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The main concern of a Hate Sink is whether the narrative treats the character as someone intended to be despised.
The character in question must actually display detestable qualities, and be hated by other characters at least, or treated by the narrative like someone you are supposed to hate. The author's declared intent cements an example, but is not needed if the narrative itself treats the character as someone who is supposed to be hated.
A Hate Sink may have charismatic traits, a troubled past, or complexity, but in order for this trope to be in effect, such traits must be de-emphasized by the narrative in favour of their detestable traits.
If you're not sure if a character qualifies, you can consider the following when asking the thread:
Who is the character, and what do they do?
State who the character is, and what courses of action they take.
What makes them personally despicable?
State the specific reasons they are despicable, such as petty behaviour and personal villainy.
Evil Is Cool traits? Complexity? Freudian Excuse?
State whether or not the character has any traits which get in the way of them being despicable, and if so, whether said traits are de-emphasised in favour of their despicable behaviour.
Edited by nombretomado on Jun 20th 2020 at 4:37:17 AM