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Who Is Your Favorite of the Three Main Spies?
Who Is Your Favorite of the Three Main Spies?
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Sam [ 5 ] ** [31.25%]
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post Mar 20 2011, 01:50 AM
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Well, we already have the favorite character thread. However, I thought it would be interesting to have another discussion but limit it to just Alex, Clover, and Sam. That way people who like Mandy, Britney, villains, and other characters can have some input on the three main spy gals as well.

For me, originally, my favorite was Alex. Her sweet and pretty clueless personality is very adorable. She is also extremely attractive. Definitely had a big cartoon-crush on her at some point. I like the fact that she's Latina, but the writers don't beat us over the head with her ethnic herritage. Not that referencing it would be bad, but she seems a lot more real than many ethnic characters do in other cartoons.

Alex's position as number one though was eclipsed by Sam. This of course started right after I started shipping Samandy (a61.gif heart1.gif a62.gif). Personally, I feel Sam is easily the best looking and sexiest of the three spies by a mile. I also like how she's the smartest of the three, the most strategic, and interested in things like acquiring knolwedge and activism. It gives her a good contrast from the the air-headed Alex and very shallow Clover. However, she is obviously very sweet and loves her friends very much. I think she is probably one of the deepest characters in the show.

Lastly, there is Clover. I used to kind of despise Clover, but she has grown on me more recently. I just kind of like how bad of a person she is and that she doesn't care about it at all. She's very much like Mandy. She's shallow, arrogant, self-centered, and greedy. However, unlike Mandy, she seems to be in complete denial. She also has one of the most rampant sex drives of any character I've ever seen and goes through boys like candy. All of these add together to make her very interesting and entertaining. I also like how her character is very un-PC. You would certainly never see someone like Kim Possible or any other female main character from this kind of cartoon act as ridiculous as Clover does. I give the writers plenty of points for that.

And of course, Totally Spies wouldn't be Totally Spies without the chemistry that exists between Alex, Clover, and Sam. I've really never seen a cartoon with such great chemistry between three female characters like that before. It really makes this show special.





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post Mar 20 2011, 05:53 AM
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I'm going to go with Alex. She's cute and attractive, yes. Sam is a not-so-distant second. She's smart and the best team player overall.




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post Mar 20 2011, 05:59 AM
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I used to have a crush on Alex, a while back, but Clover's far in front right now, and she's been my fav for a long while. a60.gif

I never really felt anything much for Sam, sadly. :/





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post Mar 20 2011, 03:27 PM
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My vote obviously goes to Sam. In fact, she was the responsible for introducing me in the TS universe. She is just a very complex and interesting character. Sam is not only smart and pretty (Nerds Are Sexy) but also manipulative and seductive. I would say that she is an intesection between the Manipulative Bastard and The Strategist. Indeed she suits very well in the Guile Hero trope. Sam can play the role of The Stoic, sometimes. Interestingly enough Sam seems to be crazy good on Xanatos Speed Chess. She is able to modify the event in her favor in a brilliant way. In addition, I really have a thing for Redheaded Heroes.

Alex occupies the second spot. Her Cheerful Child behaviour turns her a pretty cute girl. As Syxx correctly noted, her Ambiguously Brown nature makes her very attractive. Alex seems to exhibit some Dojikko tendencies, a fact that turns her even more Moe. Her driving skills are pretty much a source of comedy as well (Drives Like Crazy).

Finally we have Clover. I will be frank... I never really liked Clover that much. Perhaps I did not pay much attention to her because she is pretty much The Mario. Actually Clover suits in the Love It Or Hate It trope. Indeed most members of her fandom hate Sam, and vice-versa.

Clover seems to be a Depraved Bisexual as well as a Lovable Sex Maniac; indeed she provides a wide set of possibilities for the fandom Fetish Fuel Station Attendant ?). In addition, she exhibits The Seductress and Tsundere (Type A) tendencies.





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post Mar 21 2011, 09:34 AM
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Initially, Alex was my favorite. I really liked how goofy she was at times.

Then after the show came back on (I don't remember why or when) Clover quickly became my favorite. I LOVE her hair (funny thing, long before ever seeing Totally Spies, I made a sort of "mascot" character that I draw in various outfits, and her hair looks a lot like Clover's...!) I like her outgoing and fairly bossy personality, and I always liked her "valley girl"-ness. I've always had a habit of saying "like" and "whatever" too much, and I even picked up some other valley girl "slang" from her when I was watching the show a lot. I also like how she's certainly not what you'd expect from one of the main heroines of a "kid's" show. Having one of the main characters so obsessed with fashion is also rarely done, and I think it's interesting. I also enjoy how much she clashes with Mandy, but in reality it's their similarities that make them argue! I just think she's interesting.

