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terrafying:

Okay, but what I really like about Tales of Xillia is: Milla is admired by a lot of people. The whole party, Gaius, Ivar, etc. And not because she’s (physically) strong or beautiful; though she is both those things, she was fashioned to be strong and beautiful. (at least, her body was.)

But she’s admired for her conviction, her determination, her sense of duty and her iron will and resolve. Everyone from a lonely little girl, to a young medical prodigy, to a man forty years her senior who is a war veteran and a master tactician: they all look up to her and respect her deeply. For her inner strength, not her outer strength. And I think that’s awesome.

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Speaking to this, the way Ivar was written/utilized is very interesting to me. I’ve seen his character archetype before (the overly energetic and fawning male friend with covert romantic inclinations), but he’s skewed juuuuuust enough that his behavior, at least initially, comes off as uncomfortable.

Tales of Xillia reminds you that there’s a world of difference between admiring a woman for her actions/respecting her decisions, and micromanaging this woman’s entire life/basing all your actions around maximizing the attention you might receive from said woman. 

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terrafying:

Okay, but what I really like about Tales of Xillia is: Milla is admired by a lot of people. The whole party, Gaius, Ivar, etc. And not because she’s (physically) strong or beautiful; though she is both those things, she was fashioned to be strong and beautiful. (at least, her body was.)

But she’s admired for her conviction, her determination, her sense of duty and her iron will and resolve. Everyone from a lonely little girl, to a young medical prodigy, to a man forty years her senior who is a war veteran and a master tactician: they all look up to her and respect her deeply. For her inner strength, not her outer strength. And I think that’s awesome.

Preach

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draqua:

Seriously though, Milla Maxwell from Tales of Xillia is fast becoming one of my favorite female video-game protagonists ever.

She’s so cool, powerful while still being relatable, and reacts reasonably to everything. She’s kind, fun, and friendly even with her poorly developed social skills. The plot is heavily focused around the decisions she makes, and as a character she sets goals and follows through with them. She starts out with logical character flaws, given her upbringing, which she acknowledges and works on as they’re brought up. Not to mention the fact that her hair is so big!

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 #But Milla’s just such a great and awesome and well-written character #And seeing her get hate that she probably wouldn’t get if she was a male character pisses me off #Because seriously she’s great

Word.

I’m just sad to hear Milla’s gotten hate written about her… But I guess at this point in time, what do I expect?

Sigh

Oh well, at least we can bask in her majesty.

(via timbeon)

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Seriously though, Milla Maxwell from Tales of Xillia is fast becoming one of my favorite female video-game protagonists ever.

She’s so cool, powerful while still being relatable, and reacts reasonably to everything. She’s kind, fun, and friendly even with her poorly developed social skills. The plot is heavily focused around the decisions she makes, and as a character she sets goals and follows through with them. She starts out with logical character flaws, given her upbringing, which she acknowledges and works on as they’re brought up. Not to mention the fact that her hair is so big!

Everything is wonderful!

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