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What is your least favorite type of character to read about?
(submitted by Julie @ JadeSky)
My favorite characters are a strong, sassy females, determined and true-of-heart sidekicks, and characters that overcome the odds.
But this post is about least favorite types of characters. So which ones don’t I like:
1. The reluctant hero – they are usually so whiny that they totally annoy me. Think Frodo Baggins. If it weren’t for Sam Wise, LOTR would not have been the epic story that it is for me.
2. Angsty teenage girls – even just typing the words makes me roll my eyes. Again, this is another type of character that tends to be whiny and totally detached from a reality that does not revolve around them.
3. The woe-is-me character. You know, the character that you just want to tell to, “Suck it up, Buttercup.” Life has dealt them a bucket of lemons and instead of making lemonade they just sit there and suck on each individual lemon.
4. The damsel in distress – I’m sure that’s of no surprise if you read all that came before this.