A lot of people on this forum use terms like hero and villain when talking about their characters. But don't these lines get blurred quite often in successful fiction? Villains aren't always so bad and heroes aren't always so good. The more developed a character, the harder it probably is to fit them into such categories. Of course there are exceptions, but is everyone around here trying to be the exception? Even antagonist and protagonist can be blurred and fall to the wayside. Stories are usually about a lot more than good guys and bad guys, I think. So, why does everyone here seem to have clear cut good guys and bad guys? Even in genre, I don't think such terms are always so clear cut based on my reading. So, in my writing I don't feel a need to have a hero that saves the day or a villain that ruins it. Life is more complicated than that. Shouldn't our characters be as well?