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Old 08-31-2018, 10:15 PM
DwayneA (Offline)
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Default Creating Shades of Gray In Characters

Personally, I've always been a traditionalist. To me, the protagonist of the story is supposed to be the "good guy/gal" and the antagonist the villain. In many past stories I've written, the protagonists were portrayed as overall good people who could be considered good role models, and the antagonists as the villains. You wanted the heroes to win and the villains to get their comeuppance. I've seen cartoons, shows, movies, and games with heroes and villains who followed these standards.

Personally, I find it much easier for me to create protagonists lacking in the truly nasty vices and traits such as arrogance, narcissism, sadism, vanity, mean-spirited, greedy, selfish, etc, and save those for the villains.

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