There are certain characters that when you read about or see they insntantly give you a feeling of security by being around. they almost have an omniscient feeling. How do you create this in a character? I've tried doing it by making my characters seem to be completely flawless and all knowing, but creating a character without flaws leaves them uninteresting and makes my story suffer. So what is it that must be done? example characters: Gandalf Dumbledore Mickey (from KH) Aragorn Dallben and Gwydion Ender Sephiroth is another good one, from FF7. Before he goes crazy, he's a character that seems to just be "perfect". without any noticeable flaws. And yet he's an interesting character. these are just a few. and several of these characters do have character flaws, yet they come off as being strong mentors and whenever they show up you can't help but think "alright bad guys. it's about. to go. DOWN."