Visual novel Archetype: heroine with leg disabilities

A character Archetype I has tickled my fancy and kept making me come back for more.
Games that feature heroines like this are; Katawa shoujo,  Hare Tokidoki o Tenkiame and Kono Oozora ni, Tsubasa wo Hirogete.

(Emi from katawa shoujo, the peepy runner)

(Nazuna from HareTen, shes also the cutesy imouto character)

(lastly but not least Kotori from Oozora can’t walk but can soar in the sky)

I personally feel that the appeal of this type of character is in their overcoming their disability and achieving their goals, and trying to live as normally as they can. This really does make for some quite emotional scenes and memorable characters. I can gladly say when when seeing these characters not being held back it’s a gratifying moment, on the other hand seeing them fall is just as gratifying but hey that’s  Schadenfreude for you

Links to the games sites are:
http://katawa-shoujo.com/
http://www.clearrave.co.jp/product/hareten/index.html
http://konosora.jp/#/top

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