What makes a protagonist interesting to you? I mean really interesting. I think my writing suffers a bit in this area, because I've always consumed stories where there is a good chance that the protagonist is not the most interesting character in the story. Not to say he/she is lame. But I have never had the protagonist be my favorite character ever. So my problem is, I usually develop deep and interesting other characters throughout the story, that interact with the MC, and I come up with great backstories and histories for these other characters. Why can't I seem to do that for my MC? As I await your responses, I am going to try to re-imagine my story as though the MC were an other character and see if I can come up with a better backstory for him, as well as mannerisms etc. But I want to know what makes your MC great for you? Or is your MC ever your favorite character?