Looks: They don't come much more beautiful than this. However, her beauty
is quieter and more spiritual than, for instance, the raw sex that Urd radiates. She also
has an excellent fashion sense, and dresses in unusual but attractive ensembles, when she's
not trying to look "normal."
Smarts: Average, for a goddess. She has more common sense than either of
her sisters, but tends towards believing the best of everyone, whether
they deserve it or not.
Personality: Sweet, sweet, sweet. Belldandy makes Kasumi look like a
nagging harridan. The manga Belldandy has a little more spunk than the anime Belldandy, and
has even been known to get a bit tempery, especially with people who try to take liberties
with her person. Despite first impressions, she does have a strong will of her own; but she
hides the steel under velvet.
Cooking: Where a goddess learned to cook and keep house is unclear, but
wherever it was, Belldandy could out-domestic Martha Stewart in her sleep. Her cooking is
literally heavenly, and dirt simply doesn't DARE to smirch a house under her care.
Fighting Skills: She's got power, but she doesn't have the killer instinct
to make a good fighter. When her temper is up, she can hurl force bolts with the best of
them, but she'd probably be deeply sorry afterwards if she actually hurt anyone.
Special Abilities: As a goddess, she has a fair amount of innate power; and
can sometimes channel power from the Heavens. She can travel instantly through mirrors, and
knows several magic spells. When on active duty with the Goddess Relief Office, she can
grant wishes, subject to approval by the Heavens.
Competition: Keiichi Morisato. Good luck on this one; they don't get stuck
much harder than Belldandy is stuck to Keiichi. Both of them have already risked the
wrath of Heaven and Kami-sama to stay together; you aren't likely to be more impressive.
The anime never addresses the question of whether goddesses are immortal; if they are, your
best bet is probably to have yourself cryogenically frozen until Keiichi has lived a long,
rich, full life, died of old age, and Belldandy has had time to get over him.
In-Laws: Urd, Skuld, Kami-sama. Kami-sama you will probably never see; he
hangs out in the Heavens and occasionally issues pronouncements in a particularly flashy
manner. Try not to cross him, though. Urd and Skuld are going to be a headache: Urd will
either try to get rid of you, if she thinks you're not good enough for her little sister; or
try to "help" your relationship, if she thinks you are. Either way is likely to be equally
disastrous. Skuld is going to try to stop you from taking her Oneesama away, and can employ
a variety of mecha -- many of which will work as intended -- towards this end. You're not
likely to be able to avoid them, so you'll have to learn to put up with it.
Economics: Belldandy no doubt could earn a lot of money as a chef if she
needed to, but would probably be happier staying home (the Fem Lib poster gal she ain't.)
On the other hand, matters tend to arrange themselves with a goddess around; so while you
may not be rich, it's unlikely that the two of you will ever be in really serious financial
Sex: The main problem is that Belldandy radiates purity so strongly that
it's hard to bring oneself to broach the subject. However, assuming that you could, and
assuming that she agreed, the experience would probably be unbelievable. Belldandy is
unlikely to be into the more unusual aspects -- trying every position in the Kama Sutra, for
instance -- but so what? Sleeping with Belldandy is likely to be very spiritual, more than
Overall: If you like sweet and nice, they don't get much better than this.
Some people find Belldandy *too* nice, and it's possible that all that sweetness could get
grating after a while. Getting her away from Keiichi is the biggest obstacle; but if you
can manage that, you've got a definite winner. And when you take her home to meet your
parents, your Mom will LOVE her.
Written by: Ross TenEyck
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Converted to HTML by: Jim Franks
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