Do you or do you not like Ethan winters? Personally he’s my favorite protagonist.

1 : Anonymous2021/11/05 03:37 ID: qn2f31
Do you or do you not like Ethan winters? Personally he's my favorite protagonist.
2 : Anonymous2021/11/05 03:53 ID: hjdimb7

I like him, he's not my favourite (Claire will always hold that spot) but I've always enjoyed Ethan.

Ik people ragged on him in RE7 for not having much depth as a character but I liked how he was a less serious protagonist and came off more annoyed and irritated at his surroundings rather than scared. And then RE8 came and he ascended to Chad status.

ID: hjeidia

I Have to agree. His reactions in RE7 were actually spot on. A bit scared or freaked out at first but then he got jaded to it all and became very annoyed and irritated he wasn’t getting anywhere at first. When Chris finally showed up to save them he even chastised them: “What the Hell took you guys so long…?!”

ID: hjfyvdk

I'm replaying RE7 right now. I just defeated the dad ( I forgot his name) in the basement fight for the dog head. When the dad gets the chainsaw he says "Groovy" and in a panicked respose, Ethan says "that is not groovy." I had to stop playing so I could laugh. He's just so non chalant with everything. I love it.

ID: hjglcdm

No matter how you slice it, that is better than a protagonist seeing a zombie for the 1000th time and going “OMG WHAT IS THAT?!?”

ID: hjfom51

I think his reactions were very realistic in that by having to choose a fight response (as opposed to flight), we probably would all respond similarly - pushing fear aside and using other emotions to cope with the situation.

ID: hjdjlgd

I also like Claire

ID: hjdvffi

Agree on the ascending. RE7 Ethan was meh. RE8 I liked him at the end of 8.

ID: hjfk1jz

You liked him dead?

ID: hjflmka

The factory is the best moment of him getting fed up, when he is sent all the way to B5 and thinks he will need to climb up, his: not again! Doesn't sound like he doubts getting all the way up there but having to do it all over again...

3 : Anonymous2021/11/05 04:38 ID: hjdn6zw

He's pretty good, but no near as iconic as the Redfields, Leon, or Jill. I feel like Ethan is supposed to be the players avatar more than his own tbh.

ID: hjdvjs6

well said, exactly why I don’t care for him as much as the others but the same reason I can understand why so many like him

4 : Anonymous2021/11/05 04:36 ID: hjdn0du

Love him. Refreshing to see a protagonist fight solely for personal reasons rather than duty or justice.

5 : Anonymous2021/11/05 04:14 ID: hjdkucq

He’s alright. Most of his interactions are him sounding spooked, swearing, or yelling. He feels 2 dimensional in that regard. Nothing special. I know he’s supposed to kind of be a blank slate to project ourselves on but that’s exactly how he felt for the most part until he has a daughter and then he’s mostly one liners mixed with “I want my family back” which is basically him in RE7 too except trade a baby for a moldy wife.

ID: hjehgec

trade a baby for a moldy wife

No I don't think I will.

6 : Anonymous2021/11/05 06:53 ID: hjdy40z

He's not that interesting for me to care about personally. Like I don't hate him but I can't say I like him either. His personalisation makes it so that it's really hard to care about him overall.

7 : Anonymous2021/11/05 06:45 ID: hjdxkua

I don’t like Ethan Winters. He’s coarse and rough and irritating and he gets everywhere

ID: hjewigp

Nothing like an unexpected Attack of the Clones reference in the morning to go with my coffee.

ID: hjfbs66

A surprise, to be sure, but a welcome one.

8 : Anonymous2021/11/05 06:57 ID: hjdyfgu

He's my favorite of any game. Bar none.

Look at my username. I'd be his wife or bitch yeppers. He's amazing and dedicated

ID: hjej6xo

What did I tell you about “yeppers”?

9 : Anonymous2021/11/05 05:02 ID: hjdph3x

I liked him better in 8 than 7, but that was because I didn't care for 7 that much. He is fine, I guess? I'm not really a fan of insert characters for the player. They come across as bland and I usually can never identify with the generic married dude looking for wife/kid.

ID: hjds157

I prefer him in 7. In 8, capcom couldn't decide between an everyman, and a full character, which turned me off a lot.

10 : Anonymous2021/11/05 07:06 ID: hjdz0gj

He's fine for me but I really love Leon, Jill and Claire. Even Chris is nice. Ethan is for me like a generic character not that memorable

11 : Anonymous2021/11/05 04:34 ID: hjdmrz2

I like him. I really enjoyed his character

12 : Anonymous2021/11/05 05:29 ID: hjdrr3g

Didn't like him in 7, started liking him in 8. He's okay.

13 : Anonymous2021/11/05 13:47 ID: hjexe9v

Before RE8 Ethan was pretty boring and a bad character now he’s aight he’s still the lowest on my ranking of RE protagonists

14 : Anonymous2021/11/05 05:52 ID: hjdtnsg

Am I the only one that thinks Ethan kind of sounds like a dumbass in Resi8? I thought he was fine in 7 but something about his lines feels odd in 8.

Chris also acts strange. The two of them meet numerous times in Resi8 and there's not really any reason for the two of them to not stop and talk about what's going on, and yet, they never do. Basically just so the writers can keep things mysterious.

