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Ranma 1/2:

Tiger Claw

Final Fantasy VII:

Conflicts of Interest

Alter Ego

Final Fantasy IX:

Tree and Crystal

Heart and Soul
Weiß Kreuz:

The Black Dream


Addicted to Love

Tokyo Babylon / X:

A Necessary Evil

Gundam Wing:

Darker Side of
Duo Maxwell

Obsidian Shadows

Mechanics of Control

Lighter Shades

Dark Side Synthesis

Dark Side Miscellany

Rurouni Kenshin:

The Nightwitch Tales

That Which Lingers


Fanfic Menagerie

Gravitation, Angel Sanctuary, Yami no Matsuei

Original Works


COI/NWT | yaoi

GW Fanart:
dark | light
1 | 2 | misc


Something Wicked


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The Salon

Some of my favorite characters and how I tend to
classify them.  ^__^


   (1) a reception room in a large house;
   (2) an assemblage of fashionable or talented people
         in such a room;
   (3) a hall or gallery used for the exhibition of works
         of art.


Devious Minds
Still Waters Run Deep
Sweet But Deadly
Hidden Depths
Fractured Souls 
Bad to the Bone
Warrior Hearts
Rough Around the Edges
Mundane Treasures
Best of the Rest
Guilty Pleasures


Devious Minds

These guys never stop thinking, planning, and/or scheming. Here you have the the strategists, the tricksters, and the manipulators. Sometimes they're trying to help others, but more often than not, they're pursuing their own personal agendas. If they're working for you, that's great, but if they're working against you, you've got big trouble.

Regardless of whatever other talents these guys may have, their minds are their most potent and fearsome weapons.

Saitoh, Hajime - Rurouni Kenshin
Nakago - Fushigi Yugi
Xelloss - Slayers
Treize Khushrenada - Gundam Wing
Narsus - Legend of Arslan
Ashram - Record of Lodoss War
Largo - Bubblegum Crisis
Raven - Virus Buster Serge
Crawford - Weiss Kreuz
Schuldig - Weiss Kreuz
Yosho (Masaki, Katsuhito) - Tenchi Muyo
Shinobu Tezuka - Here is Greenwood
Gotoh, Kiichi - Mobile Police Patlabor
Kuja - Final Fantasy IX
Sesshomaru - Inu-Yasha
Kira / Lucifer - Angel Sanctuary
Yami - Yu-Gi-Oh!


Still Waters Run Deep

These are the quiet, stoic guys, the ones who do their best to hide their true feelings and who try to keep others at a distance. But don't be fooled into thinking that they don't care, because behind those cold, aloof facades are some very passionate souls. Perhaps their main problem is that they care TOO much. ^_-

Aoshi Shinomori - Rurouni Kenshin
Tatsumi, Seiichiro - Yami no Matsuei
Touda - Yami no Matsuei
Sohryu - Yami no Matsuei
Gingetsu - Clover
Hitokiri Battousai - Rurouni Kenshin
Lantis - Magic Knight Rayearth
Aya Fujimiya - Weiss Kreuz
Vincent Valentine - Final Fantasy VII
Heero Yuy - Gundam Wing
Zelgadis - Slayers
D - Vampire Hunter D
Tsunami Shijyo - Twilight of the Dark Master


Sweet but Deadly

These are the nice, sweet-tempered guys who are friendly, helpful, and easy-going. They're willing to put up with a lot, but don't make the mistake of thinking these characters are helpless pushovers. Given the right motivation, they're just as fierce and dangerous as any of the other guys here.

Tsuzuki, Asato - Yami no Matseui
Zidane Tribal - Final Fantasy IX
Himura, Kenshin - Rurouni Kenshin
Gourry Gabriev - Slayers
Eagle Vision - Magic Knight Rayearth
Tsukisiro, Yukito (Yuuki) / Yue
      - Cardcaptor Sakura
Lan (Ran) - Clover
Vash the Stampede - Trigun
Minamino, Shuuichi / Youko Kurama
     - Yu Yu Hakusho
Maximillian Sterling (Jenius) - Robotech
Marron Glace - Bakuretsu Hunters
Son Goku - Dragonball Z
Son Gohan - Dragonball Z
Ryudo, Hajime - Sohryuden
Ryudo, Tsuzuku - Sohryuden
Yoh Asakura - Shaman King


Hidden Depths

These are the interesting, complex guys -- the ones who have something to hide. Like the characters in Still Waters Run Deep, they conceal their true natures and selves. However, these guys don't try to suppress their emotions. Instead, they mislead others with their outward behavior, often deliberately. They may act cheerful, frivolous, lazy, cynical, or even downright callous, but if you look deeper, there's a lot more going in their heads (and hearts) than they want you to see.

