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What makes a good MC?

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What makes a good MC?
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>What
It's "Who".
The answer would be: any competent writer.
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Not pandering to otakus and writing a shitty beta male mc would be a good start. Being competent, not being a whiny faggot who dwells too much on things like muh talent and not taking shit from anyone, especially the tsundere would be a good start
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>>133131192
So Kirito's a good MC?
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>>133131192
Sasuke Uchiha?
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>>133130958
Make him an overpowered self insert
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>>133131577
I agree with your point, but not with your language.
Keep your emoticons and "le"s out of /a/.
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>>133130958

Being believable and/or entertaining. That's it.

Since you're viewing the story from their perspective, they should be one of the most interesting characters in the cast.
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Facial hair
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>>133131619
It's mocking, because these kids are straight from reddit
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>>133131656
And it's shitposting. By accepting the form in one place, you are opening the door to be posted elsewhere.
Either you have a resolute stance on shitposting or you don't. You can't have it both ways.
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>>133131689
Shitposters don't respond to anything but shitposting

You should know this if you've been posting here for long. Kids don't stop posting absolute garbage because you ignore them, kids don't respond to posts that totally ruin their shitty arguments

Kids are stupid, they hate stupidity being used against them
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>>133131507
Pretty much.
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Dragon dildo
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>Starts thread with an interesting question
>Literally zero discussion

And this is why /a/ sucks now.
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>>133130958
Episode 2 when?
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>>133131746
>Shitposters don't respond to anything but shitposting
You responded to me, didn't you?

You can be clear in your rejection of his posting style and not break /a/'s rules yourself (other than /a/1, obviously).
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>>133131844
>i mocked a stupid child and made him leave
>i'm a shitposter
Cool story faggio
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>>133131885
When you shitpost, you are a shitposter. Using emoticons is shitposting.
The logic should be easy enough to understand.
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>>133131627
What makes him interesting?
His background?
His abilities?
His way of reacting to certain situations?
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>>133131828
Most of /a/ wants characters with almost zero personality.
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>>133130958
Tags:
Proactive Protagonist
Genre Savvy Protagonist
Gentle Protagonist
Serious Protagonist
Genius Protagonist
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No becoming nigh omnipotent. A good story has can keeps thing tense and guessing at the resolution. If the MC is set up to never fail no matter how bad it gets is boring. Especially worse if the MC doesn't really show any qualities of being able to perform such things.
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>>133131963

All of them combined make an interesting character, including his synergy with the rest of the cast.
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>>133130958
Not being a mime helps.
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>>133130958
Intelligent, nihilistic and with a wicked sense of humor.
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>>133130958
fluffy hair
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They should be likable or interesting and reasonably competent and intelligent without being overpowered.
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>>133133828
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A sense of humor
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Personally it depends on what kind of character you are trying to make as an MC,
But the general things to me is that they are fun, not a doormat to tsunderes *like getting hit by them for peeking on them by accident *Have confidence, can be slightly idiotic but not dense like several harem MC's. Someone who can get shit done and does their best to adapt when shit hits the fan. A good MC to me is Ashley winchester from Wild arms 2 as an example, dude becomes a literal freaking monster that everyone fears *including his love*but doesnt get depressed over it. Also decks a Crippled man who basically caused him to become that monster and caused the death of his fellow mercenaries. That and im a sucker for the knight blazer transformation, Sure it looks ''edgy'' but who doesnt like black and red..damn uchihas ruined that for everyone.
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>>133130958
It was impossible for me to take the NTR serious with that fucking face.
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Funny and learning towards the alpha scale.

It's all I needed, I've had enough of beta MC's for a life time.
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>>133131507
>not being a whiny faggot who dwells too much on things
>kirito
Nope
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Competent but not infallible.
Goes through a character arc.
Enough emotional intelligence to be relatable and not act in a frustrating way.
Cleverness is a plus.
A good example would be Kyon, or Yuuji from Grisaia.
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Firstly,MC cannot be a women.

Secondly, he will have no qualms with killing people who deserve to die.

Thirdly, he has interests in girls and occasionally banters with some.

Fourthly, he's not a whimpy guy who complains a lot and bitches like a women.

Lastly, he has one set skill he's good at and only improves on it instead of just receiving multiple skills.
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>>133135933
Doesn't Itami from Gate pretty much fit most of your criteria?
You probably don't like the fact that he actively avoids real relationship though.
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>>133135369
His penis was impressive.
And he was almost adorably pathetic.
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>>133131828
>maymay reaction
kill yourself faggot
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>>133130958
What I think makes a good MC is one who works hard to get what he wants. Too many shit MCs who barely do anything to get girls to like them(simply being a nice guy)and earn their strength through luck.

They also need to not be perfect from the start and go through developments. I don't like flat characters who don't change in personality at all.
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>>133131192

This guy is the problem with anime today. Everyone expects shitty, flat, two dimensional characters and only care that they're "competent" rather than actually having depth and personality.

This is why Gary Stu types are so prevalent. Because people only want to self insert and make themselves feel good about being garbage.
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>>133130958
Not being evil.
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>>133130958
Being hot helps
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>>133138763
this
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>>133135369
>taking things seriously when you're fapping
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>>133130958
They have to be entertaining. That's about it.
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>>133135369
You almost never see his face.
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>>133141254
Because he doesn't take off the make-up?
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>>133131828
Reddit have better discussion threads than /a/. I rather be having a discussion with edgy teens than autistic fat burgers. You come here to talk about waifus and latest episodes.
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>>133131828
>interesting question
Back to reddit my friend
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>>133141893

I've never been to Reddit.
I am a chan purist.
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>>133133895
>without being overpowered

This. A lot of shows are turning into Dragonball Z because of the demand for action. It's okay to have a weak or even useless protagonist every now and then, like Cruz from Needless.
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>>133137664
I don't like how he handled that scene with rory when she wanted to fuck him, just acted like a fag instead of simply telling her to piss off.
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The MC has to give great speeches.
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