I was tagged by the lovely Megan at A Geeky Gal to do the Underrated Ladies tag. Thank you, Megan! And I can’t wait to watch your 500 Follower Q&A video 🙂
To answer these questions, I picked characters from animé and books.
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- Choose female characters from books, movies, TV, anime, Webtoons, etc.
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Name a heroine you like, but whom you feel is always overshadowed by the male characters in the story.
Momoi Satsuki (Kuroko no Basuke). While she’s known for her analytical talent, it gets overshadowed by the boys’ overwhelming, Dragonball-esque basketball skills and the plot. She’s considered as a secondary character but her on-screen time is mainly showing her crush on Kuroko and taking care of Aomine.
For that matter, name a heroine whom you feel is always overshadowed by the other female characters in the story.
Luna Lovegood (Harry Potter). I had a tough time picking this one. I went with Luna since she was a character I was interested in seeing more on-screen but never got to. Also, Hermione and Ginny are usually the female characters you first think of when you think of Harry Potter. It would be interesting if there was a segment focusing on Luna to see how her brain works.
Name a character who had potential but was greatly underutilized in her story.
Tachibana An (Prince Of Tennis). There were way too many to choose from. Playing the younger sister to one of the strongest players in Kyuushu, she didn’t play much of a role in the series. A friend to Momoshiro and arguably the crush to Kamio, her “real time to shine” was the International Junior Tennis team arc where she injured Kirihara. And that’s it. That’s her story. She showed decent tennis skills and her headstrong personality would’ve made her a great tennis player or even just a great character.
Name a female character who you either find better in her book than her movie, find better in her movie than her book, or whose portrayals you find equal.
Rue (The Hunger Games). Having read both the book and watched the movie, Rue’s pretty equal. The actress did a great job of bringing the character to life, especially capturing her innocence. Overall though, The Hunger Games movie had great casting.
Name a character who you want more backstory on.
Sydney Clarke (Vicious). She was practically a broken child when Victor found her. Sydney’s ability is to bring the dead back to life after she died by falling into a frozen lake with her sister. Not much is known about her relationship to her parents other than that she was constantly neglected. It would be enlightening to get more information on her relationship with her parents and her sister before the incident.
Name a character with traits you feel are sadly overlooked by everyone.
Tsukiko (The Night Circus). An epic contortionist, she’s a rather calm and mysterious person. I wouldn’t say these traits are overlooked by everyone but she is the most intriguing character in the book with traits I admire the most.
Name a morally grey character. (Villain or anti hero!)
Mitsuko Souma (Battle Royale). A manipulative junior high school student who seduces and kills most of her classmates in Battle Royale. She’s mentally broken due to her traumatic past with her mother and stepfather. Though she’s described as ruthless and cruel in her kills, you get a better understanding of her once she dies. Feeling sorry for her is an understatement.
A character you’re stunned isn’t more famous. (Character from a piece of fiction you’re amazed isn’t more famous)
Brenda (The Maze Runner). Is Brenda famous? I’m not sure. But regardless, whether it’s the book or movie, I loved how she was portrayed.
Female Blogger MVPs
Too many great female bloggers out there. Here’s to name a few:
Karin @ Otome Tantei
Elle @ Of Midnight Ravings
Milly Schmidt @ The Cat’s Write
Princess @ PRINCESS and PAGES
Luna @ Luna The Blog