It’s week #56 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’s list is the tiny girl that is capable of being an ace pilot of a giant mech fighting alien monsters. From Schwarzesmarken, it’s Katia Waldheim!
It’s quite difficult to judge any of the girls from Schwarzesmarken, because the anime itself is so depressing and in a constant state of war that it’s really hard to pull out the true personalities of these girls. But Katia may just be the closest we can get to having the best look at her personality, as she’s the most unlike the rest of the girls. She’s still very much like all the other members of the 666th TSF Squadron, but she’s still young so she’s got that peppy nature and an overwhelming eagerness to learn and explore more. She isn’t quite jaded yet, so she’s still opening herself to everyone, whereas most of the girls are so war-torn that they’re almost robotic. Because of her overwhelmingly positive personality, she’s the kind of girl that the rest of her unit want to protect, almost like she’s their little sister, the one bright light they have left.
Other little things about her are the usual stuff you’d expect a pilot in a mech anime to have. She’s very strong, a hard worker, has big ideas for the future of her country and the rest of the world. The most significant thing is her very good mechanical skills, something that gets her over a lot with the maintenance team. It’d be nice having someone who can take a look at my piece of shit car when it’s running like garbage all the time.
Anyways, here’s my call on Katia:
♦ FRIENDS WITH BENEFITS ♦
Katia’s a wonderful girl, but with her overwhelmingly positive personality and that little sister feel she brings to the table, I think she’s better suited to a really close friend rather than a wife, y’know? I don’t really have anything negative to say about her, this decision isn’t so much coming from a logical standpoint, but just something I feel in my heart. I just don’t see her as the kind of girl I’d live with for the rest of my life. I could definitely hang out with her a lot, but living with her and having a romantic relationship with her? I’m not sure I’m interested in going that far.
Second up is the young-looking for her age girl that can kick your ass five ways from Sunday, from Taboo Tattoo, it’s Bluesy Fluesy!
Dumbass name aside, Bluesy is a very curious case because in the anime she has the body of a teenage girl, but we’re told her age is actually at least double what we’d all guess, a sore spot with her. This is because an experiment on her has caused her body to remain in the young state she’s in, which I imagine a lot of older women would kill for. So yeah, she’s young in looks and older in age and experience, just don’t mention her age to her.
Personality-wise, I’m going solely off memory on this one, there’s no help anywhere, whether Wikia pages, MAL, or any other sources I use to help joggle my memory. Bluesy has the tendency of having two constant personalities that she flips back and forth from, usually one for danger, the other when everything’s calm. When danger is on the horizon, she’s a mixture of deadly serious and deadly angry, the latter being the part you don’t want to trigger in her. She gets very aggressive, though is able to retain a sense of duty and sticking to the mission, having a tactical mind that just doesn’t tell her to rush into everything. Outside of battle, Bluesy is quite the cheerful and sometimes downright silly girl. Perhaps it’s partially her playing the part she looks as, maybe she’s just using her young looks to her advantage, but there are times where she’s way over-the-top happy and jokey, while other times she’s very much your standard composed teenage girl who’s all about studying and preparing for the next task at hand.
So, here’s my call on Bluesy:
♦ FRIENDS WITH BENEFITS ♦
As much as I would love to have a girlfriend that either doesn’t age or ages very slowly (I can’t remember how the anime describes her situation), admittedly it’d get a little creepy after a while, as I age and she doesn’t. But in terms of her personality, she’s much like Katia actually, there’s really nothing too major that I don’t like about her, I’m just not getting the sense of a desire to put her in the waifu tier along with the other girls that have garnered an immediate “YEP! SHE’S IN!” reaction that I’ve given them. Bluesy seems like a really cool girl to hang around, so that’s what I’ll do, but I’m not getting a feeling of wanting anything more than that from her.
Last up is what a lot of fans of the series would call the Chewbacca of the Final Fantasy series. From Final Fantasy XII, it’s Fran!
Fran’s such an interesting case, as she’s perhaps one of the hottest girls in the history of the Final Fantasy series, yet she may just be one of the least charismatic girls in the series as well. She’s very much like your typical emotionless girl that we’re used to seeing more in anime rather than video games, she’s generally silent around most people, specifically those she has zero attachment to. When she does speak, it’s very much in a monotone manner, cool and calm and devoid of emotion altogether. Even among her closest allies, she’s still not the most expression-filled girl, a tiny smile probably being the best you’ll get out of her. She is capable of getting emotional, but it is so rare that it is a real shock when she does. Lastly, she’s one of the most loyal people you’ll ever see, as she’s even as caring and protective as one can be to her sisters back home, even though she’s been long exiled from her homeland. Once a bond has been started with her, it’s near impossible to break.
And here’s my call on Fran:
♠ ONE-NIGHT STAND ♠
There’s no denying how unbelievably hot Fran is, but when you’re a character devoid of personality and you pretty much remain that way, it’s really hard to attach to that person. Take Ramlethal Valentine, a girl of similar looks and personality to Fran. I put in her in the waifu tier. Why? Because Ramlethal as the game progresses actually starts to open up and seemingly has a wonderful personality hidden inside her that’s waiting to get out. For what I remember about Fran, she never changes much from how we see her for the first time. Who knows how she is when alone with Balthier, but it doesn’t appear to be much different and this is pretty much the person closest to her. Yeah…that’s a tough road ahead, I don’t think I could commit to it.
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.