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Post by Synasta on Mon 27 Sep 2010 - 11:55

Hello everybody. I found this site while looking for more GsG related stuff to read after getting hooked on the manga (read all chapters on mangafox in 2 days Very Happy)

Have been lurking around here, but haven't seen an answer to my question yet thus: With some of the problems faced by the agency in using guy handlers to partner up with the girls, why haven't we seen a woman handler? The conditioning would still bind the cyborgs to them through loyalty, but the complications that would occur if it eventually translates into love would not crop up such as with Elsa. It wouldn't be fairly hard to get a woman with the expertise needed to train the girls.

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Post by Nachtsider on Mon 27 Sep 2010 - 12:10

There's no hard and fast rule that says only men can become handlers. In fact, I like to think Pris and Olga might become handlers in their own right someday. Welcome aboard!

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Post by Synasta on Mon 27 Sep 2010 - 12:22

Heh that would be good, i would like to see Priscilla as a handler. Might be that she overwhelms her cyborg with affection, would like to see the handler-cyborg relationship reversed for once Razz

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Post by Alfisti on Mon 27 Sep 2010 - 12:24

First up, welcome to the fold.

I think, at least in terms of canon, sticking to male handlers fits the themes that GSG explores better. As you said, the fact that problems crop up in terms of attachment and so on between a female cyborg and male handler is part of the way the characters develop and how they deal with the situation they're in. It shapes how they react, how they respond, how they view the world and interact with it. I tend to view GSG as a character study as much as anything else, so am willing to make concessions to what would be logical and easy if it means a more interesting read.

That said, there's more than a few female handlers kicking around in fan-fiction Very Happy

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Post by Synasta on Mon 27 Sep 2010 - 12:32

That's true.. though it's really sad that the growth of their character development is limited by their memory loss and their short and now ending lifespan. I can't really imagine how GsG would be without the 1st generation girls.

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Post by Kiskaloo on Mon 27 Sep 2010 - 12:41

Alfisti wrote:That said, there's more than a few female handlers kicking around in fan-fiction Very Happy

Including Priscilla. Wink

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Post by Jacen Starslayer on Mon 27 Sep 2010 - 12:42

Lol. Funny you should say that Nacht. As I'm using Priscilla as my OC's handler...due primarily to me being too lazy to create an actual handler.

Oh and greetings, Synasta. Welcome to the forum.

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Post by Professor Voodoo on Mon 27 Sep 2010 - 14:20

Greetings & salutations Synasta!

Hang around here long enough and you'll see every "rule" of canon turned on its head, so if you wish to create a woman handler...cool, have at it.

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Post by Plaxy on Mon 27 Sep 2010 - 14:31

Welcome!!!

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Post by hydra282 on Mon 27 Sep 2010 - 15:28

Sup, boyo.
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Post by ACH on Mon 27 Sep 2010 - 17:18

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Post by Nachtsider on Mon 27 Sep 2010 - 18:58

Alfisti wrote:I think, at least in terms of canon, sticking to male handlers fits the themes that GSG explores better. As you said, the fact that problems crop up in terms of attachment and so on between a female cyborg and male handler is part of the way the characters develop and how they deal with the situation they're in. It shapes how they react, how they respond, how they view the world and interact with it. I tend to view GSG as a character study as much as anything else, so am willing to make concessions to what would be logical and easy if it means a more interesting read.
The whole attachment thing can get stale, though.

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Post by rusty-spring on Mon 27 Sep 2010 - 19:39

Howdy, welcome to the forum. Smile

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Post by Guest on Mon 27 Sep 2010 - 20:21

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Post by maverick375 on Mon 27 Sep 2010 - 21:53

WELCOME!!!

If you look in the frames in volume nine where the handlers are all attending the meeting to be told about Angelica, there IS a woman there, standing against the back wall amidst the other (possibly) Gen-Two handlers next to Sandro. Specifically Pg 97:3

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Post by Alfisti on Mon 27 Sep 2010 - 22:15

Nachtsider wrote:
Alfisti wrote:I think, at least in terms of canon, sticking to male handlers fits the themes that GSG explores better. As you said, the fact that problems crop up in terms of attachment and so on between a female cyborg and male handler is part of the way the characters develop and how they deal with the situation they're in. It shapes how they react, how they respond, how they view the world and interact with it. I tend to view GSG as a character study as much as anything else, so am willing to make concessions to what would be logical and easy if it means a more interesting read.
The whole attachment thing can get stale, though.
Which is why I'm perfectly happy to encounter female handlers in fanfiction and, for that matter, if Yu decides to introduce one I won't argue.

However, one think I'm finding regards drawing comics is that there's only so much ground you can cover, significantly less than with written prose I imagine. With respect to that if you're aiming to investigate and explore a particular theme it makes sense to find a particular focus rather than introducing new, potentially disparate elements. It can be done, but you're setting yourself a challenge. More to the fact, there's a risk there of trying to cover too much ground and spread the work too thin.

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Post by Triela on Mon 4 Oct 2010 - 11:06

Welcome to the Gunslinger Girl boards!! Hope you like it here!! ^_^

Who is your favorite cyborg? :3 Run Triela! Run!

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Post by Synasta on Mon 4 Oct 2010 - 12:06

Thanks for all the welcomes, and my favourite character is Rico. I just love her carefree attitude, it's just too bad she doesn't get alot of screen time.

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Post by Five_X on Mon 4 Oct 2010 - 18:54

Hooray! Another Rico fan! This is a good day.



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