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I love Rosa Farrell and Rydia equally by Boschian-Fantasies I love Rosa Farrell and Rydia equally by Boschian-Fantasies
Yes, that's right. I also love Rosa just as much as I do Rydia.

As much as I love Rydia, and think she's awesome, I also think Rosa Farrell is one of the most overhated and underappreciated FF females of all time.

"But Rosa is a slutty damsel in distress!"

Strong female characters are good, but female character diversity and well written female characters are even much better. I mean, does every fictional heroine out there have to be exactly like Lara Croft or Buffy Summers?
What is wrong with a female character with both believable and has well balanced strengths and weaknesses? Rosa has both strengths and weaknesses, she is not a prefect character.

Besides, mentally flawless "I can do no wrong, because I'm female! GURL POWAHZ!" characters all the time gets boring and monotonous. 

"Rosa plays with Cecil's and Kain's emotions."

No she doesn't. She was always in love with Cecil, and only liked Kain as a friend.

If you want a cheating, unfaithful, lecherous, bimbo of a JRPG female lead, look at Yoyo from Bahamut Lagoon (as much as I loooooooove Bahamut Lagoon, I do accept the fact that it has a few flaws here and there).

"Healer characters suck! Healers and white mages are soooooooo useless!"

Ummmmmm....I don't think healer classes in RPGs are useless at all. In fact, I think healers and white mages are sooooooo overhated.

If it wasn't for white mage like characters, most RPGs would be a pain in the ass to get through. Healers are life savers for crying out loud. Does every character need to be a powerhouse character?

Variety is the spice of life. Besides, I prefer healers and mages to fighters and physical classes. That's just me though.

I had to get this rant out of the way. I love Rydia, but I also love Rosa too. Rosa is not that bad of a character. There are worse RPG characters out there *cough*AliciafromLiveAlLive*cough* 
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Graeystone Featured By Owner Edited Sep 20, 2016
Why is Rosa hated? Without her it would have been impossible to make it through the final dungeon. Even though I like Rydia, she is worse than Rosa when it comes to MP usage/management. However with Rosa. . buying arrows in bulk(except for FFIV DS).
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Boschian-Fantasies Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2016  Student General Artist
I think Rosa is hated for being a white mage and a DiD character (well, she started out as a DiD, but ironically, she is one of the most useful characters in the game).

Variety is the spice of life I say.
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Graeystone Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2016
FF IVDS - Rosa with Dualcast/Fast Speaker/Omnicast Augments. Haste/Reflect/Mirage(depending on Enemy Party) + Berserk On Player Party.
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Marcelievsky Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2016  Student Interface Designer
"Rosa plays with Cecil's and Kain's emotions"
I think Rosa involves Golbez emotionally too then :D

I really like Rosa, but in my opinion Rydia's story is much more rich. But I didn't contest the style of the character but only the lack of details besides being a "princess in trouble".

One of the characters I most admire in the series is Celes from FFVI. Funny how Squaresoft makes a continuation of FFIV but didn't do for this
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Boschian-Fantasies Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2016  Student General Artist
Celes rocks too.

But my personal favorite SNES FF game is FFV.
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Graeystone Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2016
But my personal favorite SNES FF game is FFV.
Heh, now you remind me of an old acquaintance of mine from IRC. She really loved FFV to.
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Boschian-Fantasies Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2016  Student General Artist
Good to see I'm not alone on this.
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Boschian-Fantasies Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2016  Student General Artist
Agreed.
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Boschian-Fantasies Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2016  Student General Artist
Valkyrie Profile series rocks!

I feel the same way about Peach and Rosalina too.

I prefer good character balances on both genders.
Also, making the character intentionally likable helps too.
Gender means nothing to me. Good character is good character. Enough said.

I heard good things about the new Tomb Raider games. I'll go check them out sometime.

I agree with your post on mage characters. As long as they have a reason for the way they are, I would like them more so.

FFIV rocks. I recommend it big time.
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Power-Link-64 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Porom is just stupid...Palom is halarious and she had to be a damn kill joy.
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Boschian-Fantasies Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2016  Student General Artist
I found Porom kind of whiny and self righteous. I thought she was worse than Rosa.
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Power-Link-64 Featured By Owner Edited Sep 15, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah I mean she is just always being so serious even for a young age.

No wonder why the Elder sent them...She seem so mature unlike Palom...

Well Palom had an excuse for being "Snooty" he's still a boy leave him alone "woman".
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xLittle-Miss-Horrorx Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
And Rei Bitchamto from HOTD, Whorihime from Bleach, and Suckura from Naruto, they were even worse as well.;p
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Graeystone Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2016
Impa and Zelda from Skyward Sword. . .what a pair of verbal abusers those two were toward Link.

