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8-ball from the videogame series Grand Theft Auto. 8-Ball is a firearms and explosives specialist who appears in Grand Theft Auto III, Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories and Grand Theft Auto Advance and owns three bomb shops throughout Liberty City. In Grand Theft Auto III, 8-Ball meets Claude shortly after the beginning of the storyline, when he and Claude escape together from a police convoy. As a token of his appreciation, 8-Ball introduces Claude to Luigi Goterelli, an old friend of his, for work. 8-Ball seems to be the closest thing Claude has to a friend throughout the game. This friendship later comes into question, when a car rigged to explode by 8-Ball is left for Claude to pick up. After this, 8-Ball is not seen for the rest of the game.
Afro from the anime Afro Samuari. Afro goes on a mission to avenge the wrongful death of his father in a futuristic feudal Japan.
Aion from the anime Chrono Crusade. The personality of Aion from the manga and Aion from the anime differ greatly from each other. In the manga, he doesn't care about his allies (the other four sinners that are working with him), while in the manga he does care, although he is still willing to sacrifice them if it gets him closer to his goal. In episode 16 of the anime, Aion sexually harasses Satella. In the manga, this has never occurred. Matter of fact, he didn't even meet Satella before he turned into his demonic form, after Chrono lost his mind since Rosette was hurt. Also, the kisses he gives to Rosettenever happened in the manga. Another change is that in the anime, Aion still lives even when Chrono slashes him in Central Park.
Aisha Clanclan from the anime Outlaw Star. Aisha Clanclan belongs to one of the noble houses of the Ctarl-Ctarl Empire. From a young age, she excelled in her classes...but the highest honor in Ctarl-Ctarl society is to go into space. Finally, Aisha won her place in space when she was promoted to the rank of Ambassador Plenipotentiary and given command of the Orta Honehone.
Akuma from the videogame Street Fighter. Akuma is a character with a wide array of techniques at his disposal. He has the same moves as Ryu and Ken, only in a more balanced and damaging way; however, his life is lower than either Ryu or Ken. He also has many other moves, but in most games, his attacks in his regular form have been toned down, in exchange for more stamina. Shin Akuma uses the same techniques to their full extent, but to compensate, has very low life.
Alexander Anderson, Paladin from the anime Hellsing. Paladin Alexander Anderson was sent by the Iscariot Organization to eliminate the vampires in England. His first trip there, he encounters Alucard and sworn him his rival. He hates both vampires and Hellsing, and doesn't seem to mind killing Hellsing members as well as vampires.
Almalexia from the videogame Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind. Almalexia is one of the two sun gods in the game.
Amalla Su from the anime Love Hina. Amalla Su is Kaolla Su's older sister. She has long white hair, blue eyes, and wears an outfit resembling that of a Indian/Arabian princess. Both she and her sister are magical girls, and both are members of the royal family of the kingdom of Molmol. Amalla has been in love with cousin Crown Prince Lamba Lu for a long time, but has never admitted her feelings to him. She speaks Japanese in an Edokko accent, and claims to be from the deserts of Edo (Edo is an old name for Tokyo, which of course has no deserts). In combat, she possesses two weapons: a magical flute that controls the weather, and her pet albino alligator Shiro. She is referenced in the manga and has several appearances in the anime.
Anna Maht from the cartoon World of Quest. Anna Maht is asorceress in training, Quest's biggest fan. Nestor has a crush on her (even though she barely pays attention to him because of her fangirl attraction to Quest, yet later becomes a good friend to him). So far the only spell she is able to cast is to turn inanimate objects into living creatures. This is mostly useless but it has its advantages from time to time and even though it's not a power, she is the only one that can translate Way's riddles. In the episode "Fall of Odyssea" her worst memory is when she uses a spell to turn others into frogs, after they all act like frogs even in human form. In season 2 her magic is shown to be becoming much stronger to the point where she was able to best Deceit in a magical duel by giving her a hoping disease and is able to help in battle. She has a friend name Sweet who is a Tooth-Fairy in training, and like Anna is a fangirl of Quest
Angela St. Grace from the comic Codename: Knockout. Angela St. Grace is an operative for G.O.O.D. (Global Organization for the Obliteration of Dastardliness). Angela’s partner, Go Go Fiasco, is a handsome young gay man, which is a good thing since Angela spends most of the series either nude or in various stages of undress.
