Top Ten Anthropomorphic Characters from Works of the 2010sThis list is about the characters themselves, not judging the quality of the work they originated from. The character doesn't need to have their first appearance in a 2010s work, it's enough if they are seen in a work released this decade, even if they made theur debut 60 years ago.
Anthropomorphic means human-like, but not necessarily in appearance. The characters can also be physically feral (meaning they are based on their real life counterpart and walk on two legs), but with human intelligence.
You may vote for a character for their visual design, emotional depth, background story, role in their respective work, or for whatever reason you like them.
Nick Wilde is the overall perfect hero, in a sense that he is not perfect.
He is a con artist, and so he knows the more criminal environment, but in fact he just does what society offers to him. He's good hearted, but broken hearted. He is big mouthed and appears to be always cheerful, cheeky and easy going, but deep inside, he's vulberable and wishes he could be more thsn what he is, but barely anyone has seen this side, which he hides from the world. Also, he's badass.
I totally agree with you Martin.
Yup, Nick Wilde all the way.
Asriel is a deeply hurt, broken and traumatized whose back story equals that of Mewtwo in the extended Japanese version of the first "Pokémon" movie in terms of depression induction value.
Asriel saw his only friend die, and when he was about to fulfill him his last wish he was lynched because he was blamed for having killed the person closest to him. Since then, desparation is what his every move is filled with. This is one of those characters who you could write a several pages long analysis of, although more people seem to be concerned with other aspects of the game. His lines of dialog, whether menacing, darkly humorous or straightforward heartbreaking, combined with his actions, geistures, and story, are among the most complex and authentically psychologic of any character of this decade. Furthermore, he's badass.
Rocket Raccoon has one scene in both movies where he breaks his character. He tries his best to be tough, sarcastic and even somewhat violent, but it's his way of shielding himself from the world that looks at him as a freak. He loves the other Guardians, and they are a family. But of course, they constantly poke fun at each other in rather cruel ways.
And, of course, he's badass.
Rocket is definitely a badass. GoTG is a really good movie with a bunch of likable characters just like Rocket.
Way better character than the boring overrated generic Nick Wilde
Now, even though regarding both "The Lion King" and "The Lion King 2: Simba's Pride" as two of the greatest animated movies of all time, and their soundtracks as two of my favorite albums of all time, "The Lion Guard" didn't immediately get through to me. It was okay, but more of a filler than a worthy follow up.
But Jasiri stood out positively. The only thing that ever bothered me about this great movie is the blatant generalization of the hyenas. In the context of a fully developed anthropomorphic hierarchy, that's racism. And it's just natural the hyenas followed Scar's lead, who promised them equal treatment. There are numerous hyenas in this universe. And they all have unique character traits, I assume. Jasiri shows this well - she's good natured and kind, and doesn't have prejudices against the lion. I just wish the show didn't depict her as being a black sheep. There should be more hyena characters, and the circumstances under which hyenas live in the kingdom should be ...more
"The Other Side" is a hidden object game by Purple Hill. I found no official release date (that company drops games like mad and most have little information), but the first mention of it I could find online is from 2014, so I guess it's from then.
Boris is a cat who is constantly assisting us throughout the game. He's not unlike the Cheshire Cat in "Alice: Madness Returns" in that regard, and also in their attitude. Although he is always helpful and only does good things, he's oddly twisted and has an unsettling sense of humor. That actually goes for much of the game: it's partly really cute, but then it borders on Tim Burton-ish nightmarish imagery such as a crazy doctor.
Like most games of its genre, "The Other Side" is rather short, and was one of several games in the box (there were 8 or 10 for the pricr of one or so), but this character stood out, and left an impression. Also, he's really badass.
Judy Hopps is your perfect 2010s movie heroine, next to Katniss Everdeen. She stands for strength in character, mind and idealism, and finally manages to overcome the boundaries society has for her - or at least she tries so hard that she inspires others who then overcome THEIR boundaries. She's also flawed. While her mind and heart tell her that being open is the right way (it is), her upbringing kind of revolts with that unconsciously. Her true honest beliefs are that racism is the enemy, but somehow inside she is careful around a fox, without wanting to do that. This is not her fault, and not hypocritical. It's just a resault of how stereotypes have bern cemented in our society for many years. Also, it's quite obvious that she is pretty badass.
Unfortunately, "The Secret Life of Pets" wasn't the great animation entertainment it was expected to be, therefore it lacked creativity and depth (especially in a year where a movie managed to create a fully developed and working anthromorphic society including social stands, city designs and perfectly balanced use of human intelligence and animal instincts [real life humans have kept many instincts as well, anthros do too] that also managed to craft thought out characters and deliver essential life philosophies). But it wasn't bad either. It was just another harmless animated filler movie with sweet and nice jokes for the entire family. But I somehow really liked Max as a protagonist. Of course, he's not a groundbreaking, psychologically complex character, but he was fun as one half of the typical buddy movie duo of heroes. And he also has a rare achievement: he's more interesting and memorable than the "funny" part of the duo. It's usually the other way around. This hilarious amount ...more
She's a revolting punk porcupine teenager who in the German dub is voiced by Silbermond lead singer Stefanie Kloß (unfortunately not in the singing scenes where the original Scarlett Johansson voice is heard - really, why hire a well known singer of nationwide fame and not have her sing, especially in a movie about singing!? What were they thinking!? *downs it with beer*). Need I say more? She's just badass. Really, her inclusion on this list is solely credited to her badassdom. She's not a fan of the mainstream and wants to write and perform her own material which she can identify with. That's a cool message, and it's great the movie didn't only include the regular pop stars. Although, I'd have gone a bit further, and let her perform in Hole or Bikini Kill style - although of course with family friendly lyrics.
He's a weasel. This alone is a fact that makes him cool. He's also a scene stealer. The chase scene was awesome, which is mostly credited to his slinky physical appearance that makes him very dynamic and hard to capture. Also, his attitude is really fun, and... badass. If there's a sequel to "Zootopia", let this guy have a bigger role.
He's the stereotypical testosterone drenched muscular boss in charge. And that makes him funny. Whether it is because he acts all over the top and appears like a massive, cheesy 80s action hero of a cop, or because he breaks out of this character (the "Gazelle app" scene). He's just funny, and badass.
The webcomic started off in 2008 and still goes on in 2018, although it's updated pretty infrequently. The story has grown from being a comical slice of life story to a much more intense, emotional Nolan-esque storyline about inner selves and diving into other people's dreams. At this point, we don't know what's truth or not, and who we can trust or not.
Campy appears safe, but others did too who later attacked. The thing is, he becomes more important to the "other" story (the comic has two plots: one that is pretty much coming of age, the other one is a scifi thriller - Campy was only present in the first one, now he's in the second one too, although he appears to be unaware of it), and we can't tell his role right now.
Aaaanyhow: I like how this character's sexuality is handled. He's boyfriends with a guy, and it's neither downplayed nor unrealistically depicted as the norm. Yes, some people wonder at first, which is realistic in a heteronormative world, but in the end, it's ...more