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Old 2012-12-31, 22:20   Link #19
Xion Valkyrie
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Originally Posted by Guernsey View Post
Interestingly, there was a thread on TVTropes about how awesome characters are hard to without being called Mary Sue. You don't need to be insanely strong to be overpowered, Light Yagami is one of the smartest characters in anime who can somehow outsmart otherworldly beings or people smarter than him. There are characters who are so smart in fiction, that they might as well be omniscient and it doesn't help that they are charismatic.
Except Light is a sociopath with almost no redeeming value at all. We basically see him 'fall' from grace, as the circumstances become more dire for him, he sheds more and more of his humanity and charisma until we finally see how pathetic he is at his end.
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