Thursday, 6 December 2012


Indiana - a perfect hero
Nature abhors a hero. For one thing, he violates the law of conservation of energy. For another, how can it be the survival of the fittest when the fittest keeps putting himself in situations where he is most likely to be creamed? ~ Solomon Short

The true hero must be a real person with a complex personality.

If they start out big, and strong, and tough, and super-skilled, and super-powered, what is heroic about their journey? They are just doing the same-old.

A hero needs:

·         Flaws

·         Fears

·         Weaknesses

·         Internal contradictions

·         Quirks

To be a hero, the character must be layered in conflicts that, just as much as the physical difficulties, become the source of friction that roughens the path to a successful conclusion.

A hero has to overcome self-doubt and fear to conquer the obstacles in their path.

They are not heroic if the stakes aren’t higher, and the clock isn’t ticking.

1 comment:

  1. Hahaha I loved the quote in the beginning.

    I agree with you one hundred percent. The way I think about it, one can't be a hero without being brave and you can't be brave without being afraid and fear is widely seen as a huge weakness. So that's just the beginning of character flaws. ;-)