Through Mary, Crusher of heresies,
So as alot of people on this forum and outside this forum know I'm writing a book and researching about it I became worried that instead of the readers rooting and cheering for the Blessed Virgin (who is going to be the protagonist) they would shout and cheer for the devil.
This is called misaimed fandom and alot of films are guilty of this. It is when the audience/fans of the film set their eyes more on the 'cool', 'awesome', 'badass' to use the correct word antagonist rather than on the less 'cooler' hero and alot of films and books are victims to this, among them:
Batman 1989: while this film is extremely overrated as if it wasn't enough, many people say that the film should have been called Joker not Batman. It doesn't concentrate so much on Batman as on the Joker and even then, the actor who played him [Joker] was even more famous than the actor who played Batman and he really stole the show. When I mean stole the show, I mean that he pranced around, shouted and did alot of 'cooler' things than Bat'Ican't move my head!'man. The Dark Knight also suffers from this, likely from the marketing being directed towards the Joker and because Heath was such an excellent actor in this film, while the Batman with actual good morals is left in the background.
In fact, there is even a fandom for Ras al Ghul, with people saying that he was the one who is right all along and not Batman.
Watchmen (both the book and film, but mostly the book):There are even alot of people who think that Rorscach of Watchmen was the one who was right all along when in fact, he is an angry, bitter psycopath who has not only lost his faith in God and humnaity, he doesn't even want to better things. Instead of trying to inspire people to do good, he just wants top let them burn. In fact, the only main character in Watchmen who has actual good moral is Nite Owl. He is kind and calm and although he was cowardly at first, he be decided to actually resume his superheroism with inspiration from Rorscach. As for the other characters: Dr. Manhattan doesn't care if you were to be mugged in front of him, even though he can practically do anything because he is godlike; Silk Spectre is a hero not so much as to protect the innocent but because her mother was one: she does it for the kicks; Ozymandias is proud and only acts because he wants HIMSELF to be a hero and not for the good of humanity.
Star Wars: Which character do you remember the most from Star Wars? It's Darth Vader isn't it? Or is it Han Solo?
A Clockwork Orange: People who are fans of Alex ajust miss the point by miles. The book is supposed to show what an evil psychopath Alex is and yet we have silly idiots dress up like him and do the things which he does. It just makes you weep for the future of humanity:crying::banghead:.
Can anybody please give me advice on avoiding at least the vast majority of people from rooting for the villain? I have a few thoughts and ideas already but first I want epople to share their thoughts with me. Thank you all!