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The title nearly says it all! Who is your favorite character in the manga? And why are they your favorite?
My favorite is Thorfinn. So far, in my opinion, he has proven to be the most interesting character in terms of personality and character development. His extreme ego and skills were fun to watch as he thirsted for revenge, but even more interesting than that was how he turned out after his goal was removed from his life. I look forward to seeing how his character (hopefully) continues to develop in the future.
I love Canute. Because he's like clay. So innocent at first and then molded into a completely different man. He has so many influences in his life and its just so interesting to see him morph at different stages in his life.
Although Thorfinn is also changing, his rate of change isn't as dramatic or as fluctuating as Canute's, IMO.
Canute is starting to grow on me, but Askeladd is easily one of the most convoluted and interesting characters in any manga I've read.
The fact that he starts out as being portrayed as this evil, lowlife, deceiving bastard. He turns out to be a proud, calculating, and truly awesome dude. After reading his back story I hold nothing but respect for him, and the way he died was satisfying and, well pretty well suited for him.
My favorite so far is Thors. With his small screen time he's still the most awesome dude in the manga. His physically, mentally and spiritually polished character. Very admirable.
2nd is Askeladd, he really changed and developed really well through out the story. At first he was only a sneaky villain, but he ended filling the role of somewhat a father to Thorfinn. His flashback showed that he was a devoted son, and not always been a swine. I felt it was really a waste to kill him off.
I really like thorfinn after Askeladd died. He seems to have mature really well.
Ylfa! After all is said and done, most of the Vinland Saga characters are really quite forgettable, but even though Ylfa had very little "screentime", she's stuck in my head quite vividly. I would have preferred to read a story about her instead of a story about Thorfinn!
I would be lucky to marry some one half what Ylfa is! I haven't read the manga in a long time and the poll didn't really help me remember it either lol :P
I voted for Canute. His evolution from quiet, girlish cast off to ruthless warlord was brilliant. Askeladd is as good, as Dasbones said: he is such a complicated character whether you like him or not it's hard not to be intrigued.
a spin-off of Vinland Saga with Ylva as the main character...
My fave is Thorfinn. I like how the story developed after his father's death turn him into someone who live only for revenge and then that life purpose itself is gone in front of his eyes.
And I like his battle style that use swift move and dual knife, if only he use his head more.
Too bad although he's the protagonist, he's outshone by Askeladd, Canute and even Thorkell.
Last edited by Sama_al_Azraq; June 21, 2010 at 06:07 AM.
The Ylva manga looks epic! Volume 2 is one of the best volume cover I've seen, her fighting a giant squid
Thorofinn's lack of screen time, despite being the protagonist, is what keeps me from calling him a favorite. He's a brilliantly written character, the way he's been drawn as so single minded and one dimensional. When he's done farming I expect him to gradually become more well rounded. At some point he will have to.
I like Thorfinn mainly because I identify with his strong, stop at nothing approach to achieving a goal. Askeladd runs a close second because he is initially portrayed as a straight forward character that likes to pillage and burn towns but actually has some redeeming qualities in his pride. Though as a whole he was quite evil.
Askeladd for sure! He is just genius and i love that site, where he stands there covered in blood and screams "come and bow down for the real king of england!" that was just awesome
Last edited by Sachsenhesse; July 02, 2010 at 04:53 AM.
Askeladd. Now this could change to Thorfinn as the story progresses, and I DO love Thorkell, but Askeladd's character was, as people have said above me, a very unique, interesting, complex character. Despite him being introduced as a "villain", you end up sympathizing with him.
Seriously, Askeladd is a magnificent bastard. Vinland Saga has good characters all around, but he was the top of the class for me.
So far I have enjoyed Thorfinn's character. Life has been tough for him but he dealt with it, always. His character changed once Askeladd was killed. I liked his earlier character a bit more, he was so carefree and daring. I hope he will grow into even a more interesting character.
Last edited by thornofcarrion; October 17, 2010 at 02:16 AM.
Well, my favorite character it`s Thorfinn. I just like him how main hero, lol. Also I like Bjorn for him Berserk Mode. And Thors, yeah. Ideal viking. I also use his name in DnD for my Warror. Actually, lol, I like all characters in manga, because it`s Yukimura Makoto!