In your opinion,what makes a protagonist likeable besides "self inserting"?
They have to be Intelligent, Nihilistic and with a Wicked Sense of Humor
"Self inserting" is what makes the protag unlikable. I want protagonists with personality, preferably a likable or understandable personality that influences others and becomes influenced in turn.
Variety in their behavior and interactions.
Having to see them all the time means the MC will never shine like a side character. Everything they do becomes normal because character personality can't change all the time. The best way an MC can do is keep the plot moving fast, not hog the spotlight, and/or try to keep up some variety.
>"Self inserting" is what makes the protag unlikable
This. Nothing makes for an unlikable protagonist more than them being some beta otaku self-insert.
Another thing I despise is when the protagonist is always yelling and overreacting to things. The Sakurasou douchebag is a prime example.
That's a dumb opinion. There are plenty of heroes who carry a series all by themselves, because their personalities are so great.
>Another thing I despise is when the protagonist is always yelling and overreacting to things.
That was so awful in OreImo. Kyousuke was constantly yelling for no reason, often in crowded public areas.
A man who is a proud advocate of gender equality.
+has a strong, distinctive personality
+can keep his composure
+takes care of his bros; isn't nice only to girls
-overly relatable or pandering to otaku audience
-"nice guy" because he says nice things to the female characters
That is what makes Touma such a good MC
> Cool helmet
Are there any main characters except Goblin Slayer and Sunabouzu, that constantly wear a helmet?
>In your opinion,what makes a protagonist likeable besides "self inserting"?
Having a burning cock is a good start.