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When it comes to ANY type of fiction, do you personally prefer the royals that do something or royals that do nothing? Do you want a royal who is badass on the battlefield and/or in politics? Would you rather have a royal that lets other people do the work for them? Which do you want the most? Or maybe you are someone who wants both in their fiction. Depending on whether or not that royal is a kind soul or a heartless jerk, which do you lean towards?

What do you think:? Who is your favorite or least favorite royal in fiction?
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It depends on whether the royal is an asshole or not. If they're a shitty human being, I'd rather they just sit tight and wait for someone to come chop their head off. An unlikable royal who can only command their pawns is easily killed once they run out of people to use as shields. However, if they're a cool royal that is a genuinely good leader, then it's usually interesting to see them balance their role between being good at commanding others and being effective when they have to solve problems themselves (although it wouldn't be smart for them to be the vanguard or anything like that). I think Danny from Game of Thrones is an example of an interesting and likable fictional royal, because she is good at directing others under her command but can also take an active role when needed. While she can kill people who get in her way without losing sleep, she also is generous to those who are kind to her or serve her well. Joffrey, from the same series, is an example of an unlikable fictional royal because he can't lead people effectively in the long run, can't do anything by himself, and has shit for morals.
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It depends on whether the royal is an asshole or not. If they're a shitty human being, I'd rather they just sit tight and wait for someone to come chop their head off. If they're a cool royal that is a genuinely good leader, then it's usually interesting to see them balance their role between being good at commanding others to accomplish their goals while still being effective when they have to solve problems themselves (although it wouldn't be smart for them to be the vanguard or anything like that). I think Danny from Game of Thrones is an example of an interesting and likable fictional royal, because she is good at directing others under her command but can also take an active role when needed. While she can kill people who get in her way without losing sleep, she also is generous to those who are kind to her or serve her well. Joffrey, from the same series, is an example of an unlikable fictional royal because he can't lead people effectively in the long run, can't do anything by himself, and has shit for morals.


That makes sense. What I mean having a royal that does something in a way that is good and just but also badass. Where as a royal that does nothing and is cruel and horrible. But it isn't always like that. Because you got royals that do something and are terrible people. So it really depends.

Yeah, I should have explained things better.
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I prefer fiction that contains no characters who are royalty.
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I prefer fiction that contains no characters who are royalty.


Interesting. So you prefer fiction that focuses on ordinary people?
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Interesting. So you prefer fiction that focuses on ordinary people?


Odd, I could've sworn royals were ordinary people too, just with the added benefit of being born to someone that happened to be in charge of lording over their fellow man and thus inherit their position of power instead of earning it themselves.

Are they really the secret lizardmen instead?
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qualeshia3 wrote:

Interesting. So you prefer fiction that focuses on ordinary people?


Odd, I could've sworn royals were ordinary people too, just with the added benefit of being born to someone that happened to be in charge of lording over their fellow man and thus inherit their position of power instead of earning it themselves.

Are they really the secret lizardmen instead?


They are ordinary people. I wanted to put something else but I felt that would be rude.
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Both
Both is good

Even both at the same time
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qualeshia3 wrote:

When it comes to ANY type of fiction, do you personally prefer the royals that do something or royals that do nothing? Do you want a royal who is badass on the battlefield and/or in politics? Would you rather have a royal that lets other people do the work for them? Which do you want the most? Or maybe you are someone who wants both in their fiction. Depending on whether or not that royal is a kind soul or a heartless jerk, which do you lean towards?

What do you think:? Who is your favorite or least favorite royal in fiction?


So many questions

do you personally prefer the royals that do something or royals that do nothing? Something
Do you want a royal who is badass on the battlefield and/or in politics? both
Would you rather have a royal that lets other people do the work for them? yes
Which do you want the most? A badass
Depending on whether or not that royal is a kind soul or a heartless jerk, which do you lean towards? Heartless jerk

Who is then banished by his evil uncle who wants the crown to rule the country. Then he must rise to power once more and develop as a character to become more humble and kind. On his journey he finds new allies who are frustrated by the new king. The new king throws the country into chaos and by the time the hero overthrows his uncle he is left with nothing but shambles as his uncle predicted the coup and destroyed the palace along with everyone in it. And the nation now looks to the hero to start the nation anew.

I got ahead of myself hahahaha
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so what ya think of my amazing story?
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so what ya think of my amazing story?


You should write it.
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Online_ wrote:

so what ya think of my amazing story?


You should write it.


It's awesome, I know. I need to make it with characters from other stories so the hero will be like Aladdin (disney) and the evil uncle will be like Scar (disney).
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Online_ wrote:


qualeshia3 wrote:


Online_ wrote:

so what ya think of my amazing story?


You should write it.


It's awesome, I know. I need to make it with characters from other stories so the hero will be like Aladdin (disney) and the evil uncle will be like Scar (disney).


Cool.
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Royals who do Something;

Royals who do nothing;

Prefer the ones who do something than nothing.
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