There are certain ways fantasy has to be written. It's clear in every piece of it you pick up. But why can't authors break the rules? The answer is obvious - the Guardian of Fantasy.
Yes, we all want to write a world that has that medieval feel to it. But the problem with that is that we all want to write a world that has that medieval feel to it, and this is creating a large amount of fiction with that medieval feel to it.
Basically, characters need to do something. Change something. Actually do something to the plot.
Lately, we've been watching CW's four superhero shows - the "arrowverse" as I've heard it called - and I've been finding myself more and more annoyed at the TV shows. There are multiple, reoccurring things that I have found myself shouting at the TV for, and these are the most annoying of them.
One of my favorite things about the Percy Jackson world is the leeway fanfiction authors have with original characters and minor characters. One of the things I have the most fun with is what powers other characters from other cabins would have. So, instead of letting the ideas keep bouncing around in my head, I decided to make a list:
Characters that set out to achieve something and actually achieve that something are a lot more interesting and very inspiring. Also, this is an important trait to show in role models for little kids.
Katniss Everdeen, the main character, is introduced as a sixteen-year-old hard working, family loving, tough girl who is determined to do her best to stay alive and keep her sister safe. When her sister Prim is reaped for the Hunger Games, Katniss volunteers the second she remembers she can. In the beginning, Katniss is characterized mainly by a will to live and that dying love for her sister, even scorning Gale's and Peeta's rebellious speeches.