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ITT: MCs that irritate you, and why.

Pic related, I can deal with cowardice but not just plain being dense.
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>>101832241
Shirou is not that dense, he actually fucks with the route girl.
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>>101832241
Don't watch harems then you idiot.
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え?なんだって?
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Any that never lose and show no sign of real reassessment over their own ideologies. can't name any off-hand though.
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>>101832429
Davis from digimon 02?
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>Aki
>show is about idiots
>complaining that he's dumb
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Shirou isn't dense and Ichika isn't as dense in the LN as he is in the anime.
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>>101832663
>People die if they are killed
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>Shirou
>Dense


Confirmed for disgusting anime only secondary
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>>101832762
That lines actually made perfect sense in the conext it was used. Also, it could be translated far better.
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>>101832241
I found Akihisa surprisingly tolerable.
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>>101832241
Akihisa just wants the Hideyoshi. He's not dense.

Playing the game well.
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This fucker.

Constantly thinking about sex and how much he wants to get laid, and then pussys out whenever the opportunity to get laid arises.
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>>101832663
On /a/ we pretend shirou is dense.

There's that pnos > vagoo comic too.

But really he's just an ordinary guy and nobody is actually making a move on him at the start.
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>Shirou
>dense
>even in the anime he is pawing all over Saber and forces her to kiss him
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>>101833486
that is beeing a beta faggot
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This useless fucker
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>>101833486
Agree with this.
He is worse than gay/dense MCs, don't know why he is generally liked on here.
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Any protagonist from any Harem. Any M-muh Ideals character. Any Gary/Mary Sue
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Aki's too cute to hate.
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>>101833486


I remember a LN reader saying something like because of some sort of past trauma he doesn't feel like he is worthy enough for the girls.
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She's not awful or anything but I feel like she should be more engaging than she's turned out to be.

In the beginning she's why I watched the show and somewhere along the line I just quit caring about her, I'm not sure what happened.
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>>101833916
It's because Mako and Satsuki became far more interesting.
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>>101832420
This.

That was the worst thing that he could of done. It is one thing to be dense, it is another to ignore other people's affection because you're a bitch nigga.
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Let's see, dense, idiot, fucking dick, drags the plot to a halt, can't understand basic signs, completely fucking retarded, has no hormones even though 5 girls go for his dick, he choses to go ''meh, I'm not sure if I can be in a relationship'' and you'd think it's because of a past bad relationship but he was forced to be in a relationship by his friends because of how beta he is, even though everyone considers him alpha as fuck.

Fuck Lovely Complex and fuck everyone who likes this piece of shit.
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>>101833916
It's because her whole ''I want to know what the fuck happened to my father'' died after she got beat by Nui and is really just a background noise the entire time.
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>>101832241
>>101832534
What he does to Minami is a crime against humanity. I hate him so goddamn much. Minami is fucking love.
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>>101833916

I loved her, a cute tomboy MC and pretty fun, but her motivations are all over the place. First it was good with her dad's killer, then beating Satsuki, and saving Mako, then killing Nui for like an episode then not anymore, then saving Senketsu, then saving Mako's family. She has no actual underlying goal at all anymore.
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>>101834150
Pretty much all of this.
There really isn't any plot or if there is, it really came too late for it to be interesting.
Hell, it's really Satsuki who's putting on a show and has a global impact right now, not Ryuko.
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>>101834056

He was really terrible. An idiot AND a real jackass.
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>>101833967

Is Mako interesting? Her attachment to Ryuko is cute but she just interrupts the pacing and serves no real purpose.
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>watch harems
>a genre that necessitates having a dense MC
>complains about dense MC
Your fault, OP. Harems without dense MCs would be ecchi series or a normal romance series. The harem setup just cannot survive a perceptive MC with a backbone.
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>>101834322
Not true.
It's just that it requires work to make a harem watchable if you don't fall back on the MC being retarded.


For example, you could do something where the MC likes multiple girls and spends the series deciding which one he's going to choose.
Imagine; a harem where your favourite girl actually gets the MC's attention for a few episodes and has a conceivable chance of winning.
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>>101834322

It could if a harem series was ever just about the shenanigans of a guy who had a harem instead of a wishy washy idiot attracting a bunch of chicks only to pick the first one at the end.

The whole thing is wish fulfillment anyway, I don't understand why so few follow through on the fantasy.
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>>101834505
You realize you basically just outlined the premise for every single harem series, right? All you did was strip off all the pretense and veneer to get to the basic archetype of every harem story.

