Nature vs Nurture

20 Dec

If your hero and villain switched places, how would they each react? How would the communities and people around them react?

What if your hero and villain were raised in the other’s place? If your villain had been raised with your hero’s background, would he/she still grow to be your story’s villain? What of your hero being raised how your villain had?

What would win out, nature or nurture? Would your character’s background, how he/she was raised, give way to their personality in the future, or are they slated for roles and personality?


Posted by on December 20, 2016 in Home


Tags: , , , , , , ,

2 responses to “Nature vs Nurture

  1. Jenn Moss

    December 20, 2016 at 7:56 pm

    For me, I think of my characters having certain traits just by nature–but how they use those traits is influenced by nurture. Say a talent for leadership: I see that as an innate trait. But nurture would play a part in determining if the character used that talent to become a bully or someone who inspires the best in other people.

    I don’t think I’ve written a story where a hero and villain have the same innate traits, so this is hard to answer for me. But you’ve given me a lot to think about! This was an awesome question–thank you.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. tahenryauthoress

    December 20, 2016 at 10:53 pm

    I have to say I think nature and nurture are a 50/50 proposition. More or less equal influence. So the possibility is always there that the hero is really a villain loved into goodness and vice versa.

    Liked by 2 people


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Nerd Side of Life

Fangirling Since 1995

Later Levels

XP comes with age

OMG, Becky, Look At That Blog!

If you can't dazzle them with your brilliance, baffle them with your bullshit.

Why We Play Games

Analyzing video games

Livid Lightning

Striking words without fading away

Twilight Wolf

Little twilight wolf, big Zelda world

BeardedGamer82 Gaming Blog

Game Reviews , Game News , Movie Reviews

Out Of This World Blogging

Blogs, Reviews, Articles and News Articles

Rendermonkee's Gaming Blog

Opinions and Insights into Modern and Retro Gaming Culture

The Brink of Gaming

Thoughts and Opinions on Various Gaming Topics


reviews - commentary on media - cozy talk

Shoot the Rookie

The not-so-pro gaming blog

The Gaming Diaries

The adventures of a life in games and my real geeky life when it takes over.

%d bloggers like this: