Alright, gang - a lot of the discussions are trending towards describing our favorite aspects of The Guild. So the question of the day is this - Who's your favorite character, and why?
On my end, I could totally write an essay for every one of the main characters, describing why I love each of them. But my favorite has got to be Codex. Felicia herself has said it before, but what I love about Codex is that she's not the sort of character that would normally be placed in center stage in more mainstream entertainment...
And yet there are so many people out there who can relate to a character like Codex. To have a character that's shy, and awkward, and neurotic, and yet has a charming core of well-meaning good-naturedness? - it's really about time that this sort of character isn't just the quirky friend of the main character, or the background comic relief.
I myself grew up as a rather soft-spoken, introverted, anxious person and thus I really love that Felicia created this character that represents a voice for people like us. What makes the character doubly-poignant for me, is that Codex seems to be semi-autobiographical for Felicia herself. She's said as much in various bonus features.
Whilst Felicia is quite assertive and carries herself more confidently, I remember listening to a very touching interview where she talked about going into auditions and suffering panic attacks, and how acting coaches would rip down her self-esteem, and how she was feeling lost whilst caught up in the Hollywood system. I get the sense that Felicia has poured a lot of her own life-experience into her portrayal of Codex, and thus the performance has a great sense of authenticity to it.
But that's enough out of me! Who's your favorite character? And why? :)