Final Fantasy Friday: Someone Grab a Cane

Am I still going to do this in he midst of my 30 Day Video Game Challenge?  Yes  Yes, I am, but since we just had a question that dealt with the same thing across the scope of video-gamedom, I’m not going to use the same response, and I should make a caveat that no one else can either, but I think only Cheap Boss Attack picked the same character I did (“the” Tama ughhhhhh), and he’s a resourceful guy who’s played more Final Fantasy and Squeenix games than I have anyway  So this week’s question is…

Who is the most annoying character?

As much as I love Final Fantasy IV, it has some of my least favorite main characters.  I’ve already expressed my disgust of Edward, rolled my eyes at Edge, and applauded Porom for whacking her brother Palom upside the head numerous times.

I forget whom I was in a conversation with (a common occurrence), but we were discussing how difficult it is for child characters not to be annoying, and it’s true.  I don’t find children particularly annoying, no more so than I find particular adults, but child characters are either overly precocious, overly hyper, or a combination of both.  It’s difficult to write children/youths, which is ironic since all of us who are adults have lived through that experience.  Because we view that age through the lens of (often) rosy nostalgia with a mind more mature, it’s harder to put ourselves back in that place.

I’ve written a few child characters.  One in my original novel whom I’ll admit now is very annoying and lately in the Northern Lights flashback with Sephiroth and Aeris.  With the flower girl, I did some observation of three year old behavior and asked some of my parent friends, so I’d like to think I portrayed her as more than an annoying, little brat.

So on the subject of annoying, little brats, whom do I find to be the most annoying character…

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30 Day Video Game Challenge: Day 6

Day 1

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Day 6: Most annoying character.

If you’d asked me this before I played World of Final Fantasy, I probably would’ve said Edward from FFIV, Yuffie from FFVII (Aeris from Crisis Core is another possibility, but I rant talk about her later this month), possibly Navi from the Legend of Zelda series, though I never really found her that annoying, and Tingle was way worse, but hands down the most annoying character I’ve ever come across is Tama from WOFF.  Omfg, she is so goddamn annoying, and I was lucky enough to play the game in Japanese with English subtitles.  I can’t imagine listening to that voice the-all the time, ugh (and yes, she throws random “thes” into her speech in what I’m assuming is supposed to be a cute quirk.  It’s not).

Not. At. All.

Tama does become fairly useful later in the game, and she’s integral to the story.  This doesn’t justify or make up for how annoying she is.

What character did you want to throw through a wall?  Let’s bemoan this together.

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