I almost skipped this week’s T5W topic. It’s not like I don’t have characters I don’t like, but most often if that’s the case the book ends up on the DNF or forget-it-ever-existed pile. So instead of a list of five characters, I decided to go with some of the character traits that really bug me.
I was trying to put these in some proper order, but the truth is each of these traits annoys me as much as the others.
Stupidity and all-knowingness at the same time
You think it’s impossible to be both? There are plenty of characters out there who are written like they know it all and yet do the dumbest things sometimes. Maybe it’s partially the naivety, but most of the time it’s simple lack of thinking.
Oh, I do know sometimes you might just be too tired or you might have to make a rush decision because you’re life is hanging on an edge. In these situations, you might do something stupid, but when a character does the most idiotic things while not under pressure there’s nothing that will make me like or respect him/her.