Heroes Fortnight: What We Can Learn from Our Favourite Heroes (Male)

From The Doctor to Jon Snow – what can these heroes teach us about writing?

The Ink Screen

This post is part of Heroes Fortnight and carries on from our Favourite Heroes post. Focusing on our favourite heroes we wanted to analyse what it is that we most like about these characters, what we can learn from them and how we can use this to improve the characters in our stories. So without further ado, it’s time to introduce our favourite heros!

Thor

Thor is both an alien and a God, lacking the humble beginnings we humans are familiar with and this could have made him difficult to relate to. It’s often for powerful characters like this to become boring (Superman is the best example of this) but Thor still retains his flaws. In the first film, we are introduced to an immature, childish and reckless character that will risk war for the sake of his pride. It is important to remember when giving your characters powers to this…

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