You have a male lead with multiple prospective partners, the drama lies in waiting to see which girl he ends up with as he juggles ambiguous relationships with his women. They make you care by giving each girl her own unique appeal and her own chemistry with the male lead. Generally there will be a front runner out of all the girls because the alternative is having something too open ended to wrap up in 1-2 seasons without it feeling forced. But every single girl will have parts of the story where they get more development. If they didn't, those girls wouldn't get any fans.

Also your outline has missed the point of keeping the relationships ambiguous. Even with a front runner there's no explicit dating or confirmed relationship stuff, because that would cut off the other women as potential partners. You have to keep things undefined and noncommittal. So the MC will be dense and insecure, he'll ignore flags and wind up in situations that cause misunderstandings, and generally keep his romantic life in limbo so the shenanigans can continue.

If he's aware of what's going on he'll inevitably just fuck his entire harem or pick the girl he loves most. Because a real guy doesn't "test date" 5 different girls at a time, that shit would break the suspension of disbelief.
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>>101834505
A harem MC can either be a moron or an asshole. If he tries to romance multiple girls at the same time (or pretends to be a retard to avoid having to choose) then he's the latter.
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>>101833863
That's bullshit he's just a pussy and the animators can't have him fuck any one person or else half the plot would get thrown down the drain. The least they could do is try and cover it up a little.
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>>101834890
The harem sub-genre of romance is for stories that make the creation of a harem seem plausible. If you just want the harem to exist as a given so you can focus on the girls, there's plenty of porn you can read because that's inevitably where that goes.

Basically you misunderstand what the fantasy aspect is regarding harems. The existence of the harem isn't it, the fantasy lies in an ordinary guy being able to get a harem. This is a lot more relatable to the average viewer than some super stud or millionaire or whatever who rolls in girls every night. Whatever special traits the MC has, it is his everyday charm and niceness as a person that inevitably wins multiple girls over and traps them in an orbit around him.

In the end the genre is about pretending it's possible to get a harem just by being a decent person.
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If one wanted a 'realistic' harem set in the present, perhaps they could have the MC be a charismatic cult leader who's able to convince vulnerable women that he can offer them salvation through his penis.
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>>101833891
Every fucking thread thread I go to, I see that FUCKING FAGGOT GHOST! Fuck you, I'm watching Golden Time, I hope you're happy asshole!
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>>101832241
anyone believe natsuru honestly knew what was going on but couldn't be bothered trying to deal with it so he ignored it?
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>>101834112
Himeji wins in the novel
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>>101833486

Blame the editors for that.
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>>101835402
Could he be an open polygamist?

Love Love!! Abdul, coming soon.
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>>101836304
As long as you accept that Kouko is best girl, then I am!
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>>101836353
No because you can actually read his thoughts and they're as idiotic as his actions.

>>101836381
It wouldn't explain why so many women flock to him. Offers of spiritual salvation would explain the devotion of multiple women and their willingness to coexist even better than tons of cash.
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I wish there was a harem where there wasn't an obvious winner from day one and instead of going on official dates with every girl he could just simply hang out with each one at a different time.

It would also make more sense if the girls weren't throwing themselves at the MC so fucking obviously. That way the MC would look less like a retard when he doesn't know what the fuck is going on.
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>>101836937
Then the audience wouldn't know that the girls liked the MC either and might assume that all the girls had him friendzoned.
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>>101837025
>Then the audience wouldn't know that the girls liked the MC either

They could talk among themselves and try to one up each other on who gets to hang out with him where and shit.
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>>101832241
Kodaka from Haganai, because he is the definition of dense, and he is a faggot for not pounding that meat.
Also I will never have my own harem[/spoiler}
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>>101837285

He is canonically not dense.
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>>101836224
Why not just a show about Turkish Sultans doing Sultan things while acquriing his harem?
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>>101837285
Also hur durr I have no friends hur durr
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Why can't harems actually be harems? It's already a fantasy about having 4+ girls lust after you, why not just go all the way? Why not have it happen in-anime, even? Multiple weddings, etc.? Hell, that could be an entire arc; trying to keep all the weddings straight and all the hijinks that go on.

I just don't fucking understand.
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>Hating akihisa
Do you hate fun as well perchance?
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>>101837479
There aren't many Sultans around in the present. Maybe have an alternate history anime where Mustafa Kemal was killed in WWI and the Ottoman empire never got toppled.



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