It’s week #6 of the new weekly article on Tuesdays, Waifu, Friend With Benefits or One-Night Stand!
For those new to the article, this is not a post that talks about the “fuckability” of three randomly selected female characters from various anime and video games. I’m already attracted to them, it’s to be implied that I would share a bed with them already. What this article is meant to do, is go through their personalities, interests, anything pertinent to answering the question if they’re a one-time only, a friend that I might accept the occasional booty call from, or someone I would absolutely spend the rest of my life with.
So without further to do, let’s meet this week’s contestants!
***WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD***
We have to establish rules right away for Misa, hence the spoiler warning. Because in the canon of the anime she’s from in Charlotte, Misa is deceased, only available through her younger sister Yusa’s ability to channel and converse with spirits of the dead. So because of this, right off the bat we have to change the canon of the show so that she did not die in a motorcycle accident six months prior to the start of the show. Cool? Cool!
For the brief time we see Misa, particularly in the episode we’re introduced to both her and Yusa, we see a very brash, angry tomboy who’s got no problem whatsoever turning things violent when she needs to accomplish her goals, even if that goal is just to relieve some anger when you piss her off. Her powers are that of pyrokinesis, essentially being the ability to generate fire and direct it wherever she wants. She can be extremely dangerous, to the point of serious injury and death to those in her way if she decided to take a more evil approach to her life.
However, taking her “she could kill you” aspect out of the equation, she’s pretty much in a nutshell the badass tough girl who once in a blue moon brings out that soft side she tries so hard to hide. Even around her friends in the episode centered around her, she’s still a very brash and very straightforward talking girl who will be happy to challenge you to a fistfight if you rub her the wrong way. But at the end of her spotlight episode when her best friend confesses his love for her, she turns into a completely different person, one who actually can be sympathetic and calm.
So with all that in mind, here’s my decision on Misa that has not changed since I watched that episode:
♥ WAIFU ♥
Once I got a look at her softer side, I was hooked on her. I was already very interested in her at the very start, even though the only personality traits I had seen of her was her “I’ll fucking kill you!” kind of attitude towards everything. She’s a drop dead gorgeous badass tomboy, the only things left to make me love her more was to dye her hair red (though the orange suits her perfectly) and if I’d see her wearing a more traditional punk outfit, skirt and striped knee-highs included. But once I saw her soft side, it was a done deal. Despite her anger issues, it looks like to me that once you get past that side of her (and granted we don’t even know where the origins of that attitude come from) and get close to her, she becomes more of a fun-loving best friend kind of girl and I do personally enjoy someone with a bit of an edge to them. Just gotta make sure that if I’m making that commitment, I’m not fucking it up. She’ll take half my stuff and burn the other half.
This hotshot American witch from the 501st Joint Fighter Wing (Strike Witches) is the first of possibly many girls from her unit that’ll get put up to the test of this weekly article, as there are a lot of them to go over. Charlotte or “Shirley” to her friends is pretty much an American flight enthusiast very much akin to an Amelia Earhart type of girl. She has the constant goal to break the sound barrier during flight, a goal she developed after seeing Witches flying for the first time, beforehand she intended on becoming a singer.
The common trait we see out of Charlotte throughout the Strike Witches anime is how completely open and free-spirited she is, likely picked up from her thrill-seeking nature. Out of anyone in the anime, no girl spends her time not in full uniform than Charlotte, many of times hopping right into her striker unit in either a bikini or her underwear as she’s just waking up in the morning. A lot of that is likely due to her high self-confidence and relatively carefree attitude.
Socially, unlike Misa earlier who is more than happy to punch you in the face for little to no reason, Charlotte is pretty much the friendliest girl of the bunch, making friends with everyone in the unit, obviously some closer than others. But for the most part, she goes out of her way to make friends with everyone and try to place herself in everyone’s good graces. It’s not for a certain objective she has in mind, that’s just how she acts. She doesn’t want to waste time on negative things in her life so she does everything she can to keep everything positive so that she has even more time to accomplish whatever she sets out to do.
