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
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.
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
>Starts thread with an interesting question
>Literally zero discussion
And this is why /a/ sucks now.
>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).
Most of /a/ wants characters with almost zero personality.
Genre Savvy Protagonist
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.
They should be likable or interesting and reasonably competent and intelligent without being overpowered.
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.
Funny and learning towards the alpha scale.
It's all I needed, I've had enough of beta MC's for a life time.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
>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.