I'm working on this comic. It's suppose to be a fun, adventurous fantasy story but the main character is a very grouchy, salty guy. I'm worried that the main character's attitude might change or conflict with the tone of the story. But I don't want to change the story or character (but if I had to, I would much rather change the character than the tone).
And by tone, I mean how the story feels. Like silly vs. serious, cynical vs. idealistic, wacky, intense, gritty, funny, somber, etc. I want the story to be silly/idealistic/fun but the main character isn't any of those things.
Does anyone have any advice on how I can better include this character and keep the tone like I want, maybe give an example of a story where the character's attitude is opposite the tone of the story? Or should I change the main character to better fit the desired tone?