Angol Moa from the anime Sgt.Frog. To blend in with the Earth people, Moa transforms into a tanned, bleached-blonde teenager (kogal) who is always seen in a school uniform and loose socks. Her true form is a pale gray-haired girl who wears a purple, gold/yellow andwhite magical girl costume. Although the Lord of Terror, she is anything but terrifying. She's sweet, clumsy, and peppy but can be scary when she's in Angol form, and uses her Lucifer Spear to split Earth-like substances. She got her Earth look from when she first arrived in 1999 (2004 in the anime), before she met the Hinatas. In the manga, her father had encouraged her to see only herself as important as this frame of mind was needed to become an effective planet destroyer. Thus, she chose the form of a Japanese school girl she saw ending a friendship with another girl for her own benefit. In the anime, she chose the form of a girl who was fighting for her friends, thus becoming her "inspiration.
Angol Fear from the videogame Soulcalibur IV. Her weapon, named Lucifer Spear Black, is a spear with a large moon-shaped ball at the end of it.Like all of the bonus characters, Angol Fear's moveset is recycled from one of the main character's; she uses the same moveset as Seong Mi-na, yet despite this, she, like the other bonus characters, have their own style, leveling up on their own. What lies in her soul is Piety.
Anne/Papillion Lily from the anime Lingerie Senshi Papillion Rose. The girl who possesses the Summer Flower Orb, one of the Holy Flower Orbs. She is a soldier of love, possessing the spirit of the goddess Flora.
Ansem from the videgame series Kingdom Hearts. Ansem is the main antagonist of Kingdom Hearts and one of the main antagonists in Riku's story ofKingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories as well as a secondary antagonist in Kingdom Hearts II, calling himself Ansem, the Seeker of Darkness, and it wasn't revealed until Kingdom Hearts II who he really was.
Anthy Himemiya from the anime Revolutionary Girl Utena. A mysterious, shy girl whose vapid expression and superficial politeness mask a complex, darker persona. She is said to have no thoughts or desires besides that of what her master expect of her. Because of her "doormat" behavior, other characters tend to project their wants or desires onto her, and she's always the target of their eventual rage. Her past and current personality are simultaneously tragic and sinister, and her personality shifts between selfless love, passive-aggressive revenge, cruelty, and learned helplessness. Like Utena, Anthy also subverts and conforms to the stereotypes she embodies as both a damsel in distress and a witch.
Appledehi from the anime Cowboy Bebop. Appledelhi Siniz Hesap Lütfen (which means "excuse me, check please" in Turkish), is Ed's father. He is a cartographer on Earth (a questionable occupation on a planet which undergoes changes to its landscape daily due to asteroid impacts).
Arakune from the manga Angel Sanctuary. Arakune, with Kurai, is one of the few surviving members of the Gehanna royal family. He is actually her brother, but masquerades as her cousin. Arakune (Arachne) was born a man, but prefers to live as a woman. He sacrificed himself as the 999th 'bride' of Lucifer
Archer from the anime Fate/Stay Night. Archer is sarcastic and cynical. His hardened demeanor is assisted by a complex and dark personality which reveals rare occurrences of compassion and unfolds throughout the story. Though skilled with ranged weapons, he can hold his own in mêlée combat. He considers Shirō Emiya's idealism to be weak and delusional, recognizing Shirō's mentality of "wanting to save everyone" as naïve and impossible.
Arjuna from the anime Earth Girl Arjuna. Juna is a girl in the tenth grade, who is recognised by Chris to be the "Avatar of Time", to save the planet. Besides possessing powers due to her "Earth sympathy", she is an ordinary teenage girl. She has a difficult time understanding her purpose, and is unsure how she is supposed to help the planet. Her personal life is also distressed, both with her mother and sister, and especially in her uncertain relationship with Tokio, whose thoughts she cannot figure out, and who similarly never manages to understand her feelings. While she attempts to succeed in her job, she cannot understand the message Chris is trying to explain until the very end, when she realizes the meaning of "becoming one with the target" that she repeats from the beginning of the series.
