View Full Version : Character Most Associated With Their Genre

04-10-2014, 04:12 PM
What protagonist and antagonist do you most associate with specific genres of fiction?

For instance Superhero fiction
Protagonist - Superman (the obvious choice)
Antagonist - Doctor Doom (I imagine that one is somewhat controversial)

04-10-2014, 04:46 PM
80's manga: Goku
Generic shounen: natsu
Kung fu manga: kenshiro

04-10-2014, 07:37 PM
Pirates- Luffy
Ninja- Naruto

04-10-2014, 08:30 PM
cheerleader - Orihime

04-10-2014, 08:58 PM
shit-naruto and ichigo
samurai-Vagabond's Musashi and LW&C's Ogami Itto
troll-Gintoki Sakata
psychological- Light Yagami and Usogui's Bak Madarame

04-10-2014, 09:42 PM
Classic Shonen - Goku.
Current Mainstream Shonen - Naruto/Luffy.

Plain evil villain = Lord Frieza.

04-11-2014, 10:54 AM
Kung fu manhua: Wind and Cloud

The Shogun of Shoguns
04-11-2014, 11:26 AM
Good guy Shonen - Goku
Bad guy Shonen - Freeza/Cell

05-06-2014, 11:29 AM
Insanity - Joker
Anti-hero - Vegeta
Cute animal - Pikachu

05-11-2014, 06:26 PM
Psychological: Light/L
Death Note is the most popular psychological manga, and other psych. mangas that are also popular don't have iconic or super popular characters. ie. Monster
Samurai:Ruruni Kenshin and Miyamoto Musashi to a lesser extent
I haven't read many samurai mangas, but from what I know Ruruni Kenshin and Vagabond are the most popular.
Early Shounen: Goku, and the YYH cast to a lesser extent
Goku really steals the spotlight, but there were a ton of very good early shounen manga that got a piece of the pie. The most notable manga outside of DB is YYH.
Modern Shounen: Naruto/Luffy
Naruto is more popular in the west, but I think that Luffy is more popular internationally.