Love-to-Hate Relationships

We’re talking Scooby-Doo, villain-of-the-week, “tear down the orphanage and build a toxic pollution factory because I love the tears of children” levels of motivation.

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Today I’ll be talking about characters you love to hate! Or is that characters you should hate but love? The answer, my readers, is: Yes.

So, everyone knows their own reasons for liking a characters. Could be personality, abilities, design. Could be a snappy one-liner or an achievement you really loved. There are characters we love wholeheartedly, and ones we despise and want to see dead.

But somewhere out there, some characters occupy a sweet spot, a mix of antagonism and admiration. Whatever it is, they share one thing with the characters that matter to you: You enjoy watching them.

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I Didn’t Vote For You

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Today, I’m going to be talking about a staple: Unhelpful NPCs.

You know the type: The villagers are low on supplies and high on rampaging bandits. The mayors and police chiefs are outgunned, outmanned, outsmarted and outbought by the crime bosses. The Masters of the Hidden Order keep their deepest secrets out of your hands because of their sacred oaths. The Faction Bosses are too busy fighting each other to focus on the Really Bad Thing up ahead.

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Pictured above: Accurate representation of your average NPCs.

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