Charactology 2012 (Group 3, Match 2): Heartseed or Toshino Kyoko

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This time features two characters who fall comfortably and convincingly into varying degrees of creepy scumbag personalities.

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Charactology 2012 (Group 3, Match 1): Lupin or Rikka

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Finally halfway through the first round, we’re getting to the appearance of one of out bigger favorites; the legendary, looney phantom thief with a snazzy green jacket and a rap sheet long enough to span the globe. Oh, and some girl with Middle School Disease.

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Charactology 2012 (Group 2, Match 4): Miyako or Misato/Kawahama

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Today’s matchup pits a lucky, ditzy genius artist against a pair of frisky young scientists (who also happen to be our only pair card).

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Charactology 2012 (Group 2, Match 2): Dio Brando or Jigen Daisuke

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Today’s matchup is a marquee clash between veterans; Dio’s been trying to end the Joestar bloodline since JJBA began in mid-eighties, while Jigen’s been riding shotgun with Lupin more than a decade longer.

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Charactology 2012 (Group 2, Match 1): Saber or Koko Hektmatyar

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Apologies for the lateness. We’re back on track for now, and the rest of round 1 should be completed without any problems. On a side note, I’m expanding the polls to weekly ones, though there’ll still be a new post every day.

Today’s matchup is all about war at varying degrees of honor. Our second 1-seeded character fights for honor and country, and the scrappy upstart gleefully (and successfully) facilitates conflict for profit.

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Charactology 2012 (Group 1, Match 4): Dekomori Sanae or Emiya Kiritsugu

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The complexity of the matchups continues to increase, thanks in part to Kiritisugu’s mottled moral history and in part to Dekomori’s tangled hair bolos.

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Charactology 2012 (Group 1, Match 3): Sakura Ichiko or Daiki Aomine

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Day 3 of the bracket sees a confrontation between two characters very comfortable flaunting their respective elite statuses. One’s a try-hard ace on the basketball court, the other’s just born lucky.

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Charactology 2012 (Group 1, Match 2): Koyomi Araragi or Shinjou Kanae

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The first match ended in a tie, something I forgot to make a rule for. I’m going to say higher seed wins by default if that happens again. Anyway, day 2’s matchup gets a lot more comedic, featuring a somewhat oddball straight man up against a straight-up oddball.

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Charactology 2012 (Group 1, Match 1): Nanba Mutta or Fuwa Aika

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In the inaugural matchup of our Charactology feature, we compare the appeal of a character who spends most of the series trying to go to space with a character who spends most of the series deader than a Hokuto no Ken villain.

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