I’ve been meaning to bring this topic up for a while. One day I posed this question to Jack Guo: “Are there any pink-haired anime girls that are useful?” He grew silent, and then later replied, “No, I don’t think there are bro.”
My first realization of this startling fact came when I was watching Gundam Seed. Lacus Clyne just seemed so…useless. All she did was sit there, look pretty, and preach about peace. I hated when there was a scene featuring Lacus because I knew that I was in for a 5 minute speech about some ridiculous ideology (well to be honest, the entire Seed franchise was one giant, pointless teenage angst drama).
Why the hell did she get her own seat aboard the Eternal? I really didn’t think much of it at the time, thinking that she was just a specific case. But as the years went on, I was exposed to moar and moar useless pink-haired anime chicks. Don’t get me wrong, I like some of these characters, but I feel they serve no real purpose other than eye-candy. I’ve compiled a list of a few pink-haired anime girls that come across as useless below. I only chose characters from shows I’ve actually watched. You should also take into account that this list is meant to be partially comical, so don’t flame too much.
1. Lacus Clyne, Gundam Seed
You’ve got ask yourself, does she really do anything?
Besides screaming for her beloved Sasuke, how exactly does she contribute to the plot of Naruto? All her fights are extremely boring.
Her death actually served moar purpose than her living. I have a little moar sympathy for Euphemia because while she is another peace-spouting, ideological idiot, she at least had a sound plan to bring about peace.
She’s the smartest character, yet half the time she’s standing around being timid.
Feldt is the operator of the Ptolemaios. She’s somewhat useful, but anyone can operate a ship. She becomes a total loser in the movie.
I love Rosario + Vampire but Moka is still a ditz. Her true form is badass though.
God another Rie Kugimiya character. Tsundere + useless = trouble. Tiffania was the best part of this show.
She’s the typical housewife character, and while it would be cool to have someone serve you, I would much rather have a girlfriend with moar personality.
Well what do you know? Another klutzy pink-haired anime girl. She’s super sweet, but incredibly airheaded.
She’s really powerful, but she’s a complete phony. She’s nothing but a fat cow in her true form. I have nothing against heavier girls, but don’t hide it. Be yourself. It’s the hiding part I despise. So while she’s not useless, she still makes it on the list.
Man I hate Lala. She’s so damn annoying. She may be a genius, but I would probably wind up dead with all the crazy stuff she gets everyone in to.
Ikaros gets points for being a kickass warrior. She loses points for serving a despicable pervert.
She’s the most annoying character in the series. Seto Sun trumps her in just about every way. Her father, the Terminator, is hilarious though.
In Jack Guo’s opinion, Princess Lover is one of the worst anime out there. I still love it, and I hope the VN is translated one day. Anyways, of the the 4 main heroines, Charlotte is the most useless. Sylvie is an excellent warrior, Seika is a premier fashion designer, and Yuu is the most tender. What does Charlotte have? The biggest breasts.
Seriously, every time I see her in the show, she’s riding on Kenpachi’s back.
I don’t hate Yui, but I think it would be fair to say I liked Masami better. Yui’s role in the show is mostly for comedic relief, and the fact she has a tragic childhood is moot since everyone in Angel Beats has had a tragic childhood.
People are going to hate me for saying this (and yes I’m saying this in seriousness, not in jest like some of these other characters), I hated Madoka, and I hated the show overall. Ok maybe not “hate” but I think it’s vastly overrated. Kinda like Code Geass. Madoka for 3/4 of the series is completely useless. She stands around wondering what to do, with Kyubey constantly nudging her to make a contract.
In case you missed my review, I didn’t like Saya. I can’t decide who’s moar useless: Rei or Saya. But I’m going with Saya here since she’s got pink hair.
This whole show was pointless; every episode put me to sleep just about. All the characters were pretty much useless, but Akari’s got pink hair, so she gets the title of “Most Useless.”
Here’s a character from a currently airing show. Inori by all accounts is pretty useless (if you read my Fall Impressions, I’m not keeping up with this show, been hearing things from friends). She’s kind of like Ikaros in that she’s “bound” to someone. I needed a flat 20, so she gets the nod.
However, not all pink-haired anime girls are useless. Here’s a small list of some characters who are quite useful.
Haruko is awesome. She kicks ass.
One of the best at “Air Trecks.”
One of the best XAT agents out there. She’s not to be messed with.
Her online ego, Nodocchi, is amazing. Professional mahjong players don’t stand a chance.
Rio has God-like luck. She’s full of winning.
Crazy yandere who is madly in love with you and will do anything to protect you? Definitely not useless.
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