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Deconstruction of a JRPG Hero

Critical Gamer writes: The phrase ‘JRPG hero’ conjures up a certain image in your mind and, whilst I may not have every last detail, I have a pretty good idea of what you’re seeing in your mind’s eye right now. Young, male, probably blonde, sharp hair, almost certainly holding some sort of sword. It’s like I’ve ripped your head open and I’m staring at your brain! Does it hurt?!?

The point (I think) is that pretty much every lead character from every JRPG so far produced share many similarities. Thus was born this deconstruction of the JRPG stereotype. Depending on how sadistically minded you are you may, if you wish, replace the word ‘deconstruction’ with one of the following: examination, dissection, autopsy, exhumation.

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IDesertFoxI1957d ago

Yup, can't really disagree with that. It seems to be a fairly copy and pasted formula.

Cubes1957d ago

The JRPG Hero has a pretty stereotypical characterisation right enough. Surely they can give us something different for a change?

Tuxedo_Mask1957d ago

That's a pretty short list. Though the truth is you could deconstruct characters from any genre and they'll usually come out with as many if not more similarities than they've listed here.