basically a carbon copy of Erza in some respects, but wholly hell Number TWO! Erza consistently makes it as a high contender for my favorites and there are PLENTY of reasons for that. 
For one, she is a determinator like no other that I haven't seen before or since. The woman takes a ridiculous amount of punishment and just keeps on swinging. She's also one of the most straightforward members of the main cast, though she's proven she's not so above it all. She's also quirky and weird, which only adds to her likability. Erza is the epitome of "strong female lead". She doesn't take shit from anybody, knows her limitations--and sometimes doesn't give a damn--and aaaaaaah probably the most badass female on this list and I say that despite number 1. In fact, let's talk about why Erza is number two shall we?
It stems from the fact that Mashima doesn't seem to understand that Erza doesn't need a relationship with Jellal and such a thing is a detriment to her character. I wouldn't mind so much, but it's clear he understands how to build romantic relationships with both Natsu and Lucy and Gray and Juvia so why is Erza's and Jellal's so fudged up? Ugh. 

All right, I'm going to stop talking about this before I have a hernia, I'll save the rest of this for when I eventually do a journal on Jellal like I did on Sasuke Uchiha. Let's just get to number 1.









Before we get to number 1 though, I'm sure you're all wondering who it could POSSIBLY be since it seems like pretty much every freaking character you know that I like is here and accounted for. 

Well, okay, maybe not everyone :icontrollfaceplz: 






IT'S 

NUMBER 1

Palutena by hybridmink
Palutena from Kid Icarus

Yup. The Goddess of Light, Lady Palutena. Maker of black holes, divine rainer of meteors and giant lasers and the biggest tease to Pit across all of time and space. But don't take my word for it, the woman is more than capable of doing her own self-introductions.

Palutena: Aww, thanks you're so sweet ^_^. But yeah, like Alex said, what's there not to love about me? I'm funny, I'm the guide of Pit and I pretty much am everything the bronies want Celestia to be. And I'll be more than willing to answer a few of those personal requests ;). Nah, I'm just kidding I have my own self-pride. ...or am I? :icontrollfaceplz: 

Uh, mind--

Palutena: Oh yes, yes, I'll get to that. So yes, what does Alex, or draconic hero as you know him, like so much about me that he put me as his number 1. Probably because since my game has no fourth wall I'm the funniest character he's met since Deadpool and even though I tease poor Pit relentlessly, it's clear I care about him and visa versa. We'd sort of be lost without each other. I mean, sure, Viridi did an okay job in my absence, but it's clear Pit only wants my guidance and he'd do anything I asked him to. Speaking of which that coffee sure is taking a long time. Ah, who cares it's not important right now. Anyway, aside from my constant jokes, I also have a pleasant personality and despite what Medusa might lead you to believe, I'm a pretty easy to deal with kind of woman. I can also destroy planets like it was blowing my nose, but that's neither here nor there.

Um, I'm pretty sure that's not something you just blow ov--

Palutena: *completely ignoring me* I also have no problems actually fighting as poor Pit knows first hand. Seriously, gear me up for a round of Super Bash Sisters and select me as your character. Be forewarned though I actually have to nerf myself heavily to play to the games' standards of rules, else probably about the only two characters that would have any chance of actually defeating me are Kirby and Meta Knight. Maybe Rosalina too if she actually knew how to control the power she's been bestowed with. I mean, if I really wanted Pit dead when the Chaos Kin was controlling me, I would've done it easily. I still had some control, but I just couldn't do anything about it :(. Do you know what it's like to see and hear everything going on around you, but your lips and muscles seem to move to the beat of someone else's drum? It's like a nightmare you can never wake up from. It kind of sucked. But that's all in that past now thanks to Pit. I'm also really good at dungeons and dragons. I have three D20s. 

Uh, size limit, Palutena.

Palutena: Oh phooey >_< I gotta call it in NOW?

I'm afraid so, I'd like to be able to post everything one go you know.

Palutena: Well, I guess it's okay. I mean if people want to know more about me they'll ask about me or pick up the game itself. Mind if I answer any questions asked about me personally if people still have to wonder why you like me so much?

Be my guest. 

Palutena: Yay ^-^






Well folks that's all the time I have today. Tune in next month when I will do my top favorite fictional male characters.

Palutena: And if you don't we'll probably have to kill you ^_^

Palutena!

Palutena: LOL, JK. U mad :icontrollfaceplz:

I feel betrayed.

Palutena: Oh good. Job successful then. Ja ne everyone!

YOU STOLE MY CLOSING!
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Ahhhh, it's so nice to play a game that was originally meant for a console on the comfort of my own bed without any nagging and the blaring music in my ear. 

Best $240-$300 I ever spent. Certainly not worth the budget cost if you don't have it. But if you have the money just lying around, I recommend this game. If you have a Wii, look for the original online on Amazon or something.

There is so much I want to say, but I will need time to gather my thoughts. Don't be surprised if I have to do a spoiler filled follow up journal detailing how much I loved the story.

And yeah, let's get this out of the way real fast. I haven't seen a videogame story this good or this compelling since the original Tales of Symphonia. Hell, I might need to switch Lloyd's opponent to Shulk or have the ToS party take on the Xenoblade party. Either one would be exciting to see given all the twists and turns of the plot.

Rather than go into details about the story, let me just say that it is FABULOUUUUUUUUS!!!!!!!!

If there's definitely a videogame that needs an anime adaptation, it would be Xenoblade. And considering how long it is, it'd probably have to be 26 episodes or more. 

When I have time--i.e a job--I'll start on a second playthrough for kicks. 

But, let's talk gameplay. For this review, I find it's pointless to talk about characters without spoiling something and the game's accompanying manual pretty much explains who the main characters are, so anything I say is redundant.

All I can say is, again, I haven't seen a party I loved this much since Tales of Symphonia. There's not one useless or annoying character present in my honest opinion. 

Anyway, without saying too much, the story itself has so many intricate twists and turns that at times I was reminded of Attack on Titan, Evangelion, and, as I said, Tales of Symphonia. 



But enough about story that is better experienced that talked about, let's talk gameplay

The gameplay in this game is something that makes me toss a table and go "I'm done! I'm so glad I decided not to be a videogame designer!" because apparently someone came along and created my dream combat system. 

In this game there are no random encounters. All monsters are visible on the field and engaging them causes you to enter into real-time strategy combat. Your characters will auto-attack without input and you have the option to utilize arts to damage enemies.
You can also move during your encounter and strike an enemy from a different angle and, depending on the aggro a character has drawn from an enemy, the enemy will only attack a specific character.

You only control the party leader, but, aside from Melia, the creators seemed to take great pains to ensure that each character had responsive and intelligent AI. I'd go into detail about the problems with Melia, but, well, let's just say that you, the player, will play better as her than the AI could ever hope to. 

All of your arts, by the way, have no cost, they only go on "cooldown" once used, something a League of Legends expert would understand. The game is also 3rd person perspective so it's like playing Smite or League, whichever you prefer. You have an abundance of skills (save Shulk) but you can only use 8 at a time. Personally I find if you're not playing to the strengths of the specific character (I.e Reyn's a tank, Sharla's the combat medic and Melia's a mage) you're wasting your time leveling up the ability. 

Now this may sound complicated, but you get used to it fairly quickly. I wish more games had a gameplay system like this one. 

What's not so easy to get used to is the menu interface. Pressing X to immediately exit the menu is nice and all, but only when you're playing Pokemon. If I hit X by complete accident well, I'd like the option if I would like to completely exit the menu and/or the option to toggle that option once it gets annoying. 

On top of that, what's wrong with pressing left to go all the way to the right or right to go all the way to the left when scrolling through item categories. No, not the individual items themselves, the lefts and rights work fine there, but aside from that if you go completely in one direction, you have to scroll all the way back to the top to check it out.
Furthermore, pressing L and R only changes the character equipment, not the item category and that's rather annoying.

With so many buttons I REALLY have to wonder how this game got programmed on the Wii. I imagine the motion sensitivity was used for the menu interface if nothing else. 

I also like the enemy interface of telling you how an enemy can spot you (sight or hearing) as well as your chances of defeating them.

:bulletblack: = you can't possibly lose unless you really screw up (enemies six levels or lower. These enemies will not attack you unless it is in self-defense or they are special monsters)
:bulletblue: = These monsters will take some time going down, but you won't experience much trouble defeating them. (3-5 levels beneath your party)
:bulletwhite: = These monsters are even steven with your party. They will require some thought into taking them down and if they are special monsters, better put your medic on the team cause it ain't gonna be no picnic. (anywhere from 2 levels lower to 2 levels higher than your party) 
:bulletyellow: = These monsters are strong and you may experience some difficulty in defeating them. If you are properly equipped and know what you're doing victory is possible as long as nothing else is around and/or you have a strategy in mind before you start fighting. Do not fight these monsters until you have Shulk's shield and speed ability. You're going to need them. (3-4 levels higher than your party)
:bulletred: = RUN BITCH! RUN! DON'T LET THEM GET YOU! (5 levels than your party or higher). My experience dealing with these creatures can be summed up by the sounds most horror game enthusiasts make when they are legging it in the other direction because they don't want chunky style salsa made out of their internal organs. 


Thankfully as long as there's not a sound or sight icon along with the enemy interface you could run up to and practically pet any of these creatures and they'll leave you alone as long as they don't have a green laurel around them indicating they are unique monsters. Those guys mean business.


Exploration is rewarded in this game. You actually earn experience points for unlocking the map of each area. 
EGADS the water levels on this! they drove me INSANE! Whoever thought it was a good idea to make TWO levels comprised of a big ocean segment is batshit crazy! I'm with Yahtzee, if a real time murder game doesn't involve you crushing something's skull every minute you're not playing it right. 
Though I must say, if you're the type of person that enjoys doing the Skyrim thing of poking around every nook and cranny before continuing with the main story--and the same for the Pokemon franchise--this is your game. And that's one thing I will give this game as a plus: if you don't know what to do, or just don't FEEL like continuing with the story, you can poke around and fight monsters until you fall asleep holding your 3DS.

There's more to go into, but I'm just so blown away by the amazing story this game had that I think everything else is pretty much token of most RPGs so you'll experience them as you play, like the collectathon and such.


But, let's talk about something I don't normally talk about: the music. 

I usually don't pay attention to gameplay music. Most of the time I find one or two tracks that I like, such as the Star Fox Star Wolf Theme, Lightning Battle from Kid Icarus: Uprising, and a few of the themes from Fire Emblem: Awakening.

