Hero Teams are Hard (that’s what’s fun about them)

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Nylah Sirmons, Writer

Hero teams. You know the gist, a group of fighters ready to take on the bad guys because who else is going to do it? Really basic and easy but can become boring or frustrating at times. Well if that’s the case, how do you make a good hero team? That is the question I’m going to answer, so enjoy these two writing tips to help you make a hero team.

1) Good character dynamics. What do I mean by that? I’m talking about characters with different relationships to each other. Some options could be having a character that is shy who follows the rules having an energetic friend who could care less about rules. Enemies are also a great example, they can range from slightly disliking each other to outright hating each other. A big reason for why these relationships/dynamics are popular is because they are entertaining to watch/read. 

2) Giving everyone a good dose of character development. As MasterClass has said: “In fiction writing, character development is the process of building a unique, three-dimensional character with depth, personality, and clear motivations. Character development can also refer to the changes a character undergoes over the course of a story as a result of their actions and experiences.”

This relates back to a hero team because the main character can’t have all the spotlight. If the main character has more development than everyone else on the team then, the team is just generic and boring (like cardboard). Now that doesn’t mean give everyone something big to do. That can make the story become complicated and messy. Except for the people who like messy stuff, I for one find it complicated. It’s good to have all characters go through some sort of development though or none at all! It’s all to your personal taste.


I hope these two tips were helpful and have fun writing!