Tag: zuko

What Makes a Good Redemption Arc?

Redemption arcs in fiction usually go one of two ways: either the character in question realizes how horrible they've been and makes up for their actions with good deeds (usually by helping the hero with their endeavors), OR they regret all the horrible things they've done and are immediately killed off right after that. Sadly, the second path is seen more often than the first, and it's not a very good arc at all.

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Zuko’s Success, Kylo Ren’s Failure

Most people would like to have a Zuko-like redemption arc for their villains, but sometimes it doesn't work because they don't deserve one, or it was too rushed, with not having sufficient character development to do so.

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