Character Spotlight: Mikk & Makk

Rachel Mii | DoubleJump.comHappy Tuesday!

It’s time for another Character Spotlight. Kris and I have been playing a lot of Octopath Traveler lately and I thought Mikk and Makk would be fun to talk about!

Character Spotlight: Mikk & Makk | Octopath Traveler | Square Enix | Nintendo | Nintendo Switch | Video Games | Gaming | DoublexJump.com

Mikk and Makk are two minor characters from Octopath Traveler. They’re pirates, baddies at first, but are complete dopes. Well, they’re not dopes but their dialogue was entertaining and I immediately took a liking to them.

The two characters only show up in Tressa’s story. They’re the main boss of the first chapter for Tressa’s story. Mikk is the tall one on the right side of the photo and Makk is the shorter one on the left side of the photo. They’re two peas in a pod and they reminded me of Jasper and Horace from 101 Dalmations. They did their job but they were goofy about it.

Honestly, that’s all I can say about Mikk and Makk. They’re not in the game much as their very minor characters even though they’re the first boss battle for Tressa. Still, they were entertaining and I thought they were a great introduction the game itself. I would definitely love to see more of them in the future.

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Character Spotlight: Piranha Plant

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For this month, I decided to give some attention to a minor character who has finally gotten their chance in a spotlight in a popular game.

Character Spotlight: Piranha Plant | Video Games | Gaming | Video Game Characters | Nintendo | DoublexJump.com

Piranha Plant is a common enemy in the Mario franchise. Based off the Venus Flytraps in real, Piranha Plants are plants that will eat anything that comes near it, sometimes being able to spit fire.

This guy made his first appearance in Super Mario Bros. for the NES in 1985. Piranha Plants were traps laid by Bowser to slow Mario down from saving Princess Toadstool. Most often than not, they can been seen poking their heads in and out of pipes. However, in later games such as Super Mario 64, they’re planted in the ground unable to move. In Paper Mario, though, they’re able to move about the ground popping out like moles as they chase and attempt to catch Mario. As you can see, they’ve seemed to evolve over the years.

Piranha Plant has never been anything more than a common enemy in the Mario series. Petey Piranha is its own character, however, Piranha Plants in general have never gotten much of the spotlight. Common enemies such as Goombas, Boos, and Bom-ombs have also occurred in one way or another – Mario takes on these types of characters as partners in Paper Mario, King Bom-omb is a well known enemy as is King Boo.

Now Piranha Plant finally has a chance in the spotlight and can fight back as his own fighter in Super Smash Brothers Ultimate. When Nintendo first announced Piranha Plant as a player fighter, I was confused and had my doubts at first. The more I thought about it, though, the more I really liked the idea. Piranha Plant doesn’t get talked about much and he does have a lot of skills despite being stuck inside a pot.

Good job, Piranha Plant. You finally have been able to show people what you’re made of!

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Character Spotlight: Blue Thieves

Rachel Mii | DoubleJump.comHappy Tuesday!

I can’t believe January is already just about over. This month went by pretty fast and I had decided to do a character spotlight on these characters since the beginning of the month.

Character Spotlight: Blue Thieves | Spyro the Dragon | Spyro Reignited Trilogy | Video Games | Video Game Characters | Gaming | XBox One | Playstation | DoublexJump.com

The Blue Thieves are an enemy in the Spyro games. They first appeared in Spyro the Dragon (1998) and have most recently appeared in Spyro: The Reignited Trilogy (2018). These little guys are exactly what their name is. They wear blue robes that covers them from head to toe, not even revealing their face. It makes them look pretty creepy, but they’re voice counters that.

They’s also thieves (duh), stealing dragons eggs, gems, and other important items you need in the Spyro games. As Spyro, you chase them around certain areas of the levels and either ram into them or breathe fire on them to make them stop and drop whatever it is their holding.

I had forgotten about these characters until Kris started playing Spyro: The Reignited Trilogy. Their updated graphics are great and their voice is hilarious. Until Spyro starts chasing them, they taunt you by saying, “Nah-nah-nah-nah-nah!” and then laughing. I find this absolutely hysterical and I love these characters.

They don’t do much, they’re bad guys, and they’re in most levels for just a few minutes (or until you catch them). But hearing them make fun of you from afar and laughing makes me laugh and I could listen to it all day.

The Blue Thieves are such small characters, but they definitely deserve to be in the spotlight some. They certainly made things interesting and gave you one more challenge throughout the Spyro games – even if they were fairly easy to catch most of the time.

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Character Spotlight: Ghirahim

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It’s the end of the month, which means it’s time for another Character Spotlight. Since it’s Zelda Month, I chose a character from the series to talk about.

