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Old 2009-08-12, 08:38   Link #1
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Character discussion - Araragi Koyomi

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Old 2009-08-12, 20:59   Link #2
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You gotta hand it to this guy- he's got a beauty of a girlfriend, who also is a __dere... I doubt any of us would be able to handle her like he does

and let's not forget the fire sisters of his either. Damn, do we envy of pity this guy?
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Old 2009-08-12, 21:11   Link #3
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Reposting from the generic discussion thread just because:

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Araragi's talent is rolling with the punches, both physically and verbally. He just takes whatever people dish out without seeming to care afterwards. He can't fight back as well as he'd like, but he doesn't really need to because by remaining undefeated his "opponent" can never "win". I suppose you could say that his regeneration is symbolic of his attitude in conversation.

I'm wondering how this is related to his supposedly anti-social nature, of which we've been told about more than we've seen. Hanekawa mentioned that both him and Senjougahara had put up walls around themselves socially, but if Senjougahara's defense is spiked wall (with turrets), then Araragi's defense is more like an RPG slime or something. He just oozes out of the way, so attacks go through him without causing damage. Nothing affects him, and therefore he affects no one. He has no stake in himself, so it's hard for others to have a stake in him. It's also this mobile defense that allowed him to pass through Senjougahara's spikes. I'm gonna stop now before my metaphor starts to implode.
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Old 2009-08-13, 02:37   Link #4
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Damn, that was a nice way of putting it Clarste, you sure have your way with words.

I often find myself thinking how annoying these male protagonists can be, I mean, look at Senjougahara. How can he be so passive and disinterested when conversing with her? And then I realize - she probably wouldn't be so interested in him in the first place if he was like the majority of guys his age. As Clarste cleverly pointed out, by remaining undefeated in these dialogues he likely leaves Senjougahara with a rather sour taste in her mouth which makes her eventually want him more as he's someone who is not easy to get. At least that's how I see it.
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Old 2009-08-13, 05:07   Link #5
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His attitude makes him completely compatible to Se-n-jo-u-ga-ha-ra-sa-ma...
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Old 2009-08-13, 12:59   Link #6
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His internal monologues when he beat down Hachikuji is very hilarious.
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Old 2009-08-13, 20:13   Link #7
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Damn, that was a nice way of putting it Clarste, you sure have your way with words.

I often find myself thinking how annoying these male protagonists can be, I mean, look at Senjougahara. How can he be so passive and disinterested when conversing with her? And then I realize - she probably wouldn't be so interested in him in the first place if he was like the majority of guys his age. As Clarste cleverly pointed out, by remaining undefeated in these dialogues he likely leaves Senjougahara with a rather sour taste in her mouth which makes her eventually want him more as he's someone who is not easy to get. At least that's how I see it.
He's not particularly passive and disinterested.

"You're the last person I want to kill me, I don't want to go through what you'd do!"

I think Senjougahara likes Koyomi because he's smart enough to bounce back at her in fun ways, has enough spine to remain himself no matter what happens, and a surprisingly empathetic and forgiving nature.

Araragi's defining trait is that he helps those who hurt him.
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Old 2009-08-13, 21:10   Link #8
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His character is also witty and charming.

Charm is something that women in general find an aphrodisiac.
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Old 2009-08-13, 21:57   Link #9
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Hmm, first of all, i would rather think Araragi is a perfect chatting friend.

He has his own uniqueness in expressing his own idea and view.
And yes, eventhough he is heavily under verbal abuse by another chara, you cant never defeat him, cause he can bounceback to counter the abuse in his own uniqueness...

"Let's just say, i enjoy in talking with you"
Senjougahara, eps 5...
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When it comes to words Araragi may not win, but he certainly doesn't lose either
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Old 2009-08-14, 02:05   Link #11
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I'm really not sure if I should be jealous of this guy or not, it would be nice to have a more interesting life, but we all know that vampires, ghosts, and heavy gods/crabs don't exist.
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I find his character refreshing after watching so many animes where the mc and girl beat around the bush for over 20+ episodes. He's got guts and don't scream like an idiot after being hurt (end of ep6)
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I think that's partly because his wounds heal faster, so he doesn't feel as threatened as a regular person would.
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You gotta hand it to this guy- he's got a beauty of a girlfriend, who also is a __dere... I doubt any of us would be able to handle her like he does

and let's not forget the fire sisters of his either. Damn, do we envy of pity this guy?

i.... envy him
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as my friends would say... yes
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So some new interesting food for thought has come up-

It has been stated that Araragi can only be up to 1/10th his original power from now on, and that's at maximum capacity. It makes me wonder just what he was like with full vampire powers... namely how fast he could regenerate, and what his strength was like. I hope that story might even get animated at some point...
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Old 2009-08-31, 13:19   Link #17
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The full extent of his and Shinobu's powers was already implied in the fast-forward flashback shown at the beginning of Ep1, when they duelled against each other. At least one of them appeared to have lost their arm, but the limb was completely regenerated by the time we see them in present day.

Meaning to say, at full power, either Araragi or Shinobu probably possessed Wolverine-like regenerative abilities, making them potentially indestructible.
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The other thing I wonder is if simply being turned into a vampire was the oddity in this case, or he had to pay some other price...

that, and how he got turned back... namely, how'd he meet Oshino and what the remedy Oshino gave him was... though since I'm currently working on reading what's been translated of Koyomi Vamp, I might find the answer that way
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He is charming... and that attracts women. ^_^
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Old 2009-09-02, 20:48   Link #20
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He's not anti-social since he isn't evil/malevolent/destructive.

He might qualify as "un-social" - but then again, he has plenty of friends and girls who swoon over him.
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