Dissecting Dragons

Dissecting Dragons: Episode 212: I’m the Bad Guy (or am I?) - Morally Grey Characters in Speculative Fiction

March 5, 2020

Episode 212: I'm the Bad Guy (or am I?) - Morally Grey Characters in Speculative Fiction

 

Somewhere between anti-heroes and antagonists, and heroes and protagonists, lies the morally ambiguous character. These guys are neither good nor bad, and they are motivated primarily by their own interests even if they ally with the MC. This week Jules and Madeleine delve into what exactly makes a 'morally grey' character. How are they used to drive a narrative? What makes their character arcs so satisfying? And why is it such a delicate balance? Under the microscope this week - The Witcher, Norse Mythology, Robin Hood and many more.

 

Title music: Ecstasy by Smiling Cynic