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Who Is Your Favorite of the Three Main Spies?
Who Is Your Favorite of the Three Main Spies?
Alex [ 4 ] ** [25.00%]
Clover [ 7 ] ** [43.75%]
Sam [ 5 ] ** [31.25%]
Not Sure [ 0 ] ** [0.00%]
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Ryofu
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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Nextstopplease
post Jun 3 2019, 02:21 PM
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Because I’ve been drawing her so much, Clover’s been creeping up my fav spy list! I guess doodling her makes me think about her character more especially when trying to draw expressive faces.

She’s sassy, brash and very self-centred at times - so when she does put someone else first her act of kindness is emphasised more and seems more significant (if that makes sense?)

Plus the fact she’s super hot laugh.gif
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post Jun 9 2019, 11:27 PM
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QUOTE (Nextstopplease @ Jun 3 2019, 07:21 AM) *
Because I€™ve been drawing her so much, Clover€™s been creeping up my fav spy list! I guess doodling her makes me think about her character more especially when trying to draw expressive faces.

She€™s sassy, brash and very self-centred at times - so when she does put someone else first her act of kindness is emphasised more and seems more significant (if that makes sense?)

Plus the fact she€™s super hot laugh.gif


Given they're all beautiful, rich, and save the world on a weekly basis, maybe it's their flaws that make them attractive.

Sam is a genius but at the cost of being bookish and supposedly lacking social calibration (though she seems to manage fine when on a job). Alex's naivete makes her endearing.

Clover is brazenly self-confident but unlike Sam her confidence is rooted in her charisma and popularity rather than her accomplishments. So she feels the need for more popularity, being a model, actress, being treated as an adult, etc. Put another way, she's used to external validation rather than internal (and to be fair you need some of both). And the other side of her self-confidence is that it often leads her to falling short of her expectations. That makes her sympathetic, and gives her opportunities to learn and grow and keeps her from being overly perfect and static. Picture her with Sam's brains and conscience added and I think it gets harder to imagine an interesting story about her. She gets the former in "Super Agent Much?" and the result is she becomes somewhat of a sociopath. That's probably Geraldine's influence, but it could also reflect that her self-centeredness has been magnified, not tempered, by her new abilities.

MILF Clover has a great line in "Futureshock" when young Clover says "I don't think I'm even gonna make it to 2025," and she replies, "You have to, or else I won't make it!"

Even though I don't feel like she gets much character development, at least she has the potential for it. She sometimes does within an episode, but then it's contradicted at the end for comic effect, and forgotten by the next episode.

Yeah maybe that's one reason people like anti-heroes - when they do something good it's somewhat unexpected and seems to carry more emotional weight.
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post Jun 13 2019, 05:04 PM
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QUOTE (hdc @ Jun 10 2019, 12:27 AM) *
Sam is a genius but at the cost of being bookish and supposedly lacking social calibration (though she seems to manage fine when on a job). Alex's naivete makes her endearing.

Oddly enough, Sam seemed to be more sociable during the span of the first two seasons. For example, I remember I really liked her friendly and slightly flirty interactions with David... they were so sincere and lovely. It was almost like if they were brother and sister. smile.gif

It seems her social skills were toned down a bit after the events of Evil Promition Much?. On the other hand, her snarkiness levels increased a lot, especially during the last seasons. lol






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post Jun 17 2019, 08:33 AM
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QUOTE (Kira Yamato @ Jun 13 2019, 10:04 AM) *
Oddly enough, Sam seemed to be more sociable during the span of the first two seasons. For example, I remember I really liked her friendly and slightly flirty interactions with David... they were so sincere and lovely. It was almost like if they were brother and sister. smile.gif



As it happens my comment was based mainly on "Ski Trip", where she tries and fails to flirt with David. They're in a ski lift and she mentions the gorgeous romantic view, and he replies "yeah, but they probably had to cut down old growth forest to make this ski resort, which in turn probably left a lot of endangered animals homeless." (Debbie Downer much?)

