Sunday, July 28, 2013

Toughness in the face of hardship

One of my favorite video game characters ever was Janne from the old World Heroes series. Based on Joan of Arc, she was one of the first (if not the first) female fighting game characters to rock a sword and awesome armor, but that's not the only reason I like her...

Not the most inspiring picture at first glance, but look closely at her sword arm. Yup, she has one of the toughest looking downed poses ever in fighting game history - even with her health bar empty, she STILL holds up her blade in defiance! Toughness shows through best under adversity and Janne certainly displays it here, looking like she still wants to fight on despite her supposedly "knocked out" (more like just stunned by my estimation) status. What a beast!

 Janne © ADK


  1. Janne is awesome!

    Even after losing the battle, when she is forced to shave her head, she is still a proud warrior:

    I love her. :D

    1. She acts strong even when "knocked out" which is amazing. I would bet on her to rally and fight back if her opponent tried to continue attacking her... and woe to anyone who tried to take her sword away from her in her seemingly vulnerable state! XD