Character Spotlight: Ghirahim | The Legend of Zelda | Skyward Sword | Nintendo Wii | Video Games | Gaming | DoublexJump.com

Ghirahim first appears in The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword which came out for the Nintendo Wii back in 2011. Ghirahim is a demon and one of the antagonists in the game. He’s not very likeable, but I like him anyway. I think he has some funny lines and he’s completely full of himself, but not in an annoying way.

I absolutely love his character design as well. He’s sort of the opposite of Fi in a way, though she looks darker than him – which is interesting since the bad guys are usually “dark” while the good guys are usually “light.” Still, Ghirahim is dressed in white, wears makeup, and even has fancy hair. I’m not sure why, but I just enjoy his character design a whole lot. It feels completely new and unique.

Ghirahim is a character I would love to see in other games – whether it’s Zelda or something else like Smash. He would certainly be a fun character to play as and I’d love to see more of his personality come through. I think Ghirahim is one of my favorite villains in the Zelda series.

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Character Spotlight: Polterpup

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Happy Tuesday!

We’re already nearing the end of October and Halloween is so close. I thought it was only appropriate to talk about a ghost dog.

Character Spotlight: Polterpup | Video games | gaming | Luigi's Mansion | Nintendo | DoublexJump.com

Polterpup is an adorable dog from Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon. He’s a ghost so he somehow passed away, but that doesn’t damper his spirits (sorry, not sorry).

Dark Moon is the one and only game Polterpup has been in. So far, at least. I believe he’ll be making an appearance in Luigi’s Mansion 3 for the Nintendo 3DS! He aids Luigi as much as he hinders Luigi in Dark Moon. He’ll steal important items such as keys to the next area and Luigi needs to chase him down to get it back. It’s all a game to Polterpup, though. On the other hand, if Luigi finds golden dog bones throughout the levels, Polterpup will revive Luigi when he game overs.

I love Polterpup as a character because he contributes to plot in some ways and also is a revive mechanic for Luigi. Plus, he’s cute and who doesn’t want a ghost puppy around?

I’m looking forward to seeing what else Polterpup can get into! Honestly, I’d love to see him as an assist trophy in Super Smash Brothers Ultimate.

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Character Spotlight: Waluigi

Rachel Mii | DoubleJump.comHappy Tuesday!

It’s the last Tuesday of the month which means it’s time for another Character Spotlight! Today I’ll be talking about a Mario character who I’ve never really paid too much attention to.

Character Spotlight: Waluigi | Nintendo | Video Games | Gaming | DoublexJump.com

Waluigi first appeared in the Mario Tennis series for the Nintendo 64 and Game Boy Color way back in 2000/2001 respectively. He was created to serve as a bitter rival for Luigi since Mario had Wario as a rival. Wario and Walugi have sort of become the anti-super-Mario-bros, if you will.

I never really cared too much for the characters, to be honest. Kris and I used to play as Daisy and Yoshi in Mario Kart: Double Dash and Wario and Walugi, no matter what we did, they were always tailgating us and hassling us. So, we always had a vendetta against them.

I’ll admit though, Waluigi has grown on me a bit. I do feel bad that he hasn’t had his own game yet. He can’t even be an echo character to Wario in Super Smash Bros, at the very least.

However, Nintendo seems to always have something up their sleeve. Waluigi is so popular and people have been demanding he have his own game or more of a part in spin-offs for a long time. I’m sure – I hope – Nintendo will give him the spotlight soon enough.

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Character Spotlight: Therion

Rachel Mii | DoubleJump.comHappy Tuesday!

Get ready to listen to us talk about Octopath Traveler a lot because that’s currently our new favorite game.

Character Spotlight: Therion | Octopath Traveler | Nintendo | Nintendo Switch | DoublexJump.com

Therion is one of the 8 characters you can choose to play as in Octopath Traveler. He’s the thief character and has the special ability to pick-pocket certain people he meets on his journey and in the different villages.

Kris and I chose to play as him for our first play through of the game simply because he’s a thief and we really like his character design, despite liking all their designs. Therion’s personality makes us like him all the more. He’s cynical and snarky and has some great sarcastic comments. Like pretty much all of the characters, he’s got a tragic backstory that’s mysterious. He has a purpose that’s not clear right at the beginning.

He’s kind of a lone wolf, despite journeying with the other characters in the game, and it certainly works for his type of personality. Therion was done well when the developers designed him.

Therion, as of right now, is one of my favorite characters. Maybe it’s because I chose him as my first play through so he’ll always have that special spot, but he’s just a well rounded character with cool skills, an interesting personality, and a wonderful voice actor.

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