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What kind of hero/ine you like to see in a story?


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  1. 1. What hero type you stick with?

    • Traditional hero/ine, that one who fights against evil.
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    • Anti-hero/ine, that hero/villain who's always want something in exchange for his/her actions
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    • Funny hero/ine, a little bit stupid and clumsy but adorable
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    • Other
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  2. 2. Do you like it be a hero or a heroine most of the time?

    • Hero
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    • Heroine
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    • Other
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  3. 3. Most of heroes are always shown being altruist, do you like that?

    • Yes, it's better to see a pure character rather an hypocrite one.
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    • No, it's quite boring. I'd like to see the dark side of my hero/ine sometimes.
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    • None of above
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  4. 4. Do you like heroes with superpowers or magic powers?

    • Yes, it's great
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    • No, it's dumb and boring at the same time
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    • None of above
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  5. 5. What option you stick with?

    • A whole heroines group
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    • A whole heroes group
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    • Half-and-half
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    • More boys than girls in the group
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    • More girls than boys in the group
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In MLP, Harry Potter, and even anime series like Sailor Moon we've got characters with magical powers and stuff.

In DC Comics, Marvel and others we've got a bunch of dudes with superpowers saving the day because "yes" and without asking some cash in exchange.

And in movies like 007 we've got heroes like James Bond: an spy with a conservative thinking but prtty awesome when kicking butts time arrive.

 

Yeah, the hero is the good guy who always save the day from the world's doom, an evil organization, or even going through an wardrobe-like portal for getting to an alternate world to beat a witch and become the king because he is the "chosen one".

 

I don't know you, but this whole thing of "good guy" sounds quite stereotypical to me. I mean, the story turns bored if the main character has no interesting backstory and only spread "good and justice" because he/she is "altruistic".

 

Don't get me wrong, I know there's altruistic people around the globe, but let's face it: it's necessary to turn 180 grades the main character for creating an interesting character. Because if the hero is boring, the villain will be boring as well.

 

That "good and justice" stuff is outmoded (at least for me).

 

Anyway, what do you say? Agree? Disagree? Why? Why not?

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Well, personally I LOVE it where there's moral ambiguity in the conflict between the 'goodies' and 'badies'. It just makes it far more tense and interesting.

 

As for what I want in male characters, preferably something more than a bare-chested power fantasy. As for what I want in female characters, preferably something more than underwear and a pair of breasts.

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What do I want in a hero?  I dunno.  I've seen and appreciated heroes of all shapes, sizes, genders, races, and ages.  It would be much easier to list things I don't want in my main protagonist, because I can really think of only one thing that goes on that list.

 

I don't like it if a hero is overtly cold towards any and all would-be companions on his journey.  Lone heroes that have no potential to make allies are fine; but if the opportunity presents itself and the hero is callous and unreceptive, I don't like that.  If a person was willing to risk their lives to assist me and could do something—anything—right, I would snatch them up in a heartbeat.  No form of pride or arrogance would stop me.

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I like a protagonist who is evil. That's a huge reason why I love the disgaea series. It makes the Villians the good guys and the heroes the bad guys. I also like it when a group is half girls and half guys. It allows for people to relate. And when a story/movie/game has gay and bi people in it I like that too. Having many different characters allows for a group of many unique protagonists and antagonists. I like a protagonist without super powers because it shows how weak and helpless they are, which adds more of a storyline into beating the antagonist.

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I'm not particularly picky about what a hero in a story is like.

 

I do think, however, there needs to be more heroes who know exactly what they're doing instead of being some upstart thrown into a military scenario for who knows why and has to learn on the go, hypothetically speaking. That shit's gettin' old.

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