Is Your Character A Homo Superior?

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Homo superiors are characters that are generally better thanhuman. That typically makes them bland and two-dimensional, like Superman andLegolas. This quiz will help you identify whether you have a homosuperior and suggest some possible ways to improve him. It usually takes around 5minutes.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Is this character (or species) generally stronger, faster or otherwise physically better than humans?

    • A.

      Yes.

    • B.

      No.

    Correct Answer
    B. No.
    Explanation
    The answer "No" suggests that the character or species in question is not generally stronger, faster, or physically better than humans. This implies that they may have similar or even inferior physical abilities compared to humans.

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  • 2. 

    Is this character (or species) generally smarter than humans?

    • A.

      Yes.

    • B.

      No.

    Correct Answer
    B. No.
    Explanation
    The given answer suggests that the character or species in question is not generally smarter than humans. This implies that humans are considered to be more intelligent or have higher cognitive abilities compared to this character or species.

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  • 3. 

    Does this character (or species) have technology that is significantly better than what the humans in your story have?

    • A.

      Yes.

    • B.

      No/not applicable.

    Correct Answer
    B. No/not applicable.
    Explanation
    The character or species does not have technology that is significantly better than what the humans in the story have.

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  • 4. 

    Does this character (or species) complain about human morality?  For example, he might criticize humans for being warlike or being insufficiently charitable.  

    • A.

      Yes.

    • B.

      No.

    Correct Answer
    B. No.
    Explanation
    This cliche will make members of the species feel insufferable to your readers. If they find themselves superior to humans, I *highly* recommend having the humans defend themselves. "You do WHAT to your prisoners?"

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  • 5. 

    Do you find this character (or species) generally morally superior to humans?

    • A.

      Yes.

    • B.

      No.

    Correct Answer
    B. No.
    Explanation
    This is potentially a problem because the species will probably come off as a bland utopia, like Krypton or Chris Paolini's elves. That's rarely interesting. Also, readers may feel that you're trying to push your political values on them.

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  • 6. 

    Are humans significantly better than this character (or species) in any way?

    • A.

      Yes.

    • B.

      No.

    Correct Answer
    A. Yes.
    Explanation
    Surely humans can do *something* better than this race, right?

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  • 7. 

    Does this character (or species) have supernatural powers, like magic or telepathy?

    • A.

      Yes.

    • B.

      No.

    Correct Answer
    B. No.
    Explanation
    The answer "No" suggests that the character or species in question does not possess any supernatural powers such as magic or telepathy. This implies that they rely solely on their natural abilities and do not possess any extraordinary or paranormal capabilities.

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  • 8. 

    This only applies for nonhuman characters and species.  Does this character/species look mostly like a human?  For example, Legolas and most elves are pretty much humans with pointy ears. 

    • A.

      Yes.

    • B.

      No / not applicable.

    Correct Answer
    B. No / not applicable.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "No / not applicable." This answer indicates that the character/species in question does not look mostly like a human. It implies that the character/species being referred to has distinct features or characteristics that differentiate them from humans, such as non-human physical attributes or traits.

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  • 9. 

    Again, this only applies for nonhumans.  Does this character (or species) look exactly like a human?  For example, Superman.  

    • A.

      Yes.

    • B.

      No / not applicable.

    Correct Answer
    B. No / not applicable.
    Explanation
    This is very cliche.

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  • 10. 

    Does your story include many members of this species? 

    • A.

      Yes.

    • B.

      No.

    Correct Answer
    A. Yes.
    Explanation
    Using only one member of the species (like Superman) isn't a huge problem, but it's a symptom that the author is using the species as a lazy way to explain how the character has ridiculous, superhuman powers. It's generally stronger to use species in a way that draws on their unique culture more, which is very hard to do if there's only one of them.

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  • 11. 

    Would readers find this character (or species) smug or arrogant?

    • A.

      Yes.

    • B.

      No.

    Correct Answer
    B. No.
    Explanation
    This aggravates readers very easily.

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  • 12. 

    Can this character (or species) polymorph?

    • A.

      Yes.

    • B.

      No.

    Correct Answer
    B. No.
    Explanation
    If they can polymorph into humans, chances are that you won't ever be able to use their species as a liability. The result will probably be bland and undramatic. It also raises Mary Sue problems.

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  • 13. 

    This question only applies if the character is a nonhuman.  Are either of the following true about him?  1:  He was adopted by humans.  2:  He's otherwise very familiar with a human culture. 

    • A.

      Yes.

    • B.

      Neither are true / not applicable.

    Correct Answer
    B. Neither are true / not applicable.
    Explanation
    It's sort of cliche and counterproductive for a nonhuman to have a very strong grasp of (a) human culture. That will probably make your nonhuman feel "like human but better." That's very two-dimensional and not very satisfying. On the other hand, if he weren't perfectly familiar with humans, he'd probably be more interesting and life-like.

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  • 14. 

    Is this character a government employee?

    • A.

      Yes.

    • B.

      No / not applicable.

    Correct Answer
    B. No / not applicable.
    Explanation
    I love government agents as much as anyone, but be careful here. Agents tend to be less dramatic because the law is a much frightening threat for them. For example, a character conducting a non-government investigation could break into someone's house, but then he has to make sure the cops don't catch him. But a government agent can just get a warrant and waltz in. The law isn't nearly as much of an obstacle for him. If you'd like to use a government agent, please lay out what the rules for him are and make sure that there's some chance he will pay if he breaks those rules. Government agents that do whatever they want-- like Nick Fury, Captain America and the movie version of Hellboy-- tend to suck.

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