Once more, with feeling...

Why hello, unfortunate webtraveler, you've reached Aria: a fanlisting collective. Like most other fanlisting collectives, this is a glorified list of links, except mine has a funny picture of Keigo. Or at least it used to. It's pretty much a glorified list of links full-time, now. Uh...


T he Suikoden series of role-playing video games got its start in the early days of the Playstation platform, and the fifth game was released in 2006 for the Playstation 2. I love the games for their in-depth world, overlapping stories, and surprisingly deep characterization. Anyway, one of Suikoden's defining characteristics is its large playable cast-- 108 characters per game, give or take-- and so there are lots of characters to fanlist. And because it's less well-known without being lesser than stuff like Final Fantasy, I feel duty-bound to promote it every chance I get.

Alea Iacta Est

Subject: Suikoden II
Fandom: Suikoden
URL: http://leknaat.org/s2

A tale of intrigue, war, friendship, and my very own prince charming, Suikoden II is one of the best RPGs on the Playstation platform. It even has vampires! And Fliktor! Co-run with Alex.

Black and White

Subject: Nash Latkje
Fandom: Suikoden III
URL: http://valiantknife.org/nash

Undercover goodguy and Harmonian intelligence officer, Nash is the James Bond of the videogame world. Except Nash comes with a cute bird sidekick! Because he came from Japan like everything else.

Prince Charming!

Subject: Luca Blight
Fandom: Suikoden II
URL: http://leknaat.org/luca

No one can resist the charm of Luca Blight, the Highland Prince! He just cuts such a dashing figure in his armor. And his heart is as full of love as his face is with arrows. ♥ Co-run with Alex.


Subject: Chris Lightfellow
Fandom: Suikoden III
URL: http://valiantknife.org/chris

Chis is prretty much my favorite RPG main, unless Nash counts. The story of Zexen's silver maiden explores the concept of heroism in such a unique and moving manner, I can't help but love her.