Recently I was having to write about my character, Soran, in various instances and I noticed just how tragic of a character he is. Just in his iteration in "Soran's Comics", he already is rather depressing.
Tragedies of the character Soran:
- Died due to inactivity in making comics.
- Brought before the pearly gates, but because he's equally good and equally bad he's sent back to his body until he's either more good or more bad.
- He's brought back as a zombie and gifted his mortality again but it's completeness is taken away from him after his body decomposes.
- He must stay as a ghost for the rest of his time and change from being his usual morally good person, to being something he isn't; all to preserve the one thing he truly cares about in life, his mortality.
- Even in his mortal state he cannot do much. As a ghost he cannot be without a host for so long, otherwise he'll disappear. He can try to possess people, but those around him are too strong-willed for him to force. He can possess mechanisms but the only thing he can possess at the moment is a blender.
- He's given up everything that previously defined him as a person in an effort to preserve his own mortality or find a way around it.
It's made me realize that a lot of characters in stories I write (whether it's stories I actually release or personal ones) end up being tragic characters.
So I'm curious what your favorite tragic character is?