Day 24 – Game character you most identify with?
This is probably the most difficult question there was this month. Of course I relate somehow to all of my OCs. Even the ones that I specifically designed to be very different from my usual playstyle have some of my characteristics. I am particularly fond of red Hawke. After playing purple Hawke for years it didn’t quite fit for cassia and she slowly switched to the red personality over the course of the game (mainly after act 1) And that’s when the character just clicked for me.
Though (and I don’t know how many actually good things this says about me but…) the player character I most relate to is probably the Laura Bailey voiced female president in Saint’s Row IV. The Boss/The President in the Saint’s Row franchise is not a hero and not a villain. They are more of a chaotic force of I don’t give a fuck that embraces almost anything thrown at them, has zero patience for bullshit, an obvious love for the colour purple and the urge to say something snappy or ridiculous no matter how inappropriate it may be. Massive authority issues and the urge to be in control of everything and little regard for anything not very close to them while being fiercely protective of a small group of people they deem family. Oh and totally inappropriately full of themselves, even when they are literally dying bc of being stupid.
Well, that is obviously my original characters. Every single one of them has some aspects of myself, even though none is completely “me”. I think Jeane Shepard was the one that I approached primarily from my own point-of-view and with the fewest thoughts of how the character was shaped with in-universe experience. Even the Red End is probably the one mostly “me” – even though I no longer necessarily feel it’s the ‘best’ end and I would chose another one now. But it was a choice born so completely out of the moment and frustration and desperation that it feels correct.
If we’re talking about predefined characters… hm. Few games give me a character that is so well-shaped as to make me care for them. I hope it doesn’t come across as arrogant – but maybe Lara Croft? Not her physical abilities, obviously, but her curiosity for ancient cultures (if not the lack of respect she shows by, well, robbing graves etc.) and her deep love for her friends and family and how she does not care for her own well-being while they are in danger, her creativity and struggles do resonate very much with me.
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