Hey there, Gamers and Game Makers!
Last week, I talked about writing a good villain. this week I want to talk about the importance of heroes. Just as having a compelling villain is important to the story, having a hero that fits the world and is relatable is just as important.
Now, when you think of a hero you probably think of those with superpowers such as Superman or the Flash. While these are great heroes, in my opinion the best heroes are the more normal ones. The everyday people who are thrown into situations they could never be prepared for and they overcome the most unimaginable of challenges. We need heroes we can relate to because they give us that hope that we can overcome the struggles we face everyday in life.
My all time favorite hero is Batman. Now, while you can argue his only superpower is money, The thing that makes Batman such a great hero is his complete and uncompromising iron will. He's just a man and while many of his foes could crush him in a straight up fight, his determination and intelligence makes him find a way to defeat whatever overpowered foe he faces.
While heroes like Batman and Iron man may have money and tech, that's not what makes them the heroes that they are. Take away all the money and tech and they would still put themselves in the way of danger to do the right thing. The best heroes are the ones that will stand up to evil despite being under powered.
The importance of heroes is while some of the ones we look up to are fictional, they can inspire us to face up to the challenges and adversary we face everyday. If you take anything away from this I would hope it's that when you are creating a hero character, don't focus on making them powerful with superpowers or tech but rather have their power come from their will to be good and strength to overcome. A great hero should inspire you in your everyday life.
Until next time!