Yeah, ARR's story is really bad. It picks up a bit in the 2.X MSQ, but it's still bad.
>Melfinia has the echo like I do,
She will remain bland and nigh on a Mary Sue.
>main potato is almost always with counting to potato
He also doesn't really get better until the very end of the HW post content patches.
>the secretary potato is inexplicably a sex symbol
I never got that impression, but I also skipped a lot of ARR scenes. She remains pretty much the same, but possibly better written.
>the bishi faggot was the bad guy but not really
That was so annoying. It only seemed like a betrayal because the game spent so long giving you bitch work and not explaining the rules. It does explain shortly after, but it's still retarded. Anyways, Thancred is a cool dude and becomes less bishy later.
>urine ranger is some guy
Urianger gets fleshed out a bit more in the HW post content patches. He's also a cool dude. I also personally love the way his Jap VA sounds.
>the catgirl uses magic I think
Y'Shtola also gets more fleshing out. You meet her teacher and stuff.
>the faggot elf guy had a sister that was in the opening scene but isn't around any longer.
She is, she's just being a cunt. Alisae will be a main character in the Binding Coils raid storyline and will become an actual main characer in HW. Her and Alphinaud are cute together. Both of them are the only ones I could say show measurable growth.
>Cid, a character that only pops up around the last fifth of the story, had more characterization and personality then the rest of the scions combinedPost too long. Click here to view the full text.