Waifu, FWB or One-Night Stand? #50

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 because it’s edition #50, I thought I’d celebrate this milestone by looking at the list I have and taking the three names I’ve been wanting the randomizer to hit the most.

So without further to do, let’s meet this week’s contestants!

Kicking off this week is the #1 character on my entire list that I’ve been praying for the randomizer to pull up. She’s one of my favourite female characters in a video game ever! Hail the crazy stalker dark mage! From Fire Emblem, it’s Tharja!

Tharja is best known for endlessly stalking your protagonist, regardless of gender and being EXTREMELY amorous around him/her. When she’s interested in you, there’s no way you won’t know, but her lack of self-awareness prevents her from knowing just how hard she’s pushing. If you’re one of the few people she has an interest in and then the one person she’s romantically interested in, she’ll devote herself to keeping you safe, very protective of the few things she has that she cares about. To her, your life is more important than her own and hates the idea of being a survivor, as she blames herself for the death of soldiers that protected her during a battle before you come across her in the game.

Around other people, she’s definitely a cold personality. She has a tendency of threatening to curse people with her dark magic when people she doesn’t like get too close to her and especially when they get in the way of her attempts of romance with someone else. She is capable of changing over, but it’s a rarity. She’s either too focused on her romantic quest with the protagonist, or she’s too busy with her work that she doesn’t want to be bothered. It even carries on into the future with her daughter which apparently she completed ignored in the alternate reality because her husband was killed, work took top priority. In the present day though, she’s a little more involved with Noire.

When it comes to her body, which is easily the hottest of all Fire Emblem characters, Tharja has zero awareness about the massive sex appeal she has. In the Summer Scramble DLC, Cordelia finally lets her in on what to Tharja was a secret, and she becomes extremely self-conscious about it, getting beyond embarrassed about this shocking reveal. The same happens in the Harvest Scramble when Nowi comments about how Tharja has the largest breasts of all the women in the army, same reaction afterwards.

Anyways, here’s my call on Tharja:

♥ WAIFU ♥

Since this is an assumption that Tharja going head over heels for me, this is a really easy decision. If Tharja has zero interest in me, it’s an easy answer as well, but because this article operates under the idea that every girl could potentially marry me, Tharja in the head over heels category and as we’ve seen in the games, when she loves you, she’s an unbelievably enjoyable woman. Her horrible sense of humour is fantastic, she’s quite charming though she has no awareness of how charming she is and most of all, I mean…come on! She’s absolutely stunning! I don’t normally involve looks into this, but it’s freaking Tharja, one of the hottest video game characters I may ever see! Sexy, funny, intelligent and caring. Everything I could possibly want is here with Tharja.

Second up is the #2 on my list I’ve been wanting to get to. The dark-skinned beauty devoid of emotions and full of violence, from the Guilty Gear series, it’s Ramlethal Valentine!

As I said, Ram is completely devoid of emotions for the majority of the game’s story. She’s a creation rather than a normal birthed human being, so she was born without emotions, or the capacity to feel them. This is what makes her so interesting and honestly really attractive to me in the game. A girl of her beauty speaking in that monotone, almost bored sounding manner really pulled me in. The Valentines when created also don’t carry values, to them nothing is right or wrong, they don’t like or hate anything, they’re apathetic to everything. There’s no feelings involved, just obeying the orders of “Mother”.

However as the game progresses, we see that Ramlethal isn’t quite as devoid of emotion as we think. She’s actually got some free will, as early on in the story mode, she’s withholding information from people, not just being brutally honest as the Valentines are supposedly programmed to be. Watching Ram play dumb and try to bluff her way out is pretty funny to watch. But most of all, by the end of the game she starts to get emotional, taking a particular relationship with a magehound as the key piece, but having some care for her “sister” Elphelt as well.

So in the end, the real question is whether or not Ramlethal over time could become a good choice. So what’s my verdict then? Well…

♥ WAIFU ♥ 

I flip-flopped on this for a few minutes before coming to this decision. I could just as easily hang back and watch Ramlethal perhaps grow into a wonderful woman, but if such a girl existed, I’d take the risk and run straight into the middle of things. When Guilty Gear Xrd‘s story mode ends, I see so much potential in an emotionally-driven Ramlethal. I don’t know if her voice would ever change (personally, I hope it never does, her voice is strangely attractive to me), but if her attitude changes and she starts really caring for someone and even developing romantic feelings for someone (aka me), I think it’s more than worth the risk to see what that actually looks like. She seems to be getting past the whole “kill everything because Mother told me to” thing, so she’s a much safer bet now. And a hot one at that!

Finishing off this milestone editon is my #3 on the list. From Persona 4, it’s my favourite “boy” detective, Naoto Shirogane!

For those who don’t want to be spoiled by a 9 year-old game, too bad! Naoto’s not a boy, in case you haven’t played/watched enough Japanese content to figure out when a boy’s really a hot girl. She grew up without parents, becoming a detective at a young age, an unbelievably intelligent and talented young woman, though hides her true gender because of her fear of not being taken seriously in the police force if they were to know a young girl was better than all of them.

She’s initially very quiet and uptight, growing up in a proper, formal home a large part of that, though he insecurities add onto that. She’s not much of a joker, very serious and focused with anything and everything she does. Her insecurities is where she really fleshes out though, being a victim of sexism and intolerance most of her life trying to get to where she is by game-time. She’s extremely self-conscious and in a way ashamed of being a girl. She tries to solve this by dressing masculine, not responding to being called with male pronouns and even starts binding her breasts (which must suck given how big they actually are) to hide the fact that she’s a VERY feminine looking girl.

Upon getting past her Shadow, Naoto does at least try to embrace some of her femininity, but continues to struggle with it, as we see when she’s put in a swimsuit for a contest, she runs off before anyone sees her. She would’ve won easily, by the way and still does anyways, despite not coming out on stage. By the end of Persona 4 Golden, she’s actually starting to dress more femininely as well and looks stunning as such, though I could never imagine her in a high-heels and elegant dress kind of look, she’s more of a tomboy. Lastly, we see that she truly is in full control of her femininity, as in the ski trip she gets so scared her voice completely changes to a much more feminine voice, basically tipping her hand that everything she does in terms of her looks, posture and even her voice is all an act to hide her true identity. That voice is adorable, by the way.

So here’s my call with Naoto, albeit with a caveat:

♥ WAIFU ♥ (if she wants to pursue romance)

The reason I put this caveat in is because even if you “date” Naoto in the game, she still seems reluctant to a romantic relationship. There’s hinting of her being interested in Kanji as well, but out of all the girls in the game, she looks like she would rather not be involved in anything at all. Perhaps it’s her focus on work that drives her away, maybe it’s still her self-conscience of her femininity that wants her to stay away from romance as she’d have to admit her gender and take the role of it completely. Either way, Naoto is a girl that I’m interested in, regardless of how she looks, boy or girl. Her personality is what drives me, her intelligence is extremely attractive to me, not to mention the hidden feminine side she tries to suppress. Those moments make her extremely attractive, it gives me something to wait for when it happens again, Naoto being more like a girl is almost like a special occasion and I would treasure that.

But the key to this relationship is only if Naoto would want to get romantically involved. In every other case we’ve had in the last 50 weeks, there’s always been an assumption that every girl listed would be somewhat interested in a romantic relationship. Heroes, villains, young, old, tomboys, girly girls, all of them carry the idea that they want to fall in love at some point. But Naoto’s different, she holds the potential of not ever wanting to be in love. So for me, I’d love to be that someone, but if she’s not interested, then my hands are tied, y’know?


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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