We have had ten episodes that are all approximately 20 minutes each, giving us nearly three and a half hours of time to develop characters. In this amount of time other productions gave us such things as:
- Noriko Takaya developed from a sack of useless tears and cries of SUMISSU to someone willing to give her all in everything she did in life, regardless of how much pain it may cause.
- Simon went from a sack of useless tears and cries of ANIKI to an even larger sack of uselessDaisa tears and cries of ANIKI. Then actually used his head for a bit 20 minutes later.
- Naota went from a sack of useless and boredom to a well-adjusted kid who was no longer Enokido's mouthpiece for declaring HEY DUDES I GOT LAID.
- Shirotsugh developed from a sack of useless to a man who made things happen and accomplished something nobody had ever considered remotely possible.
- Shinji had developed from a sack of useless tears and cries of I MUSN'T RUN AWAY to a lad who was finally learning just how important communication with others is and how to enjoy life. A week or so in-universe later and he was a catatonic wreck who threw away all he'd just learned again.
Is that enough pretentious for you? Because I'm not going to talk about Gainax productions ever again after this thread, so fire away if you want to talk about that company of kids who never actually listen to the shows they recycle and grow up
. Otherwise, let's use some other examples, from both animated works and other film:
- Chirico Cuvie had been hiding in Uoodoo for about a week by this point, and had started to witness that despite all the horrors of the war still around him, it was still possible to find ways of enjoying life.
- Daisaku had begun to face the reality of how harsh life can be, and was starting to hold to the belief that happiness can indeed be achieved without sacrifice.
- Domon's impulsive rage and atrocious communicative skills were really showing just how self-destructive they can be when you don't take time to slow down and think things through. A few episodes later, the results were disastrous.
- Shotaro (2004) had been traumatised and stood strong through it about ten times because that remake of Tetsujin is some harsh stuff.
- Roger Smith was starting to get some pretty serious identity issues from his line of work. Dorothy was starting to let on that perhaps she's not as emotionless as she claims.
- Akito had developed from a sack of useless tears and cries of I'M A COOK to a really bland protagonist who we just hope won't turn all angsty in a sequel movie. Yurika had grown and demonstrated some pretty serious backbone and demonstrated a good understanding of how harsh command can be with the whole Mars trip.
- Everyone on board the Soyakaze
had started to ease up a bit, but certainly not enough. After all, Tylor can be pretty damn annoying to deal with as captain. I think he'd blown up around two fleets by this point though.
- Frieze had gone from smugly declaring "five minutes left" to looking a bit surprised at Goku's transformation into a super saiyan. Further surprise and the first punch will take another 5 episodes.
- Bruce Wayne had had almost everything taken away from him, yet he still showed how strong his belief in what's right and what's necessary to clean up the mess that is Gotham no matter what Heath Ledger may throw.
- Tommy Lee Jones went from a kindly, slightly cowardly but ostensibly good man to an all-out coward too scared to do the right thing. Goddamn it Chigurgh.
- Charles Foster Kane had gone from a ruthless illegitim to a depressed, lonely wretch filled with nothing but regret towards the successful life he had lived.
- Ebenezer Scrooge realised that not only did he know fear, but that he could actually love again.
- Ebenezer Blackadder realised that not only did he lack guile, but that he could actually punch Baldric over and over and it was mighty satisfying.
- Ripley went from just another worker to an iron-willed survivalist.
- Ripley went from an iron-willed survivalist to one who must save the children no matter the cost.
- Ripley went from an iron-willed survivalist who must save the children no matter the cost to a depressed, suicidal woman.
- Ripley went from an amnesiac clone to an iron-willed kamikaze. Also the protagonist of a film we will never talk about again.
- The Serpent developed from a spiteful wretch who wished only ill on others to a terrified being that will never again cause pain, thanks to the knowledge it acquired about the 20th Century. In less than 7 minutes.
- Shiro Amada went from a competent if racist soldier to a lovesick boy pining for his zeonic Juliet.
Madoka started the show as a timid but nice girl who doesn't know what to do. She then progressed to a timid but nice girl who doesn't know what to do. She's currently a timid but nice girl who doesn't know what to do.
As for Homura, in episode 1 she was a stoic with a chip on her shoulder and an obsession with Madoka. She's now a stoic with a chip on her shoulder and an obsession with Madoka who has backstory.
As for Kyuubey, he's not really evil. He's an alien energy contractor with no understanding of human thoughts and emotions. He's a neutral entity who believes that sacrificing one to save a million is an acceptable outcome. Earlier he was just an emotionless animal buddy. It's been pretty obvious from episode 1 that he has no emotions, since he's always maintained the same facial expressions and tone of voice, bar the times he wants to try and get a quick sell in a dangerous moment. He hasn't developed. He's just had exposition.
zu lange nicht gelesen Damn, I hate activities.
Although I don’t know about the directions at 4:51.
It’s commonly known when you look north in Japan East is to your left. Please don’t try to correct that sentence. It lasts only for a second but I wouldn’t expect a mistake like that.