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|Subject: What is a "Sympathetic Inspector Antagonist"? Mon Jun 18, 2012 1:45 pm|| |
The Sympathetic Inspector Antagonist represents the law, who is intent on capturing a criminal. It just so happens that the viewpoint character of the work is a Lovable Rogue or some other criminal.
He's doing exactly what he should be doing, and even doing it fairly well, but never quite as well as the protagonist is doing his job. As a series goes on, chances are he'll develop a great deal of respect for his quarry, and may be quite prone to teaming up with the protagonist. He also does not chase wrongly Accused criminals. Don't try to fake being a victim of his target; the Sympathetic Inspector Antagonist knows his quarry, and can often tell right off "That's not his style." Likewise, he can often figure out pretty quickly if an innocent target is being framed by his archnemesis.
This sympathy can be played for laughs, and humiliated all the time by the heros. Thus, this character runs a risk of becoming a joke among fans (or even in-series) if he never has any on-screen successes, A common way of preventing this is to have the character be an "idiot becomes more competent when using their superpowers" against lesser crooks, thus racking up an impressive career record of arrests even if it is primarily cleaning up after his main quarry has defeated them. He's likely Lawful Good, Many times, it is also revealed that he is VERY good at his job... but that his elusive quarry is SO good as to make him look foolish. Spotlight episodes might even prove him to be quite formidable. The protagonist himself may even praise him, and usually enjoys getting chased.
He can be VERY popular character
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|Subject: Re: What is a "Sympathetic Inspector Antagonist"? Mon Jun 25, 2012 5:56 am|| |
I Like this character
Even when they make mistakes the seem to be on top.
P.S. we should watch one of these movies this summer