ID: hjdy7v8

“ your out of your depth Ethan “

ID: hje36i6

Chris has always been not great at actually sharing info, but jn 8 he was outright terrible at it

15 : Anonymous2021/11/05 05:16 ID: hjdqnof

I’ve played through almost the entire series and I gotta say I love Ethan. He’s just an ordinary dude but he literally goes through hell twice in the name of family. If that’s not Moto, I don’t know what is.

16 : Anonymous2021/11/05 05:30 ID: hjdru41

I think it might partly be because he’s a first-person protagonist tbh.

You never see him, you don’t get that much of a dynamic between him and other characters. He’s more an agent for the player compared to other protagonists.

17 : Anonymous2021/11/05 03:55 ID: hjdiui0

Honestly I don't get all the love and hype about him. But that is just me wondering if it's people that only started the series with RE7 and not the original.

18 : Anonymous2021/11/05 04:46 ID: hjdnxlt

Don't really care about him. He's just a pair of hands to me.

19 : Anonymous2021/11/05 05:01 ID: hjdpcot

Protagonists as desserts at the buffet table:

Leon Kennedy - Tuxedo Mousse in a shot glass

Ada Wong - Rum Cake

Chris Redfield - Pistachio Candied Bacon

Claire Redfield - Red Velvet Cake

Jill Valentine - Freshly Baked Warm Chocolate Chip Cookie

Jake Wesker - Tres Leches Cake

Rebecca Chambers - Single serving fruit cocktail cup

Ethan Winters - Deep giant vat of vanilla pudding you have to serve yourself with a soup ladle, and you have to eat it for six years before you're allowed to have any of the other stuff again

ID: hjehj4k

How is Jill not an ice cream sandwich?

ID: hje3kca

Ethan is more like homemade fudge brownies, it's not elaborate or exciting, but they're warm and simple and comforting and made from the heart.

ID: hjdrxy2

Jill sounds delicious.

ID: hjehmiz

Why isn’t Jill a cookie dough sandwich?

20 : Anonymous2021/11/05 06:09 ID: hjduyzq

Nothing comes close to Jill for me, but I was like really young when I played resident evil 1 and that's what burns it into your mind as the greatest thing ever.

21 : Anonymous2021/11/05 08:17 ID: hje3tf3

Defiantly not my favourite. Jill sandwich.

22 : Anonymous2021/11/05 08:50 ID: hje5yd0

To be honest I don't like him at all.

Now to be fair, he is a great character and throughout the two games he's been through a LOT. Despite being a "normal" person (non trained, boulder punching, trained survival expert) he managed to get through two crazy inhuman situations. (trying not to spoil here)

That said I still don't like him and here's why:

Capcoms intention for a faceless protagonist was so the player can bond with Ethan more as if the player was Ethan himself. Yeah doesn't work with this one because...I'm a "simple human" and definately not identifying myself with Ethan especially after beating both games. To me, personally it feels forced and I can't connect with a faceless protagonist.

If the game was set in 3rd person or at LEAST we'd get to see his face from time to time I might have a better connection to him. I still wouldn't identify with him, but at least in my case, I would experience more empathy towards him instead of a "faceless doll".

Yeah my issue is the first person view, but mostly him "missing a face". Just doesn't work with me :/

23 : Anonymous2021/11/05 09:09 ID: hje76zv

He leaves me pretty much indifferent. I don't like particularly like or dislike him.

If we go for preferences, I hope to finally have Ada as the protagonist of her own game next.

24 : Anonymous2021/11/05 10:11 ID: hjebgjm

I don't like or dislike him as he's a nothing character. Compared to other RE protagonists though, he is near on at the bottom of the list.

25 : Anonymous2021/11/05 10:18 ID: hjebxd1

A nice distraction, that's about it. I hope the Winters family saga is finished (with the Village DLC) and the next RE features characters from 1, 2 or 3.

26 : Anonymous2021/11/05 10:21 ID: hjec7kg

I kinda dislike him tbh. Some of his lines are just terrible but not in the charming B movie way of old resi.

27 : Anonymous2021/11/05 11:56 ID: hjekc35

Not a fan, personally. The vibes were just not hitting it for me.

28 : Anonymous2021/11/05 13:58 ID: hjeytyr

Ethan in 7 was...meh. I liked his attitude in some scenes but overall he was super bland by design.

Ethan in Village is such an improvement, I love the guy. You can really how done with this bullshit he is and all he wants is his daughter back, nothing else matters. I mean, even if Miranda planed to destroy the world, Ethan would only give a shit because Rose lives in that world damnit!

29 : Anonymous2021/11/05 14:42 ID: hjf551f

Ethan is one of the laziest characters Capcom has ever made, he's a self insert character in 7, and his whole motive in Village had already been done by Barry in Revelations 2!

And it's extremely obvious just how much the story of 7 and Village are just ripped off from Silent Hill 2 and Silent Hill 1 respectively. He's just a bootleg Harry Mason and James Sunderland!

30 : Anonymous2021/11/05 05:21 ID: hjdr4qt


31 : Anonymous2021/11/05 04:29 ID: hjdmcqs

I don’t like him personally


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