forum Ok, so expectant characters.
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Deleted user

We all write characters as going above and beyond, having the heckin best sarcastic lines and being a total boss and doing all this stuff, and even if they're not a ledgend (infamous or no) they're just so well designed.
Character: "Excuse me, I was under the impression that I was not going to be excecuted today." -FRWP
Actual Person: crying screaming kicking
I mean, it's only the main characters. They're proud, strong bosses. But unimportant characters, just there for action, probably would do that. I mean. Can we get some normal characters who aren't born with awesome comebacks, sarcasm, and pick-up lines?

@Rvan group

Ikr, I’m just like ‘If I was in your situation, I would literally just give up and side with the villain, or go crawl into a corner and cry’ lol

@Rvan group

There is this one character, in the Throne of Glass series by Sarah J Maas that is super relatable and she’s all panicking and everything when huge stuff happens and I’m like OH YEAH YOU ARE AMAZING

Deleted user

Like this
massive dragon appears on horizon
main character: aw yeah let's do this
me: wtaf WE'RE GOING TO DIE faints

@WriteOutofTime

The thing is, readers start to get annoyed if the main character just nopes all the time. I agree that the sarcasm and comebacks are weird, but the willingness to do things is kinda what makes them interesting to read about. There's a fine line between realism and what people actually would be willing to read, and it's up to us writers to toe that line :D

@Rvan group

Yeah, totally agree with you. They wouldn’t be the hero if they were hiding in the corner crying lol. I think it certainly is nice to include maybe one or two terrified side characters.

Deleted user

or maybe somethin like
"Homer's mind raced to terrible images of what could happen if he didn't go knock Hawk Moth out then and there. The images overcame his fear and he unlocked himself from the closet."

@GoodThingGoing group

One of my characters it's Samuel isn't the bravest, and is forced into the rebellion against his will, has his ankle nearly shattered for 'failing' at his government job, and almost constantly panics about the rebellion and the war, and I find him very relatable.

Deleted user

I just have a character that is probably going to die from either freaking out or trying to be like her heros and make a sarcastic comment