Arshes Nei from the anime Bastard. A half human, half Dark Elf who was kept as a slave by the Wood Elves, Dark Schneider found her after she was abandoned by her tribe and took rare pity. She became both his daughter and his lover, being apparently similarly immortal (or at least long lived). She was his major confidant, and as such is aware of most of the same spells he is. To prove her loyalty to the Four Divine Kings in the manga, she let herself be cursed with the spell Accused by Abigail; in the anime, this compelled her to fight against Dark Schneider whilst her army marched on Meta-Rikana. In the middle of a magical showdown using Helloween, Lucien's spirit made Dark Schneider aware of what was driving his daughter to attack. DS was outraged and tore out his own heart to drive off the power of the Accused spell (later resurrecting himself). Arshes rejoins him at this point, and they destroy the advancing armies. She was the first Lord of Havoc to join Dark Schneider originally, and the second to rejoin.
Arvind Lavie from the anime Plantetes. Arvind Lavie (also spelled 'Ravi') works for the Space Debris Section of Technora Corporation. Arvind usually plays the role of clown and trickster, putting on a show for colleagues and freely lying to make himself or his team look good. He appears to be an opportunistic climber, but his motivation for seeking better compensation is his desire to better support his children.
Astroth from the videogame Soul Calibur. Astaroth is a golem created by a cult worshiping the Greek god of war Ares to locate a cursed sword named "Soul Edge". Though Astaroth has consistently pursued the sword, his character has changed as the series progresses, eventually transforming into a power hungering creature desiring to consume the sword. Regarded as an iconic character of the series, Astaroth has been noted as fitting a large character stereotype seen in fighting games, featuring strong attacks but slow speed. Astaroth has been described as having easy-to-master gameplay and being popular with fans of strong, hard-hitting characters in fighting games. However, these aspects have also been a source of criticism towards the character, with complaints that the character serves as a crutch used by less-skilled players of the games.
Asumi Kamogawa from the anime Twin Spica. The story's main character. After her mother died when she was young, she grew up with her father. She is the only one who can see Lion-san, whom she met soon after her mother's death. After meeting Lion-san, she becomes resourceful & determined to become an astronaut. When her name is written in kanji (her name is in katakana), asu means "tomorrow" (or in this case "future") and mi means "look". She is very dedicated to her friends, willing risk her life help them.
Atem from the anime Yugioh. Atem is an Ancient Egyptian Pharaoh, who sealed a part of his soul within the Millennium Puzzle. This part of his soul took on the entity Yami Yugi, which resided in the body of Yugi Muto, after Yugi solved the Millennium Puzzle.
Athena Glory from the anime Aria.The third "Water Fairy", who works for Orange Planet and acts as Alice's mentor. She tends to be a total airhead who does not really pay attention to anything (in the anime, she once rowed under a bridge and forgot to duck), but genuinely cares about Alice. She was a trainee undine with Alicia and Akira, and often joined them in joint practice sessions much like Akari, Aika, and Alice do now. Athena has a beautiful singing voice, which she uses to entertain her customers and also to help Alice when she is in some kind of trouble. Athena has a strange laugh, it usually comes out sounding as though she is angry. She came to know Alicia and Akira when they were still trainee undine and practised together back then. She tends to be quiet most of the time but happy to join in having fun. Her appellation as a prima undine is "Seiren" (denoted as "Heavenly Voice").
Atsuko Jackosn from the anime Michiko to Hatchin.She lived in the same orphanage as Michiko, and seems to have a score to settle with her. She is now a cop and was the responsible for Michiko's arrest 12 years before the main plot. Michiko likes to call her "Jambo" (a Portuguese word for both some syzygium fruit and to refer to a dark or brown-skinned person), in order to get her angry. She seems to have mixed feelings for Michiko and is sometimes seen helping her out of a bad situation
Azul from the videogame series Final Fanatsy. Azul the Celrulean is one of Deepground's elite soldiers known as the Tsviets. He possesses massive size and incredible strength... he is so strong that he uses a tank's cannon as his weapon of choice. In addition to his physical strength, Azul also has the ability to transform himself into behemeth-like creature. It was in this form that he laid waste to much of WRO headquarters.
Sunday, July 12, 2009
Banba from the anime Burn-Up!. Banba is a black male police officer of the precinct that is after Samuel McCoy. He is a dedicated officer, and an ace marksman whose accurate shooting skills prevent the criminal Samuel McCoy from escaping his own mansion during the police siege. He is intelligent, relays facts accurately and with careful research. He is partnered with fellow police officer Kenji, and acts towards his job with discipline and professionalism.
