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Being a creative writer myself, I tend to read a lot of fan fiction and watch a lot of cartoons. During this time, I tend to pick up on certain characteristics common to every work of literature. Some of these traits are good, others not so much.
My most recent pursuits have been focused on why characters are considered to be unlikable. And, after encountering a few characters that almost no one seems to like, I decided to generate backstories for them. And, to my surprise, after reading them, those same characters became more meaningful, complex, realistic, and, to my surprise, likable. Obviously, Diamond Tiara was the first beneficiary of my practices, but I've been giving backstories to other characters as of recent. And that got me to thinking: what makes characters unlikable, and what can be done to make them likable, or at the very least, respectable?
The answer, while seemingly complex, is actually a lot simpler than I initially believed, and I think