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Thoughts on Character Design

Posted in writing on December 24, 2014 by Demerson

Character design has always been a favorite topic of mine, since engaging characters that I can identify with serve to engross me in a work of fiction more than anything else. (well, okay, maybe in a video game I’d put gameplay ahead of that, but that’s a different story)

There’s one thing that always bothers me about a story, whether it be a film, novel, video game, etc.  That one thing is when you have a narrative where your antagonist is more interesting than your protagonist.  It’s a problem that is prevalent in most works of fiction these days.  If you find that your audience is more interested in your villain than your hero, you’ve fucked up.

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