Barret Wallece from the videogame series Final Fantasy. Barret is characterized early in Final Fantasy VII as a brash, gruff man with a short temper and a tendency to curse, although his mouth is not as bad as Cid Highwind's. He is prone to firing his Gun-Arm into the air in fits of rage while roaring, particularly after the Sector 7 Slums are destroyed, and this always catches attention of everyone around him. However, Barret's rage is accompanied by a deeper, albeit rarely shown thoughtfulness. Barret later admits to Elmyra Gainsborough that he wants to be with his daughter Marlene and care for her, but at the same time he wants to fight and save the planet, the issue confusing him to the point he gives up trying to explain it.
Bean Bandit from the anime Riding Bean. Bean Bandit, often referred to simply as Bean, is a professional courier, and the driver to call on when you need to make a quick getaway or have a critical delivery of a questionable nature that needs to be made. There are few jobs he will not undertake, but his high price needs to be met.
Bear Walken from the anime Gungrave.A sweeper for Millennion, and one of the oldest members of Big Daddy's inner circle. He stays with the organization after Harry becomes the leader of Millennion for the sake of his daughter (Who is romantically involved with Harry). He is later killed by a resurrected Brandon, after inviting Brandon to his home for a duel to the death.
Biggs from the videogame series Final Fantasy. Biggs is a non-playable character and a member of AVALANCHE. He takes part in the destruction of the Mako Reactors in Sectors 1 and 5. Initially, he is rather rude to Cloud Strife and does not like his "attitude". But after Cloud proves his worth to AVALANCHE, Biggs ends up respecting him. Biggs is killed early in the game, along with Wedge and Jessie, when Reno destroys the Sector 7 tower.
Bikky from the anime FAKE. Bikky was the son of a drug dealer and is taken in by Randy "Ryo". He is fond of Ryo like a father or a brother but hates Dee and the fact that he is trying to make a move on Ryo. Bikky is constantly trying to stop Dee. He is also good friends with Carol, who also hangs around with Dee and Ryo.
Birdie from the videogame series Street Fighter.Prior to his criminal career, Birdie was a professional wrestler, teaming with occasional rival Titanic Tim (from the Saturday Night Slam Masters series) as the "500 Million Trillion Powers." He turned to a life of crime when his wrestling career ended, doing some street fighting on the side to add to his income.
Blackrose from the anime.hack//Games. BlackRose's little brother Kazu was defeated by a Data Bug at Δ Hidden Forbidden Holy Ground and fell into a coma in the real world. Because of this, she embarked on her quest to find a way to revive him. She soon encountered Kite, and after realizing he had the same goal she did, she decided to partner up with him. BlackRose proved invaluable to Kite's mission, helping him in his investigation and arranging meetings with people like Helba, Wiseman, and Lios. Together Kite and BlackRose slowly began to build a team to combat the Cursed Wave and the Eight Phases. This group would later be called the .hackers.
Blue from the anime Wolf Rain.A wolfdog who was pet to the family of Quent Yaiden. After the destruction of her home and family in the village of Kyrios, she travels with Quent hunting wolves under the belief that they were responsible for the tragedy. She lives her life as a pet dog, unaware of her wolf bloodline. Upon meeting Cheza, the wolf in her is awakened. Unable to continue hunting her own kind, she leaves Quent to travel with the pack to Paradise. She grows especially close to Hige, and later tells him she will follow him wherever he goes. Near the end of the series, after Quent's death, Blue is killed by Darcia while trying to protect Hige and Cheza.
Bob Makihara from the anime Tenjho Tenge. Bob Makihara is a young man of South-African descent in Japan, hence most in the series refer to him as "the foreigner". Despite his heritage Bob is depicted as having blue eyes. He is known for his long dreads, and a muscular build (in fact he is one of the most physically strong characters in the series). Little is known about his past, except that his father was a first lieutenant of the U.S. Navy and he met up with Souichiro Nagi during his 2nd semester in his third year in elementary school and started calling themselves the knuckle bombs. His girlfriend's name is Chiaki, and they seem to really love each other. Souichiro is his best friend, and he also appears to respect Masataka.
Boman Delgado from the videogame Rival Schools. Boman Delgado (ボーマン・デルガド Bōman Derugado?) is a student from Pacific High from the United States. He is training to be a preacher, and many of his moves in the games introduce some Christian imagery, mostly crosses.
