I’m currently writing a story, and I’d love some advice on how to write a character with ASPD without making it too corny, annoying or just plain boring.
This is quite a long rant, so if u don’t wanna read all that just skip.
It’s been quite a challenge thinking of a variety of different ways I could implement a sociopath into an Episode story.
I absolutely love the idea I have for the MC and her character growth for this story, but it’s very tough to make her fit into this persona while also making her a likeable character.
My main goal is to create a character that feels almost nothing, while also having something entertaining and funny implemented as well.
It’s just hard to portray her character with Episode animations, I feel like she might accidentally give off mafia leader vibes and that’s NOT what im going for.
Her condition is connected to the loss of her supernatural abilities, along with memory loss.
The MC experiences a lack of emotions that help normal people connect to others.
Empathy, compassion, sadness, grief etc etc…
I’d describe her current self as a very altruistic character.
I’ve read about ASPD for quite some time before fully making her character, and I’m very pleased with the direction the story will take in the first 10-15 eps.
She’s basically a con artist & a body language specialist, reading people is her thing.
She’s working for a massive spy company, going on all types of different missions while dealing with this identity crisis
Romance is involved, since it’s quite important to the story and the plot itself.
Basically strangers - enemies - lovers, all while she’s on the path to grow as a person.
I made her get a therapist, which i just found funny… But the therapist will 100% be a big part of her emotional breakthrough in the story.
I don’t plan on making her have ASPD throughout the entire story, once she’s back in tune with her abilities, her emotions resurface.
Honestly I might have repeated some things a few times, but I’m way too tired to check💪
Any experienced writers advice is welcome, and readers especially.
I wanna make this story enjoyable for everyone, not just myself.