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Waifu Wednesday: Rebecca – Cyberpunk: Edgerunners

Waifu Wednesday Rebecca Cyberpunk: Edgerunners

Welcome back to Waifu Wednesday, Nicchiban’s weekly column where we talk about anime characters, their appeal, and a little on their history.

Thanks to popular demand Waifu Wednesday is back on Nicchiban and to celebrate we’re going for one of the most talked about waifus this year: Rebecca from Cyberpunk: EdgerunnersIf you haven’t seen it yet, Cyberpunk: Edgerunners is the surprise hit of 2022. How often do we see a video game get any kind of TV adaptation and it not become an absolute mess?

The series is a prequel to the game Cyberpunk: 2077 and tells the story of David Martinez, a young man who gets embroiled in the criminal underworld of Night City after the death of his mother. He’s introduced to life on the streets by Lucy, a pickpocket and Edgerunner and Rebecca is one of the many people David meets in Night City.

Waifu Wednesday Rebecca Cyberpunk: Edgerunners
Seriously, look how big her thighs are.

Rebecca might not be the main heroine of the series, but that doesn’t make her any less of a presence on screen. While Lucy might be the mysterious femme fatale in a relationship with our protagonist David Martinez, Rebecca’s presence keeps things lively and teases a little bit of a love triangle between David and Lucy. Where Lucy is serious with moments where she lets her hair down, Rebecca is more in line with the stereotypes of Cyberpunk as a setting. She’s high-tech, laid-back, and lives each day like it’s her last. Her pragmatism and sense of humor quickly endeared her to fans, especially gaining a following among viewers who preferred “loli” characters.

Honestly all the girls in Cyberpunk: Edgerunners are great (my favorite is Sasha); but what makes Rebecca this week’s Waifu Wednesday is that she’s a comic relief characters that manages to represent a more serious philosophy in the Cyberpunk setting. That is to say it’s humor in the face of a grim life on the streets, taking joy where you can get it because otherwise you’d cry.

Also she has massive thighs.

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