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Through Their Eyes: What Some Characters Are Thankful For This Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving. For those in America it means a time for turkey, friends, family, pumpkin pie, floats and football. But what about the characters we play in videogames or experience in our hours of anime? What are they thankful for? Well, some writers at LTN found a few of your favorites to ask and what we got was a dose of sincerity mixed with a dash of wry wit and a pinch of absurdity.

 

Mass Effect – Commander Shepard

 

Mass Effect
Commander Shepard

“People tease Garrus for his obsession with calibrations, but can you imagine the state the Normandy’s weapons would be if he wasn’t there constantly fine-tuning the Thanix cannon… or if we didn’t have a cannon or Garrus at all? We’d never stand a chance against the Reapers or make it through the Collector’s base without his hard work. … I should go.” – Lisa Eldred

 

Luigi’s Mansion 3 – Hellen Gravely

Luigi’s Mansion 3
Hellen Gravely (Owner of the Last Resort)

“I am so thankful for Luigi’s Poltergust G-00! With Luigi vacuuming up the messes around my hotel, I haven’t had to pay for cleaning services this whole month!” – Zach Carpenter

 

Banjo-Kazooie – Banjo and Kazooie

Banjo-Kazooie
Banjo and Kazooie

Banjo: “There’s just so much to be thankful for this year!” *Gu-huck* “But I gotta say, We’re so thankful to finally be in Super Smash Bros!”
Kazooie: *Psh* “Everyone should be thankful for US! We made Smash worth playing! I mean who the heck is Terry Bogard anyways?”
Banjo: “Kazooie!”
Kazooie: *Sigh* “Fine. I’m thankful for jiggies and jinjos or whatever.” – Jonathan Reedy

 

Final Fantasy XV – Prompto

Final Fantasy XV
Prompto

“I’m grateful for peaceful days, ya know? When nothing’s try’n to kill you and you don’t have to kill anything. You can kick back by the fire with your buds and watch the embers rise up into the starry night sky.” – Gwendolyn Leong

 

Assassin’s Creed 2 – Ezio Auditore

Assassin’s Creed 2
Ezio Auditore

“I am thankful for the wonderfully soft piles of hay that safely stop my death-defying leaps of faith. Without them, I would certainly be a broken assassin.” – Casey Flynt

 

Fortnite – Jonesy (Default Fortnite Skin)

Fortnite
Jonesy (Default Fortnite Skin)

“I am thankful for slurp fish. Fishing for them gives me time to rest and reflect during conflict. They have also shown me that sushi can save your life.”– Zach Carpenter

 

The Sims – Every Sim Character

The Sims
Every Sim Character

“I’m really thankful for pool ladders and doors. Gosh, could you imagine if they weren’t there? How would we ever get out of the pool or escape the windowless room that has no toilet or kitchen?” – Stephanie Skiles

 

Aviary Attorney – Jayjay Falcon

Aviary Attorney
Jayjay Falcon

“It must be said, I would be at a complete loss without Sparrowson. He helps keep my bird-brained self in some semblance of working order. I’m fortunate he’s always around to give me a hand.” – Madeline Turnipseed

 

My Hero Academia – Izuku Midoriya

My Hero Academia
Izuku Midoriya

“My power to help others. Whether it’s helping my mom around the house or saving civilians, I’m so glad I can lend a hand. Also, I’m so thankful that my #1 hero All Might gave me his quirk. I mean… he’s teaching me about quirks! He’s just my teacher, not that it’s related to my power at all. Ahahaha… heh “ – Gwendolyn Leong

 

Red Dead Redemption 2 – Arthur Morgan

Red Dead Redemption 2
Arthur Morgan

“I’m thankful for Dutch and the others. It’s hard enough living this life without some kind of family to suffer through it all with you. I’m not sure where I would be if I were on my own.” – Tieranie Albright

 

Any Zelda Game – Random Hyrule Citizen

Any Zelda Game
Random Hyrule Citizen

“I am so thankful for all of my clay pots. They take so long to make but they are incredibly useful for storing my prized possessions – especially my hard-earned rupees. And now that they are all organized neatly in my home I can rest knowing my rupees are safe.” – Jake Corn

 

Chrono Trigger – Frog

Chrono Trigger
Frog

“Finally, the time hath come to gather in thanks once more. With mine blade in hand, and friends in the other, we shall enjoy this celebration in Castle Guardia together!” – Michael Morejon

 

Skyrim – Dovahkiin/Dragonborn

Skyrim
Dovahkiin/Dragonborn

“I’m thankful that I can carry three longbows, a warhammer, eight swords, five shields, two full sets of armor, a library’s worth of books, and still have plenty of space for the seventy-eight wheels of cheese I plan to eat for Thanksgiving dinner. Sweetrolls are nice, too.” – David Jamison

 

Portal – Clueless Cake Delivery Guy

Portal
Clueless Cake Delivery Guy

“I’m thankful for my job baking cakes! In a world full of lies and deceit, they’re the one thing that is truthful and pure. This black forest one I’m baking now is scheduled to be delivered to an Apa… Aperture Science? In the care of Glad-GLaDOS. What a strange name!” – Stephanie Skiles

 

GRIS – Gris

GRIS
Gris

“I’m thankful for the lush beauty of the world around me. Even when life gets hard and I lose the things I value most, there’s still something to be thankful for.” – David Jamison

 

Kingdom Hearts – Axel/Lea

Kingdom Hearts
Axel/Lea

“Hey it’s that time again where everyone is thankful! One thing I’m grateful for is sea salt ice cream, and finally being a keyblade master. Oh, and now that you know my real name, got it memorized?” – Michael Morejon

 

Batman: Arkham Knight – Batman

Batman: Arkham Knight
Batman

“I’m thankful for an unlimited number of batarangs. No matter what the situation, if I need a batarang, I always have at least three on hand. Always! – Drew Hood

 

Classic Tomb Raider – Lara Croft

Classic Tomb Raider
Lara Croft

“Health backpacks. I don’t know who keeps leaving these or why I sometimes find them inside caves that lead to ancient, demonic civilizations who want to kill me-but they’ve really saved me from having to learn herbalism. And who has time for that when there’s another tomb to deface?” – Stephanie Skiles





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