Duo Maxwell - Gundam Wing
Zack - Final Fantasy VII (COI version)
Genjou Sanzou - Gensoumaden Saiyuki
Konzen Douji - Saiyuki Gaiden
Cho, Hakkai - Gensoumaden Saiyuki
Tempou Gensui - Saiyuki Gaiden
Watari, Yutaka - Yami no Matsuei
Macus Alexander Bogard - Virus Buster Serge
Seto Kaiba - Yu-Gi-Oh!
Yuki, Eiri - Gravitation


Psycho Boys

These are the 'broken' characters -- the ones who have something decidedly screwy going on in their heads. Due to some extreme mental, emotional, or physical trauma (such as torture, brainwashing, possession, death, etc.), these guys now have mental problems that go above and beyond the ordinary guilt, angst, or other dysfunctional traits that make characters so interesting. We're talking about serious mental disorders here -- amnesia, multiple personalities, identity loss, false memories, and/or other radical behavioral changes, just to name a few.

But while these characters may be a bit short on mental stability, they're certainly not stupid, nor are they incompetent. Underestimate them at your peril.

Cloud Strife - Final Fantasy VII
Sephiroth - Final Fantasy VII
Serge Train - Virus Buster Serge


Bad to the Bone

If you see these guys coming, run for cover!!!

The name says it all. These are the truly evil characters -- cruel, vicious, sadistic, and that's only the beginning. While the Fractured Souls are capable of caring about others despite their mental problems, these guys are overwhelmingly selfish. The universe is their plaything and there's virtually nothing they won't do to please themselves. Murder, mayhem, torture, betrayal... anything goes. To make matters even worse, they're usually gifted with exceptional abilities and powers, which they ruthlessly exploit in pursuit of their individual goals or obsessions.

Admire them from afar, but if you value your life and/or sanity, keep a healthy distance from these guys.

Seishirou Sakurazukamori - Tokyo Babylon, X

Legato Bluesummers - Trigun

Muraki, Kazutaka - Yami no Matseui


Warrior Hearts

Like the guys in Rough Around the Edges, these characters are fighters, and the dividing line between the two groups is very thin, indeed. However, these guys are generally more disciplined and focused, and not nearly as rowdy or boisterous. They tend to be more 'elegant', for the lack of better word. But don't mistake their quietness for a lack of confidence. These guys are *good* and they know it.

Some of them fight to protect others, while some fight to improve themselves. But whatever their motivations, these characters believe in something and are willing to do their utmost to achieve it.

Tamahome - Fushigi Yuugi
Hotohori - Fushigi Yuugi
Wufei Chang - Gundam Wing
Zechs Marquise - Gundam Wing
Zangalus - Slayers
Trunks - Dragonball Z
Daryoon - Legend of Arslan
Kazuhiko, Ryuu Fei - Clover
Kokyou - Wish
Hiei - Yu Yu Hakusho


Rough Around the Edges

Like the guys in Warrior Hearts, these characters excel in physical combat, but they tend to be more impulsive. And they've got attitude -- lots of attitude, and they're not afraid to show it. Who gives a damn about proper etiquette and fancy manners?

Okay, so they're not exactly suave and debonair. Okay, so they're brash, rowdy, and downright rude at times. But that doesn't mean that they're stupid or uncaring. They can be just as loyal and dedicated as anyone else, even if they frequently don't act like it. When you need them, they're ready to give 110% and put everything on the line.

Sha, Gojyo - Gensoumaden Saiyuki
Kenren Taishou - Saiyuki Gaiden
Sagara, Sanosuki (Sano) - Rurouni Kenshin
Reno - Final Fantasy VII
Cid Highwind - Final Fantasy VII
Tasuki - Fushigi Yugi
Inu-Yasha - Inu-Yasha
Ranma Saotome - Ranma 1/2
Yuusuke Urameshi - Yu Yu Hakusho
Mamoru Kusanagi - Blue Seed
Vegeta - Dragonball Z
Dark Schneider - Bastard!!
Manji - Blade of the Immortal


Mundane Treasures

Compared to the other characters on these lists, these guys are almost shockingly normal. They don't have extraordinary destructive powers. They aren't deadly fighting machines. They're not diabolically cunning. They might not be superhuman, but they simply have a special *something* about them.

Intelligent, sensible, caring, and fiercely loyal... what more do you want from a guy?

Touya (To-ya) Kinomoto - Cardcaptor Sakura
Yugi Mutou - Yu-Gi-Oh!
Asuma Shinohara - Mobile Police Patlabor
Mokoto Mizuhara - El-Hazard
Dee Laytner - Fake
Ryo (Randy) McLain - Fake
Mitsuru Ikeda - Here is Greenwood


Best of the Rest

These guys don't quite fit into any of the above categories, but I like them just the same.

Katan - Angel Sanctuary


Guilty Pleasure

These guys aren't particularly smart, highly competent, or even particularly good-looking. It's hard to explain why, but I just like them. ^_^;

Tatewaki, Kuno - Ranma 1/2





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