MH Senpai英雄メンバー / Eiyuu Menbaa / Hero Member
- Aug 8, 2010
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Imo Guts is presented in a much more natural, human way than all the shounen characters. Often they look like pushovers and yet have some weird abilities, look at Guts in comparison. Battle hardened guy, muscles all over (not too overdone though, also building up over the story - kinda cool). And he isn't just so strong for no reason or because he has strong parents, he worked hard for all of it all the way.No way guts is the coolest overall, specially if animes are included. In shonens, kenshin himura of rurouni kenshin, ma gangryong of veritas, mido ban and amano ginji of getbackers, alan walker of d. grey man are quite the cool heroes.
Same goes for his life and psyche. I don't want to spoiler too much here, but I think it is much, much more dramatic than the Shounen storys. His origin, his traumata and experiences. His mistakes, his rage. Typical shounen hero is like having a great master teaching them how to strife for peace and all, or is some guy punishing all evil in badass way and such. Guts' is just a human. No universal "good and evil". He can be cruel, he can make mistakes, he can be swayed by his mind more than all protagonists of WSJ combined. Nobody just presents him a purpose (like in Bleach, D. Gray Man, Naruto etc. - there almost always is a purpose to fight just presented to the protagonists on a golden tablet), he is constantly searching for one himself.
But yeah this is a topic of personal preferences all over