Never before though have I loved a musical soundtrack so much until now. Hell, I think I finally found my "must play this for every badass transformation" music. 


I said it before at the beginning and I will say it again now: If your budget will allow it, get this game. 

I'll also say that the only reason I didn't spend MORE time on it doing every possible sidequest and the like is for matters relating to the story. Like, I wanted to see what would happen next or I was SO not spending time just item hunting and such. And, also, parents nagging me, not to mention that when I play games I marathon them on my first playthrough so, unable to put the damn thing down, I decided to just do what I could without a strategy guide and see where it let me.

Next time I pick this up though I'm doing every damn quest and I'm playing alongside a walkthrough on gamefaqs.

And I WILL pick it up again, just not now. I have other things to do, like my top females list. It's going to be a top 46. I know that's weird, but I'll repeat what I'm about to say now in a few days:

Looking at my list, everyone at #23 and above I REAAAALLY like, while everyone below that I know I like, but there is a significant dividing line between #23 and #24, so I want to separate the 9s from the 8s essentially. Now I could just make a top 25 and make my life easier, but there are characters in the bottom half that I feel need to be represented because I KNOW that I like them (number 27 in particular comes to mind). Also there are a few in the bottom half that I know if they weren't represented at ALL on my list I'd get more complaints than I did for my top 50 anime list.

But that's neither here nor there. 

I also will finally be getting back to Fairy Without Wings now that I have the music and energy to do it, though that probably won't start until Monday or Tuesday afternoon. Pretty sure I'm going out with my grandparents tomorrow and aside from skyping with :iconvogoshinki: and :icontherealmegas: I plan to write that damn list and finalize it. 

Eventually too--probably before this month is over--I will be doing a follow up to this journal about the story of Xenoblade. Be forewarned that it will be spoiler HEAVY as I intend to essentially do my best to summarize my experience with the story and what I thought about each plot point. I'll probably ramble a lot, since it'll be free-form and more a "reaction" and less a "review". 
Bottom line, story is amazing. 

I know return to my regularly scheduled life and you can all return to your regularly scheduled programming. 

Ja ne!
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I was hoping to hold off on posting this until AFTER I finished Xenoblade, but, well when the sun wants to be a bitch to your eyesight so that the only way you can play your 3DS from the comfort of your own bed is in an awkward position and you shift your posture more times than a primary school child high on raw sugar, you tend to want to take a break. 

And while I SHOULD be pushing for what I assume to be my 7th and final party member........well more on that when I ACTUALLY do my review. 

Anyway, I haven't done one of these types of journals in a LONG time. The only three of these I've even done is on killing characters, romantic subplots and about Mary Sues, the last of which was met with some.............less than stellar reception. 

Hopefully we won't be having any of that this time around. 

This might sound like I'm coming full circle with the whole killing characters thing, but, well, I'm not. 

You can kill characters and it not be a member of our heroes, but at the same time, the heroes may lose and someone may die as a result. That said, people don't have to die as a result of our heroes losing.

And while I might use the overlap as an example many times during this article, it's not a necessity, but, well, we'll get to that.

If you're wondering why it's taken me two whole years since the last time I did an editorial.....well....


:iconderpplz: :iconsaysplz: Moar ppl should die un Fairy Tail. Fairy Tail should lose moar

*gets hit with a razor-edged boomerang*

:iconepicebi: :iconsaysplz: Sorry bout that, mate. You were saying. 


Right, thanks.

As I was saying, a lot of people seem to think that a hero's defeat and/or the demise of a secondary character would improve a series and/or "take risks". I'm here to say that that's a fat load of dingo's kidneys. 

Having twists and turns and or "shock value" does not improve a series, especially in a series like Fairy Tail. 

:iconsetsubou: :iconsaysplz: For realzies. Killing characters for pure shock value is dumb! 

Thank you, though I don't remember asking for input.

:iconsetsubou: :iconsaysplz: I'll give it whether you want me to or not. You should know me by now. I'm like a panda ninja. 

And you've clearly been playing too much warcraft again.

:iconsetsubou: :iconsaysplz: You know it!

Anyway, back on subject here.


WHY OUR HEROES HAVE TO WIN

Whenever a hero loses the battle, it means the villain wins. For starters, unless you're a masochistic emo that enjoys watching the world blow up and letting chaos run rampant through the streets as murderers and rapists go free while cops die in pools of blood everywhere, I can't imagine you'd ACTUALLY want the villains to succeed.

Many times the heroes need to win to prevent the world from ending or, better yet, the villain did something personal to them and you do NOT want them to get away with it. 

In an apocalyptic situation, be it a race against the clock, or a "last stand" sort of ordeal, you do NOT want to see our heroes lose, or at least I'd say about 80% of people in the world don't. 10% of the remaining 20 are enigmas and the other half are the aforementioned masochistic emos. ...maybe a .1% for the whiny gits that just love to complain. Eh, whatever.

Unless the writer wants to go for a downer ending, and many don't, our heroes losing a major fight would be absolutely and completely STUPID. It's also REALLY grating to see our heroes lose, for most of us, when we've built up this great battle over the course of an entire arc. I mean, we all know for a FACT that Luffy HAS to win his battle against Doflamingo. If he loses, I quit One Piece cold turkey. That's the kind of twist I will not fucking stand. 

:iconepicebi: :iconsaysplz: *shotgun blast* That's to keep him from getting up. He's like a zombie. But I know what he would say "But a hero's loss makes interesting. We like interesting and different." 

To where I say: Well then what do you do as a result? If you don't want our main protagonist to defeat the overarching villain--or anyone in the current group of "heroes" what do you do?

The answer is...well there's a few things actually



PREVENTING A VILLAIN VICTORY

There are a few ways to villain utterly drop the ball from near victory. There are many niche ways to be sure, but we'll just be focusing on the most common ones since this is an editorial and for aspiring amateur writers, this will be what should be in your beginner's tool kit. They are as follows and we'll cover each one:

:bulletred: Big Damn Heroes
:bulletred: Heroic Second Wind
:bulletred: Villainous Retreat/Heroic Retreat


Big Damn Heroes

When you don't want your current party members to win, the answer is simple: have them get rescued. In most situations this utilization is about as telling as smoke showing where there's fire, but there are moments when this can be utilized to introduce a brand new character that will then become a member of the heroes or someone that just turns out to be really important to the plot. 

In my opinion, a big damn heroes rescue, if it's not obvious that it's going to be necessary from the onset of the fight--i.e our heroes are CLEARLY outclassed as is obvious from party chatter and/or somebody was just knocked out--feels convenient most of the time if it's not used properly. It's usually my 2nd favorite way to stick the middle finger at evil. There's a reason for that.


Heroic Second Wind

Undoubtedly my favorite method of telling the bad guys to go fuck themselves and, what appears, to be every shonen manga's favorite as well, even Toriko's. Shut up it did! The fight with Tommyrod and the fight with that one guy who kidnapped Komatsu. You can't tell me that's anything short of a second wind. It didn't DO anything and that's part of the reason why I don't like Toriko some of the time--the series not the character--cause if he was going to get up JUST to get his ass kicked again, then what's the fucking point? Er, more on that later.

Anyway, the Heroic Second Wind is my personal favorite because it usually means that our hero is putting 120% into his fight now. 

One of my favorite things to do is provoke a heroic second wind by stomping on the hero's Berserk Button. Because nothing says eat shit and die like a pissed off hero. 

Of course, this can EASILY look like Deus ex Machina depending on how it's handled. Here are some tips:

Good:
:bulletblue: If the hero doesn't get a new power up and pulls out all the stocks of their natural skill, high on adrenaline to pull a victory out of their ass, it's passable. Though, in writing it should be clear why they're suddenly winning when they were getting the shit kicked out of them before. Generally WSoD will cover the power gap if your hero is pissed off, especially if small children or the love interest are involved.
:bulletblue: If the hero suddenly has a new power up, the power up shouldn't crack the WSoD in two. Toriko's sudden use of the leg knife and Goku's iconic super saiyan transformation are good examples. Ichigo's use of his inner hollow and the 4-tails in Naruto are also good examples.
:bulletblue: The hero's efforts should be what carry the fight and not the villain being acted upon by an outside force.
:bulletblue: Always show that even though your hero got back up that, unless specific circumstances dictate otherwise, he is on his last legs. His pain and struggle make for great tension.

Bad:
:bulletred: If the villain is defeated by an outside force, like a random bolt of lightning, that's cheap and the hero should've just stayed down anyway if you were going to do that.
:bulletred: You can't just give random powers. For example, if your hero could never use magic before and suddenly he can control the weather and this is never brought up again...yeah. I shouldn't have to say more than that. 
:bulletred: Don't do this when it would be rather improbable that your hero has the capacity to stand, let alone fight anymore. If they're on death's door, you're better off with a big damn heroes, or busting out that finishing move. 



Heroic/Villainous Retreat

This option is my least favorite. It's not just because of the circumstances, but also because the fight is "on hold" or "called off" as it were. 

This is the situation where BY SOME MIRACLE the Big Bad, or villain at the time, is called back by an even BIGGER bad and they don't have the opportunity to finish off the heroes at this time. 

Conversely, the heroes may have the chance to retreat because they're getting their asses kicked so hard that they have to lick their wounds and try again later. 

While this is an okay option, I personally am not a fan. It's a necessity sure, and even some stories I like used it well--Bleach being the most prominent example with Grimmjow--but I try to write most of the stories I write to AVOID such power imbalances. Because when a hero or a villain has to retreat, that feels less like a legitimate victory/loss and more of a case of two kids fighting in the backyard with toy swords and their parents said it's time to come inside for dinner and then bedtime only a few hours later just to drag things out a little. 

Usually this is only an option in the early portions of a series, when our heroes are new to this whole regime and largely inexperienced as saviors of the world. 

It also leads into the following, because when the villains are forced to retreat, not by the heroes' choosing, but by their own, it means that, technically, they won. They just didn't have time to finish the job, or their objective was already completed. 

This leads me to discuss....



LICKING YOUR WOUNDS, TASTING THE STING OF DEFEAT

The main reason for this article is the discussion of the fact that, when our heroes lose, the repercussions of that loss MUST be dealt with before the story has a chance to continue. Most writers choose to have our heroes have a flawless victory in order to largely prevent having to deal with the baggage of having our heroes needing a pep talk or two to get back on their feet--cause that's generally all they need half the time. 

I'll use Fairy Tail as an example since it's fresh in my mind at the moment. 