She also has a very loving nature to her character and we see that best displayed with her relationship with the younger Francesca Lucchini. Regardless of her being from America and Francesca being from Italy, the two are inseparable to the point that with Francesca being four years younger than her, Charlotte treats her and often refers to her as her younger sister. Again with her open and carefree attitude, when Francesca is known for being the “boob squeezer” of the show, Charlotte’s the only one that allows her to just do as she please, Francesca often curling herself up in Charlotte’s chest almost like a source of relaxation. In terms of the older sister relationship though, she sometimes displays this around Yoshika and Lynette as well, but Francesca’s at the top of her list at all times.
The most important trait from Charlotte is her bravery and lack of fear when confronted with near-impossible situations. She even once went straight at a Neuroi in a plane, no Striker unit to aid her in battle. The girl has zero fear and is willing to do whatever it takes to accomplish whatever goal she sets out to do. To accomplish this as well, she spends the majority of her free time tinkering and upgrading her Striker unit, a very good mechanic.
So, with all that put forward, here’s my decision on Charlotte:
♥ WAIFU ♥
It’s funny, as this is another one of those cases that I never would’ve considered as a potential wife if such a person existed, but Charlotte is actually a much easier pick for such when I really sat down and thought about it as I typed out her background. Like Misa, Charlotte’s a very open and free-spirited girl, though Charlotte’s less likely to punch you in the face, which just adds onto her good graces with me. Originally when I watched the anime, I was far more into the more shy and quiet girls, but in the past few years (likely due to watching a lot more anime than I used to) I’ve become far more into the super happy-go-lucky kind of girls that thrust their way into the picture and Charlotte does that both literally (I think she’s got the biggest chest of all the girls in the show, cause y’know…’Merica!) and personality-wise. After some thought, I can easily see the two of us enjoying each other’s company all the time, being able to talk about pretty much anything and not feeling like either of us are sugarcoating or hiding anything at all. The only risk I run obviously is her thrill-seeking nature, so as long as she doesn’t rope me into too many crazy things, I’ll be fine. And as long as she doesn’t get herself killed doing so.
This is going to be an interesting test, as Ui is meant to be the main character’s potential wife in the anime she’s from, My Wife is the Student Council President, so let’s see if she can make the cut for me.
Right off the bat, Ui shows that she’s very much like Charlotte, a good start. She’s very cheerful and outgoing, hell her entire campaign to become student council president was to reduce the crazy “laws” that the Disciplinary Committee was enforcing in terms of high school couples, things like holding hands, kissing and any other levels of affection that weren’t indecent in public. As the student council president, she’s very happy and fun-loving while being from what we see very responsible at her job.
However at home, she’s a completely different story. While she still is very sweet and outgoing, she turns into a lazy, sleepy slacker who depends on Hayato (her “fiancee” in the show) the entire time when she’s at home. Though she does make up for it at times with her silly nature and well…her innate desire to be romantic whenever she has the chance to do so.
Though unfortunately we won’t have a clean Waifu sweep this week, because my decision for Ui is the following:
♦ FRIENDS WITH BENEFITS ♦
I can try to look past the negative aspects of her personality when at home, but at the end of the day I’m not getting into a full-time relationship with someone if the expectation is for me to do all the lifting and to me it feels like that’s exactly how a marriage with Ui would go. She is a super sweet girl and actually pretty funny at times and I think she has good intentions down the road to possibly become a better wife, which we’ll find out when the second season of the show airs, something I didn’t anticipate ever coming out, actually. But based on what I see now of her, while I can see myself hanging out with her once in a blue moon and being a fun conversation, I don’t think I could put up with her every day for the rest of my life.
So that’s this week’s edition of Waifu, FWB, or One-Night Stand, hope you enjoyed it! Leave any comments you’ve got below, whether it’s your own choices between the three or maybe I’m missing something that could’ve turned the tide on my decision with any one of these girls.