I find a couple of the topics discussed here to be rather… traditional, when it comes to how immortal characters are perceived, but since that’s how most writers write ’em, that’s quite all right. And under any circumstances, there’s a lot of food for thought in the post, even if you decide your immortal character(s) will be different. If you write science fiction, fantasy, or any genre peripheral to those, you should take a look.
Immortality comes up a lot in fiction. These timeless beings turn up as villains, heroes, love interests, cursed secondary characters, and everything in-between. Many people hate a protagonist with this power because it’s seen as a sign of perfection. They live forever at a perfect age with no physical flaws and an intelligence that allows them to absorb all that time has to offer. To be fair, one could think a person who has been given immortality would also have the natural ability to evolve with time. Then again, they are still human in some way, so giving them Eidetic memory too might be going too far. So, what are some ways to make your immortals work?
- Even though they live forever, you should have some way for them to die or be removed from the story. There needs to be a threat to these characters. Maybe a special item…
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