From what I hear from :iconvogoshinki: a lot of people would've liked it if Wendy died in the explosion before Doranbolt rescued her. To that I say this: and what pray tell would've been the reaction of Natsu and the others?

There would be a funeral of an extreme degree and even Happy would be in tears--because of Carla--as we bury a soup can in the ground because that's all that's left of her body. 
That kind of tearful sorrow is, for starters, is and never has been the kind of depressing series that Fairy Tail is. 

Even the death of Sasakibe and Yamamoto in Bleach is just sort of rolled over so the plot can continue, but at the very least both are addressed as having happened, but the people responding to them are soldiers, knowing that their leader and their comrade died protecting the Soul Society. There will be more time for grieving later after the battle is truly over and they all decided to bust their asses, lick their wounds and come up with a plan. And it's handled quite well.

Even for all I bitch about Toriko, Jirou's pep talk to Toriko to motivate him to get Komatsu back is actually handled quite well. 

Attack on Titan handles this sort of situation the best though. And it is probably the crowning achievement in anime that I am aware of that can allow stunning losses and still feel like the plot can move forward. 

It's really all about circumstances. 

In Attack on Titan, the series is already so crapsack based that as long as Mikasa and Eren can make it out alive, it's clear that there can still be a plot no matter how desperate the series can get. Not win, SURVIVE. Therefore, while losses--such as what with happened with Annie--are shocking and unceremonious, they work to the series' advantage because its tone is a desperate struggle for survival. 

Akame ga Kill is another good example and this series set its tone right from the onset that anyone can die with the first major death of the series being one of the protagonists. And since then it's now become a contest of who is going to be left at the end because the series has set itself up in such a manner that the only two people that actually have to survive are Wave and Akame. Yes, you read that right, I do think the plot is doable without Tatsumi in the picture. I won't be happy about it, but it's doable. 

Fairy Tail, by complete contrast is in a position where the stakes are high enough in context that defeat wouldn't feel believable as much as it would a sheer slap to the face. The series is, and forever has been, all about characters that are experienced before the start of the series--Lucy being the only exception--so it makes sense that they're above most of the world since they were once lauded as "the best". So wins are expected. The series also has such an air of nakama power and determination about it that the whole point feels like they have to prove time and again that they are the best and no one is going to keep them from doing the right thing dammit! I've started saying recently that "no character is a threat to Fairy Tail by and large until proven otherwise". I don't expect Fairy Tail to lose a single fight based purely on each character's own drive to win and willpower and neither should you. 

Losses bring a story to a screeching halt. They force the hero to deal with this loss before they can move on and the plot can continue. Also, in the climax of any given series when our heroes' backs are to the walls and the fate of the world is at stake, losing that battle is NOT an option no matter HOW you slice unless, again, you're part of that vocal minority that thinks "LIFE IS PAIN!"

Personally speaking, I don't like defeat. I enjoy winning. Losses are something that cause me to need to replace clothes and furniture. 
Losses should be the exception not the rule. Always expect your heroes to win. Let a loss be shocking. 
If you have to say to yourself "our heroes keep winning so it's boring. Can they lose for once?" you clearly are reading the wrong series. 



Ja ne!


BTW: Still in the middle of Xenoblade. Don't expect that list until I'm done.
Kind of a generic name for a fanfic, especially when it's a crossover that pretty much entails the following:


:iconkamina-plz: :iconsaysplz: JUST WHO THE HELL DO YOU THINK I AAAAAAAAAAAAAM?

:iconklk10plz: :iconsaysplz: Shut up, you're loud.

:iconkamina-plz: :iconsaysplz: HEY! HEY! HEY! HEY! HEY! HEY! You can't treat your aniki like that!

:iconklk101plz: :iconsaysplz: I'm adopted.


That's right. Gurren Lagann crossed with Kill la Kill 

MY WAY!


As I've said before, there are 3 ways to do a crossover:

Alternate Universe for both
Splice one universe into the other
or Inter-continuity.

Today's grand prize winner is option #2, the same as I've done for Fairy Without Wings.

This was an idea that :iconalphaespadaxd1: and I were talking about that essentially spiraled out of control, pardon the pun and :iconvogoshinki: helped me flourish into true madness. 


Let's comb over the changes I've done to the Kill la Kill cast, since the TTGL cast are virtually untouched.


Ryuko: Kamina's adopted little sister after he and his dad found her in a very similar way that Simon eventually finds Nia. Ryuko has scattered amnesia and doesn't remember very much from before she was found by Kamina's dad. In reality, Ryuko is the younger sister of Satsuki and the older sister of Nia. When she was thrown out of the capital, she fought back and suffered a head injury that fractured her memory

Satsuki: The eldest daughter of the union between Lordgenome and Ragyo--yeah wrap your head around that union--when Satsuki noticed that Nia and Ryuko were being tossed out with the garbage, rather than rebel, she decided to stay active from within. She had her mother inject her with Wolf DNA, making her half-beastmen, half-human. Satsuki fights for Lordgenome's empire with the intent of finding her little sisters and making both of her parents pay. She also knows that her mother has a hidden agenda from her father and is sort of aware that her father thinks he's doing what's best for humanity, though she's sketchy on the details and nothing could justify throwing away her baby sisters. Currently, she is under the command of Thymilph.

Mako: A girl living in the same village as Gimmy and Dary. To them, she is essentially "The Friend that Nobody Likes"

Uzu: A hawk-beastman working for Cytomander and is the second in command of his forces.

Gamagori: Thymilph's proudest student and among the strongest in the Dai Gunzan brigade.

Nonon: A moth beastman to compliment Adiane's scorpion variant. She is Adiane's loyal follower.

............
*scrunched up face*

Nui: A special beastman crafted by Ragyo. Nui is a rabbit beastman and currently works for Adiane.

Inumuta: A cobra beastman under the command of Guam.

Ragyo: The only other survivor to the Anti-spiral incident that Lordgenome faced. As the only two remaining humans of that incident they have worked tirelessly to protect humanity from the anti-spiral. Though, unbenknownst to Lordgenome, Ragyo has a hidden agenda to her husband that remains unclear. 




OUR STORY BEGINS IN JIHA VILLAGE

:iconkamina-plz: :iconsaysplz: When I make it to the surface, I get to point down at laugh at you.

:iconklk10plz: :iconsaysplz: And when you fall down and hit your head and back, I get to point at you and laugh.


And not only does Ryuko DO just that, when she's later given food she eats it in front of Kamina just to spite him. 

Now this might feel iffy to some, but when the Ganmen eventually descends into Jiha village and Kamina whips out his sword, Ryuko attaches a digger drill to a pole and makes a drill hammer. Why? It's Gurren Lagann. Logic and physics do not apply.

:iconkamina-plz :iconsaysplz: You ready kick ass and take names.

:iconsaysplz: If by that you mean fill this guys teeth with so many holes no dentist in the world can help him, then yes.

:iconkamina-plz:  :iconsaysplz: LET'S DO THIS BITCH!


Yeah, at the very least, the two of them know how to get along when someone is in need of an asskicking. The only difference between them is that for all her fractured memory, Ryuko still knows how to use her brain. 


So they make it to the surface world, yadda yadda yadda, you know how that song and dance goes with the drills and the Gurren Lagann and the stuff.

Of course, when they find Kamina's dad's corpse, that's also when they find Ryuko's iconic scissor blade, the half that she has at least. And yes, Nui has the other half. In this universe, the scissor blade is Ragyo and Lordgenoe's invention. It was intended to be Nui's weapon, but, well, let's just say Kamina's dad and his own fighting spirit had something to say about that. 

What becomes different is that in their travels, Ryuko finds a strange stone that allows her to equip what essentially is Senketsu, except Senketsu here is battle armor, rather than a Ganmen. 

When Ryuko confronts Satsuki for the first time she finds out what she has procured--since up to this point even Leron didn't know what she had--and in keeping with the DBZ references, it's called a Saiyan Stone. They're fragments of an alien planet left by meteorites. Ragyo has been collecting them. Satsuki herself even uses one and only mostly uses her Ganmen because, well, no sense in overkill. 

Unlike in canon, Satsuki is fully aware that Ryuko is her baby sister and tries to convince Ryuko to come to her side where she belongs.

Ryuko, of course, since this incident was YEARS ago, does not believe her.

 :iconsaysplz: Ryuko! I...am your sister!

 :iconsaysplz: Piss off you psychopathic bitch. I am a member of team Dai Guren!


Satsuki doesn't give up though and during the course of her fights with Ryuko works hard to convince her to join her side.

 :iconsaysplz: Join the dark side, Ryuko. We have cookies.

 :iconsaysplz: I said piss off.



Now, as many fans write it, Kamina isn't going to die. This is mostly due to the fact that after Simon starts freaking out over KaminaXYoko, he winds up running right past....

HALLELUJAH!
:iconklk21plz: 

Mako, who delivers her special brand of speech that reinvigorates Simon

Because reasons. 

The Dai Gunzan is taken over and Satsuki, Gamagori and Viral are left in the aftermath.

 :iconsaysplz: Let us return to the capital. I shall start up my own army to fight the human rebellion.


Gamagori swears fealty to Satsuki after she soundly beats him without needing her Saiyan Stone. Viral, of course, isn't as quick to team up.


 :iconsaysplz: I ain't working for now mangy mutt (remember Satsuki has wolf DNA)

 :iconsaysplz: You will and you will like it, slave!


This of course leads to sexual tension between Satsuki and Viral all throughout the series of insults ranging from "damn dog" "mangy mutt" and "stupid wolf" from Viral to "insufferable cat" and "incompetent feline" from Satsuki. 

For the record, making Satsuki's beastman style a wolf works on several levels:

1. It quite literally makes Satsuki a dog of the empire, even though she really isn't.
2. Satsuki is Alpha-male...er female, dominant. More on that later.
3. Satsuki is a pack leader. We're not going for the lone wolf motif here. We're going for the regular one.



Anyway, after the defeat of Thymilph, our heroes cheer and celebrate with Ryuko and Kamina trying to drink each other under the table. Sibling rivalry at its finest.

And, of course, not too much later, Simon finds Nia. 

Nia, upon seeing Ryuko for the first time, tackles her and glomps her big sister that she hasn't seen in ages. 

Mako makes a speech as only Mako can about Ryuko and Nia being siblings. 

When Ryuko asks about Satsuki, she confirms her past for herself.

Leading to one big dose of AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAANGST!

Because aside from kicking ass, this is what Ryuko did the MOST in KLK.

