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In the category
"Best Past or Background of a Character"
The Gold Medal goes to...
~ Clare ~
~ Raphaela ~
~ Cassandra ~
Last edited by Miyagi; March 22, 2012 at 06:37 PM.
Clare get's my nomination for the obvious reason; It's the most explained when compared to everyone else. From the beginning she's one of the few who made it a point to use the organization rather then be used. The only one of her kind Clare unlike the others walked straight up to the organization asking to join. Then there's the whole relationship she had with Teresa & how the events in her past are what ultimately define & drive her motivation.
The mystery surrounding Rubel makes me nominate him here.
His parents were eaten by Yomi then he goes to live with his brother Zaki and his relatives but guess what? Zaki is really a Yomi too!
I'd have to vote for Raphaela and her back story (Chapter 64) with her sister Luciela. It's one of the chapters I've actually went back and read a few times now.
I guess I really enjoyed the back story because during the arc with Ophelia you're introduced to this enigmatic character Raphaela and it's always great to learn about those characters.
I also nominate Claire
I think this category is ill-defined. Does something covered in multiple story arcs rather than flashbacks and gaidens count as "past" and "background"? If yes, then Clare's past and background has no competition, but if no, then I nominate Cassandra. Unlike the other awakeneds and abyssal ones, she abandoned her humnity (twice) for revenge like Clare (tried to). The big tragedy in Clare's past was only a sad accident (Priscilla trying too hard to fulfil her duties), but Cassandra was the victim of Roxanne's evil intrigue and tragically failed to subdue her nemesis.
Raphaela's background is the most memorable one, in my opinion.