Putting the fun back in dysfunctional.
Who’s your hero?
June 11, 2012Posted by on
I’ve fallen in love. With a character.
I have to confess, and if you’ve been around here before you’ll know, I am obsessed with the Dragon Age storyworld. Both Origins and Two (which they should have given a name, not just a number). The world building,, characters and plot choices just touch me.
And given the amount of Fan Fiction for Dragon Age on fanfiction.net, I’m not the only one. But anyway, I found this story, well collection, involving the main character from DA:2, and Seneschal Bran in a angsty, drama filled romance, which some pretty hot scenes. Nearly forgot to add the link to the first part of the story. I haven`t indulged in adding any Fan Fic to the site. Yet.
Anyway, I was pondering this morning why I love Bran in this story so much and why some heroes touch us more than others.
He loves his heroine in spite of, and sometimes because of her flaws. They also drive him crazy and he sometimes argues with her about things, so it’s not all flowers and roses. But, he loves her no matter what, and that’s the kind of thing we’d all like.
Not only does he love her flaws, he encourages her to accept herself for who she is. He knows her better than she knows herself. But he’s not going to tell her, he’s going to slowly work on her and bring her to the light, and he’s willing to be very patient about it.
And once he’s done convincing her she’s awesome, he seduces her. With really hot sex, a little domination and occasional S&M.
He`s not all good either though. He does use some underhanded tactics to get her to follow his will. And he does on occasion use excessive force to get the truth from her.
These are the types of characters I want to create. The type that readers wind up obsessed with. The type of characters other writers wish they had written.
Which characters have you fallen in love with?