Kamina of course, gives her his own speech about the fact that her past means jack for spit and that she's who she wants to be. Destiny is what you make it. It's a bit profound for Kamina.


And of course then comes the encounter with Adiane. 
During the battle, Nia is kidnapped by Nui. 

And Nui not only survives battle against our heroes, not once, but twice.

And what are her intentions with Nia?

:iconklk30plz: :iconsaysplz: I'm going to make you my pet. Here, have a chain collar and some rope. 

In fact, one of the things I'm going to have Nui do to Nia is french her and grope her at the same time while Nia is tied to a chair with a chain collar around her neck.

And now that you have that mental image, it will never go away.
You're welcome!

Of course, in Nui's attempts to stop Nia, Nia holds out for her big sister and Simon to come rescue her.

Following the defeat of Adiane, Kamina suffered a great amount of damage due to the amount of injuries the Guren took during the battle. Sure, Simon can repair it with his spiral power/fighting spirit, but Kamina's not a machine. He has to heal like a normal human.

So, in the meantime, Ryuko takes the Guren for a spin with simon piloting the Lagann. 

They fight Nui in an attempt to rescue Nia.

And in typical "Nui is an unkillable bitch" form, she defeats the combined mecha and she still has the combat potency to fight off Ryuko's Saiyan Stone. 

This is probably also when she exposits her battle with Kamina's dad and how she lost her eye as a result.

With Ryuko down for the count and Simon as the only one left standing with only the Lagann for company, Nui gives him an ultimatum.

:iconklk98plz: :iconsaysplz: Surrender, human, or I break the princess' arms. I just love breaking the bones of cute little girls. Their screams get me off.

And, well, as Simon sits there trying not to piss himself

As Double K put it:

OH MY GOSH!
WHAT IS HAPPENING TO SIMON?
DID HE REACH INTO 
HIS PANTS
AND FIND
HIS NADS??!



 :iconsaysplz: Get your hands off my girlfriend before I drill you full of holes!

:iconklk98plz: :iconsaysplz: Yes! Put your big drill right through me!

Simon: o_o

:iconklk98plz: :iconsaysplz: What? You walked right into that one. 


So, Simon, not knowing what to do, hatches an idea so ridiculous that it works to an extreme degree

 :iconsaysplz: Ryuko. I'm borrowing your sword and combining it with my drill.


So, Simon creates a drill sword out of the scissor blade and sends Nui hurtling through the air Team Rocket style because FIGHTING SPIRIT!

Of course, this isn't the last we've seen of Nui. She's more tenacious than a cockroach.



Simon rescues Nia and another celebration ensues. HOORAY!


In the time that follows, Satsuki's forces arrive to bolster Guam's or so she says. Before Simon's arrival, during her interactions with Inumuta, she convinces him to betray Guam and assists our heroes in a shocking swerve that hasn't been seen since the T-1000 helped out Sarah Connor in that Fox TV series. 

Guam, with his back to the wall, is forced to retreat to the capital, while Satsuki and forces take command of his fortress.

She goes her own way and permits the Dai Guren brigade to head for the capital. 

And then comes the battle with Cytomander's forces.

Uzu is so hypercompetent, that he is powerful enough to utterly school the Gurren Lagann and Ryuko, forcing our heroes to retreat while licking their wounds. 

Of course, it only takes a manly speech from Kamina and Mako at the same time to light a fire in everyone's souls and everyone is back in action and Uzu gets his shit wrecked. 

Seeing his greatest warrior fall, Cytomander decides it's best to

RUN LIKE A BIIIIIIITCH!

Of course, Satsuki is having none of that and she cuts him down for being a filthy coward, but also because with Cytomander now out of the way--and Guam having retreated to the capital--she now is in a position to get Uzu on her side, thereby taking command of Cytomander's forces as well. 

With her personal army now complete, Satsuki parley's with the Dai Guren brigade, revealing her true intentions. 

Nia is all too happy to have Satsuki being nice to her again, though Ryuko's fractured memory has her less than willing to get cuddly. She trusts Nia. Satsuki can go straight to hell. 

With Satsuki now on their side, our heroes make a final march at the capital.

While they defeat Lordgenome, Ragyo stays out of it, even outright surrendering and willing to contribute to bringing humanity to the surface world. 

Satsuki intends to keep a close eye on Ragyo--unsure what she's plotting--and figures that as long as Ragyo is willing to help with the construction efforts, that it's fine. 


3 and a half years pass

Satsuki is now the prime leader of humanity--as opposed to Simon because, let's be honest, Satsuki is more than qualified for a leadership role.

And what is Ragyo's contribution to all of this?

Clothing.

Yes, as it turns out, Ragyo is up to her usual tricks. Except that whatever is filling in for the lifefibers now instead has Ragyo brainwashing humanity. Her goal is to let humanity be overrun by these aliens and then let these technologically advanced aliens fight the anti-spiral. As far as Ragyo is concerned, the Saiyan Stones are more powerful than any Ganmen. 

Not many people are spared from Ragyo's apocalypse.

Satuski, Ryuko and Nia are okay because they have Ragyo and Lordgenome's genese. 
Kamina hardly ever wears a shirt so he's not affected.
And Simon's clothing is hand-tailored by Nia so he's not affected either. 

Ragyo manages to get the beastmen--most of them--on her side and the whole world turns against our heroes, forcing them to fight Ragyo with only the 4 of them, plus Nia. 

And of course they're going to WIN along with Ragyo telling Satsuki "You've doomed us all." regarding humanity, but Satsuki's only statement to that is "You Underestimate the Power of the Human Spirit"

Title drop!


As for the anti-spiral, well other than Nui being the anti-spiral messenger--done by Ragyo to at least show that, at least on some level, she was trying to be a good parent since she wanted to spare Nia from that fate--I have absolutely no idea what I would do for the final act, though I imagine Gamagori would do his best Gandalf impression if I were to kill him off.

YOU SHALL NOT PASS!


Like it? Have suggestions? Leave a comment below. I'm just wasting time until I can have the car so I can go get Xenoblade Chronciles at Gamestop.

Ja ne!
Otherwise known as Shingeki no Kyojin.

And if this is coming out today, Akame ga Kill probably isn't very far behind.

As always, I use mangapanda scans.

Page 5: Um, don't we know that canons generally don't do shit?

page 7: I'm hardly shocked, honestly.

page 9: Lol, like a water fountain in a forest fire. Yeah, that's pretty ineffective XD

page 14: Well said, Armin

page 25: This is it Attack on Titan, make it or break it.

page 29: He hasn't been in titan form in a while. Full control (hell yeah) I feel GREAT! DO IT EREN!

page 33: Explosion!

page 38: So...did she get it? I can't tell from the artwork.

end: Aww c'mon not even a confirmation? Dammit! Now I have to wait a whole nother month to see if things panned out, unless someone with better eyesight can tell me if she actually got it.

A step in the right direction regardless though. Gah if the artwork hadn't ruined what happened I think I would've put this in the top ten.

Ah well.
Let's just see what's to come later this month shall we?
Welcome 1 and all to this year's top fictional females list. This is the third year running of me doing this list and, much like my top 50 anime list, it's going to be quite surprising in some circumstances.

Now, compared to previous lists, circumstances have changed for this list. Rather than do a 1 per franchise rule, I have decided to recant that rule this year and do 4 per franchise just so my head doesn't explode from having to pick between characters.

I WAS going to do a top 46, but then as I was combing over my list with a fine comb one of my characters sort of dropped off the list entirely and my #23 became my #22 so splitting the list would be pointless. So, here it is, my top 45 favorite fictional female characters.

Be forewarned that I will probably talk about spoilers. If you see a character you don't recognize you may not want to read the blurb involved with them to avoid spoilers about their series.

Also be informed that when making this list, I based it SOLELY AGAINST wanting to BONE any particular character. I reserve THAT for my "list of fictional waifus". I might make that list if I get enough requests, but only if I get requests. I don't enjoy making who it is I slobber after public, though I'm sure many of you could take a few guesses.

That said, some of the characters on this list would actually be on my list of waifus, but them being on this list HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH ME WANTING TO HAVE SEX WITH THEM! If you see an extremely hot character, may I repeat even if I admit that I find them attractive or if, like some of them, they are teasing naughty minxes, that is SEPARATE from me wanting to actually DO them. 

In short: I can say "this character is hot and it contributes to my liking them" but it will never be the sole reason.

Anyway, I'm rambling and delaying the inevitable. Let's kick off this list.

No Honorable mentions this time. I'm PRETTY sure I have everything I need this time around.









NUMBER 45
Sakura Haruno by Serathus
Sakura Haruno from Naruto

Contrary to most fans I actually do like Sakura and one of the reasons this was extended to a top 45 was so I could prove that. Once you see the rest of this and then see who isn't on it, you'll see that Sakura being at the bottom of this top 50 isn't so much me being mean to her as it is the fact that there are 44 characters I simply happen to like better than her. Why she's here at all though can largely be attributed to her inner self shown at various parts of the series and the fact that she's a goddamn powerhouse. Love seeing her in action no matter how rare.





NUMBER 44
:Rosalina: by Daniel-Link
Rosalina from the Super Mario franchise

While Rosy is also on my list of waifus, the fact that she's in smash 4 and is fun to play, as well as also being in Mario Kart Wii, Mario Golf World Tour and Mario Kart 7 also helps with her placement on the list. Because what makes a favorite character if not the fact that you know you like to play as them. But what makes Rosalina so special? Well, how about the fact that she is the ONLY character in the mario universe with ANY sense of character, PERIOD. She's the mother of the lumas and her backstory is kind of tragic once one stops and thinks about it. She's also got so much magic power the woman can, supposedly, sprout up ENTIRE GALAXIES on a whim. Um, Daisy, you're fucked. I think a better match for this woman might actually be Carol Danvers. Yes, I mean that Carol Danvers. NO I AM NOT KIDDING :icontherealmegas:!





NUMBER 43
Konno Yuuki by rizalx
Yuuki Konno from Sword Art Online II

This is the OTHER main reason why I picked this list to be a top 45 rather than a top 40 or smaller. I wanted to talk about Yuuki Konno. And, full disclosure here, Sinon isn't ANYWHERE ON THIS LIST and neither is Asuna. So what makes Yuuki so special? Well, how about the fact that she's the ONLY girl in this series that not only isn't attributed to Kirito's little harem, but she beats Kirito in a fight not once, but TWICE! One of them even on screen. The character's history is also incredibly tragic.
SPOILER WARNING
As it turns out by the end of the Mother Rosario arc, Yuuki is actually suffering a terminal illness and thanks to modern technology she is able to spend her entire days in a virtual environment. At the end of the arc, she dies with EVERYONE in ALO mourning the death of probably the best player in the game. It's one of the few moments in all of SAO that actually made me cry. Rest in peace Yuuki you will be missed.




