(This is purely for fun.)
I think a lot of people agree that characters are a very important part of story telling and that even a mundane setting can be made interesting by the characters in it. As far as favorites go, and for the character you often “fall for”, what characteristics/type do they typically have in common? What characters do you often end up disliking?
Note: Of course it depends on the story you’re playing and the circumstances your characters is given, and depth beyond one-dimensional traits is important to each facet…but what, in general, are the characteristics you adore?
Also note: This is purely fictional characters. Please do not judge someone on what fictional characters they enjoy or the relationship their fictional protagonist has with said character. Thanks.
I personally love the sadistically smart characters. Not ones with hidden hearts of gold, not ones who have a fragile interior or who needs someone to show them the way, or ones who have a giant ego but deep down have one or two things they’re unsure of - just ones who are wickedly intelligent and have a bit of fun messing with people, possibly manipulative and behind the strings. Rude but not brash - the kind where you only will realize they insulted you, all with a polite smile on their face, if you possess the same manner of intellect and not until hours later when you’re replaying the conversation in your head. Doesn’t sound very redeemable, but hey…you like what you like? ¯_(ツ)_/¯ (I have yet to find a character like this in a COG, but as per my weak spot, there is one in my upcoming game. Couldn’t resist.)
So, who do you fall for/who are your favorites? Golden boys/girls with hearts of gold? The childhood best friend who possibly acts before they think? Quiet intellects with dry and cutting sarcasm?