random-character-appreciation

On the subject of Junko Enoshima... (Crowds random rant)

Junko: ”Hey… Isn’t this world of preexisting harmony boring?”

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I have to say that I find Junko Enoshima, the villainess of the Danganronpa series, to be a fascinating deconstruction of the ”chessmaster” (that is, a person who is able to think many steps ahead of everyone else).

To be honest, I used to find Junko to be a character that was kinda hard to get a grip on. I’m not sure if it’s because I hadn’t read the Danganronpa Zero novel or if my memory of the past two games is a bit hazy… But after the latest episode of Danganronpa 3 (Despair episode 6 or episde 12 all-in-all), we got a truly fascinating scene between Junko and Izuru Kamukura.

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Izuru: ”Junko Enoshima, you have super analytic abilities, which allow you to see many steps in advance. So why did you do this, knowing you couldn’t win?”

Junko: ”Oh, so you don’t know? You ought to have super analytic abilities yourself, though…”

*silence* 

Junko: *smile/smirk* ”See?”

 Junko: ”Despair is an unknown. Because of my super analyctic ability, I was thoroughly bored with this world. The ’hope’ everyone longs for is just preexisting harmony. But despair was the one thing that was different. The heart-racing excitement of messy despair has a taste like you’ve never known! Despair is the one thing that brings chaos to this world. Just like a single bullet setting off a world war, despair has the power to throw this world into chaos! Look at me now! I’m having so much fun! Even now, I’m filled with despair and excitement!”

Junko: ”Can you understand me?”

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Junko made it clear from the very beginning, in the first Danganronpa game, that she does things for her own amusement, or as she puts it: for “despair”. Now, if despair is something that she associates with the unknown and unpredictable… then her actions and obsession makes a lot more sense to me. She’s still a horrible person, don’t get me wrong… but as a character, she’s a fascinating deconstruction of what can go wrong when you can predict literally anything coming your way… and then get BORED out of your mind with that. It’s the same as with Izuru. They find the world to be mindbogglingly boring, and searches for something… ANYTHING… that can relieve that boredom. It doesn’t make what they’re doing right in any shape or form. Definitely not! But it does make them somewhat more understandable as characters.

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Patience Phillips (Halle Berry) Catwoman (2004)

The day I died was the day I started to live. In my old life, I longed for someone to see what was special in me. You did, and for that, you’ll always be in my heart. But what I really needed was for me to see it. And now I do. You’re a good man, Tom. But you live in a world that has no place for someone like me. You see, sometimes I’m good. Oh, I’m very good. But sometimes I’m bad. But only as bad as I wanna be. Freedom is power. To live a life untamed and unafraid is the gift that I’ve been given, and so my journey begins.

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Willa Monday (Maddie Hasson) The Finder (2012)
Leo: Are you pregnant Willa?

Willa: I’m a virgin Leo. So unless I’m carrying the Messiah, no.

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Kara Zor-El/Linda Lee/Supergirl (Helen Slater) Supergirl

Kara: [in response to Zaltar’s pessimism about escaping the Phantom Zone] You’re right. You’re absolutely right. There is enough doom and gloom in the air already. And, it is better to accept defeat than to take a chance and try like fools to redeem ourselves, and save our city and all those who we love there, plus all the people on earth that this wicked sorceress is going to make suffer, just because of us. Cheers. 

[raises nozzle in mock toast]

Zaltar: We could die trying.

Kara: We won’t. We won’t. Come on!

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Walter Sherman (Geoff Stults) The Finder (2012)


I'ma risk it.

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Kate Lockley (Elisabeth Röhm) Angel the Series (1999-2001)

He forgot how to be anything but a cop a long time ago. And maybe - maybe that’s-that’s why I became a cop, too. After Mom died, you stopped, you know. It was like you couldn’t stand the sight of me. Her face, her eyes looking up at you. But big girls don’t cry, right? You said, gone’s gone and there’s no use wallowing. Worms and dirt and nothing, forever. Not one word about a better place. You couldn’t even tell a scared little girl a beautiful lie.

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Jane Grant (Charisma Carpenter) See Jane Date (2003)

I somehow let myself be convinced that a woman is not normal unless she has a boyfriend. But you know what? I am normal . At least I am the same amount of normal I would be with a boyfriend. And it’s not about the boyfriend. I have a really good life. I have a life that’s full of more meaningful things than depleting  the world of the color ‘precious peach’! I’m not gonna let anyone make me feel less of my life because I don’t have a boyfriend.

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Isabel Zambada (Mercedes Masöhn) The Finder (2012)


My love life is the opposite of crazy-stupid. It’s sane-smart.

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Elektra Natchios (Jennifer Garner) Elektra (2005)

Abby Miller: You really kill people for a living?
Elektra: Yeah.
Abby Miller: Why?
Elektra: It’s what I’m good at.
Abby Miller: That’s messed up.
Elektra: Yeah.


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Selina Kyle (Michelle Pfeiffer) Batman Returns (1992)

Life’s a bitch, now so am I.

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Ann Rebecca Sewell (Charisma Carpenter) The Lying Game (2012-2013)

Yes I did, and I held you one in each arm, and you looked up at me, both of you with you’re big beautiful eyes and… You were so quiet, so full of live, and then I kissed you, each of you and um… Yeah, I gave you away…

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Tegan Walker (Charisma Carpenter) Gr33k (2007, 2008, 2009, 2011)

Tegan Walker: Casey, why do you think I took this job? It’s my way of staying a part of this world that I cared about. But I am not a sorority girl anymore.
Casey Cartwright: You are the mentor.
Tegan Walker: Yes. Which means I’m the bitch that everybody hates. But riding the girls makes them better sisters.