NUMBER 42
Tamaki Kawazoe by MimiSempai
Tamaki Kawazoe from Bamboo Blade

Tamaki defines the tropes "Badass Adorable" and "Pint Sized Powerhouse". While I may have said that Kirino carries the series, my favorite BB character is, without a doubt, Tamaki Kawazoe. From her adorableness to the fact that she is the biggest ass kicker in the whole series is one of the reasons why Tama-chan is my favorite. She proves that you don't have to have big boobs or be muscular like a brick house to be awesome. Sometimes you just need to look like a chibi and be practicing your hobby since you were 5...even if you only look 10 XD





NUMBER 41
maya kumashiro sitting shows her white panties by yrena4
Maya Kumashiro from Occult Academy

Excuse the panty shot. I did my best to try and find a picture that preserved Maya's dignity. Honestly though I'm surprised she's so low on this list. I think most of that is contributed to the fact that she, well, she's kind of a bitch...sometimes. Occult Academy is a great show and Maya is a great character. I think she's fantastic as a protagonist, though sex negative feminists might have a problem with her outfit. I do like Maya and if a character I'm willing to bang on about is at the top of the bottom 5, you know this is going to be a fun list.





NUMBER 40
Melia by simosi
Melia Antiqua from Xenoblade Chronicles

If not for the awesomeness of Dunban and Shulk and the hilariousness of Riki, Melia would be hands down my favorite XC character period. However, simply being my favorite female character is nice enough. Then again between Sharla and Fiora she didn't have much competition. However, to even make the top 45 at all can be largely attributed to, despite some buggy AI, Melia is an amazing character in how her character is portrayed. I said I'd avoid spoilers and, quite frankly it is IMPOSSIBLE to talk about the story of Xenoblade without spoiling something. All I can say is, for the token mage character, I think Melia would fit right at home in Fairy Tail in terms of her abilities. Hell, the comradery she'd experience from the titular guild would benefit her greatly.





NUMBER 39
Orihime by DAV-19
Orihime Inoue from Bleach

"You've gotta be kidding me". I'm sure that's what most of you are thinking right now. Well, it's true, I like Orihime and, SPOILERS, she's the only Bleach character on this list. Why? Well, one of the main things I used to pick out things on this list is "how much do I care about this character" and Orihime is probably one of the only few Bleach characters I give enough of a damn about that I really want to see her and Ichigo make babies in the epilogue. I mean, it's Japan. If Orihime doesn't get him for series end I will be pleasantly shocked. 





NUMBER 38
konata by DeathPrinnces
Konata Izumi from Lucky Star

What can I say about Konata that I haven't said before recently? This chibi-drawn otaku who is female in biology only is hilarious to watch and one of the main reasons I managed to even FINISH Lucky Star. For a show about "nothing", Lucky Star is MADE and made MEMORABLE by Konata. It might not be my favorite, but I will always remember it because of Konata and her shenanigans. Hell, the ramen meme caused by Konata is currently flickering in my mind as I write this.






NUMBER 37
Kampfer : Sangou Shizuku by Artemisumi
Shizuku Sangou from Kampfer

A student council president so comically twisted she gives Milly Ashford a run for her money. That said, Shizuku's placement on this list is largely attributed to how she treats Natsuru, up to and including tricking him into going out on a date with her and realizing when he's being brainwashed rather than sleeping with him even though he's all into her at that very moment. She's strong, proud and badass and probably one of the few characters in Kampfer I can actually attribute to liking, the other being Natsuru for all his dense idiocy. 





NUMBER 36
Blazblue - Noel Vermillion by softmode
Noel Vermillion from BlazBlue

I know it's hard to tell from behind, but yes, that is a girl. This is not a trap. God help me if Noel actually heard that.

Noel: It doesn't matter. It doesn't matter. It doesn't matter. It doesn't matter.

Er, right. Anyway, Noel's placement on this list is largely attributed to the fact that Christina Valenzuela does an amazing job potraying Noel as this adorable mess. Seeing Noel flustered is like watching an adorable puppy half the time. While her interactions with Ragna are adorable in and of themselves, the other reason she's this high is her motivations for her battles after a certain point are for the sake of her friends Makoto and Tsubaki. She also has a pretty tragic history and hearing that she can now enter her Mu-12 form is one of the reasons why I want to get Chronophantasma. 





NUMBER 35
Yuno Gasai Render by xYandereGirl
Yuno Gasai from Mirai Nikki

Egads that picture used to haunt me in my sleep. *stares a little* No, it still does. Anyway, Yuno Gasai is the most fucked up underaged psychopath I know to exist in fiction if you don't count Law & Order SVU. That said, Yuno would fit right at home as an antagonist in an episode of SVU if Brina Palencia's portrayal of her is anything to go by. I mean seriously: YIKES! There is a reason Yuno is attributed as the poster girl of Yandere. There is not a character I have seen before or since that is as viciously protective and obsessed with her love interest and the best part about Yuno's character is that it makes her come across as less of a bitch and more downright creepy. That said, her feelings for Yukiteru are nothing but genuine, which is one of the reasons I do like the character. Sure she's fucked up in the head and it's because of this that her and Yukiteru's relationship isn't exactly normal, but, hey if I had to like normal characters, well, just wait until we hit the top 20. Still, I suppose it IS strange for some of you to see the poster girl of a series I cherish and adore to be this low on the list, proving that characters aren't everything....sometimes.





NUMBER 34
Kikyo by 0-Gryphus-0 
Kikyo from Inuyasha

Yeah, this one of the minor reasons I had to extend my once per franchise rule. Kagura hasn't even appeared on this list--and her being on this list should've been as expected as the sun rising in the morning--and already we have another Inuyasha character. The ONLY other Inuyasha character by the way. Then again, Kikyo doesn't have much in the ways of competition. The only other real characters in the series are Kana, Sango and Kagome in terms of females. Kana has about as much character to her as Anya Alstriem from Code Geass, I like Sango okay, but she's not a favorite and the less I say about Kagome the better.

Unfortunately, given that Kagome is Kikyo's reincarnation and the only way to explain why I like Kikyo so much requires that I mention Kagome a few times, well, this is gonna get a tad ugly. The reason I like Kikyo is largely attributed to her badassery and selflessness despite, you know, dying. It's also due to the fact that I REALLY wish the series had been largely different. A few of you that have your heads on straight might agree with me that this series would've been VERY different if Kikyo had been the star of the show alongside Inuyasha rather than Kagome because, frankly, Kagome's kind of a bitch. 

:iconvogoshinki: :iconsaysplz: Hey! What would you do in that situation?

Not complain the way she does and certainly not abuse Inuyasha when he doesn't deserve it. 

In a day and age of Zero manga (i.e prequels) I'm surprised Takahashi hasn't gotten into the game. Granted we all know how things end between Kikyo and Inuyasha, but it would be a nice way to expand the series to explain their relationship before her death in a bit more detail. 





NUMBER 33
Kallen Stadtfeld by Kayamah
Kallen Kozuki from Code Geass

Jeez, I am doing NOTHING to help my credibility as a geek, am I? I guess I should be thankful that "fiction" also extends to videogames as should already be obvious by now. But seriously, even with that said, not even top 30? You all probably want to kill me right now. And while I admit that Kallen is a character I like, her character doesn't really extend farther than her half heritage angst, a concept of which I've seen done better in other series *cough*Talesofsymphonia*cough*, her pining for Zero/Lelouch and being a badass pilot. Still, little to no characterization doesn't hurt you largely on my list--wait until we hit top 20--but when so many characters in Code Geass have extreme amounts of depth to them, well, it DOES hurt you by comparison.





NUMBER 32
Hinata by pablofcb
Hinata Hyuga from Naruto

You know, I wish I could've found a deviation of Kallen looking this badass, but what can you do? That said, while yes I do like Hinata more than Sakura, it has nothing to do with Hinata being adorably moe as all get out. All that would do would make her look very similar to Orihime and if she did just as less she wouldn't be anywhere near this high. I don't think I even have to ASK what got her this high. Fans of the series all KNOW what it was. 

To the series' credit, if this had actually been Hinata's send off she might actually be higher on the list, but I am SO GLAD she lived. Orihime wishes she was this badass and had this much of an iron will. I think that's one of the main reasons people aren't as happy with Orihime as they are with Hinata. And it's the main reason why I like Hinata more. 
Usually this is the part when I talk about making babies with the person you love, but as of the end of the series, she and Naruto DID make babies so I don't have to XD





NUMBER 31
ToV: Rita Mordio by Angelschatedral99
Rita Mordio from Tales of Vesperia

Greatest mage in all of Aspio and a character whose many transgressions often involve burning things and creating destruction that Fairy Tail would approve of...to a point. Rita is also among some of the smartest characters on this list and she's only 15. Sure she starts off as rather bitchy--then again you DID invade her home--but by the end of the series she's one of the more colorful members of the cast. Hell, Rita's appearance and name were actually carried into Soul Chess' Rita Ginunga. I also would have to say that Rita is probably my favorite mage across the tales games I've played. She's also the only one with, erm, questionable sexuality and I'm perfectly okay with that. 


For those of you that care about voice acting:
Estelle: Danielle Judovits
Rita: Michelle Ruff (though that should be obvious)
Yuri: Troy Baker

When the characters start making jokes about Rita and Estelle's interactions, the subtext just starts plain looking like text when it comes to Rita and Estelle's relationship. And for you Fairy Without Wings fans, yes that is the Estelle that Cornelia's older sister is based on.





NUMBER 30
Mikasa by oceantann
Mikasa Ackerman from Attack on Titan

Yes, I'm as surprised as you are that Mikasa got this low on the list. This can largely be attributed to the fact that she hasn't done anything significant as of late, though that's one of the reasons that makes Attack on Titan a great series: shared screen time amongst the cast. That said, while Mikasa is absolutely dead inside, the amount of absolute badassery she displays is a treat every time I get to see it. 





NUMBER 29
Akame~ by Kazenokaze
Akame from Akame ga Kill

The titular character from the series and she barely makes it into the top 30. Yeah, much like Mikasa, Akame is mostly dead inside. Hell, the only reason she beats Mikasa is because there are moments when Akame does show that she can be kind of a dork. Aside from that, she and Mikasa are almost clones of each other, so I don't need to say much else.





