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MetalGarurumon



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8. Pen Pen


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Any poll in which Pen Pen is not #1 is objectively wrong.
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PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2020 3:34 pm Reply with quote
Kaworu’s popularity per minute he’s on screen is still baffling to me. But not as much as someone voting for Gendo and make him the 10th favorite character. Really?
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PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2020 3:58 pm Reply with quote
I remember a time when Rei had always monopolized the #1 spot, so this is interesting--and about time Asuka defeats the wonder girl!
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PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2020 4:11 pm Reply with quote
pachy_boy wrote:
I remember a time when Rei had always monopolized the #1 spot, so this is interesting--and about time Asuka defeats the wonder girl!


It may be due to this being the Shikinami version of Asuka vs the original Soryu version. While similar there are some differences between the portrayals and may lead towards a subset of the fandom appreciating the character differently.
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Shay Guy wrote:


And yet I never would've guessed that Kaworu would lose to Ramiel. Now that was a surprise Laughing
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PostPosted: Tue May 19, 2020 4:48 am Reply with quote
Eurgh. Seriously. Asuka was, is, and will always be the epitome of the kind of woman I can't stand. PenPen should've won.
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PostPosted: Tue May 19, 2020 7:25 am Reply with quote
Did I subconsciously decide to dye my hair copper/orange because Asuka is my favourite character? Shocked
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thank you
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PostPosted: Tue May 19, 2020 8:33 am Reply with quote
Misato doesn't get nearly enough love. She'll always be my favorite, followed by Kaworu.
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PostPosted: Tue May 19, 2020 2:52 pm Reply with quote
1. Kaworu
2. Pen Pen
3. Gendo / Watermelons
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PostPosted: Tue May 19, 2020 8:33 pm Reply with quote
Top Gun wrote:
Any poll in which Pen Pen is not #1 is objectively wrong.


Obviously.
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Kanjite Knight



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PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2020 2:44 pm Reply with quote
Yay! Finally! I'm happy for Asuka taking the hot spot after so many years. Well, honestly I'd be even happier if Misato were higher in the ranking. The fact that a female character, with her flaws and virtues, got more votes instead of a fetishized "doll" lacking anything resembling her own personality is a great victory for the appreciation of the depiction of real girls vs idolized sexual icons of extremely submissive girls in anime scopes. Being righteous, the disproportionate and undeserved highlight that Rei has had over all those years is not an issue that stems from the anime of Evangelion itself (as hinted in The End of Evangelion in which Asuka is reborn as an empowered and scene-stealer deuterprotagonist) but rather from the otaku fandom, especially those obsessed with having every single female main charecter being a expressionless yamato nadeshiko woman. So yes, I blame those years of undeserved popularity for Rei and gladly welcome more recognition to our imperfect but definitely more interesting Asuka! There's hope dor a better and healthier future fandom!
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