Sakura from Naruto. . .personally I blame Kishimoto for screwing her up that badly. For every decent thing she did, Kishi had to come up with a way to drag her back down into the gutter.
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xLittle-Miss-Horrorx Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I haven't played Skyward Sword, BUT if the two got mad at Link for a good reason, I wouldn't mind it. (sometimes heroes need to be called out for their arrogance/ignorance too)

True, but she's still the same piece of shit character.(forgive me, she and Sasuke both ruined the series for me, even when I tried giving it a chance)
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Graeystone Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2016
Impa - Even though Link kicks ass and takes name(which cause, well. . .its LINK!), Impa calls him weak and slow most of the time. Never mind that Link is doing what he always does - goes up against powerful forces in lands he's never seen before. As a matter of fact this game is about the First Link and the Master Sword isn't even the Master Sword at that point.

Zelda - She pushed Link off the edge of a Flying City really high up in the sky within the first 20 minutes of the game.

Sasuke - I outright despise. He betrayed his teammates and put a hole in Naruto's chest cavity with a technique he promised never to use against his fellow ninjas.
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xLittle-Miss-Horrorx Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Well damn.....  But I have to watch the games for myself.

I agree! I hated him too!>:/
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SumireJaganshi Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2016  Hobbyist
Let's not forget Anzu Mazaki from YuGiOh, Prin-Prin from Ghosts N Goblins...oh, and Ichigo Momomiya.
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xLittle-Miss-Horrorx Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, I'm actually indifferent on Anzu and Ichigo.^^; (I do not hate them, but I prefer Mai Valentine and Zakuro Fujiwara over the two)

I mean they're not my favorite but don't think those two are that bad, but Prin-Prin was annoying.:roll:

Plus, I find Berry Shirayuki a bigger mary-sue than Ichigo. If you read the manga sequel..... My God, she was annoying
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SumireJaganshi Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2016  Hobbyist
Oh god Berry was literally the love child of Michelle Tanner and Orihime.
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xLittle-Miss-Horrorx Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Hahaha exactly!

I'll give the anime credit for giving the others spotlight than the main poster child.

But eh.... Berry was just..... Bleh...
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Boschian-Fantasies Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2016  Student General Artist
Agreed.

I think both Rydia and Rosa rock equally. 
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Wolverine51 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2016
Damn.  Almost reminds me of how some people hate Minnie Mouse or Princess Peach because they usually get kidnapped and are in love with Mario and Mickey.  The internet never ceases to amaze me.
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Boschian-Fantasies Featured By Owner Edited Sep 15, 2016  Student General Artist
At least with Peach and Minnie Mouse, they were side kicks and playable characters in some video game spinoffs and such.

If you want a stupid, useless, blob of human shit female character, look up Bella Swan. She is the bottom of the barrel type of female character.
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Wolverine51 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2016
Of course.

Maybe.  Though I think Yui Komori from Diabolik Lovers would be a better example.  No offense.
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Boschian-Fantasies Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2016  Student General Artist
She's worse than Bella the Bitch?
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xLittle-Miss-Horrorx Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Pssst trust me, the anime is shit.

Its like Twilight meets 50 shades and Vampire Knight.

Yui Komori is a horrible useless Bella Swan Clone. Hell, the only likable character aka Surabu who's one of the vampires even offered her for help and escape, but she fucking ignored it and stood helpless -___-
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Boschian-Fantasies Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2016  Student General Artist
Sounds like a shitty dime a dozen vampire porno story.

So sick of vampire porno. Remember when vampires used to be intentionally scary?
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xLittle-Miss-Horrorx Featured By Owner Edited Sep 16, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah I know....-___-

Tho is it bad to admit that I do like some vampire animes like Chibi Vampire and Rosario Vampire?^^;  Those two are more like comedies nor do they glorify abusive relationships.
(even though one is a shoujo while the other is a harem BUT at least the ladies do care about the dude and don't treat him like shit like Love hina :bleh: )

I do miss vampires being horrifying, that would be one thing I do agree with Anne Rice with.

Personally, I don't mind different takes on vampire stories that aren't horror related as LONG as they aren't Twilight or Diabolik Lovers clones.
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Graeystone Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2016
Ever read Trinity Blood?
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Wolverine51 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2016
Of course.  I've heard that Diabolik Lovers is actually worse than Twilight.
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Boschian-Fantasies Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2016  Student General Artist
Another Vampire porno story?

So tired of Vampire erotica BS.
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Wolverine51 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2016
Tell me about it.
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