It’s week #22 of 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!
Hey look at that, a girl who looks like she’s older and actually is! Mad Moxxi from the Borderlands series is a woman with a real penchant for all things sex and violence. Possibly drugs and rock and roll but who’s to say? Taking her backstory and adapting it to real life, she would’ve likely belonged to a gang or clan where she would’ve formed her love for violence and the many combat skills she’s learned over her many years. She has a bit of a sadistic side to her, in particular when violence is occurring, almost as if she lusts for violence.
She’s also a very seductive woman, not the kind of girl to hide her sexual promiscuity. In fact, it’s arguable that she pushes her sexuality to the forefront to anyone she’s interested in, regardless of gender, often speaking in a very seductive tone and throwing more sexual innuendos around than most.
But aside from the extremes, Moxxi’s still at the very least in possession of a somewhat calmer side when violence isn’t going on. She is very friendly and caring to those close to her, especially her children, whom she protects with her life.
So here’s my call on Moxxi:
♠ ONE-NIGHT STAND ♠
At the end of the day, Moxxi is too dangerous a woman to stay close to. If it was an option, I’d avoid her completely, but since that’s not part of the rules, I gotta pick the path of least resistance. She can be a cool girl, but by being around her for a significant amount of time, you run the risk of sticking around too long to where that violent side shows up. And I ain’t sticking around for that!
The personification of a “normal girl”, Kato from Saekano: How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend is just that, a normal girl. She is so ordinary in fact, that the MC of the show had no idea after starting up his visual novel project with her as his heroine, they were classmates the entire time. Her presence is so stealthy to most that at times people don’t even realize she’s in the room with them, or if she left.
But aside from that, Kato’s actually a real sweetheart and as the show progresses, she opens up a little more and shows off a very calm and caring side to her, always looking out for everyone whether they even realize she’s done something for them or not. She values friendship very highly, taking seriously every friendship she has and can feel easily slighted when she feels that friendship is being violated. Though to those she’s friendly with, she still tends to be very emotionless a lot of the time, often making snide remarks and retorts with everyone that can really sneak up on them. By the end of the first season, she starts to open up quite a bit, specifically to the MC, though she’ll retain her normal self the majority of the time, especially when in a group.
Not much else to say with Kato, so here’s my call on her:
♥ WAIFU ♥
It might be a bit surprising to have a female character who is considered to be a very flat and expressionless girl like Kato is, but honestly I’m very much into girls like her. While I do also enjoy very outgoing girls, very funny girls, very happy girls, I still enjoy the more calm and collected kind of girls, because when I’m at home away from social gatherings and whatnot, I’m very quiet and reserved and just like to relax. I can imagine a nice, happy life with a girl like Kato at home, where I can come back from work or whatever else and not have to spend hours on end listening to a ton of stories, watching a bunch of crazy stuff or whatever else she wants me to do, I can just sit back and watch something, write something, play something and just unwind. And besides, the few times we see Kato break out of her shell, she’s one of the cutest girls around, so no complaints from me.
Okay…let me take a deep breath here…it’s okay, Adam…it’s just Lightning from Final Fantasy XIII…don’t think about how she’s one of the girls in anime or gaming that you hate the most…be unbiased, Adam…you can do it…
…I’m gonna try, but Lightning really doesn’t. The first time I was exposed to her was in the original game where she does not do herself any favours. Lightning is one of the coldest, independent characters I have ever seen in gaming, especially female. She’s refined being standoffish to an art, distances herself from everyone so well that they don’t even need to worry about the fifty-foot pole and pretty much ignores everyone so she can look out for herself.
But when she pairs up with Hope she starts to cool off a little bit. She starts to show a little compassion and stops snapping on everyone because of her own failures and starts actually trusting people. So by the time the second game rolls around, even though she’s a minor character, most of the times we see her, it’s almost like she’s a different person, actually asking for help and expresses some sort of emotion to people. And by the time the third game ends, she’s learned the amazingly difficult to figure out conundrum about why she was the way she was: she locked her heart away and threw away her happiness in the process. Shocking revelation, the girl who pretty much never smiles locked away the happy emotion deep inside her.
Yeah, yeah, you know where this is going:
♠ ONE-NIGHT STAND ♠
I’m sorry but I pretty much equate the Lightning character to being one of the most unlikable characters I have ever experienced. She is a total bitch to me, someone that if I needed one, I would buy a fifty-foot pole to keep her at bay. And it’s really disheartening to me, because at the same time, I have to admit that Lightning may be the most beautiful Final Fantasy character, period. And that’s a tall order for me to admit when I’m such a massive Rikku fan. After all, Lightning is the first ever video game character to be used as a model, Gucci using her as a fictional fashion model. But for all that outer beauty, there is almost zero inner beauty with Lightning and because of that, I have zero reason to want to deal with this girl.
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.