[Off-topic]Ranking the Characters of the Legend of Galactic Heroes
August 7, 2010
I think this post will prove too nerdy for some but o well, more LoGH can never hurt. When I first finished watching Legend of the Galactic Heroes long time ago, I just had to find my old copy of Koei’s Romance of the Three Kingdoms 5 strategy game and play it. The game is classic (in east anyway, sadly no english patch is available) but I had this incredible urge to edit my elite team of generals and advisers from LoGH and rule the galax…I mean three kingdoms. In this game, you as a ruler gives position to your staffs that best suits their stats, so that they can peform to their best when they battle/do politics. For example, below picture is the stats of Zhang Fei from RoTK.
This proved awesome because I always wanted to assign numerical values to various attributes of LoGH characters and sort of rank them. So someone like Schenkopp would have high strength and intelligence would mostly be determined by military strategies and tactics. Politics would be administrative skills, and things like hazards prevention (Reuntal), improving traffic/pollution/economics (things that make Phezzan the ‘best’ city), etc. Of course I’m generalising these attributes but that is the nature of this game. Charm would be your charisma and ability to bring people over to your side and make them loyal (obviously Reinhard). So below is a list of characters I made before (yep no english patch means…no english).
The names are in Korean but you might still be able to guess who they are judging by their stats, although it’d be pretty damn incredible if you can get them all correct. I’ll give out the names later.