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    Male Protagonist with many Female Antagonists

    Discussion in 'Plot Development' started by TheDarkWriter, Mar 1, 2016.

    My MC is like a super hero and while his rogues gallery is full of men it also consists of a fair amount of women. They are stereotypical they dress provocatively but are all more than a pretty face.

    The MC at one point even says "What is it with the fashion trends for the super powered? It's like living in a porno with no sex! Last week a guy in a speedo and mask jumped me! I mean seriously!"

    The story takes jabs at the super hero genre. And has some twists where the MC will quickly side with a villain if he feels his morals are in conflict with the law.

    It also deals with real issues and is about that line. However I want to ask for some input especially from women what would you like to see in both female and male antagonists?
     
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    I like antagonists, male and female, who don't take themselves too seriously and have a humorous streak. Off the top of my head, I can't think of many female antagonists that'd fit the bill. I like Yennefer from the Witcher series because she hovers back and forth the good guy/bad guy spectrum, and especially at the beginning of the saga, her endgame was difficult to predict. She had a humorous streak but unfortunately did take herself pretty seriously and lost her temper over the stupidest things.

    Maybe your female antagonist has a silly wardrobe malfunction or she trips on her new stiletto heels, I don't know. :D I think women can definitely be shown in a silly, goofy light as well, be they the heroines or villains. I feel like I don't see it all that often.
     
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    Seriously?
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    I was thinking about books. *shrug*
     
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    Those are some good ideas however I'm also trying to make them more serious and down to Earth while at the same time appealing to female readers.
     
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    I think you could actually be positioned pretty well, given that you're taking a satirical look at tropes in the superhero genre, my advice would be to consciously have fun at the expense of stereotypical sexualized aspects of women comic books. But I would definitely manipulate those tropes consciously and with purpose rather than just putting them there.
     
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    What's a girl have to do to get an insanely tight supercostume that doesn't give her camel toe?
     
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