Profile - Mr. KiteNAME: K-Series, Elite Model 967 "Mr. Kite"Profile - Mr. Kite by extremespeeds
GENDER: Genderless, male build
DATE OF BIRTH: Undefined
PLACE OF BIRTH: Royal District - Britannia
HAIR: Black with blue highlights (artificial)
ALLIANCE: Britannian Council, Ryan Weever
OCCUPATION: Britannian Circus ringmaster, general, councilman
FAMILY: Britannian Council
ALLIES: Ryan Cornelius Weever, Timothy, SHAME, Ivan Ponsonby, Fifi Chanteur, Seymour Weever
ENEMIES: Sonic and gang
POWERS/ABILITIES: Leadership, crowd control, popular knowledge, social skills, dexterity, strength
CAUSE OF ABILITIES: Built-in software and weapons
WEAKNESSES: Easily angered, near-compulsive need of attention
WEAPONS: Neuro-interfering laser whip
THEME SONGS: Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance - Rules of Nature (Platinum Mix)
TRADEMARK: Thick Cockney accent, circus ringmaster attire
VOICE ACTOR: Eddie Izzard
CHARACTER QUOTES: "If the crowd asks fer more, ya give'em more. If the guv'nor asks for the rat t'die, I give'i
Project RHODES - Part 2Project RHODES - Part 2 by extremespeeds
While we were in hot water, Seymour's own "entourage" of sorts was safely cruising aboard one of Ryan's prime ships, Chris and Maria sat down on comfy couches in a fancy lounge. Seymour told me later that all he did on this cruise was smile at his friends, assured that the plan was going to work.
I opened my eyes, but I still saw mostly darkness. What I saw among it where five silhouettes, each of them different from the other, but all of them over me, looking down at me.
One of them had a top hat and seemed to have a mustache, another seemed female with long flowing hair, another seemed familiarly close to Ryan, but it kept blurring in and out of my view and twitching oddly, another seemed fairly normal albeit a bit skinny, and the final one I was sure it was Timothy, since it was the same hairstyle I saw him have. All of them, however, shared a robotic un
Project RHODES - Part 1Project RHODES - Part 1 by extremespeeds
Name's Estevez. Flavio Estevez. And I have a story to tell. I'm not a pro at telling stories or reporting stuff to someone else, but, I'll do my best to relate these events as much as I can.
It all started a few days ago.
Portuguese Benefaction Hospital, São Paulo - SP, Brazil
02:30 PM (Wednesday)
It was the early afternoon, and I had to make a hospital visit. It never really came to me to tell my new friends that I have two relatives in the hospital, my maternal grandparents: Madeleine Joaquina Emmanuel and Marcos Emmanuel Carvalho. Grandpa's been on the hospital for 5 years straight, now, since his diabetes got to a pretty critical stage. Grandma lives on São Paulo, not too close to the hospital or its neighborhood, but it doesn't stop her from visiting everyday to check on him. On the other hand, I live closer to it with my parents and my two sisters, so I visit his hospital room once a month or even when I can wh
|This is the first deviation I ever submitted, and I gotta say, my favorite one. This is my pride and the start of everything. Hope you enjoy it.|
Characters are created to help a story proceed, while some are created to become avatars for the audience. In other words, created to represent the target audience or personify them in a sense. However, most of these characters go either unnoticed or overhated by many for many reasons. This is my own personal list about some of these characters that I think get too much hated or aren't noticed.
5 - The DigiDestined, Digimon franchise
Every Digimon season has at least a max of 5 to 8 different children characters to accompany the Digimon in their battles against their evil brethren, stopping them from either conquering or destroying both the Human and Digital Worlds of each universe. Now, I place them below because there's not MUCH underrating towards them. DigiDestined children have always been developed and properly written, so they never warrant as much hatred as the other spots on this list. However, they do get some excessive hatred from fans around my area, I've realized, but it's relatively minor in issue. Most people just complain about design and "demonstrating too many emotions because emotions are for idiots". Trolls, people, don't feed them.