For a brief time, Sam was my favorite. Green is one of my favorite colors, and I like how she's the most level headed and manages to be a "nerd" without really seeming nerdy at all.

But then, Clover was my favorite again. Has been ever since. And I just love her name. I can see the names Alex or Sam in other places without immediately thinking of them, but whenever I see the word Clover I immediately think of Clover.





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post Mar 25 2011, 10:24 PM
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Looks like it's currently a tie between Samd and Clover. Some how, this is usually what happens. XD





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post Mar 25 2011, 10:31 PM
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And you almost typed Samandy. tongue.gif




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post Mar 25 2011, 10:52 PM
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QUOTE (NinjaNick101 @ Mar 25 2011, 05:31 PM) *
And you almost typed Samandy. tongue.gif

LOL. Obviously a freudian slip.





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post Mar 25 2011, 11:27 PM
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There, Crow just broke the tie, mainly because I didn't realize that there was a poll here lmao




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post Mar 26 2011, 09:20 AM
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I came in and ninja voted for Clover. She's basically the high maintenance yet badass trope that I love so much (Sonia, Rarity, etc)
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Alex, cha! I've always had a thing for Ambiguously Brown (see, I can use wiki words too!) girls, going back to Nadia.




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post Mar 26 2011, 03:25 PM
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Easily Clover <3

Followed by a very distant Alex

And Sam is nowhere to be found xD
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post Mar 26 2011, 08:23 PM
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Sam will always be my favorite. She has been good role model to me..xD




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I obviously voted for Clover, she has always been my favourite, from the first time, I watched the show. I know some people would think she was shallow, self centred, and and a man eater, but when it comes to the crunch, she's a great team member. To be honest, I think if she was relplaced, the show would lose something special. clovergif.gif
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Alex. Clover is kind of my second fav.




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post Feb 26 2019, 03:57 PM
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QUOTE (Ryofu @ Mar 20 2011, 02:50 AM) *
Well, we already have the favorite character thread. However, I thought it would be interesting to have another discussion but limit it to just Alex, Clover, and Sam. That way people who like Mandy, Britney, villains, and other characters can have some input on the three main spy gals as well.

For me, originally, my favorite was Alex. Her sweet and pretty clueless personality is very adorable. She is also extremely attractive. Definitely had a big cartoon-crush on her at some point. I like the fact that she's Latina, but the writers don't beat us over the head with her ethnic herritage. Not that referencing it would be bad, but she seems a lot more real than many ethnic characters do in other cartoons.

Alex's position as number one though was eclipsed by Sam. This of course started right after I started shipping Samandy (a61.gif heart1.gif a62.gif). Personally, I feel Sam is easily the best looking and sexiest of the three spies by a mile. I also like how she's the smartest of the three, the most strategic, and interested in things like acquiring knolwedge and activism. It gives her a good contrast from the the air-headed Alex and very shallow Clover. However, she is obviously very sweet and loves her friends very much. I think she is probably one of the deepest characters in the show.

Lastly, there is Clover. I used to kind of despise Clover, but she has grown on me more recently. I just kind of like how bad of a person she is and that she doesn't care about it at all. She's very much like Mandy. She's shallow, arrogant, self-centered, and greedy. However, unlike Mandy, she seems to be in complete denial. She also has one of the most rampant sex drives of any character I've ever seen and goes through boys like candy. All of these add together to make her very interesting and entertaining. I also like how her character is very un-PC. You would certainly never see someone like Kim Possible or any other female main character from this kind of cartoon act as ridiculous as Clover does. I give the writers plenty of points for that.

And of course, Totally Spies wouldn't be Totally Spies without the chemistry that exists between Alex, Clover, and Sam. I've really never seen a cartoon with such great chemistry between three female characters like that before. It really makes this show special.

Coming in first place is Sam! I totally had a crush on her when I watched the show as a kid (pretty much still do wink.gif ) The whole beautiful and smart redhead thing pretty much seals the deal for me! To me she’s like the leader of the group; focusing on the missions, figuring out the villian’s plan and getting the girls out of trouble. Beauty and brains - our Sammy has it all!

Then it’s a tie between Alex and Clover lol I absolutely LOVE Alex’s innocent and ditzy personality! She’s the sweetest airhead who cares deeply for her friends. When Sam and Clover are fighting, Alex is the one who has to remind them that they are friends! Cute, funny and clueless Alex biggrin.gif

Clover’s Bev Hills teenage girl personality is so OTT that it’s hilarious! I like how ridiculous she can be, her dramatic reactions and expressions really are entertaining (especially when she’s fighting with Mandy). But I also like how she can take initiative; when she’s serious, the girl means business! When it comes down to it, Clover will get the job done... that is after shopping, boys, manicures, being popular etc. ^^”
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post Feb 26 2019, 07:17 PM
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Coming in first place is Sam! I totally had a crush on her when I watched the show as a kid (pretty much still do wink.gif ) The whole beautiful and smart redhead thing pretty much seals the deal for me! To me she’s like the leader of the group; focusing on the missions, figuring out the villian’s plan and getting the girls out of trouble. Beauty and brains - our Sammy has it all!

