"hey ammokkx what the fuck you just linked to the same RP as above why not talk about it there"
No, you don't understand, this is funny.
Well- I'm not gonna harp on it too much. As a bit of a foreword; I had a lot of drama with the player (and will never not mention she drove me more than a little up the wall at times) but in the end we did part on a somewhat optimistic note, so I hold no ill will towards them. I think they're not a completely unreasonable person.
That said, I fucking love Shinrei because he was the
meme of the roleplay.
We have this Seto Kaiba expy who's even more of an asshole for even less of a reason, an alleged pro duelist who does anything to protect his equally hilariously dysfunctional sister (who I could write another section about but won't) and acted like such a complete and utter smug snake.
Now why does that make this guy the
He never dueled. Not even once. In a Yu-Gi-Oh
But it gets better. Dueling is the only way to improve your deck, and if you didn't engage in it, you couldn't upgrade your cards. Everyone started on a pretty low-power note on purpose- this was the way to get people to interact and duel each-other (this collapsed in on itself once one guy snowballed out of control but that's for another day). Now, this complete and utter smug bastard, who thought himself so above and beyond the plebs, was ever so slowly falling behind the curve. His boasting became a joke among my players, and a guy had the evil idea of teaming up with the single most powerful player in the RP to utterly wipe the floor with Shinrei- and the madman accepts
. I panic and go "wait shit-" and desperately ask the player to let me control him for the duel, because I know the actual RPer behind Shinrei isn't that great at the game. I was still going to be screwed, though.
Then, by some act of god, this is the exact point where the drama reached its peak and the player left the RP. I saw my chance and fucking ran with it. I set up this entire thing with the players, make it look like Shinrei's finally going to take the first turn of the first duel he has in the RP...
...and then he gets a phone call from his company, grabs his sister, and vanishes forever from the RP. Having dueled not even once- a feat not even his sister managed.
Keep in mind- this guy was around for more than half the RP. He's a goddamn legend.
Now my love for him doesn't just stem from the complete and utter meme he wound up becoming. I wouldn't have accepted the character if I didn't see something in him- and I genuinely do still see potential. Being the cause of your own sister's suffering and carrying that guilt around, wanting to give her a chance to connect with people again while putting up a tough façade, is still a pretty compelling character to me. Even moreso when I actually had the cool idea of having the both of them return as villains- with better decks of course- down the line. Shinrei hosts a tournament, at the request of his sister, because she hated everyone at the Duel Tower so much she just wanted a petty chance for revenge.
Shinrei's great, and despite it looking like I absolutely tore into him in this section, know that I've long stopped thinking of the pain associated with these events. It's a fun story to tell, and you've only seen half of it here. It's genuinely one of my best tales, and I'm thankful I got to experience so much pain. That pain turned into plenty of laughter over time.