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Creating outstanding heroes

Creating outstanding heroes

  • Only dynamic, flawed characters can connect with dynamic, flawed humans.
  • Get inside your hero’s head and figure out what motivates them to do the things they do.
  • If your hero has nothing to fight for, your viewers have no reason to root for him/her. Show your viewers why they should care.
  • Show where your hero’s loyalties lie. If they can’t pick a side, your viewers can’t either.
  • Allow your characters to drive the theme of your story.

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  • There is no such thing as an unimportant character. Secondary characters bring your hero closer to their goals or drag him/her further away.
  • Fully develop a formidable villain that viewers love to hate.

From the debut of the Human Torch in 1939 to the more recent debut of

  • Some of the best dialogue is riddled with subtext. Don’t just state what you mean.
  • Only give your characters lines that they can deliver.
  • Well-timed comic relief breaks tension and keeps viewers breathing.
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