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(I dunno if I should put this in general fire emblem, entertainment, or general because this may go beyond just fire emblem characters.) So with all these topics asking about who is your favorite or least favorite character in FE, I thought I'd get to the heart of the matter. I'm curious what makes you like or dislike a character? Like what exactly about the character rubs you the wrong way? are there characters you like that you feel are poorly written? and vice versa. Are there characters you dislike that you feel are well written? What is a well written character to you? I wanna get a discussion going on this cause it'll give me a better understanding on the nature of critique as a whole.
What exactly is a "mary sue"?
Ottservia posted a topic in EntertainmentI hear people throw around the term "mary sue" far too often when critiquing characters but what exactly is a mary sue. Seriously I feel like this term gets tossed around far too much to the point the meaning of the word has become vague and muddled. It's gotten to a point where I feel certain characters in media are wrongly accused of being a mary sue or at least by my definition of the term. However due to how often this terms gets thrown around and how vague it is another person may define it completely differently. So I ask what's your definition of a mary sue? This video pretty much sums up my thoughts on this subject:
How to not do a tragic backstory?
Ottservia posted a topic in EntertainmentI've been thinking a lot on what exactly makes a good character recently and this got me thinking on tragic backstories and how cliche they've become over the years. I can't tell you how many times in games,movies,books, etc. where a character's sob story is revealed and all I can do is roll my eyes. but why is that? why do I roll my eyes at the "tragic" backstories of characters like kirito, mozu, orochimaru, Irene(asterisk war), etc.? It's something that's on my mind and I was wondering what you guys thought.
okay first of all Idk what forum type to put this under so yeah. Anyway, I've been thinking about this sort of thing a lot recently because of all the distaste I see for characters like severa, camilla, peri, and tharja. people say they're bad characters because their mean, immoral, psychotic, etc. Personally I like all those characters except tharja mostly because well they were interesting characters in my eyes. I think people need to understand there's a difference between a likable character and a well written or interesting one. Like just because a character is a good person that doesn't automatically make them a good character. I mean just look at characters like kirito or corrin. I dunno if what I'm saying even makes sense but it's something that's been on my mind is all.