How to corrupt a character:
edited 28th Nov '11 6:11:08 PM by Dragonzordasaurus
- Grow up in a society with a rigidly-defined social structure or hierarchy, including gender roles. In my stories I've had this lead to neglectful families and abusive parents.
- Have a troubled childhood full of neglect, or be spoiled as a child. If you grow up in a family that puts emphasis on receiving material possessions and blaming your faults on external things you cannot control, naturally you may grow up to learn these same things.
- When given power over others, people have a history of abusing it—see the Stanford Prison experiment. While this does not always happen, this is a possible route to corruption.
edited 28th Nov '11 6:05:17 PM by feotakahari
edited 28th Nov '11 11:15:33 PM by Dragonzordasaurus
edited 30th Nov '11 8:54:31 AM by Iaculus