I’m guest blogging at The Qwillery today. This is a topic that I’ve actually spent a lot of time thinking about, which is “The Weaker Protagonist.”
At the start of Generation V, Fortitude Scott is a guy whose life is sucking and who has no intentions at all to be heroic. Forget saving the world, he’d just like his roommate to pay his half of the rent — and Fort can’t even make that happen. In an early chapter, Fort is mugged by Bruins fans.
But that’s what I like about Fort — because he’s not some super-powerful guy who can wipe out continents with a thought while also practicing his kung fu that would make Chuck Norris weep. He’s a guy with a film degree and a minimum wage job, yet he’s thrust into circumstances where he chooses to act heroically.