I came across an interesting discussion on characters today. I have always believed a character is not entirely good, or entirely evil, but an admixture of both. I suppose this comes more to the fore-front in the second book of my trilogy. I had created a race of really nasty creatures, but they also had to have wants, wishes and needs. The result was that I had immense fun doing a turn around. No, these creatures will never be heros, but they will be better understood and maybe garner a smidgeon of sympathy for their plight, which is quite profound.
No, the hero isn’t all sweetness and light. Who is? Name that person and I will not believe you. He has flaws and he makes mistakes, just like everyone else.