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Day 5: Character you feel like you are most like/wish were like

Most Alike: Naoto Shirogane, Persona 4

(Spoiler warning): There were a lot of times in my life that I wished so badly that I could be, and tried to act like someone who I wasn’t in order to be accepted or to escape ridicule. Naoto pretended to be a boy, so she would escape prejudice in her male-dominated career - and while she could escape sexism, she couldn’t escape discrimination for her age, being a very young detective. I relate to her struggles a lot - feeling inferior, and having an inherent analytic and distrustful nature of people as a result, putting on a “persona” to try and escape, eventually learning to trust people and really be comfortable with myself and my friends… ugh this fucking game hits so close to home

Wish were like: Lucca, Chrono Trigger

(Spoiler warning): Lucca is inspirational to me. She went through a lot - if you do the sidequest where you have the chance to prevent her mother’s accident, it really gives depth on her personality and character overall. The first time I played I was so sucked into that scene; I panicked as I realised I was given a huge responsibility, yet I failed to save her mom. I was shocked that a 16-bit game could affect me so much when I’ve seen far grislier things in stories, and I just cried. She’s smart, and compassionate, and she has fucking purple hair what the hell