Nice sharp title yes? Did it get a rise out of you? Do you feel angery when a character you love is written 'poorly'? Or extremly? Are you guilty or writing characters like this? Anakin is either a saint or the devil incarnate. Obi-Wan is a brilliant long suffering master or an oaf... Luke, Jedi Master or whiney farm boy? Mara Jade, Loving wife or red scourge?* Edited to add This is just a partial list.. feel free to add characters that I missed... Qui Gon has been brought up and I think that's Brilliant! I would have given this thread the PROPER title of Finding a Balance but as the subject is so deeply based on individual perceptions and we tend to be so 'reactionary' when our beloved freinds are 'mistreated' I wanted the title to reflect that "gob-Smacked" feeling we get when this happens. So, what it boils down to is this... Are you guilty of pigeon holing a character? How? Why? * I have NO knowlege of anything past ROTJ... I tried to read the EU but it just wasn't my cuppa, so pardon the ignorance!