At my writers course we had a just a page long exercise on character, and something stuck me as odd. We got an environment from a different person (1/3 of a page) and where to insert a our character into that environment and situation to see if any new traits did arise. A nifty little exercise. But, I like lthe fantastic literature spectrum just as much as anyone, but in that one page exercise about character traits all the writers (except me) who expressed a liking o liked any fantasy/sf/supernatural genre had to put a supernatural trait into the absolute focus. We are 13 person in class, had 5 cases of that, and 3 of the cases where that the character was immortal. And all the environmental and situation they came up with was extremely fantasyfied. Seriously? I starting to lose some hope for the fantasy genre if the only way future fantasy/sf/horror writers can handle an exercise about personality traits is to superstress as the main thing about the character is that they are supernatural rather then actually working on personality traits first and foremost when the exercise was about that. It was a one page exercise, ffs, in what way in that context could it be super important to stress that a character was immortal? Anyone got any comment or what to defend this tendency?