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What personal pronoun does your character use?
Atashi - Informal, feminine, but less feminine than other pronouns, making it perfect for tomboys. Casual, good for characters confident about themselves and secure in their femininity. 29%  29%  [ 6 ]
Boku - Informal, masculine, and casual. The masculine connotation means that particularly tomboyish individuals might use it. Seen as somewhat childish, and is often used by young boys. 14%  14%  [ 3 ]
Jibun - Normally a reflexive pronoun, Jibun can be used as a personal pronoun to indicate a particularly indifferent, impersonal, or detached individual. Often used by military-types to indicate professionalism. 10%  10%  [ 2 ]
Ore - Informal and masculine. This is similar to Boku, though with a tougher, stronger connotation. Very common among men before old-age, and is the choice pronoun for most shounen-series protagonists, including Naruto. 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Ore-sama - Similar to Ore above, Ore-sama carries the same tough, strong, masculine connotations, but the addition of the suffix sama to refer to oneself includes a sense of arrogance, pride, and smugness. 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Sessha - Often used historically by samurai or ninja, this is a humble, formal term that displays humility and respect as general characteristics of the speaker. 19%  19%  [ 4 ]
Warawa - Feminine and formal, this is the pronoun used by women of high-status, indicating pride and pomp. It was originally a humble and self-effacing term (the kanji mean "concubine"), but has come to be used by female characters of high social standing. 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Ware - Masculine, it has a very dignified overtone, perhaps even slightly pompous. This comes from the fact that it is the closest to the hanzi, or chinese Character for "I", which is wo. Rituals and incantations generally use Ware to refer to oneself. 5%  5%  [ 1 ]
Washi - While a masculine term that is popular for men of all ages, Washi is particularly associated with wise, older men. 5%  5%  [ 1 ]
Watashi - The standard, formal, polite pronoun. Usable by anyone in a formal setting, and by women in informal settings. A man using Watashi in an informal setting may come across as aloof or feminine. Popular among young girls, whereas young boys prefer Boku. 19%  19%  [ 4 ]
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Happy (belated) Halloween, everyone!

Welcome to the Monthly Quiz, a series of polls and quizzes meant to drive community engagement, share a little bit about our characters, and generally get us thinking about them in ways that we haven't before.

Today's quiz is about Japanese personal pronouns, specifically, which pronoun(s) your character chooses to use to refer to themselves. Unlike English, where we simply use the word "I", Japanese has several words that can be used to refer to oneself, each with different connotations and implications.

Answer and explain your choices to us in the comments below! Anyone who does such may claim 40 Experience Points for each character they answer for.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 03, 2019 11:41 pm 
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Atashi. It's just Ameya's overall vibe.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 03, 2019 11:49 pm 
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Makita and Maia use Watashi.

Ume has grown used to using Warawa, though when she feels embarrassed by her status she uses Watashi.

Kurotama uses Ore.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 04, 2019 12:00 am 
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Ikuyo would use Sessha when around people she didn't know and Watashi around people she was more comfortable with.

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Ranged Skill: Proficient Ninjutsu
Finesse Skill: Masterful Kugutsu

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 04, 2019 12:07 am 
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Chouka would probably use Jibun but only because of the reflexive portion as she doesn't tend to think much as she speaks.

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Reflex: Average
Awareness: Average
Combat Skill: Average Taijutsu
Ranged Skill: Average Ninjutsu
Finesse Skill: Average Hand Seals

Akimichi Hiden, Toughness, Breath of Fresh Air, Quick Recovery, Rush of Energy, Wealthy, Elemental Affinity (Earth), Calorie Control, Will of Wind


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 04, 2019 12:11 am 
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Kioko would use Watashi almost always.

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Awareness: Masterful
Combat Skill: Average Bukijutsu
Ranged Skill: Average Ninjutsu
Finesse Skill: Average Hand Seals
TCG Skill: Average Chaos & Carnage™

Chakra Control, Anatomical Knowledge, Genjutsu, Sensory, Scribe, Yamanaka Hiden, Ijutsu


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 04, 2019 12:14 am 
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Shikari would use Boku 100%. If Hiroshi could talk he'd probably use Ore, Ore-sama if he's talking to Shikari.

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Combat Skill: Average Taijutsu
Ranged Skill: Masterful Kyujutsu
Finesse Skill: Average Hand Seals

Quick Draw, Draw Strength, Inuzuka Hiden, Puppy, Marksman, Instinctive Aim

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Strength: Masterful
Constitution: Average
Stamina: Average
Reflex: Average
Awareness: Average
Combat Skill: Average Taijutsu
Ranged Skill: Average Shurikenjutsu
Finesse Skill: Average Hand Seals

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 04, 2019 12:36 am 
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Yuko would use Boku in an informal setting. He definitely sees himself as a child. Now that he's a ninja, he would probably start using Sessha more frequently

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 04, 2019 12:36 am 
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Kumade would most likely use Jibun, given his stand offish nature.