NUMBER 28

Kyo Sawagi (long hair) from Ben-To

I have to differentiate between hairstyle because it's the only thing to separate Kyo from her sister Kyo. Yes, twins with the same name, but different kanji spellings. Hers is for heart attack. Yes, I'm serious. The reason this Kyo gets in over her sister is that, much like Akame, Kyo is a dork in the "hilarious twincest jokes" sense of the word. She's also one of the more badass chicks in the series and, despite being older, generally defers to her younger sister for guidance despite the fact that, you know, she's the freaking student council president while her sister is the vice-president. What is it with me and student council presidents too? Between her, Shizuku and Milly Ashford (who isn't on this list) they're all weird, quirky and likable. I'm starting to see a trend here. Hmm, note to self Kyo Vs Shizuku. That oughta be fun. 





NUMBER 27
Kyou Fujibayashi vector by viesiu
Kyou Fujibayashi from Clannad

Kyou's placement on this list is attributed to A LOT of things. And rather than talk about them, BRING ON THE VIDEOS. Don't worry, they're all spoiler free.




The rest of her character is due to her relationship with Tomoya and the special "AU Kyou episode" in season 2 yadda yadda yadda. I'm pretty sure the entirety of why I like her was conveyed. The rest is better experienced than talked about, trust me on this. Also these also happen to be among my favorite Clannad clips XD





NUMBER 26
Menjou Hare by Merum-SB-BlueOlimar
Hare Menjou from Guilty Crown

SPOILER WARNING
Hare getting this high is largely attributed to her very tragic death scene that hangs over the series for a few episodes following it. I've never been so upset by a character's death in quite a while and this is by no means helped by the fact that Hare and Shu's relationship is absolutely adorable. I'd say more, but that's pretty much the gist of it. I care about the character so much that she almost broke the top 25 through tragedy and cuteness alone. Then again, I know a lot of us have favorites for less.





NUMBER 25
Vi by MayteEsk
Vi from League of Legends

Get used to seeing lesbians on this list. They're not going away any time soon. Oh what? Like any of us would be surprised if Riot came out and said that she and Caitlyn are getting married. Vi's placement on this list is largely contributed by my ability to play her--and the fun of it--and I will never forget 37 kills despite losing the match. Seriously, that has a story behind it waiting to be exploited XD. Or a 4koma. But, regardless, Vi's placement this high is largely attributed by her tomboyish attitude and, well
"Why can't I ever get a straight answer? It's always Ow, stop hitting me. Ow, my face."





NUMBER 24
Negima: Evangeline by makiriUQ Holder 30: Yukihime by AR-UA
Evangeline Anastasia Katherine McDowell from Mahou Sensei Negima

Some characters get better with time. This is no more obvious than with the reasons I like Eva. Ever since UQ Holder started, her approval rating with me has skyrocketed.
SPOILER WARNING
Eva starts out as a major villain in Negima only to slooooooooooooowly change morality as time goes on and goes from being The Mentor by the end of Negima to the point where she's now the Big Good in UQ Holder. Considering the history of the character, this is the absolute biggest gradual 180 character development I've seen done rather well if you ask me. Seriously, I'm glad UQ Holder exists so I can keep reading about characters I love. Now if only Setsuna and Chachamaru would show up.





NUMBER 23
Freezing - Satellizer El Bridget by lvlapple
Satellizer el Bridget from Freezing

Oh what a shocker, another main character making the list. You know what, shut up! Satellizer is probably one of the most interesting characters I've seen in a series. For someone that's known as "The Untouchable Queen" she slowly melts and defrosts over time to the point of well, we've sort of reached this point:
Freezing 155 - Page 22
Freezing 155 - Page 23

Yeah, shut up Rana. I hate you. 
Aw, geez, why do you have to look like such a puppy Satellizer?
And because I'm not mature enough not to take a pot shot: Satellizer's relationship with Kazuya isn't detrimental to her character like Jellal's with Erza *bites thumb*





Right, well before we continue lemme just say that consider this little insert a dividing line. After this point the rest of this list are characters I REALLY like compared to characters that I know I just plain like. Essentially starting with #22 we're going from 7s and 8s to 9s and 10s in terms of characters I really like. Like, if not for previously stated reasons, I could've easily made this a top 22 list. Let's begin shall we?




NUMBER 22
Homura Akemi - Timewitch by Getsurin
Homura Akemi from Puella Magi Madoka Magica

I don't care what anyone says, Homura is and forever shall be my favorite Madoka Magica character. And for good reason. She is the reason the series even exists and her struggle is the one I am the most caught up in.
SPOILER WARNING
Homura's backstory is probably one of the most shocking things I've seen in anime. Hell, I don't think ANY OF US were expecting Moemura at the start of episode 10. And since the end of the series, the movie only INCREASED how much I like Homura through her actions and, again, I don't care what anyone says, I think what Gen Urobuchi did with her in the movie is genius. And considering me and Psycho Pass, you know I don't give praise to Urobutcher lightly. The fact that Homura is this high despite the fact that I haven't seen PMMM in a while is because I know how much of an iron will this chick has and how much I would love to write SOME sort of story to help her avoid Madoka's fate. I mean, bonus points for what I did with Luffy in my huge crossover, but that's only a start. I need to do something as drastic as keeping Kamina alive in a gurren lagann fic. 





NUMBER 21
Syndra- Modified by zaltark
Syndra the Dark Sovereign from League of Legends

Of course I'd use her full title. I respect Syndra and her power. When you can make an entire floating castle your base of operations on a whim, you largely get badassery points in my book. However, where Syndra really shines is in what little lore she has. The character was born with an abundance of magic power and so her village feared her and locked her in an abbey to teach her magic. Needless to say, she wasn't very happy about and not only did she murder her teacher, she fled her homeland and now seeks to use her power on all those that would dare challenge her. Syndra's motives, of coruse, aren't largely villainous, though she could easily play an antagonist role. She just wants to become the strongest she can be with her power and she'll use almost any method to get there. If I had to classify Syndra, I'd say she's true neutral. Depending on the circumstances she'd be a great assistant or a great threat to a protagonist. She's an engima and she's fun to play as and that is why she's #21. 





NUMBER 20
Juri Han by KevinRaganit
Juri Han from Street Fighter

It's funny that Juri made this list and not Morrigan Aensland since they're remarkably similar characters. However, while I simply just want to bang Morrigan, I at least have respect for Juri not just as a character, but as a villain. First off, compared to Morrigan who is laid back and lazy, Juri is a fucking psychopath, much like Yuno Gasai. Difference between her and Yuno though is that Juri gets off on her fight and handed Chun-li her ASS! Also, her seiyuu sounds like she's having fun voicing the character. Aside from thinking she's crazy, I'd probably be a fan of Juri's if I saw a fight of hers and probably then ask her to teach me Tae-kwon do, no matter how many times she hit me. I do think she's hot, but that's neither here nor there like I said before.





NUMBER 19
Mana Tatsumiya by will-Ruzicka
Mana Tatsumiya from Mahou Sensei Negima

If there's anything my best friend :iconxeonico: has taught me it's that Puerto Ricans are awesome people. So Mana being part Puerto Rican is part of the reason I like her. The rest of it is the fact that she's so good with firearms and so stylish while doing so, you'd swear she was Dante's daughter or second cousin once removed or something. Her appearance in UQ Holder was also largley unexpected and I REALLY hope we'll see more of her. Also, even when Mana doesn't have any bullets, she's proven to be quite good at close range and she can even fling coins hard enough to break bones. Hot damn. 





NUMBER 18
URD 2 by taishiji83
Urd from Ah My Goddess

What is it with me and dark skinned chicks? Erm, anyway, Urd, much like someone else higher on this list, is a seductive, playful woman that spends most of her time drinking and mixing potions. She also does her best to push Keiichi and Belldandy together and, in the end, it seems, she ultimately gets her wish. She's also probably one of the best big sisters I've seen in anime, possibly the best, but we'll get to that. Urd's also no slouch in the badassery department either. She's contained a 3000km explosion from a proton bomb, reduced a city busting lightning blast down to the width of a surgical laser that SHE CAST and she also is admitted by Belldandy to be stronger than her if Bell didn't have that seal on her. But she's also a remarkably normal hard drinking party girl under all that fantastical style of dress, even if she has angst issues over the whole "half-demon" thing, though she slowly comes to accept it over the course of the series and her mother only wants what's best for her. Speaking of Hild, if it's any wonder why she's not on this list it's because I just want to bone Hild rather than have any real interest in her character by comparison to Urd. 
Uh, right, moving on.





NUMBER 17
Leone by SerpentKingSaul
Leone from Akame ga Kill

Another hard drinking party girl whose character has more to it than just being the resident tease of the series. Leone shows she's a good person when she does her best to get some prostitutes treatment for their forced drug addiction. And I also love her constant teasing of Tatsumi. And then there was the one time that she bopped Akame on the head because the girl had the nerve to say that Leone weighs more than her and while it's probably true--and I'll bet 100% of that weight is in Leone's boobs--Akame still didn't need to say it out loud. 

Leone also has some remarkably interesting abilities, including high level regenerative factor and having a completely serious attitude once battle kicks in, unlike, say someone like Morrigan who doesn't take things seriously or like.....you know what, we'll get to that.





NUMBER 16
Esdeath by AfterProject
Esdeath from Akame ga Kill

While this isn't going to be the first time two characters from the same saga are one right after the other, it is the only time two characters from the same ANIME and home series are back to back to each other. Esdeath gets on this list above Leone for being the far more interesting charcter and being the only female character to actually scare the crap out of me. 

Let me elaborate, I think Esdeath is hot as all get out, but the things she says and does make this the ONE TIME when I will say "NO THANK YOU! I don't care HOW hot you are you psychopathic bitch!"

Esdeath is also one of the few true and tried black hearts of the series and is so powerful some fans put her into villain sue territory. Far as I can say, we've only really seen her really fight hard twice and up until then no one has even TRIED defying her out of fear of getting curbstomped. 

For being the most complex character I've seen in quite a long time, Esdeath gets my mark of approval. I really want to see her character continue to grow. She's a VERY interesting character to watch. For those of you that haven't picked up AgK yet I recommend picking up the series JUST for Esdeath in much the same way a few people would tell you to read Fairy Tail for Erza Scarlet, only in this case you're getting more than you bargained for since the plot is way better in this series in my opinion.