Bordeaux from the anime .hack//G.U..In the real world, Bordeaux is a 14-year-old girl named Nina Kircheis. Her father is German and her mother is Japanese. When she was ten, her parents divorced and she moved to Toyama, Japan. She has a prideful personality and isn't good at dealing with change, so this part of her life was filled with stress. She discovered The World during her first year of middle school, and used it as an outlet for all the bitterness she had built up inside. She later became obsessed with Haseo.
Bowie Grant from the anime Robotech. Bowie Grant is the gentle, introspective nephew of the late Claudia Grant. He is a sensitive, soft-spoken youth, who has yet to find his place in the world. Like his childhood friend, Dana Sterling, his parents left him in the custody of his god-father, General Emerson, while they joined the forces of the SDF-3 on their sojourn to the stars. Bowie and Dana are like brother and sister. When Dana entered the service, Bowie tagged along and eventually became her aid in the 15th squadront. Bowie is a skilled fighter, although he has no love for war or even physical sport. His true interest is in music. Bowie is a gifted piano played and a fair singer. With this in mind, it seems no wonder that he finds himself attracted to the alien, Musika. A mutual attraction the causes both Bowie and Musika to desert their posts in an attempt to avoid the insanity of war.
Brock from the anime Pokemon.Brock is considered the most mature, wise and level-headed of the main characters, and he is arguably the most intelligent character as well. He often acts as an older brother and caretaker to the other characters and a voice of reason in disputes. He will usually place others before him and will help and support his friends even against his better judgment or at his own expense. While he is not shown to battle often, he can understand the situations and strategies in any Pokémon battle, and often explains them to the other characters, probably due to the fact that he was once a Gym Leader. Brock always carries books and maps with him, and thus is usually the character who knows where the group is headed and what they can do when they get there, though in Advanced Generation this role was mostly taken over by the PokéNav. He also carries a lot of other supplies, such as potions and cookware, as well as practical tools like a brush and pocket knife. He is a domestic, and grooms not only his Pokémon but also those of his friends with whom he travels. He handles all the cooking and cleaning for his friends.
Buccha from the anime Air Gear. Buccha is often characterized as a tank. He attends Higachu Junior High School. He appears to be obese, but his body is only ten percent fat. His size is actually caused by a large amount of blood pooling in his gut from overeating. He also has the ability to manipulate that blood and send it to his muscles, causing him to temporarily have a slimmer, cut figure and even cause his limbs to become longer. He also has a semi-split personality similar to that of Akito/Agito. When not in a fight is simply cares for food and relaxing. But when the topic of battle comes up his other half takes hold, and he becomes a devastating killing machine. He can also dance. While he may look fierce, he is actually a friendly person. He uses brass knuckles-esque gloves in combat, which combined with his superhuman strength is truly devastating. His character design is based on the wrestler Abdullah the butcher note the three lines on his forehead, and his nickname "Buccha". He is a "Power" type rider.
Bumblebee from the cartoon Teen Titans.Bumblebee appears in the Teen Titans animated series as an assertive, highly skilled, and cocky former H.I.V.E. student who was really an undercover agent and had enrolled to infiltrate the facility and learn of their motives and secrets for Aqualad. She had been keeping track of H.I.V.E long before Cyborg posed as Stone. Bumblebee was able to resist Brother Blood's mind control powers eventually the first time; "There's not a man alive who can tell me what to do!" she explained to Cyborg. Her abilities as a H.I.V.E. student entrusted her to Brother Blood, but Blood was shocked to find that she was also a spy when she assisted Cyborg in stopping Brother Blood's latest plan.
Burtuccio from the anime Gankutsou: The Count of Monte Cristo. Burtuccio is one of the Count’s bodyguards as well as servant. Years ago, he almost killed the crown prosecutor Villefort due to a vendetta, but failed. He raised the illegitimate child that resulted in Villefort and Madame Danglars’ affair.
Buzam A. Calessa from the anime Vandread. She is stern and all-business and looks after the general welfare of the crew. A skilled tactician, BC gives orders firmly and decisively. She seems like a workaholic, constantly staying near the bridge to access data and review the crew's performance. During the initial episodes, she is seen secretly taking a small, data disc from the bridge's database, until Magno interrupts. However, her suspicious actions do not seem relevant until the Second Stage, where it is revealed that she is actually the Commander of the Taraak Intelligence, whose real name is Tenmei Uragasumi, a male spy for Taraak. However, in the end, Magno Vivian forgives "her" and retains "her" position as sub-commander, on the provision that "she "stays as BC.