Do you need to be able to relate to a character to like him/her?

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3 years ago#1
CHILD SPEAK THE TRUTH - Results (77 votes)
Yes, that's what makes a good character (duh)
7.79% (6 votes)
6
No, just as long as s/he's well written
92.21% (71 votes)
71
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Topic. I remember someone saying s/he didn't like Lightning because she wasn't relateable. Is that an important quality?
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3 years ago#2
There are plenty of really unrelateable and dickish characters that I've really enjoyed throughout my years of gaming. It really depends on how they're written.

In the case of Lightning, she fails because she's all things. Unlikeable, unrelateable and poorly written.
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3 years ago#3
No. It is nice when they are, but not necessary.
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3 years ago#4
Vekkerer posted...
There are plenty of really unrelateable and dickish characters that I've really enjoyed throughout my years of gaming. It really depends on how they're written.


Pretty much this.
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3 years ago#5
Depends if its a human character, if it is then i would say that you should be able to relate to it in one way or another. It is impossible to not be able to relate completely to another human being. We just relate more to others in terms of experiences and interests compared to other. Thats my 2 cents on that.
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3 years ago#6
Vekkerer posted...
There are plenty of really unrelateable and dickish characters that I've really enjoyed throughout my years of gaming. It really depends on how they're written.

In the case of Lightning, she fails because she's all things. Unlikeable, unrelateable and poorly written.


^ What that gentleman/lady said.
3 years ago#7
i figure that is relative to the person. Ultimately, light was a person who initially carried the world on her shoulders and didn't let people in. Eventually, she learned to open up and rely on others.

I don't see how people can't relate to that.

regardless, this magical human ability known as empathy lets people relate to others regardless of situations through simple understanding. This renders if a character is able to be related to a moot misdirection.
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3 years ago#8
Everyone likes FF7 Cid, but nobody is actually anything like FF7 Cid. Most people here are baby boys barely in high school.
3 years ago#9
From: VersusCancelled | #008
Everyone likes FF7 Cid, but nobody is actually anything like FF7 Cid. Most people here are baby boys barely in high school.


Well this is one way to say it...
3 years ago#10
Vekkerer posted...
There are plenty of really unrelateable and dickish characters that I've really enjoyed throughout my years of gaming. It really depends on how they're written.

In the case of Lightning, she fails because she's all things. Unlikeable, unrelateable and poorly written.


Couldn't have said it better myself.
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