Greetings! It has been a while since I was last here, mostly due to a new job that often works twelve hour days six days a week, finally publishing my second book, and other real life stuff that had to be dealt with when it came along.
So...I think I kind of hinted at this when I was last on this site, but in case I didn't, or we have some new people here, I'm in the process of writing a series that could potentially resurrect our favorite anime couple. Naturally, I have to make these characters different to keep the story interesting, and I think I've done a pretty good job of that. However, I wanted some opinions on what would be the best course of action.
The counter characters to the Naruto cast all have similar traits with them, but are still worlds apart. For example, my lead character who is based off Naruto himself is completely different on the outside. He is extremely intelligent, very laid back, keeps to himself mostly, and is a very gifted alchemist. However, he is very weak with magic control and relies on his potions, poisons, and many additional tools he acquires through the series to combat other mages. But like Naruto, he has only one goal: to protect the girl he's in love with. This is what gives him strength as a character. He has no desire to advance in rank or serve his king. He wants only to protect the girl he loves, and this is why he becomes so successful. Because he has something to protect. He has something to fight for and defend. And because of this, you will see him achieve things you may have originally thought he couldn't.
For Sakura's equivalent...there really isn't a huge difference aside from the fact I'm actually going to make her do things. This character is a Restoration and creation mage. She doesn't focus on studying magic that harms potential threats, but focuses on magic that does the exact opposite. She's a support character who stays behind her team mates casting wards, healing spells, and providing them with additional power. However, she's about as much as a girly girl as a girly girl can get. She'll freak out at any reptile or bug, and nearly loses it when she watches her teammate let snakes bite him so he can create cures to the venom.
So if there's anything else I can improve on, or if you have any ideas...please share them.
Edited by Dalton.T.R, 06 May 2018 - 04:20 PM.