Sometimes, narrators or story-tellers get critics that may judge them just because of the rather violent stories they tell or create. But that doesn’t necessarily make the narrators bad people, morally. Fortunately, most people know the difference between right & wrong. When the right action is done, good things happen; when the wrong action is done, bad things happen.

A narrator’s story is supposed to show why you should or should not do specific good or bad actions. Sometimes, characters in a narrator’s story do morally bad things & such characters are called villains, especially if the character has an extremely selfish excuse, meaning that he/she doesn’t care what trouble it will cause. On the other hand, the character could be just morally confused & finding a way to get even with an opponent; such a character is called an antihero.

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The character in the left panel – Burger Meat Food – is an antihero who’s morally confused about double standards between the 2 sexes, but the character in the right panel – Drake the Tyrannosaurus – is a full-pledged, misogynistic villain!

 

Sometimes, antiheroes are judged as harshly as villains. (Either by the other characters of the story or the audience viewing the story) However, an antihero is less likely to do something unforgivable. If you want your character(any specific one that you imagined) to get some love from your audience, don’t have him/her do any action that would make that character too detestable. Alternatively, if you want that character to be a full-pledged villain, then you can have him/her do something very detestable!

Finally, as a member of a narrator’s audience, please remember that just because a character or several characters in the narrator’s story or stories is/are evil, it does NOT mean that the narrator is also evil. Good narrators imagine evil characters for a noble reason: to show viewers the results of wicked actions. When the villain(s) of the story get(s) punished before it’s over, it makes a good story that has a moral to it. Stories with morally negative messages are usually unacceptable; for example, if the villain is rewarded for his/her evil action at the end of the story, then it morally obligates people to do evil! Such a story would be hated, plus, it makes the narrator seem too evil! A good narrator would never want to publish such a story.

I, the one who typed this post, have plenty of narration experience…

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Apparently, Patience Muffet is the antiheroine of this cartoon; she’s morally confused about bugs! Since, technically, bugs are tiny living things(or organisms) & she’s so much bigger than they are, she sometimes wonders if she’s still a good person, although she sometimes kills bugs for various reasons. She would never want to kill another human, but sometimes she will kill a bug & sometimes she won’t, depending on her mood. In human governments, she is technically not a murderess, but in the bug government of this cartoon world, she’s considered a monster. (The word “murder” has a special definition about killing…)