2016 MEN of MANLINESS - Round 4: Kiba vs. Rider
Kiba from Wolf's Rain vs. Rider/Iskander from Fate/Zero
Don't forget to post your vote below in case of ties!
"What's the point of living when it means throwing away your pride!"
A well said line by the White Wolf himself, Kiba.
It may seem like an odd choice, for me to defend a character that is, in truth, a wolf in a tournament about manliness, but he is an incredibly manly character. True to his morals, protective of his pack, a real warrior, Kiba is a good person despite being a canine.
He is incredibly brave, although he tends to act more on instinct then anything else and takes his role as leader very seriously. While he does act on instinct and is therefore a bit more reckless, this does not make him stupid in battle, and he manages to take on a few opponents that he wouldn't have been able to had it not been for his quick thinking. He does, in the beginning, have a deep rooted mistrust for people (for good reason), but eventually grows better as the series goes on.
He's not afraid to resort to violence when it comes to someone hurting a member of his family or himself. He is the first wolf we are introduced to and the wolf that is on a mission to discover paradise, the premise of our show. He is completely determined and confident that he will be able to do so, and he wants nothing more then to be able to provide a better life for wolves.
Overall, he is a character that, while he is more quiet in nature, never hesitates to protect and lead. Manly in a less in your face fashion, but manly none the less.
Not to mention, really, there's not much cooler then a wolf.
I realize I am likely fighting in a futile battle (I am pleasantly surprised Kiba has made it this far!) but my vote is still going to the White Wolf.
My vote goes to Rider.
Kiba. You are the protagonist of, what is possibly, my all time favorite anime. But, lets face it. The manliest character of Wolf's Rain is Hubb Lebowski. If he was in this round instead of you, this might have gone differently. But this vote goes to the King of Conquerors.
Kiba. Manliest Wolf
I would've voted for Rider anyways, but I'm extra salty that Kiba beat Nicolas by a single point.
So yeah. Rider takes it.
I stand by the King of Conquerors. A man truly worth of leading and claiming the powerful title that is King.
Voting for Rider
Kiba, you are going down for beating out Nicolas with random votes.
Rider/Iskander - Fate/Zero