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Is loyalty to his friends, love, and his lovers a good aspect?
Perfect end line of a book, "And then they got boring, the end."
Or possibly, "And then they got boring. Later they died. The end."
Expanding on this, it's actually difficult for OP characters to really be good guys. Think about it, if superman took a bullet for you, how much of a fuck would you really give? I mean shit, he's Superman. It cost him fucking nothing to do that. It'd be a dick move *not* to take the bullet. If, on the other hand, the dude sitting next to you on the subway took the hit, you'd owe him for the rest of your life. He'd be a saint, because he seriously could have lost his life. He sacrificed something. Super demigod characters can't make sacrifices or take risks. They can have some conflicts, they can have setbacks, but they don't have the same credibility as the trials of a character that you know could be crushed every time they pick up the sword. There are characters where for every time they pick a fight or take on a challenge, it has to be something they're ready to die for, because they could. Their actions show a deep, undying commitment to uphold their ideals at any cost, even if it destroys them.
Meanwhile, the most the superman/demigod characters can show is that they're willing to scratch their ass and shrug their shoulders for justice. What does saving a life mean when it only takes about as much effort as getting up to get a beer?
For superhuman characters you really have to go beyond the physical to make them interesting. A special-ops sniper fur who doubles as an assassin and is extremely attractive can still be interesting so long as they have SOMETHING about them that makes them complex. And I don't mean a tragic backstory or manic-depression or social anxiety or any of that crap either. Something like Rain Man where they're only capable of doing that one special thing and they're entirely useless outside of that for instance. It'd be heartwrenching to see someone complete some difficult sniper challenge but be completely incapable of navigating the roads home after they get seperated from their unit because they can't interact with people and are broken from their usual habits. Or they go home with their unit but have to sleep with a blanky every night fully aware of how everyone else sees them. The character needs to be placed in a situation outside of their control where they need to overcome a personal weakness in order to succeed.
Someone's complaining about Mary Sue characters? Well, I'm about to Mary Sue the fuck out of this thread.
I just discovered my fursona's ability to mesmerize people who look into his eyes and ears.
Two people have admitted such.