How much is to much when it comes to a character? I understand the concept that the audience must like the character or they won't continue reading. But what happens when a character is written on the purpose of people hating him? The character in question is kind of roguish, indifferent attitude several times in the story he pretends to not hear other characters speaking. He doesn't take much care of his own appearance "you could be more handsome if you straightened up that tie and tucked in your shirt". He's kind of crude and rude "make a decision already fat Betty cause the ****ing line is waiting on you" The character starts off very much flawed. Parts of his past begin to creep up and situations begin to change him "to a point" not that he's coming out from being a Scrooge to Mr. Roger from the neighborhood show. But as his history is unbound and things about his life are beginning to creep up. People begin to see why he's so closed off, rude, unavailable and indifferent to it all. But at the same time. He's a very very very hard character to get to like and know. In the very beginning he's seen as cold, rude, indifferent, and closed off. And I fear he may be to closed off for audience to continue reading because they can't just seem to get to know to like him. Also, is there a problem with a character having a specific saying? Like the character in question several times when people tell him what to do or try to tell him what needs to be done or just about a woman who just gave birth he responds with, "ah so".