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Old 04-06-2011, 01:04 PM   #32
Jack Burton

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Upset Re: Dragon Age 2 (Rant included, PG)

Originally Posted by robertthebard View Post
Any time people can get that emotionally invested in the NPC's, somebody did something right.
I dunno, I think there's more to good characters than the ability to generate hate and disdain. The problem here is, bad characters tend to do that too. And more often.

Like, I hate Lana Lang in Smallville, not because she is a good character, or because they fleshed her out - but because I hate her. Same with Lex Luthor.
I was so happy when they were removed from the cast, and never once thought "Oh I wish Lana or Lex came back". I was so sick and tired of seeing them that anything else would be a breath of fresh air. If there was anything to justify my investment in said hatred, it was Smallville and the Superman franchise - but not these characters, I wanted them gone.
Still I feel like a child when I look at the moon, maybe I grew up a little too soon...
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