Considering Protagonists | March 1, 2012

I’ve been talking to a (male, black) friend recently about the problems with how video games (and comic books, more his area of expertise) are made and marketed these days. The problem largely revolves around the fact that the default protagonist who goes through stories is a white man. We came to the conclusion that deviating from that standard is something that people seem to think they need a reason to do, as opposed to the fact that sometimes maybe an Asian woman or an Indian man is the soldier that turns the tide of war/rescues the royalty/etc. Hence stories that end up revolving around the character’s race/gender.



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