Then it’s a tie between Alex and Clover lol I absolutely LOVE Alex’s innocent and ditzy personality! She’s the sweetest airhead who cares deeply for her friends. When Sam and Clover are fighting, Alex is the one who has to remind them that they are friends! Cute, funny and clueless Alex biggrin.gif

Clover’s Bev Hills teenage girl personality is so OTT that it’s hilarious! I like how ridiculous she can be, her dramatic reactions and expressions really are entertaining (especially when she’s fighting with Mandy). But I also like how she can take initiative; when she’s serious, the girl means business! When it comes down to it, Clover will get the job done... that is after shopping, boys, manicures, being popular etc. ^^”


Well, it's easy to crush on Sam. She's so attractive. a09.gif Maybe the most attractive of the three possibly. She's more serious of course, but that's more than balanced out by Clover and Alex's irrelevance. Comparatively, Clover's negative traits like her selfishness is canceled out by Sam's sense of responsibility and Alex's kind hearted nature. Sam's intelligence is needed here as well. Clover isn't as ariheaded as Alex, but she's controlled by impulse instead of of logic. So Sam's logic is very important to bringing them all together. So they work together perfectly as a trio. xd If you wanted to boil it all down, I'd say Sam = the brain, Alex = the heart and Clover = the loin. laugh.gif





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QUOTE (Nextstopplease @ Feb 26 2019, 08:57 AM) *
Coming in first place is Sam! I totally had a crush on her when I watched the show as a kid (pretty much still do wink.gif ) The whole beautiful and smart redhead thing pretty much seals the deal for me! To me she€™s like the leader of the group; focusing on the missions, figuring out the villian€™s plan and getting the girls out of trouble. Beauty and brains - our Sammy has it all!

Then it€™s a tie between Alex and Clover lol I absolutely LOVE Alex€™s innocent and ditzy personality! She€™s the sweetest airhead who cares deeply for her friends. When Sam and Clover are fighting, Alex is the one who has to remind them that they are friends! Cute, funny and clueless Alex biggrin.gif

Clover€™s Bev Hills teenage girl personality is so OTT that it€™s hilarious! I like how ridiculous she can be, her dramatic reactions and expressions really are entertaining (especially when she€™s fighting with Mandy). But I also like how she can take initiative; when she€™s serious, the girl means business! When it comes down to it, Clover will get the job done... that is after shopping, boys, manicures, being popular etc. ^^€


It's close to a tie between Sam and Clover for me. My first cartoon crush was Daphne from Scooby Doo, followed by April O'Neil from the 1987 TMNT series, so I definitely agree about redheads. I'm also a longtime fan of the female Shepard from Mass Effect who is voiced by Sam's voice actress and canonically a redhead. And I like Sam's luxuriously long mane of hair and how she occasionally likes to show it off, though it also looks good pinned up to show her neck.

I wish I remember how or when I decided Clover was my favorite. I think it's her voice and Valley Girl accent that do it for me. I tend to prefer redheads or brunettes to blondes, unless it's short blonde hair, so she just happens to hit that niche : ) It amuses me that she's reluctant to go on missions unless they involve shopping/modeling/acting/being around guys (and even then she thinks of the mission as being only tangential to those things) or when she asks if they can just go home now. As you say, though, she's willing enough to step up and take charge if Sam can't do it.

It is interesting they made Alex more (occasionally) ditzy than Clover given the stereotype about blondes. (Though Clover does have that great line in "Abductions" where she thinks Isaac Newton is a cookie designer.) Clover seems like the person who's smart enough but just won't apply herself because she sees no point (she does pay attention to her figure, which takes some discipline and self-restraint). Alex seems like the one with the biggest heart and the glue that holds the team together.

QUOTE (Ryofu @ Feb 26 2019, 12:17 PM) *
I'd say Sam = the brain, Alex = the heart and Clover = the loin. laugh.gif


Clover = the babymaker heart1.gif
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Loving the insights in this topic. Guess I missed posting in here til now.
It's almost too close to call.
All three are great due to the looks, personality, and six years (love how they age every year) as world-class heroines, constantly risking their lives for each other and the world.

Why Sam edges out the others for me is: less materialism than Clover, and higher intelligence than Alex.
But Clover and Alex are still amazing and both nearly equal to Sam imo.
The variety in looks and personality between them really is appealing.




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