Ok, I’m going to add these two in the same post because why not? I’ll do the non-yaoi question first, haha
4. Character you are most like/wish to be like
So because of my rule to not repeat manga/shows I sadly can’t pick Kyoko Mogami from Skip Beat (who would be perfect for who I would wish to be like) which means I have to pick someone else! And that someone else will be Battler from Umineko: When They Cry
The reason I wish I were like him is mostly because he’s super smart! In the manga his purpose is to save his family from this cycle of killing that they’ve been trapped into by the Witch Beatrice and her Prophecy. The only way to achieve this is to prove that his family was killed by a human and not through some supernatural force. Unfortunately, some rounds become harder as the game progresses because there’s no possible way that the acts committed were by a human.
He has some really nice arguments for each scenario presented and it’s like a cat and mouse game. Sometimes you think Battler is winning only to have the prize swept away last minute by Beatrice’s red words (anything in red is absolute truth).
His tenacity is also very impressive. Since the beginning you know he doesn’t believe in magic or other supernatural forces (which is why the games started, Beatrice’s goal is to make him believe that she’s a witch so that everyone can go to this so-called paradise) so when he’s playing the game he always tells himself there’s a solution. He does this thing where he ‘flips the board’ in order to look at different perspectives, which I thought was cool. I think it’s hard to see things in different ways when you’re desperately trying to save your family and even though there are times when he’s all but given up, hope comes back and he’s ready for the next round! Continue reading