- Mon Oct 13, 2014 8:38 pm
There's plenty which can have dual
parallels easily drawn between them. Makoto and Tenchi, Shayla and Ryoko (same with Ifurita and Ryoko, to a degree) are the most obvious. Nanami being a hybrid of Ayeka's quick-temperedness and Kiyone's career-driven aspirations (hadn't thought about Sasami in there - though she's lacking in representation so we'll give it to her) is an interesting combo. One can also easily draw the similarities between Afura and Kiyone, including their penchant for headbands.
Miz is pretty much pureblood Ayeka. From her obsession with having an authoritative tone, her vanity in regards to her looks and age, right down to her ability to jump from damsel in distress straight to kicking the person's ass who dare threatens her man.
Ifurita's OVA form is very easily a zombified Ryoko in terms of connections, but her The Wanderers
persona is almost exactly that of Mihoshi's. She causes destruction in her wake. On accident mostly, even if her orders from Jinnai are to do exactly that. She can barely remember what she did moments ago and has to keep a notebook with the lessons that Jinnai taught her on her person at all times. Only, it seems she writes down the wrong
parts of the lesson in class.
Rune Venus is pretty equal to Tsunami in the OVA, being a very caring and worried motherly figure who overwatches the entire drama unfold. No goddess magic though.
Londs & Dr. Schtalubaugh can be seen as counterparts to Azaka and Kamidake. Knowledgeable guardians of the royal palace, with about as stiff a sense of humor as a plank of wood.
The ones that are less obvious are pretty entertaining to try and match up. Fujisawa doesn't have a direct connection to any one character in the Tenchiverse. When I look at him, I see a bit of Washu's goofiness (in the nerdy way she does), Ryoko's 'hit first, ask later' attitude when in a dangerous situation, as well as some of Ayeka's skill for diplomacy whenever he's acting as an official representative for his students... assuming he hasn't had a drink. Alielle, well, I don't have a clue. She's physically the closest to Sasami but in personality she's pretty much the furthest from.