Types of Characters That Annoy You

  • fen'harel

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    Blame that to all the classic tales that Disney animates. The whole princess thing and damsel in distress is so overused and it gets boring. Also, it's very unrealistic.
    I don't think all of them are damsels in distress.

    Cinderella is very strong-willed and definitely a heroine.

    Belle gave up a lot of things and struggled a lot and she was actually the one who ended up saving the prince.

    And in "The Little Mermaid" he saves her, but she saves him just as much.
    But it kind of stills gives the feeling that they depend on the prince, you know? Cinderella was strongwilled, but she was the weakest out of the three women on the book, always accepting the orders and just rebeling when the prince came along.

    The Little Mermaid, she gave up everything for the prince, and it's still kind of depending on him, an on the actual book she dies because she couldn't kill him.

    However you put it the characters are quite weak in my opinion and it gives the feeling like without the prince, they wouldn't do much. :think:

    Belle, on the other hand, is one of the exceptions that I love.
    September 4th, 2009 at 08:05pm
  • Kilgharrah

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    Sorry. I always assume female. It's one of my cruxes on Mibba.
    The weak, defenseless woman makes me picture either Snow White or Bella from "Twilight". And I don't think they're good role models or even good women. I don't like how a man has to come in and rescue a girl in order for her to be relateable. I'd rather read about a woman saving herself. Granted, I don't often write about women. (And people who read about my SI might disagree with my statements, but I don't view myself as a damsel-in-distress, thankyouverymuch.)

    Well, that was long-winded.
    Don't get me wrong there too, I don't find them to be very good characters to relate to... It's just a sad realization that it is what most will relate to =/
    I never write happy endings, I'm not good with comedies, I write tragedies so nothing ever works out the way things "should".
    Things get worse and worse, and the "solution" is the worst possible choice and ends in sadness =) I dunno, I just always preferred that sorta ending.
    September 4th, 2009 at 08:23pm
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    Blame that to all the classic tales that Disney animates. The whole princess thing and damsel in distress is so overused and it gets boring. Also, it's very unrealistic.
    I don't think all of them are damsels in distress.

    Cinderella is very strong-willed and definitely a heroine.

    Belle gave up a lot of things and struggled a lot and she was actually the one who ended up saving the prince.

    And in "The Little Mermaid" he saves her, but she saves him just as much.
    But it kind of stills gives the feeling that they depend on the prince, you know? Cinderella was strongwilled, but she was the weakest out of the three women on the book, always accepting the orders and just rebeling when the prince came along.

    The Little Mermaid, she gave up everything for the prince, and it's still kind of depending on him, an on the actual book she dies because she couldn't kill him.

    However you put it the characters are quite weak in my opinion and it gives the feeling like without the prince, they wouldn't do much. :think:

    Belle, on the other hand, is one of the exceptions that I love.
    You have to take into consideration that all of these films were based back in the day when most women DID rely on males to save them, and when a woman who was independent was shunned.

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    September 4th, 2009 at 10:16pm
  • fen'harel

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    You have to take into consideration that all of these films were based back in the day when most women DID rely on males to save them, and when a woman who was independent was shunned.[/off topic]
    I know that, but the point I'm trying to make is that most girls base their characters on their own experiences with things of these sorts.
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    On another note I dislike characters who have a troubled past but there's nothing good to pull out of it. It sounds kind of unrealistic, like the character has never had a happy moment in his/her life.
    September 4th, 2009 at 10:24pm
  • Rocket Queen

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    Eh >_< That's annoying... I know of ONE man with both an eight pack and well endowed, and he is god awful ugly takes supplements and it's just nasty...
    Much better to make a real looking character, tone them up (hidden strength yay!) and give them above average (not well endowed) and make them godly with it <3 (sorry, started fantasizing for a sec)
    And in that regard, I'd take the latter over the former anyday, haha.
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    Characters who, when they're created, aren't exactly thought out too well by the writer. And a lot of the time it's painstakingly obvious.

    The character who starts off with one personality then goes through multiple personalities throughout the story and ends with a completely different one tyo how they started off. They're not known as being bi-polar in the story, and their personality has not gone through any developments, they're just completely different for no apparent reason other than the writer got lazy or forgot how their character reacts to things.
    September 4th, 2009 at 11:11pm
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    The Scene Chick: They are all the same! They have the bubbly personality, along with the witchy* personality, and they always end up with the emo guy!

    The Bad Girl: She was brought up in a broken family. She drinks, and she smokes. She's unhappy. She dyed her hair. She slit her wrists. She doesn't like talking. Guy come alongs and changes that. So original...because you know originality can be done over 1,000 times and still be original.

    These two types of characters particularly annoy the crap out of me! I mean, switch it up a bit and here is my biggest pet peeve of them all...

    Character Problems: Every character should definitely have a problem, but why must they all be the SAME?

    Problem 1: She's anorexic.
    Problem 2: She's a cutter.
    Problem 3: She's a drinker...a smoker...an amnesiac...THEY'RE ALL THE SAME!

    Can we try to switch it up a bit!
    September 5th, 2009 at 12:24am
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    I so agree with you. Reading about the same thing is annoying and overrated.
    September 5th, 2009 at 12:42am
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    The Mysterious Guy.

