>>110668551>How much story potential are people missing out on because they think that characters can only either agree with them or be some insulting parody of what they disagree with?
A lot. I think about this issue pretty often, and I feel like this logic has really hindered people's empathy and critical thinking skills on all sides.
It's like creators are expected to write what they agree with and what's most convenient, not what's actually realistic. Nuances are completely thrown out.
When you're writing characters, you essentially have to be a centrist for things to actually turn out well, but everyone hates centrism now.
It's becoming more and more normalized for people to just make painfully simple stories where the characters are either mouth pieces or caricatures.
People seem to be making propaganda, not stories. /pol/tards do it, and so do hyper-liberal types. It feels like no one is balanced in mind or intent anymore, not even in fiction.