Likability: Page 2
A Breakdown of Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog: Act I
How does the movie's opening set up the story that follows?
Making Sympathetic Antagonists (And Why Thanos Wasn’t One)
Do you want a story where the villain isn’t a mustache-twirling baddie who does terrible things just “for the evulz”?
Five Surprisingly Successful Characters and Why They Work
Believe it or not, we occasionally run into characters that impress us.
Seven More Characters With Too Much Candy
Candy and spinach are important concepts because they describe two critical elements of character likability.
Accounting for Character Identification
Most principles of character likability work for a broad audience.
Giving Your Hero Sympathetic Problems
Making your protagonist a relatable underdog is a great way to encourage your audience to bond with them.
Seven Ways to Motivate a Reluctant Protagonist
A good protagonist is active.
Five Stories Hurt by Unlikable Protagonists
Five stories that suffered from insufferable main characters.
Twelve Traits for a Lovable Hero
How to get readers on the hero's side early.
Devising Conflict Between Protagonists
How to make Team Good's infighting believable—and avoid harmful messages when doing so.
Five Failed Animal Companions
These stories would've been better off leaving their pets, however adorable, at home.
Five Ways to Make People Hate a Hero
Your audience can be turned against heroic characters with a few innocent flaws.
Six Ways to Make Your Villain Likable
How to get your audience rooting a bit for Team Bad.