The Perfect Fantasy Protagonist

by Hamish
(Sydney, NSW, Australia)

1.Start with the hero in a happy little world, but something is not quite right.

2.Add a dash of "something happened to my parents."

3.Give the hero a clear and unmistakable motive to why they are on their quest.

4.Make the Hero and the Villan have a background history. Like in Starwars:

"You killed my father!"

"No son, I am your father!"


And there you have it, a recipe for a hero.

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Dec 28, 2008
Creating a Hero
by: Audrey

Of course there are other options for twists and turns, but you have outlined one very interesting story.


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