NUMBER 15
Rushuna by G-Xek
Rushuna Tendo from Grenadier

Nothing says being reminded what you love about a character than reading an adaptation that you'd rather not read for fear of losing what little precious thoughts you have of a character. I said in my blurb about Grenadier that Rushuna in the manga is scaaaaaaawry. I much prefer her anime counterpart because her bubbly cheerfulness feels more justified given how she acts the rest of the time. She's also probably the biggest sweetheart on this list and I say that knowing full well that Orihime and Hinata are on it. She also doesn't miss and has a .99 second reload time. Damn.





NUMBER 14
Kagura Mikazuchi by onhy3
Kagura Mikazuchi from Fairy Tail

The first Fairy Tail character to make the list, but certainly not the last. Kagura's placement on this list, especially this high, can largely be attributed to the fact that she's one of the few characters in the series not to be sexually exploited for fanservice and has a complete and total lack of romantic interests. Her character, from what I can tell, aside from her revenge hype--until it was shut down--revolved solely around being the ace of her guild and her attitude almost makes her a carbon copy of Erza Scarlet. Trust me when I say I'm already making jokes about that for Fairy Without Wings. Furthermore, I really hope she shows up again at some point. If Erza went to Mermaid Heel with her during the 1 year timeskip, god have mercy on all villains causing S-class missions to be sent out cause they will not survive an encounter from these heavenly angels. 





NUMBER 13
Teresa by Vesaka
Teresa of the Faint Smile from Claymore

Hey, I said there would be surprises regarding this list. Teresa's placement on it is nothing short of Claymore no longer being ongoing and the fact that, in hindsight the characters I really love and cherish have withstood the test of time by comparison. That doesn't mean I don't think Teresa is a bonafide badass that can and will kick the crap out of anything in her path. (Seriously, I'd love to see a Death Battle between her and Guts now that it's proven he can more than withstand Nightmare). 





NUMBER 12
Shyvana by Amylrun
Shyvana from League of Legends

Shyvana is a dragon and she is my home girl when it comes to play League of Legends. I REALLY shouldn't have to say anything more than that when it comes to her placement on this list. Her interactions with Jarvis are just a bonus. Shyvana could be a complete bitch and I'd still like her--albeit not as much--just because she's a half-dragon. *looks both ways*
Sorry can't help myself *deep breath*
FUS RO DAH!
Also, Shyvana used to be god tier, but then she took an arrow to the knee. 
*gets booed*
What? Whaaaat?





NUMBER 11

Cornelia li Britannia from Code Geass

Remember how I said that there were characters with a lot more depth to them in Code Geass and that Urd was one of the best big sisters I've seen in anime, well I was not so subtly referring to Cornelia when I said all of that. Cornelia was the most interesting villains ever in R1 and uber protective of her sister Euphemia. Then, with her mission complete at the end of R1, she completely LEAVES the capital--presumably without telling anyone--to find the truth about why her sister turned into a mass murdering psychopath. Bonus materials also reveal that Cornelia cared deeply for Nunnally and Lelouch when they were children--she was a teenager at the time--and she's probably the best big sister if not in just the Britannian Royal Family then ALL of anime period. And I say that despite Kyou and Urd being on this list. Even the older sisters higher than Cornelia on this list don't have the whole "good big sibling" thing down pat. Mary Elizabeth Mcglynn's voice over for her also helps matters. Cornelia, in time, may eventually overtake Teresa as being the person whose boots I lick given developments that may occur in Cornelia of the Defection since everything I do with her in it--the incest subtext not withstanding--is what I wholly believe to be true of her character. 
But, despite how much I love her, she's still not good enough to make it to the top 10, but that's only because of my 4 per franchise rule. Without that rule, Cornelia would be in it no questions asked. But, let's check out the top 10 without any further delay shall we?





NUMBER 10
Xiaomu by Angerelic
Xiaomu from Namco X Capcom

I can't deny that I really like this crazy blonde sage fox. Xiaomu is pretty much like what happens when you cross Rushuna Tendo and Konata Izumi. The only difference being that Xiaomu is more of a traditional female otaku while Konata acts more like a male one. Xiaomu is so much higher though simply because the whole otaku thing just seems to be there as a gimmick, though it's the whole of her character aside from her interactions with Reiji. I am HYPED for Project X Zone 2 by the way. If Xiaomu is taking center stage then I most certainly am going to be emptying my wallet to get it. 





NUMBER 9

Aschen Brodel from Super Robot Wars OG: Endless Frontier 

Don't let that look fool you. Aschen would sooner crush your nuts than let you do ANYTHING of that nature to her. It wouldn't matter anyway since, you know, she's an android. She's extremely powerful in hand to hand and also has a plethora of hidden weapons inside her systems. She is among the most powerful characters I've seen if you don't include the really OP stuff. She considers herself KOS-MOS' rival and I really hope she gets announced as playable for PXZ 2 because now having played Endless Frontier I think you can tell how much I like the character from the fact that she's in the top 10 and beat XIAOMU despite the two being in the same freaking game. She's also got a split personality where she goes from being serious to turning into a Genki Girl when she overheats.
She's also fun to write for. Case in point:
Aschen: I suppose I will [take care of myself] just so I don’t have to watch you cry.
Haken: Me? Cry? Yeah that’s never going to happen.
Aschen: *DTD* How about if I do this? *kicks Haken in the crotch*
Haken: … owwwwww
Aschen: Wow look at those tears.
Haken: *in dire pain and on the ground* I take back what I said! Go jump in a hydraulic press you monster!
Aschen: Awwww, I love you too, Haken.
Yeah, as I said with Cornelia, Aschen doesn't have the whole "good big sister" thing down pat. 





NUMBER 8
Saya by bunny15539Saya by Objection06
Saya from Namco X Capcom

Before we get started lemme say that Saya is one of the few "double picks" I.e she's on this list as well as more than likely going to be on my waifus list. In fact, for all intents and purposes considering she acts not so different from Morrigan or Urd you would think that Saya should be on my waifus list alone. And, despite all her badassery, that would be true if not for the fact of what she did in her home series.

Understand that before I saw a let's play of Namco X Capcom (my one and only exception to my let's play rule since the chances of me getting a working copy of that game and being able to play it on my dad's PS2 was slim to none) my only introductions to Saya were through Endless Frontier and PXZ. And from that, Saya seemed less villainous and more "mischievous". She's also an enigma as in it's impossible to tell if she's really evil or if she's just chaotic neutral and Reiji, being Lawful Good, wants her properly behind bars. 

What makes me like Saya so much aside from the fact that she's a villain that manages to maintain her dignity while at the same time oozing double entendre and sex appeal from every pore is what she did in her initial appearance. For those of you not in the know--which is almost all of you--Saya is actually the Big Bad of Namco X Capcom. Her interactions with Reiji confuse the other characters making them think that she and Reiji are each other's exes going through a very violent breakup. But that's just Saya being Saya. Anyway, I'm dancing around the issue. During the course of the series, Saya strikes deals with multiple villains, but her most prominent deal is the one she strikes with M. Bison. She promises him...something, I'm sketchy on what and in exchange she got to use Shadoloo's cloning technology. And well, let's just say that from the looks of things Saya completely scammed Bison out of his own tech. And while she was defeated in the end, she's still around with absolutely NO repercussions from Shadoloo. That means, for those of you that need things spelled out for you: Saya SCAMMED M. Bison M. friggin Bison and got away with it!

That takes skill, my friends. For starters, Bison is the type of person that will usually wind up with his compatriot on the cutting room floor, not the other way around. Furthermore, Saya managed to outlive him--even though she's back and I'm pretty sure he's going to be eventually. On top of that, she also duped Oros Phlox into helping her out and then switched sides when it was "inconvenient for her". 

Amusingly enough, her two bodyguards, Dokugozu and Dokumezu, didn't switch sides when Saya did saying that she "betrayed the Ouma" and Saya didn't try to convince them otherwise. This leads me to speculate that Saya knows that while she's high up on the Ouma food chain she is not, in fact, in complete control. I'm hoping Project X Zone 2 sheds a bit of light on this because Saya is such an enigma that the circumstances surrounding her are very intriguing. I mean good lord, I've written more for her than anyone else on this list up till now.





NUMBER 7
Kagura by druihd
Kagura of Winds from Inuyasha

Hey, I did say she would be here. Last year I didn't get to Inuyasha until AFTER this list was made. I am correcting that this year. Kagura will forever be my favorite Inuyasha character PERIOD--yes that includes Sesshomaru--if only because of the tragedy surrounding her. Kagura's character takes some of the things I like about Cornelia--being an interesting villain only to evolve--and takes the enigmatic nature of Saya only to confirm her actual loyalties later down the line. She's also part of one of my favorite OTPs. Characters like Kagura are the reason I enjoy reading fresh and new animes and playing new videogames. Now if only she had LIVED. Yes, I'm still bitter, what of it?





NUMBER 6
Lucina by hybridmink
Lucina from Fire Emblem: Awakening

Much like I was surprised with Mikasa, I was surprised I liked Lucina this much too when I stopped and thought about it. But holy hell does she deserve attention. Lucina is like Trunks in that she came from the future to change an ill past. She also has a strange relationship with her father and her mother...well...that depends on you. Personally, my favorite option of Lucina's mothers is if the Avatar aka Robin is her mom if only because of the ultra sweet conversation between Robin and Lucina in the Future Past DLC. My other favorite portion of Lucina's character is her interaction with male Robin if you make the two fall in love. The scene that follows chapter 21 of the game with those two is so heartbreaking I have a special battle save set up so I can watch that scene over and over again whenever I want to. I'm THAT attached to it. Furthermore, Lucina is so strong that depending on her mother may actually have the potential to become both stronger AND faster than her FATHER. Laura Bailey does an amazing job voicing her, especially when Lucina is in emotional turmoil. 
Furthermore, it's entirely possible NOT to pair her off with anyone, giving you the option of making Lucina "self-sufficient badass that don't need no man", but, as far as I'm concerned, my personal favorite pair offs for her are Robin, as stated earlier and either Laurent or Gerome in her generation. 
She also has some of the BEST leadership qualities I've seen in fiction rivaling that of even Cornelia and even some male characters. Lucina is also a bit of a dork and lacks a sense of humor...mostly. And while she does TRY to be a good big sister regardless of her sibling--keyword here is try--often it's met with...disaster. Erm, the C-support should say it all really, honestly.





