Waifu, FWB or One-Night Stand? #48

It’s week #25 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!

Kicking off this week is the stunning red-haired pegasus knight, from Fire Emblem: Awakening, it’s Cordelia!

Cordelia is best known for being a prodigal daughter, a genius in everything she puts her mind to. Initially she tries to downplay this, often getting a little annoyed whenever she’s referred to as such, but we discover it’s more due to her prideful nature, as she’s been saved before by her colleagues, who would sacrifice themselves to keep her alive. It’s very clear she doesn’t want to be the damsel in distress, she doesn’t want to be protected, she wants to be the one protecting people. She’s also a huge workaholic and a perfectionist. She does not like the term “average”, especially if it ever describes something she does. Her intentions are to master anything and everything she does.

In terms of her personality, she’s on the surface your typical stoic soldier, very well-mannered and professional. With certain people though, it’s found she can be a little ill-tempered and also due to her perfectionism, her self-esteem can be quite low at times. Lastly as this is love-relevant, she’s an unrequited love kind of girl who doesn’t come out with her feelings.

So here’s my call on Cordelia:

♦ FRIENDS WITH BENEFITS ♦

Honestly, even before her unrequited love stuff, she was painfully average anyway and yes I’m using that word on purpose here. There really isn’t anything overly bad about her, but at the same time there’s really nothing unique about her either. There’s nothing to grab onto, nothing to draw you in, beyond her beauty. So if anything, I’ll help her get out of her own head and actually try to go forward with her true feelings.

Next up is the idol turned wrestler, from Wanna Be The Strongest In The World!, it’s Sakura Hagiwara.

Descriptions are short on her, so I’ll have to make this brief. Sakura as I said was initially an idol put in this weird promotional thing where she trained to be a wrestler and have a match, but after losing in humiliating fashion, she decided to stick it out in wrestling until she could get that win back, soon finding a love for wrestling instead. She has confidence in whatever she does and wants to prove herself to be more than just a pretty girl (with big boobs) to everyone who doubts her. Hell, after a while she also wants to help other fighters get better as well.

Away from her wrestling though, she’s your standard anime girl, she’s very energetic, always showing up with a smile. But she’s also very innocent and thus naive and can get emotional real fast.

All right, here’s my call on Sakura:

♦ FRIENDS WITH BENEFITS ♦

She has a little more to offer than Cordelia, but much like her, Sakura also doesn’t really carry anything that leaps out at me and pulls me in. Sure, she has a love for pro wrestling, but unlike Minami, the wrestler who trains her later on, she didn’t grow up with it, she doesn’t love it in the same manner. For her, it was more a challenge that she ended up respecting. I’m not convinced I could have the same conversations about wrestling as I could with someone who started out a wrestling fan like most pro wrestlers do.

Finishing up this week’s edition is the blue-haired Thors Military Academy student whose sword would make Cloud proud. From Trails of Cold Steel, it’s Laura S. Arseid!

In the Trails of Cold Steel series, she’s the party member who is your stoic, always training to get stronger character. Laura unlike everyone else is well-composed, prideful and is very dignified. She’s the kind of person who focuses solely on bettering herself, getting stronger and has difficulty accepting those who don’t share the same level of dedication that she does. As a noble also, this carries even further into her beliefs, a very righteous girl who will not stray from her beliefs and is especially cold to those who disagree with her, as we see with her initial relationship with Fie, though this mostly has to do with perceptions she made of the former jaeger. She does become self-aware eventually and does admit her narrow-mindedness and is a little embarrassed about it.

She is also aware of herself being quite the intimidating person. She’s a very powerful swordswoman and her size and stature adding onto the intimidation factor. A lot of this comes from her sense of duty to protect, as well as being a noble, to many she comes off as overly formal and when you add the intimidation factor to her, she can seem like a holier than thou kind of girl, when in reality she is always happy to help those who are weaker than her, wanting everyone to be just as strong as she is. Granted, if she achieved this goal, it would only make her want to become even stronger once again.

And finally, here’s my call on Laura to end this week’s edition:

♦ FRIENDS WITH BENEFITS ♦

I think her being my second favourite girl in the game after Fie, a lot of it has to do with her looks and honestly the fact that there’s no one you see with less clothes on than her. She’s a member of the Swimming Club, so there’s a lot of time in the game where you find her in that classic tight-fitting racing one-piece swimsuit. There’s still a lot to love with her, but her strong sense of righteousness and her overbearing desire to make those around her strong, I don’t think I’d be able to keep up with her. I mean sure, if I was able to keep up with her, I’d look like a million bucks, but that’s only if I managed to survive her rigorous training regiments and I’m pretty sure I’d died after Day 1.


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.

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