History SoYouWantTo / WriteAHaremHero

23rd Jul '16 11:52:38 AM eaterofworlds
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!!Potential Subversions

* In every Harem the main lead is usually a guy. Why not change it up and make the main lead a female or, if you really want to go outside the box, transgender?
** Who says a harem series has to be a romantic one? The group in question could develop into TrueCompanions with little to no hint of romantic desires.
27th Jun '13 8:57:11 AM TwoGunAngel
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Simply put, HaremHero is the main lead in the entire story, oftentimes refer specifically to a male lead in a harem story with action elements (sometimes complete with BattleHarem and/or MagicalGirlfriend).

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Simply put, HaremHero the Harem Hero is the main lead in the entire story, oftentimes refer specifically to a male lead in a harem story with action elements (sometimes complete with BattleHarem and/or MagicalGirlfriend).



Comes in certain distinct flavors as described by the [[HaremHero main article]].

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Comes The hero of a HaremAnime typically comes in certain distinct flavors as described by the [[HaremHero main article]].
flavors.
31st May '13 5:06:29 PM VPhantom
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Simply put, how much TheHero is involved and how effective he is in fights. However, MadeOfIron is a universal trope often carried by TheHero. Whether he's a {{Muggle}}, ActionSurvivor or BadassAbnormal, the hero must be able to soak a lot of damage (whether [[NotAGame serious]] or [[AmusingInjuries comedic]]).

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Simply put, how much TheHero is involved and how effective he is in fights. However, MadeOfIron is a universal trope often carried by TheHero. Whether he's a {{Muggle}}, ActionSurvivor or BadassAbnormal, super-powered individual, the hero must be able to soak a lot of damage (whether [[NotAGame serious]] or [[AmusingInjuries comedic]]).
4th Mar '12 2:02:09 PM CommieDog
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So you want to write a harem anime. Yay, you already have a themes for it, as well as the plot. As well as the harem member in question.

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So you want to write a harem anime. Yay, you already have a themes for it, as well as the plot. As well as the harem member members in question.



CharacterizationTropes come as priority, you can have TheEveryman, oftentimes act as AudienceSurrogate. Even then, you must avoid FlatCharacter at all cost. Simply put, anything that could flesh your character.

Even if your character started out as uninteresting/unlikeable, CharacterDevelopment is required. For example, a DirtyCoward becomes a CowardlyLion or [[TheSoCalledCoward someone who's supposed to be coward but charges ahead]].

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CharacterizationTropes come as priority, you priority. You can have TheEveryman, oftentimes act acting as AudienceSurrogate. Even then, you must avoid FlatCharacter at all cost. Simply put, anything add something that could flesh your character.

Even if your character started out as uninteresting/unlikeable, CharacterDevelopment is required. For example, a DirtyCoward becomes could become a CowardlyLion or [[TheSoCalledCoward someone who's supposed to be coward but charges ahead]].



There should be a reason why the girls are interested in our hero, the reason might be flimsy, but at the very least, [[WillingSuspensionofDisbelief it must be acceptable to the audience]].

NiceGuy attracting Harem due to kindness is overdone, but note that if applied correctly, TropesAreNotBad.

Some show attempt to subvert this by having HotBlooded JerkWithAHeartOfGold as base characteristic, the kindness element is downplayed but certainly still exist.

In stories specifically about BattleHarem, the Hero might be required by the {{Action Girl}}s for certain roles (MissionControl, MacGuffin, KidWithTheLeash etc). This gave him another role outside the obvious harem plot.

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There should be a reason why the girls are interested in our hero, the hero. The reason might be flimsy, but at the very least, [[WillingSuspensionofDisbelief it must be acceptable to the audience]].

A NiceGuy attracting a Harem due to kindness is overdone, but note that if applied correctly, TropesAreNotBad.

Some show attempt to subvert this by having HotBlooded JerkWithAHeartOfGold as the base characteristic, where the kindness element is downplayed but certainly still exist.

exists.

In stories specifically about BattleHarem, the Hero might be required by the {{Action Girl}}s for certain roles (MissionControl, MacGuffin, KidWithTheLeash etc). This gave gives him another role outside the obvious harem plot.



Comes in certain distinct flavor as described by the [[HaremHero main article]].

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Comes in certain distinct flavor flavors as described by the [[HaremHero main article]].



Simply put, how much TheHero is involved in fight. And how effective he is when he does. However, MadeOfIron is an universal trope often carried by TheHero. Whether he's a {{Muggle}}, ActionSurvivor or BadassAbnormal, the hero must be able to soak a lot of damage (whether [[NotAGame serious]] or [[AmusingInjuries comedic]]).

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Simply put, how much TheHero is involved in fight. And and how effective he is when he does. in fights. However, MadeOfIron is an a universal trope often carried by TheHero. Whether he's a {{Muggle}}, ActionSurvivor or BadassAbnormal, the hero must be able to soak a lot of damage (whether [[NotAGame serious]] or [[AmusingInjuries comedic]]).
8th Feb '12 7:21:10 PM Lamiaceae
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* '''Type 2:''' Hero can fight against threats by himself, holding his own against enemies if required. In this setting, heroines often function as a ''FauxActionGirl'', or as ''TrueCompanions'' in battle. In reality, there are sub-categories of type 2.

