The Flight of a Russian Fairy – A Character Analysis of Yuri Plisetsky {OWLS BLOG TOUR}

 

It’s that time again! YES. Another OWLS blog tour has embarked and we’re all very excited to share our posts with you guys.

For this month, the anime we will be writing about is Yuri on Ice.

Here’s our schedule:

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3: Arria Cross (Fujinsei)

6: Remy Fool (The Lily Garden)

8: Rai (Rai’s Anime Blog)

10: Steph (Two Happy Cats)

13: Pink (Pinky’s Palace)

15: Katrina Sade (Grimmgirl)

17: Venus (Japanime Talks)

20: Naja B. (Nice Job Breaking It, Hero)

22: Stephanie Clarke (Anime Girls NYC)

24: Hazelyn (Archi-Anime)

27: Takuto (Takuto’s Anime Cafe)

 

And without further ado, I present my post…

An individual takes flight when there is a goal, a dream, or an ambition that he or she wants to achieve. However, for this blog post, we are going to look at “flight” in different lenses: the underdog’s dream, the possibilities that Yuri on Ice allows viewers to think about, and also the dangers of greed and ignorance that can influence one’s dream.

I’ve decided to emphasize this month’s theme in a character analysis of our precious Yurio. Enjoy!

The Punk

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“Yuri Plisetsky had the unforgettable eyes of a soldier.”

At the beginning of the series, Yuri Plisetsky is portrayed as the foul-mouthed and overconfident rival of Yuri Katsuki. He’s willing to do whatever it takes to win, including threats and intimidation.

Then we get a little background info about him and have the chance to see the little kitten behind the tiger.

Our little punk reveals his softer side to characters such as Yuuri and Otabek in an attempt to take flight.

Because his appearance may suggest that he is weak, Yuri feels that he has no choice but to put on an intimidating facade. So to achieve his goal to never be underestimated, Yuri projects an unbreakable air of confidence which usually comes off as arrogance.

But in reality, he’s just an insecure little kitten who wants to prove to everyone that he has exactly what it takes to make it in the skating world.

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The Dream

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“If you don’t have any inspiration left, you’re as good as dead.

Much like the other characters in the show, Yuri has idolized Viktor Nikiforov since he was a small child. His desire to impress and beat Viktor drives him forward in his ultimate ambition of winning. But why is winning so important to him?

Let’s take a look.

From the information that the show has provided, I can infer that Yuri has definitely experienced some sort of tragic loss during his childhood.

Because he was forced to provide for his family at a young age, Yuri turns to skating as a way to help support those he loves. Therefore, he’s convinced that he MUST win. After all, if winning is the key to solving everything, then winning must be everything, right?

Wrong.

Winning isn’t everything. The will to win is much more important. After all, what’s the point of winning if you don’t have something to win for?

Viktor realizes this and gives Yuri the “agape” theme so that the young teen can find his true ambition for skating. And when he does find it, Yuri is able to soar higher than he ever imagined.

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The Fairy

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“People shine brightest when they seek to understand what kind of love sustains them.”

He’s found his goal and knows exactly why he wants to win. It’s simple, really.

Yuri Plisetsky wants to fly.

At first, it was all for his family. But now, he has a much different goal in mind. The friendships and camaraderie that he has formed with other skaters and the people around him give him the motivation to become a fairy.

Yuri!!! On Ice

And no, not in the magical sense.

I have not labeled him with the term “fairy” all because of his appearance or ability to skate. It has more to do with the topic of this post – flight. Because Yuri Plisetsky uses his past, the people presently around him, and his goal for a victorious future to push himself off of the ground, he is a fine demonstration of character development and flight.

And nothing flies higher than a fairy.

 

And that’s it, folks! Hope you liked my OWLS post!

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28 thoughts on “The Flight of a Russian Fairy – A Character Analysis of Yuri Plisetsky {OWLS BLOG TOUR}

  1. “And nothing flies higher than a fairy.”

    Daaaaangggg.

    There you are again, being a BOSS using all of these great quotes to support your work–fantastic! I like the way you combed through time to piece Yuri together: past, present, future. Also, while winning is sweet, the will to win is everything. That’s all he needs, and that’s why he soars! Great job, Pink!

    (what’s up with all the fairy comparisons though? like, you’re not the only one who does it so I was just wondering if I missed something crucial in the fandom :3)

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  2. Great look into Yurio, nothing makes me happier than the fact he opened up to everyone, and now is happily enjoying his time with Viktor and Yuri in the promotional art 😭👏
    Plus little kitten Yurio is adorabs, just wanna take him home 😻😻😻😻🙆

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  3. Sorry for my late commenting dear !!! Aww Pink chan I loved your piece on Yurio. Hehe at first upon the introduction of his character I found him at first a child with only selfish intentions. Yurio as you stated as a fairy as a character who’s development was memorising to watch. Soon as victor gave him that agape piece to do I knew I might like him some more. Great positive post XD

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  4. Oh wow. What a positive post! Indeed, I must admit that I disliked Yuri P at the beginning but I slowly warmed up to him and when his childhood and relationship with his grandfather was shown, I just love him to bits! So adorable. You make a great point in saying that the will to win is much more important than winning itself. The will to win is what drives one to work very hard to achieve one’s dream. It’s the desire that drives people. Good job, Pink! Keep up the great work. Cheers!

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  5. I adore Yurio! Thank you for going into depth and explaining his character so others can understand him better, and not just assume he is a punk. I love what you said about supporting his family- very interesting!

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  6. I loved how you went into detail about Yurio. He tends to get overlooked compared go Yuri or Victor. While his demeanor and attitude is rough around the edges, he definitely is a softie who pushes himself hard for the same of his dream. And that’s so cool. Cooler than his sense of fashion, even, haha.

    Great post!

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