We Have to Know
When we cross paths with a lone wolf character, many questions rapidly go through our minds. Is he a fugitive from justice? What happened in the past to make her such a recluse? Would he help or harm me if my car broke down near his house? What happened to her family? It doesn't matter how much our gut instincts are telling us to leave well enough alone. We are driven to find out more about the lone wolf!
Good or Bad at Heart
Ultimately, we humans want to know whether the lone wolf is a
good or bad person deep down. When writers create lone wolf characters, they are often vile-hearted people-haters. Or, they are good people deep down who have had an unfortunate turn of events. They just wish to be left alone for awhile. Really clever plot twists involve lone wolf characters who start out as evil-doers. But through the course of events, they turn out to be good at heart. Often, these lone wolves turn out to be latent heroes who arrive just in time to save the day.
No Wimps Allowed
Good or bad, lone wolf characters are almost always perceived as
strong-willed and capable. A weak-natured person just could not endure the isolation, self-sufficiency and independence of the lone wolf's lifestyle.
Perhaps this is the real reason we are drawn to lone wolf characters. They
appeal to us because they embody strengths and characteristics we desire in ourselves. No matter what the reason for the fascination, we will always be drawn to lone wolf characters. The lone wolf and the attributes of lone wolves are great candidates for our unforgettable characters toolbox. Don't you agree?
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