Am I the only one who has a pet peeve for perfect characters? they are just so hard to tell apart. The worst thing for me is when you can read the book in the first person, and by the end of it, you can beleive you would have done the exact same things as the character. to me, that is the absolute sign of a bland character, and I hate finding them. I love flawed characters. Does anyone else share this? Care to share your own majorly flawed characters? (I should say, by flawed I mean psychologicaly, not as in, a character which does not make sense to the reader) my favourite is a character I made called Martyne, he has a power which enables him to heat his body temperature up to 5000 degrees or higher (at which point he evaporates, there's lots of sciency stuff I worked out). He is a psychopathic narcasist, with a hidden phobia of fire (get the sneaky reference to his power?). He loves wise cracks and throughout the story I put him in he is subjected to a lot of emotional stress. He is one of those uncompromising, lovable characters. I like to think of him as a "bad guy" on the wrong side. Anyone else care to share?