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Old 2012-11-06, 01:37   Link #5261
Rising Dragon
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Join Date: Jun 2008
Age: 31
Originally Posted by Destined_Fate View Post
Girls loving Athrun isn't just a plot device. If you believe that than any main character having a love interest only has one because she/he is a plot device which is vastly incorrect.
Definition of plot device: A plot device is an object or character in a story whose sole purpose is to advance the plot of the story, or alternatively to overcome some difficulty in the plot.

Ergo, in some manner, the girls' affection for Athrun is a plot device. Purely a clinical term and objective statement; whether fans loved it or hated it has no bearing on its use.

For the context of the plot device in question, it is called an "unwanted harem" because Athrun does not want the harem. Fans want him to have the harem, then sure. Doesn't make it mean Athrun wants the harem. Ergo, "unwanted harem."

Originally Posted by Destined_Fate View Post
Once again something goes right over your head. Whether it's unwanted or not for Athrun is irrelevant because the fans loved it and in the end they're the only ones that matter since they pay the bills.

It's also why unwanted harems are still hugely popular in the harem genre. It's popular and sells.
And your point is...?
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