As I said in that entry, I somehow now have huge crushes on Charlotte AND Maria from Castlevania - to an extent that by now is almost on par with my crush on Mary O.! Even though I've never played a Castlevania game, and hence the only reason I know about them is because they're spirits in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate!
It's not the first time I've found female characters I only know about because of non-playable appearances in SSB attractive... but this is my first time having THIS big a crush on any of them!
Left: half of my thought processes over the past few weeks. Right: the other half.
I have three questions to ask because of this:
1) Have any of you ever had a huge crush on TWO characters from a fandom you're not even into (or weren't into at the time)? If so, please let me know so I can stop feeling so weird about it. :)
At this rate I'm thinking I definitely need to eventually actually start playing some of the Castlevania games just so I can justify having huge crushes on TWO Castlevania characters. So:
2) Does it make me a dork that THIS is at least 60% of the reason I'm now considering getting into Castlevania?
3) Are any of you Castlevania fans, or do any of you know someone who is? If so, I'd like suggestions on which game to try first... of course there's a part of me that's saying "Start with Portrait of Ruin because you already know that cutie Charlotte is in it!" and another part of me that's saying the same thing about Symphony of the Night because of Maria, but then on the other hand I'm like, "What if those turn out to be the most difficult ones or something?" The other main thing I'm considering is starting with the original NES Castlevania because it was pretty much the only one I knew about for a while and I've always on some level kind of wanted to try it.
Any recommendations on which one you think I'd like best/is the best one for new players to try first/etc.?