(I’m sorry, that is probably the most boring thread title ever.)
I thought this could be fun!
Let’s take a fictional character from a non IF work and put them in the world of a choice game where you can see them - or make them - fit in! I was originally planning on making this a “existing fictional characters you’d love to see as RO in a choice game” thread, but I don’t want to exclude aroace people or those who aren’t interested in ROs for other reasons, but feel free to mention whether you’d want to make them romanceable or not.
In order to prevent this from turning into a thread where everyone just simply lists fictional characters they like or find hot, please take a minute to describe who they are (because not everyone is familiar with everything, no matter how popular it is) and what role they would play!
Here’s my first pick:
This is Masao Kakihara, one of my favorite characters of all time. He’s originally from the manga series “Koroshiya Ichi” by Hideo Yamamoto, but most probably know him from Takashi Miike’s movie adaption “Ichi the Killer” where he’s played by Tadanobu Asano.
Kakihara is a Yakuza enforcer who takes over the Anjo gang when said boss Anjo disappears. But first and foremost he’s a sadomasochist (mostly masochist) who’s only looking so desperately for his missing boss, because he was the only one who could inflict the amount of pain on him he needed to… well, be happy. When the ultrasadistic, mysterious killer Ichi shows up and starts killing off the entire Anjo gang, Kakihara gets very excited to meet him.
Aaaand I’d place him in… the Fallen Hero series!
Here’s how it could work: Seeing how he’s a yakuza originally, it would make sense for him to work for Hollow Ground. The kind of underling who’s a bit hard to keep in check sometimes, because they get easily carried away when they “have fun”.
But I can also totally imagine him working for no one but his own pleasure. He’d still be a masochist, always looking for the next thrill, but most importantly he’d be a boost who’d be both blessed and cursed. Blessed, because he was gifted the ability to heal ultrafast to the point of near-invincibility. Cursed, because while this meant he’d never have to hold back again while trying to find the next most hurtful thing, it also meant whatever pain was inflicted on him never lasted longer than a second. (Yes, the details would have to be finetuned)
He’s the kind of guy who randomly shows up and starts shit with you, just to get you to fight (and hurt) him. And being also sadistic, he’s not above using others to get you to fulfil his wish. You could even put a “romantic” spin on it: You once beat him severely up when you didn’t know better (=how he swings), and now he can’t get you out of his head. So, a bit like his relationship with Anjo and Ichi in the movie.
RO? Yes, of course.