< >
Hello, guest! Please log in or register.

The PokéCommunity

Go Back     The PokéCommunity Forums > Create & Discover > Fan Fiction and Writing > Writer's Lounge When characters are "out of character" and it makes sense


Writer's Lounge Need advice? Want to give advice? Come on in and share ideas with your fellow writers. Just remember, all fics go in the main forum.

Reply Post Reply
Thread Tools
Old November 30th, 2013 (4:40 AM).
matt0044 matt0044 is offline
Join Date: May 2010
Gender: Male
Posts: 205
Found this blog and I thought I'd make for an interesting thread. What are your thoughts on these "OOC" moments done right? Do you have any examples?
Pokemon: The Black & White Adventure: 14 year old Hilda is a Pokemon Trainer with a secret: she can talk to Pokemon. After setting off into Unova with her starter, she gets involved in the affairs of Team Plasma and becomes acquainted with N, a mysterious guy her age with the exact same abilities as her. While enjoying her life, a tangled web of mystery is weaved around her and the reveal may shock her beyond belief.

Join the adventure by clicking the link above. Read & Review.
Reply With Quote
Old November 30th, 2013 (8:37 AM).
Pacifist's Avatar
Pacifist Pacifist is offline
Its a Destiny
Join Date: Feb 2013
Gender: Male
Posts: 90
I actually do agree with it, and i say more this kind of "out of character" moments is something that makes the story grow better and make the characters look more like real persons, because we aren't 100% consistent with our personalities so neither our characters should.
Reply With Quote
Old November 30th, 2013 (10:25 AM).
Nolafus's Avatar
Nolafus Nolafus is offline
Silenced, but not forgotten
Super Moderator
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Lost in thought... again
Gender: Male
Nature: Calm
Posts: 5,488
The post makes a lot of sense. I'll have to agree with what it said. If your character was like a rock that didn't move to any emotion, that would get a little boring.

Like with everything else, however, you just have to remember to keep everything in balance. Don't go overboard with the emotions, because that makes your character seem scripted and fake. It's all a balance and I think that this post put it pretty clearly.
Click the eggs?
PairPC sister
Reply With Quote
Old November 30th, 2013 (10:44 AM).
Incinermyn's Avatar
Incinermyn Incinermyn is offline
The Abomination Lives!!!
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Wisconsin, USA
Age: 29
Gender: Male
Nature: Timid
Posts: 646
Well, in the case of "The Legend of Korra," the characters are actually very complex as opposed to "Avatar: The Last Airbender," in which they weren't. Korra and her friends actually have lives and aren't on a fixed quest the whole time the show is going on. It chronicles a lot of stuff going on all at once in each episode, which adds a lot of intrigue to the storyline. So, the characters aren't really acting out of character as opposed to reacting differently to drastic situations. I mean, there's even a degree of normality that constantly gets disrupted by the antagonists and it's up to Korra (as the Avatar) to straighten things out.

In the case of general fiction, only one rule applys: keep your characters consistent. This isn't to say that they have to follow one strict personality trait, but rather that they shouldn't just suddenly change their attitude on a whim. For instance, my character Seraph Furlong is generally cocky and stuck up, but she has compassionate and aggressive side that sometimes comes out when her friends are in danger or she's in the thick of battle and doesn't want to die (she's a tribal outcast, so she's learned to fend for herself when she has to).
Reply With Quote
Reply Post Reply
Quick Reply

Sponsored Links
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

  All times are GMT -8. The time now is 7:45 AM.

Contact Us Archive Privacy Statement Terms of Service Top