NUMBER 5
Kill la Kill- Matoi Ryuko by randyhuang
Ryuko Matoi from Kill la Kill

I will always pick Ryuko over Satsuki every day of the week and this can largely be attributed to the fact that even though I get what Satsuki was going for now, that doesn't mean I like it and that doesn't require her to be such a smug jackass about it even to her own subordinates, but whatever. I'm not about to get into a debate because unlike Kagome, I actually do like Satsuki, but even if I had extended this list to a top 50 I wouldn't have put Satsuki on it. 

Erm, um, let me get back to gushing over Ryuko before I completely lose focus. Anyway, the reason I think Ryuko is awesome and she's one of my favorite characters is because very rarely in anime is a rough tomboyish female in a way that reminds you of a genderbent Ichigo a protagonist. Furthermore, Ryuko's motivation is revenge, a concept I disagree with Linkara about being the most worthless of causes. Ryuko wasn't even that close to her father but "he was still her dad". Then there's her treatment of Mako's family as her adoptive family. Ryuko is a character I respect as both a badass and as a protagonist with a good head on her shoulders. I also just love the audacity she had in episode 4 of crashing through the wall just to say she was present and on time for class.

SPOILER WARNING
As for Ryuko being Satsuki's sister, I think it's a good twist and I do believe more should have been done with that. Furthermore, Ryuko's angst issues are well handled despite this series being a parody of the genre that it is. I haven't seen such compelling storytelling in quite a long time and, quite frankly, I would love to see Ryuko in a Death Battle given what it is she can do even without Senketsu. Here's hoping for a Kill la Kill season 2 involving the invasion of the life fibers.





NUMBER 4
Morgana by urusai-baka
Morgana from League of Legends

This is an easy one to explain. All you have to do is read this:  Pictures Are Worth 1000 WordsA while ago, you may remember when I did a journal regarding Shyvana getting her look revamped: 
Well, while Morgana's look certainly hasn't been revamped--she's still rocking that Kevlar Wonderbra and skirt so low that any lower and the ESRB would have to go up--she got a new skin that I have no idea when she got it. 
And
Well
This is it:
Now the first thing I noticed is that OMG MORG'S WEARING CLOTHES Morgana isn't evil looking in this picture at all. She looks very regal for lack of a better term. The color scheme used in this is not very sinister when you compare to other skins she has had. No glowing eyes, no reds, no purples, no blacks. It's blue, green and gold, very noble and queenly. 
And then I recall that the name for this skin is Victorious Morgana. 
And I'm suddenly reminded of my blurb about her in my LoL list back in January.
To quote
"While it's true that Morgana is no innocent buttercup, the f

If you're too lazy to click and read, what it pretty much says is that Morgana is pretty much, as far as I'm concerned, a high fantasy, female Lelouch. Now typically you might think that that should automatically qualify her for #1, but the difference is their personalities. Morgana is way more extreme in her methods and she lacks any real hamminess or feats that Lelouch brings to the table when you go and look at the plot of Code Geass. Still, for being basically a genderbent copy of my favorite male character ever--and for being one of my favorite mid-laners--Morgana gets a well-deserved spot in the top 5.





NUMBER 3
Clumsy Assassin by chocographs
Sheena Fujibayashi from Tales of Symphonia

No relations to Kyou. 
Anyway, for being a 21-year-old chief of Mizuho, Sheena and her tribe could easily fit into the likes of Naruto and Sheena would be one of the most badass characters that series has ever seen. Her elemental summoning and spell cards are pretty cool, but the main reason I like Sheena is based solely around her character traits and quirks. For starters, the poor girl needs to watch herself around pits. She has a habit of falling into them. Second of all, Sheena has had a life in a similar upbringing to Naruto except that, unlike Naruto who was scorned from birth, Sheena was scorned ever since her inability to comprehend Volt kept her from making a pact with him and caused the deaths of many people and this is despite the fact that Sheena was only 9-years-old at the time. 

Sheena is willing to do whatever she thinks is right, even if it means murder, though once she realizes the horrible mistake she's making with regards to Colette she mellows out and she becomes one of the most reliable members of the party. She's a little bit like a big sister to Colette--just a tad--and while it's clear she has feelings for Lloyd, she also has his back in direct combat, something Colette is too klutzy for and Genis outright can't do because he's a mage. She is also the only known summoner in the whole series, strangely enough, though it's implied others have the capacity. 

Whenever I see the character all I see is a young woman struggling to do her best for both her people and her own pride without falling into the usual dark pitfalls that befall characters like Morgana. In fact, if not for the likes of Yuri Lowell and Kratos Aurion, Sheena would be my favorite tales character of all time rather than just my favorite female character.





NUMBER 2
Erza Scarlet - Heaven's Wheel by zakilliet
Erza Scarlet from Fairy Tail

When I talked about Kagura earlier, I mentioned how she was basically a carbon copy of Erza in some respects, but wholly hell Number TWO! Erza consistently makes it as a high contender for my favorites and there are PLENTY of reasons for that. 
For one, she is a determinator like no other that I haven't seen before or since. The woman takes a ridiculous amount of punishment and just keeps on swinging. She's also one of the most straightforward members of the main cast, though she's proven she's not so above it all. She's also quirky and weird, which only adds to her likability. Erza is the epitome of "strong female lead". She doesn't take shit from anybody, knows her limitations--and sometimes doesn't give a damn--and aaaaaaah probably the most badass female on this list and I say that despite number 1. In fact, let's talk about why Erza is number two shall we?
It stems from the fact that Mashima doesn't seem to understand that Erza doesn't need a relationship with Jellal and such a thing is a detriment to her character. I wouldn't mind so much, but it's clear he understands how to build romantic relationships with both Natsu and Lucy and Gray and Juvia so why is Erza's and Jellal's so fudged up? Ugh. 

All right, I'm going to stop talking about this before I have a hernia, I'll save the rest of this for when I eventually do a journal on Jellal like I did on Sasuke Uchiha. Let's just get to number 1.









Before we get to number 1 though, I'm sure you're all wondering who it could POSSIBLY be since it seems like pretty much every freaking character you know that I like is here and accounted for. 

Well, okay, maybe not everyone :icontrollfaceplz: 






IT'S 

NUMBER 1

Palutena by hybridmink
Palutena from Kid Icarus

Yup. The Goddess of Light, Lady Palutena. Maker of black holes, divine rainer of meteors and giant lasers and the biggest tease to Pit across all of time and space. But don't take my word for it, the woman is more than capable of doing her own self-introductions.

Palutena: Aww, thanks you're so sweet ^_^. But yeah, like Alex said, what's there not to love about me? I'm funny, I'm the guide of Pit and I pretty much am everything the bronies want Celestia to be. And I'll be more than willing to answer a few of those personal requests ;). Nah, I'm just kidding I have my own self-pride. ...or am I? :icontrollfaceplz: 

Uh, mind--

Palutena: Oh yes, yes, I'll get to that. So yes, what does Alex, or draconic hero as you know him, like so much about me that he put me as his number 1. Probably because since my game has no fourth wall I'm the funniest character he's met since Deadpool and even though I tease poor Pit relentlessly, it's clear I care about him and visa versa. We'd sort of be lost without each other. I mean, sure, Viridi did an okay job in my absence, but it's clear Pit only wants my guidance and he'd do anything I asked him to. Speaking of which that coffee sure is taking a long time. Ah, who cares it's not important right now. Anyway, aside from my constant jokes, I also have a pleasant personality and despite what Medusa might lead you to believe, I'm a pretty easy to deal with kind of woman. I can also destroy planets like it was blowing my nose, but that's neither here nor there.

Um, I'm pretty sure that's not something you just blow ov--

Palutena: *completely ignoring me* I also have no problems actually fighting as poor Pit knows first hand. Seriously, gear me up for a round of Super Bash Sisters and select me as your character. Be forewarned though I actually have to nerf myself heavily to play to the games' standards of rules, else probably about the only two characters that would have any chance of actually defeating me are Kirby and Meta Knight. Maybe Rosalina too if she actually knew how to control the power she's been bestowed with. I mean, if I really wanted Pit dead when the Chaos Kin was controlling me, I would've done it easily. I still had some control, but I just couldn't do anything about it :(. Do you know what it's like to see and hear everything going on around you, but your lips and muscles seem to move to the beat of someone else's drum? It's like a nightmare you can never wake up from. It kind of sucked. But that's all in that past now thanks to Pit. I'm also really good at dungeons and dragons. I have three D20s. 

Uh, size limit, Palutena.

Palutena: Oh phooey >_< I gotta call it in NOW?

I'm afraid so, I'd like to be able to post everything one go you know.

Palutena: Well, I guess it's okay. I mean if people want to know more about me they'll ask about me or pick up the game itself. Mind if I answer any questions asked about me personally if people still have to wonder why you like me so much?

Be my guest. 

Palutena: Yay ^-^






Well folks that's all the time I have today. Tune in next month when I will do my top favorite fictional male characters.

Palutena: And if you don't we'll probably have to kill you ^_^

Palutena!

Palutena: LOL, JK. U mad :icontrollfaceplz:

I feel betrayed.

Palutena: Oh good. Job successful then. Ja ne everyone!

YOU STOLE MY CLOSING!

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Skarabog Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Student Traditional Artist
little question, how do you put video's in your journal?
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draconichero18 Featured By Owner 1 day ago
It works for youtube if you copypaste the link. The video just automatically sprouts. If it doesn't, then no idea.
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Skarabog Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Student Traditional Artist
oh apparently it is :D (Big Grin) sorry, the last time i linked a video on dA you had to do this whole ridiculously complicated stuff to get a video in.
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draconichero18 Featured By Owner 1 day ago
yeah the system has been neatly updated to accomodate for more awesome shit.
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EpicEbi Featured By Owner 2 days ago
You should be able to copy the link and just paste it, yeah? It'll pop up as a video instead of a URL.
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Skarabog Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Student Traditional Artist
oh apparently it is :D sorry, the last time i linked a video on dA you had to do this whole ridiculously complicated stuff to get a video in 
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EpicEbi Featured By Owner 1 day ago
No worries. :)
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omegadra Featured By Owner 4 days ago
I have question do you think a Super Sayian of a super sayian god could take superman.
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draconichero18 Featured By Owner 4 days ago
No. In fact, no one in DBZ can take Superman. Here's why:
Everyone in DBZ has a defined limit to their power and a definite Ki limit. Superman, meanwhile, has no limit and gets stronger if he's near the sun. No one in DBZ will ever be able to beat Superman.
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DarkAeroMirage Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2015
So, how's Xenoblade Chronicles going for ya? (I already know enough to know what goes on [Thank you Chuggaaconroy's LP of the game], but for the people don't... leave the spoilers by the door)
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