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    September 5th, 2009 at 04:36am
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    When the main character hates their eventual love interest, but then falls in love and forgets everything about why they hated them to begin with.
    I'm semi-guilty of it. In my story Wonderwall, the main character hates Pete Wentz, but I tried really hard to include moments where it's obvious that she still doesn't like him, and I also made her not completely infatuated with him.
    September 5th, 2009 at 04:58am
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    I do not like vampires who sparkle.
    I hate the crazy "omg never give them skittles cause they'll be bouncing off the walls!" charcters. They annoy me so much.

    And the mary-sues. -.-
    The ones with unnaturally purple eyes or something. And gold eyes. Gold eyes are BAD.
    September 5th, 2009 at 10:17am
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    Characters looking for a pity party.

    Housewive characters.
    Yes I guess I am a feminist but guys can make the choice to cook and clean there selves.
    September 5th, 2009 at 10:26am
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    I hate the overly sarcastic hyper female characters. Then they usually bring up watching Juno and eating Skittles and I immediately click the 'Back' button.
    September 5th, 2009 at 11:45am
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    Characters that are perfect in every way and have never had a pimple or a bad hair day in their fictional lives.
    September 5th, 2009 at 11:48am
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    Random skittle lovers. (Guilty.... Hey! It was my first story on Quizilla)

    Mary Sue's.

    That their past involves rape, abuse or anything in between. People, happy memories? Doesn't that ring a bell?
    September 5th, 2009 at 05:06pm
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    Those bitchy tom boy characters who refuse to wear anything other than jeans and a shirt and swear at people and threaten to 'kick prep ass'.

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    September 6th, 2009 at 02:36pm
  • Cryptic Ink

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    Characters with all the same racial background.

    This might be walking on a thin line here, but I hate it when all the characters are of one ethnicity. It hardly leaves any room for variety as far as appearance goes. I'm not saying you need a "token black guy" (as my family always points out in movies - stupid, really) but just..I wish people would spice it up a bit sometimes.

    I don't know if that made any sense to anyone. x]

    And for once I'd like to read about a character with a self-confidence problem that doesn't come from an abusive family and doesn't act like some non-conformist alien. Yawn
    September 6th, 2009 at 03:28pm
  • folie a dru.

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    But it kind of stills gives the feeling that they depend on the prince, you know? Cinderella was strongwilled, but she was the weakest out of the three women on the book, always accepting the orders and just rebeling when the prince came along.

    The Little Mermaid, she gave up everything for the prince, and it's still kind of depending on him, an on the actual book she dies because she couldn't kill him.

    However you put it the characters are quite weak in my opinion and it gives the feeling like without the prince, they wouldn't do much. :think:

    Belle, on the other hand, is one of the exceptions that I love.
    Without the prince, there wouldn't be as much of a story, no.

    I don't think Cinderella was weak because she took orders. She really didn't have that much of a choice. I'm sure she wouldn't have been able to eat or been beaten or something if she hadn't.

    Ariel was still very much herself on land, just without her voice. She knows what she wants and she's willing to do things to get it. I also don't consider her weak because she couldn't kill him in the Hans Christian Anderson fairy tale. I don't think it's weak to not be able to murder.
    September 6th, 2009 at 03:37pm
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    Characters with all the same racial background.

    This might be walking on a thin line here, but I hate it when all the characters are of one ethnicity. It hardly leaves any room for variety as far as appearance goes. I'm not saying you need a "token black guy" (as my family always points out in movies - stupid, really) but just..I wish people would spice it up a bit sometimes.
    A lot of that depends on what the writer writes though. Like, I write fanfiction. And most of the people I write about are white. Gabe's Hispanic. But... I think that's it as far as ethnic diversity goes.

    And a lot of the writing on here is fanfic so it's already sort of predisposed, the ethnicity.
    September 6th, 2009 at 03:40pm
  • Cryptic Ink

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    A lot of that depends on what the writer writes though. Like, I write fanfiction. And most of the people I write about are white. Gabe's Hispanic. But... I think that's it as far as ethnic diversity goes.

    And a lot of the writing on here is fanfic so it's already sort of predisposed, the ethnicity.
    Well...I guess I shouldn't say it annoys me- since it does sound a bit harsh.

    It just bothers me. Because most of the original stories are like that. Don't know why. It just does.

    And I do understand that most fan-fic characters are predetermined. That's not really what I'm focusing on since I pretty much refuse to read fan fiction anymore anyways. ^^;
    September 6th, 2009 at 03:49pm
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    Characters with all the same racial background.

    This might be walking on a thin line here, but I hate it when all the characters are of one ethnicity. It hardly leaves any room for variety as far as appearance goes. I'm not saying you need a "token black guy" (as my family always points out in movies - stupid, really) but just..I wish people would spice it up a bit sometimes.

    I don't know if that made any sense to anyone. x]

    And for once I'd like to read about a character with a self-confidence problem that doesn't come from an abusive family and doesn't act like some non-conformist alien. Yawn
    I sort of agree with the first... You need diversity, if not in race but in social class... You don't see people of the same social class picking on one another... (High school drama stories as reference to that). Also racial diversities are good to have in stories, makes it seem more real, but in other cases it's not so real.
    I tend to not state colour of skin unless it's needed, and let the reader imagine themselves as the main character of their gender if possible...

    And also, for the other thing... Stay tuned to my work <__<' I was actually considering that after I finish Coping Delusions (which I need to update today). I agree that people aren't always having self-confidence issues because of their past. People can grow up with those easily, or perhaps it's something about them in particular that's "different" =)
    September 6th, 2009 at 10:54pm