Do stern characters count?

Topic started by SilverZeo on May 30, 2011. Last post by sickVisionz 3 years, 3 months ago.
Post by SilverZeo (58 posts) See mini bio Level 10
Do super stern characters count as Anti-Heroes, like military men that live by a code of conduct.
Post by Guyver (3,406 posts) See mini bio Level 14
Not all of them.
Post by Godot (113 posts) See mini bio Level 14
The way I see it, anti-heroes are people that try and achieve their noble goals by questionable means, whereas anti-villains try and achieve their questionable goals by noble means. It's all about the means to an end; sternness has little to do with it.
Post by Gaff (213 posts) See mini bio Level 11
@SilverZeo: I'd say that "super stern" characters, as you put it, are actually more like classic heroes rather than anti-heroes. Think about it: "Lawful Good" heroes live life according to a rigid code of conduct, be it honour, law, or religious beliefs. They're more likely to "Do the Right Thing" regardless of the circumstances, rather than doing the right thing "accidentally", like an anti-hero. 
Post by sickVisionz (4,289 posts) See mini bio Level 24
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@SilverZeo: I don't think sternness is a factor at all when determining if someone is an anti-hero. An anti-hero has major major negative issues with either what they want to do or how they're doing it. Being stern is like being strict and not mincing your words. That doesn't make someone an anti-hero, that just makes them stern.

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