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Reflex: Average
Awareness: Average
Combat Skill:
Taijutsu: Average
Ranged Skill:
Ninjutsu: Masterful
Finesse Skill:
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Kimaru

Strength: Average
Constitution: Average
Stamina: Average
Reflex: Proficient
Awareness: Proficient
Combat Skill:
Taijutsu: Average
Ranged Skill:
Ninjutsu: Average
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 04, 2019 1:38 am 
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Being taught the concepts of bushido as a child, Ken has always used Sessha to refer to himself.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 04, 2019 2:39 am 
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Atashi because Ahri really doesn't care and is kinda tomboyish to begin with

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Constitution Average
Stamina: Average
Reflex: Average
Awareness: Average
Combat Skill: Taijutsu - Average
Ranged Skill: Shurikenjutsu - Average
Finesse Skill: Hand Seals - Average


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 04, 2019 3:22 am 
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Momoka would use Atashi and Watashi interchangeably, largely apathetic to the connotations of any pronoun.


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Strength: Average
Constitution: Average
Stamina: Average
Reflex: Proficient
Awareness: Average

Combat Skill: Bukijutsu Proficient
Ranged Skill: Ninjutsu Average
Finesse Skill: Handseals Average


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 04, 2019 3:21 pm 
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Nakago uses stash, oddly enough. It's mainly because he waa raised by several dozen women.

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Hana is very firm in her usage of "sessha" as her personal pronoun, having developed a habit of speaking in older dialects from her master. Linde uses none of these, because she is a cat and cats say meow.

Yasei, on the other hand, switches between "boku" and "jibun" depending on his mood, though he mostly prefers the former.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 04, 2019 5:37 pm 
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Shinren would primarily use Washi but might sprinkle in a little Watashi here and there.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 04, 2019 6:15 pm 
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Neji's gone by Boku since he was a kid and he's not really given it any thought since then

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Constitution: Proficient
Stamina: Masterful
Reflexes: Masterful
Awareness: Heroic

Taijutsu: Proficient
Ninjutsu: Proficient
Hand Seals: Average

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 04, 2019 8:34 pm 
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Sessha for Reo generally, though I suppose it would depend a lot on the context. Amongst those he respects, regardless of station, he would be humble. Yet he is not above adopting a more pompous tone when the situation requires it.

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Stamina: Masterful
Reflex: Masterful
Awareness: Heroic
Combat Skill: Taijutsu: Average
Ranged Skill: Ninjutsu: Average
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 05, 2019 1:04 am 
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Jun uses jibun. He uses ora when upset.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 05, 2019 8:51 pm 
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Mitsuru would use Watashi, gotta keep up those formality.

Emi would use Atashi, she's just a cutie.

Rena would use Atashi too, she young.

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Strength: Average
Constitution Average
Stamina: Proficient
Reflex: Average
Awareness: Average
Combat Skill: Taijutsu - Average
Ranged Skill: Ninjutsu - Proficient
Finesse Skill: Hand Seals - Average

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D-rank Traits:
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  • [Chakra Control]
  • [Elemental Affinity - Water]
  • [Rush of Energy]
C-rank Traits:
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  • [Advanced Elemental Affinity - Wood]
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 05, 2019 8:54 pm 
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Be Ware (haha get it? [I know it's not pronounced like that shut up])

But really, I saw the word "pompous" and went for it.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 06, 2019 5:39 pm 
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Harusame uses Watashi.

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Constitution Average
Stamina: Average
Reflex: Average
Awareness: Average
Combat Skill: Bukijutsu (Kunai) Proficient/Taijutsu Average
Ranged Skill: Shurikenjutsu Average
Finesse Skill: Hand Seals Proficient


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 07, 2019 10:14 pm 
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Kaijin would be split like 55/45 or 60/40 between Watashi/Atashi. She's a bit of a tomboy at times being an Inuzuka and not afraid to get dirty so Atashi fits, but she also can get all proper and formal looking when needed.


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Strength: Average
Constitution: Average
Stamina: Proficient
Reflex: Average
Awareness: Average
Combat Skill: Taijutsu – Average
Ranged Skill: Ninjutsu – Average
Finesse Skill: Kugutsu – Proficient


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 07, 2019 10:21 pm 
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Bolin would be boku because he still acts just like a child and still on the younger side.

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Strength: Average
Constitution Proficient
Stamina: Heroic
Reflex: Proficient
Awareness: Masterful
Combat Skill: Taijutsu (Proficient)
Ranged Skill: Ninjutsu (Average)
Finesse Skill: Handseals (Average)
D Rank Claim:Anatomical Knowledge, Scribe, Breath of Fresh Air, Chakra Control, Byakugan Stage One
C Rank Claim: Ijutsu, Fuinjutsu, Sharp Breath, Advanced Chakra Control (Fuinjutsu), Diagnostician, Byakugan Stage Two
B Rank Claim: Keep the Tempo, Chakra Absorption, Enervation
A Rank Claim: N/A
S Rank Claim: N/A


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 08, 2019 11:47 am 
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boku for shits n gigglez

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Strength: Average
Constitution: Average
Stamina: Average
Reflexes: Proficient
Awareness: Proficient

Combat Skill: Bukijutsu [D-Rank]
Ranged Skill: Ninjutsu [D-Rank]
Finesse Skill: Hand Seals [D-Rank]


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 10, 2019 1:12 am 
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Minoru uses watashi. It reflects his gentle demeanor and a bit of his aloofness.

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Strength: Average
Constitution: Average (25 Durability)
Stamina: Proficient (100 SP)
Reflex: Average
Awareness: Average
Combat Skill: Proficient Bojutsu, Average Taijutsu
Ranged Skill: Average Ninjutsu
Finesse Skill: Average Hand Seals
TCG Skill: Heroic Chaos & Carnage™

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