Character Spotlight: Brock

Happy Tuesday!

August is coming to an end, which means Pokemon Month is ending as well. So, I thought I’d talk about a character we all know and love.

 

Brock first appeared in Pokemon Red and Blue (1996) as Pewter City’s gym leader. He also appeared in the first season of the anime. He joins Ash on his Pokemon journey and travels far and wide alongside him.

Brock is the most mature and seemingly older of all the characters. In the games, he carries rock-type Pokemon, but in the anime, he carries more varied types on his team, even though he still has his beloved Onix and Geodude.

Brock is a caretaker. He always cared for his many brothers and sisters while his father was away and when he joins Ash and Misty on their adventure, he takes care of them as well. He does most of the cooking and he tends to always have a map so they don’t get lost and know where they’re going.

I absolutely love Brock and wish I knew him in real life. He’d be a great friend and, even though he doesn’t battle often in the show, he’s a skillful Pokemon trainer.

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Character Spotlight: Tails

Happy Tuesday!

Another month has come and gone. I’ve decided to talk about a character who I haven’t really thought about in a long time.

 

Character Spotlight: Tails

Tails is a character from the Sonic the Hedgehog series. His true name is Miles Prower, but his nickname comes from his two tails. He first appeared in Sonic the Hedgehog 2 in 1992. Since then, he’s appeared in plethora Sonic games, usually being a playable character.

Tails can fly with his twin tails and he’s also the brains of the group. He’s also the youngest and, in my opinion, the cutest.

I love the big brother, little brother relationship Sonic and Tails has. They make a good team, especially with Knuckles around as well.

I know the Sonic games have gone downhill, but I do enjoy the characters from the games. I feel like the main trio are great protagonists. Tails adds a lot to the group, too.

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Character Spotlight: Spyro

Rachel Mii Double JumpHappy Tuesday!

Another month has come and gone, which means that it’s time for another character spotlight. Today, I’m talking about an old school guy who has made a comeback recently.

 

Character Spotlight: Spyro the Dragon

Spyro is nostalgic for me. I remember playing his games on the Play Station way back when. He’s always had a soft spot in my heart mainly because he’s so cute.

He was first introduced in 1998 Spyro the Dragon for Play Station. His series continued in Spyro 2: Ripto’s Rage and Spyro: Year of the Dragon. The Legend of Spyro, released in 2006-2008, was a trilogy of games that was supposedly a rebooted version of the previous games.

Most recently, Spyro has appeared in the Skylanders series (2011-2016).

I was excited to play Skylanders when it was first announced because I remembered Spyro from my childhood. However, Spyro wasn’t the same.

They had changed him, but I enjoyed his character all the same. He’s still a cute, purple dragon to me. And, while I didn’t play the Skylanders game for very long, I thought it was a good game. It’s still something I plan to get back to at some point, but now I’m six games behind, so… Who knows?

Still, I’ve always loved Spyro and I would love to try the original games again sometime.

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Character Spotlight: Diddy Kong

Rachel Mii Double JumpHappy Tuesday!

Another month has come and gone. With so much Switch and new game hype, I’ve decided to talk about an old school character.

 

Character Spotlight: Diddy Kong

Diddy Kong first appeared in Donkey Kong Country for Nintendo’s SNES in 1994. He’s known as Donkey Kong’s nephew (since he was originally a remake of DK’s son). Since then, he’s appeared in various Donkey Kong games, such as Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy’s Kong Quest (1995) in which he is the prominent character with his girlfriend, Dixie Kong. He starred in his own spin-off game, Diddy Kong Racing for the Nintendo 64 in 1997. From there, he’s been a character in various Mario games such as Mario Kart, various Mario sports games, and even in Super Smash Bros. Brawl.

I always loved Diddy Kong. He’s a cute character and I loved that Donkey Kong had some sort of a counterpart. While he’s so similar to Donkey Kong, he has different features such as he’s weaker, but faster.

I think Diddy Kong was a great addition because it added some more variety to the characters. Mario had Luigi, Peach eventually had Daisy, Wario had Waluigi, Bowser had Bowser Jr., and so on. DK has Diddy Kong.

I’ll admit that I’ve never really played Diddy Kong. I always have my certain go-to characters, but I do remember playing Diddy Kong’s Racing when I was a kid. Maybe that’s a game I’ll have to pick up again soon.

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Character Spotlight: Miles Edgeworth

Rachel Mii Double JumpHappy Tuesday!

With all this talk about the Nintendo Switch and Breath of the Wild and everything, I thought now would be a good time to talk about a character from the Ace Attorney series.

Seems now is as good a time as any, right?

Character Spotlight: Miles Edgeworth

Miles Edgeworth is the chief prosecutor in the Ace Attorney games. He first appeared in Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney (2001) and has been in most Phoenix Wright games, the latest being Ace Attorney: Spirit of Justice (2016). He has also had his own game, Miles Edgeworth: Investigations (2009), which held a sequel that only came out in Japan.

I think Edgeworth is one of the best characters in the Ace Attorney series. He develops so much from the very beginning and even though Phoenix is his rival, they’re good friends. I love how the creators of this game made it so that Edgeworth wasn’t a “bad guy” simply because he’s the protagonist’s rival.

Miles is the kind of guy I would want to get to know in real life and definitely someone I’d want on my side.

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Character Spotlight: Link

Rachel Mii Double JumpHappy Tuesday!

I had someone else for the spotlight this month, but I ended up changing it to Link because of Breath of the Wild. I still don’t have the game, but I figured I might as well talk about Link anyway because he’s a great character and I’m going to eventually.

Link is an interesting, complex character. He first appeared in The Legend of Zelda originally published for the NES in 1987 by Nintendo. His latest appearance is, of course, Breath of the Wild for the Nintendo Switch. In between, he’s starred in 17 other games. That doesn’t include games he’s appeared in for Super Smash Bros. or Mario Kart 8’s DLC, or even Hyrule Warriors.

Link is an awesome protagonist as he constantly battles evil and just goes along silently with whatever his destiny throws at him. He’s strong, courageous, and seems like a nice guy despite his hardships (and his childhood…) and the fact that people mistake him for Zelda as the title suggests.

It’s theorized that each Link in every game is a “different” Link, but a reincarnation of the Link before it. This is why he looks similar and have similar abilities in each game. Also, his name may mean that he is the “link” throughout all the various timelines.

I love Link and I think he’s the best protagonist in the whole gaming world. The franchise is simply amazing.

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Character Spotlight: Paper Mario

Rachel Mii Double JumpHappy Tuesday and end of February!

I’ve been talking a lot about Paper Mario: Color Splash this month and I thought what better character to do a Character Spotlight for than Paper Mario himself?

Not Mario-Mario, Paper Mario.

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Paper Mario is his own character and known as such from Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam, a game that was released in the US January 22, 2016 for the Nintendo 3DS. I personally have yet to play the game, but it’s on my list.

People speculate about Paper Mario being a different Mario from a paper world due to Paper Jam, where real Mario exists.

However, that doesn’t explain the previous Paper Mario games.

Paper Mario first appeared in Paper Mario released in the US for the Nintendo 64 on February 5, 2001. He then appeared in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door, Super Paper Mario, Paper Mario: Sticker Star, and the most recent, Paper Mario: Color Splash.

Paper Mario is one of my favorite characters because his first game was the first game I had ever played and completed on my own. The music is great, the gameplay is fun, and it’s a fairly easy game to boot.

The character Paper Mario will always have a special place in my heart.

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