She then gives him an even more direct hint ("It'd be nice to have a guy to share [this view] with") and his response ("I'll keep my eyes open for you") suggests he either (1) is too oblivious to be allowed on a ski slope, (2) isn't into girls, (3) is actually flirting back but overplaying it by disqualifying himself when he doesn't need to.

After he leaves, she says she needs to take flirting lessons.

Of course, (1) this exchange makes him look more socially inept than her; (2) I doubt anyone wants to dig up all those huge tree stumps just to make a ski run; (3) let's face it, in any sane world all Sam needs to do to flirt is show up and be herself.

In "Silicon Valley Girls" (I think) she refers to herself as a "nerd". My thought was "geek, maybe, nerd, fuhgeddaboudit."
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- J-Syxx   Who Is Your Favorite of the Three Main Spies?   Mar 20 2011, 01:50 AM
- - NinjaNick101   I'm going to go with Alex. She's cute and ...   Mar 20 2011, 05:53 AM
- - TerminalGT   I used to have a crush on Alex, a while back, but ...   Mar 20 2011, 05:59 AM
- - Kira Yamato   My vote obviously goes to Sam. In fact, she was th...   Mar 20 2011, 03:27 PM
- - Stasis Muffin   Initially, Alex was my favorite. I really liked ho...   Mar 21 2011, 09:34 AM
- - J-Syxx   Looks like it's currently a tie between Samd a...   Mar 25 2011, 10:24 PM
- - NinjaNick101   And you almost typed Samandy.   Mar 25 2011, 10:31 PM
|- - J-Syxx   QUOTE (NinjaNick101 @ Mar 25 2011, 05:31 ...   Mar 25 2011, 10:52 PM
- - CrowSama   There, Crow just broke the tie, mainly because I d...   Mar 25 2011, 11:27 PM
- - GrandMasterGalvatron   I came in and ninja voted for Clover. She's b...   Mar 26 2011, 09:20 AM
- - SpyHunter29   Alex, cha! I've always had a thing for Am...   Mar 26 2011, 12:57 PM
- - MetroNorthMallRat   Easily Clover <3 Followed by a very distant Al...   Mar 26 2011, 03:25 PM
- - TerminalGT   Finally! Some justice! j/k   Mar 26 2011, 08:23 PM
- - ren shizu   Sam will always be my favorite. She has been good ...   Mar 27 2011, 01:00 PM
- - cloverfan   I obviously voted for Clover, she has always been ...   May 31 2011, 10:16 PM
- - amysorel12   Alex. Clover is kind of my second fav.   Feb 22 2019, 08:40 AM
- - Nextstopplease   QUOTE (Ryofu @ Mar 20 2011, 02:50 AM) Wel...   Feb 26 2019, 03:57 PM
|- - hdc   QUOTE (Nextstopplease @ Feb 26 2019, 08:5...   Feb 27 2019, 01:26 AM
- - Ryofu   QUOTE Coming in first place is Sam! I totally ...   Feb 26 2019, 07:17 PM
- - jettmanas   Loving the insights in this topic. Guess I missed ...   Feb 27 2019, 04:14 AM
- - TB74   It used to be Sam, but it's Alex, now. She...   May 31 2019, 10:43 PM
- - jettmanas   QUOTE (hdc @ Jun 9 2019, 04:27 PM) QUOTE ...   Jun 10 2019, 04:10 AM
- - Nextstopplease   QUOTE (hdc @ Jun 9 2019, 11:27 PM) Given ...   Jun 11 2019, 01:32 PM
- - Ryofu   QUOTE (Kira Yamato @ Jun 13 2019, 12:04 P...   Jun 13 2019, 05:25 PM
|- - Kira Yamato   QUOTE (Ryofu @ Jun 13 2019, 06:25 PM) She...   Jun 13 2019, 06:31 PM
|- - Ryofu   QUOTE (Kira Yamato @ Jun 13 2019, 01:31 P...   Jun 14 2019, 05:39 AM


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