I would guess they'd find Gus and Wally a homophobic stereotype. Or act like Posey and their activist female neighbor (can't recall her name) are offensive liberal caricatures, or they'd say the show was fat shaming Toby ect... Never underestimate an SJWs ability to be offended over anything.lol what? What about it would have been a problem?
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Commissar Yarrick from Warhammer 40k is by far, the baddest dude on the planet of Armageddon and debately immortal thanks to killing so many orks that they worship him as their god of death. He heard orkish rumours that he could kill someone just by looking at him and his first response was to replace one of his eyes with a laser eye to do just that, while it doesn't inflict fatal damage on a human it stone cold kills an ork because the ork believes without a shred of doubt that it will. The man is old even by 40k standards and shows no sign of slowing down, having outlived countless Space Marines and he even has his own personal Baneblade class Super Heavy Tank called the Fortress of Arrogance.
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The man was in a sexual relationship with an older officer during his younger years who was killed by ork pirates. This is brought up exactly once and no attention is drawn towards it.
Poor Sasha is seen as problematic now, because it was written evil. I still love it as a character though.Achilles from The Iliad was in a relationship with Patroclus and was still a badass.
Also, in a weird way Sasha Vykos from Vampire: The Masquerade was both an excellent and creepy villain and a prediction of the insane Millennial Tumblr troon/genderspecial type...
In the lore of the game, Vykos was originally a Slavic knight named Myca Vykos and was a man. He was embraced by the Tzimisce, a clan of sadomasochistic and inhumane Slavic vampires (think Dracula mixed with Hellraiser or Necroscope) with the ability to warp flesh and bone to their whims and used that ability to make himself into a woman, Sasha Vykos.
Vykos became a high-ranking member of the Sabbat (an ultra-violent terrorist sect of vampires who reject their former humanity) and was known for their sadism and utter amorality.
Eventually, Vykos went from a woman to a genderless freak and one of the more memorable villains in the metaplot of the game.
Oddly enough, one of the earliest examples of a "non-binary" character in recent pop culture was also an amoral sadistic creep belonging to a cult of angry hive-minded fanatics, which is weirdly fitting when you consider things like Tumblr and the Rat King lolcows.
I don't get why people think Utena is good and I especially don't get how anyone can say any character in that show was well written.Lots of characters have already been mentioned ... But I'll mention these two couples:
Sailor Uranus and Sailor Neptune are THE fan favorite couple of Sailor Moon ... And that's because they're among the best characters of the entire series. They have personalities, character arcs, and motives outside of their relationship that can be used to describe them. Sailor Moon is celebrating its 25th anniversary, and these two characters are still better written characters than the majority of the gay characters you see appearing in media today. I had to mention them because they were probably the first gay couple I had ever seen in media as a kid?
Utena Tenjou and Anthy Himemiya are incredible characters. Granted, most of the characters in Revolutionary Girl Utena are pretty damn gay, but the two main characters are the standouts. Both characters are incredibly complex, I would say. I really can't say too much without spoiling the entire series, so I'll just leave it at that.
And while I do love the Utena movie for its mind trippy-ness, Utena and Anthy aren't much more than "We're leeeeessssssbiiiiiiaaaaaannnnns," if you ask me. The tv series is where it's at.
I think Tales is at pretty much the optimal level of popularity. If it got as popular as Final Fantasy, Bandai-Namco might start nickel-and-dimeing fans for all its worth with microtransactions*, "games as a service" subscriptions (where you lose access to content you paid for once you stop paying), and, of course, remakes of games that were originally one game now split into three parts, each sold at full price.I wish Tales got even half as much attention as Final Fantasy. Even the parts of Tales that don't hold up are stronger than most of Square's efforts.