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Old 2009-03-15, 14:17   Link #1
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Old 2009-03-15, 20:20   Link #2
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well since im more of a tessa fan i think her character development is great. The things i like about her that stand out is that she is intelligent and caring to the people around her. she handles most of her missions on trying to save everyone person's life that is not involved in the conflict between mithril and the opposing group. I just wish she would get more screen time in the anime, than being pushed aside and only be on when it involves missions.
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Old 2009-03-15, 21:40   Link #3
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yeah the anime really doesn't do Tessa justice all i hope is when they do the new series they show how Tessa does develop into a stronger person and give her some more screen time.

also just wondering what type of guy Tessa should end up with since she dosnt really have a chance with Souske.
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Old 2009-03-15, 22:30   Link #4
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well since im more of a tessa fan i think her character development is great. The things i like about her that stand out is that she is intelligent and caring to the people around her. she handles most of her missions on trying to save everyone person's life that is not involved in the conflict between mithril and the opposing group. I just wish she would get more screen time in the anime, than being pushed aside and only be on when it involves missions.
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yeah the anime really doesn't do Tessa justice all i hope is when they do the new series they show how Tessa does develop into a stronger person and give her some more screen time.

also just wondering what type of guy Tessa should end up with since she dosnt really have a chance with Souske.
I agree, they gave her the OAV (which btw was AWESOME!) but she still needs more development. but from what they have shown of her, it has been pretty influential and deep, at least that is my opinion but the writers can do alot more..

also take in consideration, this is a love story with Kaname and Sousuke, so inevitably they are going to be the main focus.

good question... i hope she ends up with a nice guy tho, she can use one lol....
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Old 2009-03-15, 23:08   Link #5
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yes the OVA was good especially the Clouzot/Webber incident. but that in the end was solely a push to give screen time to Tessa.

but in the end during the first few seasons including the novels up to where TSR ends Tessa doesn't really shine that much its only in the Novels at the end of and after TSR that Tessa really starts to develop into a solid character and shows why she can be a captain and not just a pretty face.
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Old 2009-03-15, 23:35   Link #6
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yes the OVA was good especially the Clouzot/Webber incident. but that in the end was solely a push to give screen time to Tessa.

but in the end during the first few seasons including the novels up to where TSR ends Tessa doesn't really shine that much its only in the Novels at the end of and after TSR that Tessa really starts to develop into a solid character and shows why she can be a captain and not just a pretty face.
OMG the pig thing on Clouzot's video tape, i rofl'd all over the floor of my room xD

THOSE DARN NOVELS!

the more i hear of these so called 'novels' (lol) the more worked up i get... another seasons NAO!

that is good that she finally starts becoming a MAIN character which is exaclty what she is lol. she was used to riding the pine... now she will be legit!
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Old 2009-03-16, 00:14   Link #7
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Read my fried, read those darn novels... maybe you'll start liking Tessa a bit more
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but in the end during the first few seasons including the novels up to where TSR ends Tessa doesn't really shine that much its only in the Novels at the end of and after TSR that Tessa really starts to develop into a solid character and shows why she can be a captain and not just a pretty face.
I can't agree more with you. TSR made me like her, but COMO was like wooowww for me Tessa FTW!
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Old 2009-03-16, 00:29   Link #8
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i know deadwings from COMO on i was like Tessa is turning into a pretty heavy hitter and unlike the world economy her stocks are going up
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i know deadwings from COMO on i was like Tessa is turning into a pretty heavy hitter and unlike the world economy her stocks are going up
LOl as one falls the other rises.... darn you kaname pick it up!

glad to hear tessa is a big hitter, her docile silver haired self is a badass in disguise lol
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Old 2009-03-16, 02:04   Link #10
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Tessa is not to be underestimated in the events after TSR
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Old 2009-03-16, 10:59   Link #11
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well i just hope they produce another series soon to show tessa's true colors
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Old 2009-04-10, 16:53   Link #12
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She really needs a rebound love interest, since she's obviously not going to get Sousuke. I hope she gets a nice guy!
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Old 2009-04-12, 23:55   Link #13
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Sousuke can have Kaname.

I want Tessa.
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Old 2009-04-23, 17:08   Link #14
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Tessa seems to have some kind of potential to do great things (she seems to be very clever, honest and smart), but all these are kinda hidden in most of series. That's why I somehow wait for some special, equilibrated and amazing actions from this character. It seems that she can be a really strong character.
Also the top things about Black Technologies are spinning around those two: Tessa (TDD, she helps Kaname to use her power and gives her knowledge) and Leonard (ASes). So one would expect most magnificent, smart and interesting actions from these two.

Really hope for a happy ending for Tessa as well, she deserves it.
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Old 2009-04-23, 20:23   Link #15
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I agree the anime series does not do Tessa any justice but in the novels you can really see her shine in numerous occasions.
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Old 2009-04-23, 21:35   Link #16
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i think her position as a sub captain prevents proper relationships

one with a subordinate is doomed to fail, in real life it would never work out and if it did in anime it'd be twisted into a plot hole

so unless she finds love outside of the sub, i don't think she will get into a relationship with any of the known characters so far
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Old 2009-04-24, 00:20   Link #17
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Sosuke must die if he doesn't pick Tessa.






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Old 2009-04-27, 05:05   Link #18
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Didn't like her much. She had a "please dont hurt me" voice and she was damn clumsy! When was the last time she had a eye test?

But, I do like her ability to captain the sub.
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Old 2009-04-28, 23:04   Link #19
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In all honesty... didn't enjoy her much either.

She's very very meek.

But I do believe they made her that way for a reason - she's Kaname's foil basically, and they purposely made the two polar opposites.

While facepalmage occured for me when she was out and about being "normal" and ditzy, one thing I do appreciate about her is her hidden intelligence and how well she steps into her authority figure. When she's serious, and knows what she's doing, is when she's at her best, and that's when I can appreciate her.

Otherwise... she bored me. She's not a bad character but IMO she's not an especially interesting one either.
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Old 2009-04-28, 23:18   Link #20
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Nice post...very informative...
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