You’re Never Alone in Being AloneFebruary 14, 2012
Warning! Spoilers for Battle Athletes Victory, Excel Saga, Turn A Gundam, Legend of the Galactic Heroes, and Hayate the Combat Butler.
Valentine’s Day is a day for lovers but this post is for all the single people who feel a bit left out. The media often tells you that if you are not in relationship than you are a failure. But for everyone who is alone today here are some characters who feel your pain. These are all good characters that for one reason or anther can’t be with the one they love. None of them are bad people so there are not horrible villains from predestined love triangles. They are all just victims of the whims of fate. I just hope the 5 characters help you remember that there are people out there fictional and non-fictional just like you.
Sometimes the person you love just does not have the same tastes as you. Kris Christopher is a lesbian who unfortunately is in love with the heterosexual Akari Kanzaki. While her feelings may be honest and pure they cannot come to their desired fruition with her friend and comrade. Kris is even willing to defy her rock solid religious beliefs to express her love with her final race near with Akari the end of the series. In the end while Akari cannot reciprocate the way Kris would like they do form an unbreakable friendship.
To make sure this list is not totally depressing I decided to add Excel. Excel works for the megalomaniac Il Palazzo who is bent on taking over the world. While Excel’s is his loyal henchman more out of love than anything else her boss is unaware of her feelings. Maybe the manga ends different but the anime stick to the status quo wherein Excel gives her all for a man who is barely aware she exists.
There is a long-standing love triangle throughout Turn A Gundam. Loran is devoted to Dianna and Sochie loves Loran. But in the end despite growing so close to Sochie he remains loyal to the Queen of the Moonrace and so the younger Heim sister is left alone. We see her beginning to move on in the epilogue but she is one of the few characters who survives the series to get a bittersweet ending.
Not all these couples don’t come together because of unrequited feelings. Annerose and Kircheis would have come together had it not been for one of this pair dying while preventing an assassination attempt. She met when Kircheis was young and was all attracted to the man who supported her brother. It seemed that once Reinhard had toppled the corrupt Empire that Annerose and Kircheis could be together at last. But just as everything was coming together tragedy tore them apart. Truly an event that would have long-lasting effects for everyone involved. In many ways Annerose never seems to full move on from that day.
Search your feelings. You know it to be true.