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* '''Type 2:''' Hero can fight against threats by himself, holding his own against enemies if required. In this setting, heroines often function as a ''FauxActionGirl'', ''{{Faux Action Girl}}s'', or as ''TrueCompanions'' in battle. In reality, there are sub-categories of type 2.
8th Feb '12 7:20:07 PM Lamiaceae
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In stories specifically about BattleHarem, the Hero might be required by the {{ActionGirl}}s for certain roles (MissionControl, MacGuffin, KidWithTheLeash etc). This gave him another role outside the obvious harem plot.

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In stories specifically about BattleHarem, the Hero might be required by the {{ActionGirl}}s {{Action Girl}}s for certain roles (MissionControl, MacGuffin, KidWithTheLeash etc). This gave him another role outside the obvious harem plot.
3rd Feb '12 12:28:10 AM ZeroXSEED
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Comes in certain distinct flavor as described by the [[haremHero main article]].

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Comes in certain distinct flavor as described by the [[haremHero [[HaremHero main article]].
3rd Feb '12 12:27:02 AM ZeroXSEED
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Simply put, how much TheHero is involved in fight. And how effective he is when he does. However, MadeOfIron is an universal trope often carried by TheHero. Whether he's a {{Muggle}}, ActionSurvivor or BadassAbnormal, the hero must be able to soak a lot of damage (whether serious or comedic).

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Simply put, how much TheHero is involved in fight. And how effective he is when he does. However, MadeOfIron is an universal trope often carried by TheHero. Whether he's a {{Muggle}}, ActionSurvivor or BadassAbnormal, the hero must be able to soak a lot of damage (whether serious [[NotAGame serious]] or comedic).[[AmusingInjuries comedic]]).
3rd Feb '12 12:24:34 AM ZeroXSEED
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!!PowerLevel


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!!PowerLevel

!!Type

Comes in certain distinct flavor as described by the [[haremHero main article]].

* '''Type 1:''' Hero lacks power to fight the threats by himself and lets powerful heroines fight against them. Since the main fighting force for Type 1 characters are heroines, he tends to gain additional, powerful female characters as the story progresses. The hero in type 1 generally acts as a power generator support to the girls. Often, these heroes do not want to accept the [[RefusalOfTheCall reality]] of their power, and are quite weak willed; frequently they [[IJustWantToBeNormal wish]] that things would go back to the way it was before. A type 1 hero is extremely similar to Pokemon trainers, but with all the Pokemon replaced by girls.

* '''Type 2:''' Hero can fight against threats by himself, holding his own against enemies if required. In this setting, heroines often function as a ''FauxActionGirl'', or as ''TrueCompanions'' in battle. In reality, there are sub-categories of type 2.
** ''Type 2A'' are the heroes that lack experience and are still somewhat innocent in the new world they are dragged into. They are initially treated as Type 1, but eventually [[CharacterDevelopment evolve]] and willing to [[TookALevelInBadass learn how to fight]].
** ''Type 2B'' are heroes that are strong and are [[JumpedAtTheCall willing]] to fight from the onset of the series. It should be noted that the harem still plays a major role in fights, but are not a dominating fighting force--as the protagonist is often the strongest character on the team.

Simply put, how much TheHero is involved in fight. And how effective he is when he does. However, MadeOfIron is an universal trope often carried by TheHero. Whether he's a {{Muggle}}, ActionSurvivor or BadassAbnormal, the hero must be able to soak a lot of damage (whether serious or comedic).
3rd Feb '12 12:05:22 AM ZeroXSEED
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So you want to write a harem anime. Yay, you already have a themes for it, as well as the plot. As well as the harem member in question.

But how about the protagonist?

Simply put, HaremHero is the main lead in the entire story, oftentimes refer specifically to a male lead in a harem story with action elements (sometimes complete with BattleHarem and/or MagicalGirlfriend).

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!!Basics

CharacterizationTropes come as priority, you can have TheEveryman, oftentimes act as AudienceSurrogate. Even then, you must avoid FlatCharacter at all cost. Simply put, anything that could flesh your character.

Even if your character started out as uninteresting/unlikeable, CharacterDevelopment is required. For example, a DirtyCoward becomes a CowardlyLion or [[TheSoCalledCoward someone who's supposed to be coward but charges ahead]].

!!Reason

There should be a reason why the girls are interested in our hero, the reason might be flimsy, but at the very least, [[WillingSuspensionofDisbelief it must be acceptable to the audience]].

NiceGuy attracting Harem due to kindness is overdone, but note that if applied correctly, TropesAreNotBad.

Some show attempt to subvert this by having HotBlooded JerkWithAHeartOfGold as base characteristic, the kindness element is downplayed but certainly still exist.

In stories specifically about BattleHarem, the Hero might be required by the {{ActionGirl}}s for certain roles (MissionControl, MacGuffin, KidWithTheLeash etc). This gave him another role outside the obvious harem plot.

!!PowerLevel

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