Types of Characters You Love

  • fooleish

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    So we have a thread for characters that annoy you, but what about the opposite? What about the characters you can't help but fall in love with, even a little bit?

    I love the bad characters who actually aren't all that bad at all. The morally grey characters, basically. I just find them really interesting. In Love

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    June 17th, 2010 at 10:52pm
  • bellamy blake

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    I love realistically written superficial/ shallow characters.
    June 17th, 2010 at 11:07pm
  • Zachary Merrick.

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    I love supportive older sibling types who have their moments when they fight with their sibling, but overall, they're generally only looking out for and trying to help their younger brother/sister.
    They're hardly ever well-written, but when they are, they're perfect. In Love
    June 17th, 2010 at 11:14pm
  • folie a dru.

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    I love grungy gay boys. Where they're gay and they're sort of "femme" but they also swear a lot and do drugs and drink and curse and act like boys, while still being sort of "flaming gay boys". I just love that. (I also love writing that.)
    June 17th, 2010 at 11:54pm
  • This.Useless.Heart.

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    I like genuinely clever characters. Also, sweet ones, if done a certain way. I sometimes like a perpetually sarcastic/smart ass character, but all too often those are not done justice or are overdone. Like the sarcastic character scenario, I also tend to like the random characters. By random, of course, I don't mean the stupid overplayed and failed at/not funny,but annoying "ADHD" kid, but rather I mean someone sort of like The Seance from Umbrella Academy that chimes in about how he sees centipedes everytime he closes his eyes because he's tripping in the middle of a relatively serious conversation, but not necessarily in an annoyingly irrelevant way. [I fail at explanations.]

    And in general, if a character becomes relatively real to me. I pretty much love that. Very Happy
    June 18th, 2010 at 12:28am
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    And in general, if a character becomes relatively real to me. I pretty much love that. Very Happy
    I agree. For that same reason, I really love positive characters, which are hard to come by these days.
    June 18th, 2010 at 12:39am
  • Icamane Hatake

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    I like characters that are a good balance of serious and funny.
    I also love the actual evil characters. Not the bitchy ones, but the hardcore evil guys.
    June 18th, 2010 at 12:54am
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    I like ones with well-done mental instability. I'm not just talking depression and/or being emo and being just two dimensional. I mean real problems: schizophrenia, borderline, bipolar. If they're done properly.

    And I like ones that go through a complete change and you can see it. There's a THF story and its sequel - Obloquy and What Patience Brings - and the changes that Bill goes through after Tom's death feel so goddamn real and they're done so well. His entire personality is done flawlessly. Him dealing with it and moving on, it's all incredible, because it's not done as some authors will do, where the character goes through everything in a short, sweet 12-chapter piece. It's a long process and it's not just getting over a loved one and falling in love and moving on. It's painful and long and lonely and terrifying and just... I don't even know. Characters that go through big, long, drastic changes and feel real and alive to me.

    And I like vain ones. Mr. Green When they're realistically selfis/vain/narcisstic and you just want to slap them. I personally know how these type of people are and getting to read them done right is wonderful.
    June 18th, 2010 at 01:11am
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    I also love characters with well-written mental disorders.
    June 18th, 2010 at 02:55am
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    Stereotypical men. Ones who smoke cigars or cigarettes and like beer and ogle women. I don't know why, but I do. XD Also, to quote an artist who's name I've forgotten, "poetic vagabonds with rough hands and romantic hearts. Shady looking, well meaning losers."

    In Love
    June 18th, 2010 at 02:57am
  • Icamane Hatake

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    ^ I like that quote :D
    I also love characters that have some sort of little catchphrase. Like, my character Ophilia McLaggen from ATSOHP's catchphrase is, "Holy Fizzing Whizbees!"
    It just reminds me of the old-school Batman, with Robin and his, "Holy Kryptonite Batman!" and other variations XD
    June 18th, 2010 at 05:05am
  • Mrs.Brightside

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    The bad/badass characters that noone can help but love them anyway. They do mean shit and the main character usually hates them but they are just too cool for you to care hahaha. Both in appearance and in personality ;D.
    June 18th, 2010 at 06:21am
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    Characters that don't apologize for lifestyle choices that are somewhat controversial. (Being promiscuous, smoking weed, having an open relationship, etc.)
    June 18th, 2010 at 06:24am
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    ^ I like those types of people in general XD
    I really like the characters that you just love to hate. Like Bellatrix Lestrange. I absolutely LOVE her, but I hate her at the same time. She's just...gah, I just love her XD
    June 18th, 2010 at 11:20pm
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    dru believes.:
    Characters that don't apologize for lifestyle choices that are somewhat controversial. (Being promiscuous, smoking weed, having an open relationship, etc.)
    Adding onto that. When they do have a lifestyle choice that is controversial, but they're a good person. I like it when you have a character that maybe sleeps around and does drugs, but is a good person. It's just not the typical thought.
    June 18th, 2010 at 11:46pm
  • firekite

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    I like naïve characters, not dumb characters but people who are experiencing things for the the first. I enjoy reading the magic that comes from experiencing something for the first time.
    June 19th, 2010 at 12:11am
  • This.Useless.Heart.

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    ^I think I know what you mean, and I love those when done right. In Love
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    I agree. For that same reason, I really love positive characters, which are hard to come by these days.
    Yep. I agree.
    dru kept it forever.:
    I also love characters with well-written mental disorders.
    This too.
    June 20th, 2010 at 08:03am
  • swell

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    I like sarcastic characters. The ones with the biting remarks but they actually have some reason for acting that way.

    It kinda hits home.
    June 20th, 2010 at 10:23am
  • kili the dwarf

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    I like the comedic characters that kind of lighten the mood in the "all hope is lost" kind of thing.

    But I also like characters that have quirks like neat freaks or brainiacs, the characters that can be real.
    June 21st, 2010 at 04:15pm
  • folie a dru.

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    I love characters that have a quirk or a habit or an annoying habit. And there's really no reason for it. Almost an OCD thing.

    . . . I also love OCD characters. XD
    June 21st, 2010 at 04:20pm