4 - ACME Detectives, Carmen Sandiego series
This spot is about underrated characters due to lack of attention, not overwhelming hatred. The Carmen Sandiego computer games, TV shows and so on always seek to place the player/watcher/contestant in the prime spot: the one of catching the bad guy. With the progression of PBS, who used to show Carmen Sandiego on their programming, they implemented more and more interactivity in their computer games as well, which is sad because the CS games have usually been poorly-produced, but still have their information straight about history and geography. These games really give the player a good fun time, there should be more out there.
3 - Vaan and Penelo, Final Fantasy XII
Due to the unfair popularity of FFX's Tidus, most subsequent Final Fantasy protagonists that looked even remotely similar to Tidus began getting a cold shoulder from fans and casual players alike for even acting somewhat similar. Noah "Spoony" Antwiler, though, did say something about Vaan I agree with: if you remove his plot from the game, then indeed, nothing changes too much. He's not exactly vital to the story, I admit that openly. ...But I don't know, is he really a WASTE, though? I personally think there's more to him than people give him credit for. Same goes for Penelo. I mean, sure, neither are the actual main players of the game's plot, that would go for the other party members. However, even if a character isn't vital to a plot, doesn't mean necessarily that they're useless or even a waste. Vaan and Penelo's goal in their plot is the wish to do more for their home, the Kingdom of Dalmasca, and in Vaan's case, to become a Sky Pirate and set sail to bigger things. The player can very well sympathize with Vaan more easily because, for starters, he's not a whiner like Tidus was, and second, the game never tries to explicitly force us into believing Vaan and Penelo are the main attraction. The plot begins with them, surely, but the focus is always on a princess trying to regain the kingdom while having problems admitting her love for a pirate. I don't know, this is just the way I see it.
2 - Ash Ketchum, Pokémon anime
Okay, Ash needs an intervention, because I think he is SEVERELY overhated. And it's not like I don't admit he has flaws, he's packed with them: He's gary-stu-like, too naive and even sometimes too stupid for his own good. But are we just going to ignore all the GOOD moments he ever had? Bonding with his Pokémon in a cave during a snowstorm, putting himself on the line to save people and Pokémon he didn't even know well-enough, being able to manipulate Aura to help Lucario on the Tree of Life, heck, HELPING TO SAVE THE POKÉMON GOD!? Again, I'll be the first to admit Ash isn't perfect and maybe he IS on the 10-year-old area for too long, but, I don't really agree with people saying he's ONLY a bumbling idiot. Ash does have more to him, but it manifests more subtly in a certain manner. At least the way I see it, Ash seems to be very dependable on his Pokémon team and traveling partners, and while he's a bit too kind, he's not unconvincingly so. You do honestly believe he's just a nice kid to begin with, and even his losses at the leagues, while obviously an attempt to make him continue on and give him more motivation, do feel semi-natural and you do believe somewhat that the loss was genuinely because he needs more practice. Ash is always having to understand more of the world around him, and by doing so, he connects not only with veteran fans, but newer ones as well. This is the way I see it, but, I think Ketchum has much more to him than just the guy who "isn't Red".
1 - Chris Thorndyke, Sonic X
Saw it coming, didn't ya? Yeah, Chris has been hated by Sonic fans for quite a while, and I already talked of him over and over, so I'll make this one quick. I don't agree when they say Chris is a coward, because there are many instances where he knew there was life-threatening risks to be taken yet he went for it, like when he held onto the Egg Mobile even when it was flying over 30 meters in the air, to get a Chaos Emerald Sonic was looking for. I don't think he's a crybaby because of poor writing, but because he's 12, it's only natural he wouldn't be as strong-willed. And lastly, I don't think he's useless and replaces everyone, since they did write a reason for Shadow to sympathize with him and not Rouge, and why he's so devoted. Chris is not a terrible character, he's what the target audience would want to be: someone who can be there to help, and BE helped, by Sonic the Hedgehog. He is the kid I always wanted to be. My favorite avatar character.
Got any of your own? Feel free to comment.