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Does it make sense to idolize a fictional character?

Because I don't think it does. I mean, adoring a celebrity is one thing, but a fictional character? That's a little weird. What do bạn think?
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8theGreat said:
I don't see how it would be any weirder than idolizing a celebrity. Either way, it's putting someone bạn don't know personally- and will never know personally- on a pedestal of greatness, whether it be through means of a crush, having respect for đã đưa ý kiến character/actor's personalities, hoặc otherwise.


Often times fictional characters can serve as role người mẫu and there's plenty of fictional characters with traits to be admired.

One of the uses for story telling is to send a moral message to the audience, and this has been a major use of story telling and character thiết kế throughout history.

Many oral traditions were passed down almost entirely to teach what sort of behaviors were admired in society and what ones weren't- bạn were supposed to admire certain characters and want to be thêm like them.

There are several Grecian epics that serve this purpose, and morality plays are a prime example.

But that's only a few- literally any culture will have stories and characters that serve this purpose, where we're supposed to admire and idolize the hero character.

Besides, it seems to me that người nổi tiếng may as well be fictional characters even if they exist, at least in this regard. Most people who admire người nổi tiếng won't get to know them any better personally than anyone gets to know fictional characters and the chances of getting to spend time with a celebrity is just as slim for most as it is to spend time with a fictional character.

It might even be easier to understand a fictional character than some celebrities, since so many người nổi tiếng live both a public life and a private life. I'm sure there's a lot of người nổi tiếng out there that people admire that the public doesn't really know that much about because they're secretive. They could be a totally different person in real life than their public image would suggest, and I'm certain that there's người nổi tiếng out there that loads of people admire that are actually unbelievably shitty people behind the scenes.

Even if fictional characters aren't real, we're exposed to their stories and they can't really hide anything because of that. Fictional characters can't keep secrets from the audience unless the tác giả has intentionally set it up that way. We see everything they do within the story, so we grow to understand them as people pretty well even if they're fictional.

hoặc am I getting a little too metaphysical here?





TL;DR VERSION It makes complete sense, bruh. Humans have been doing it for millennium now. Plus the public lives of many người nổi tiếng may be even thêm fictional than fictional characters themselves.

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This answer is so underrated. Nice job mate!
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boytoy_84 said:
Maybe a cartoon character is thêm weird to me but I idolize a realistic character that is basically the same as the actor, Joey from Saturday Night Fever who is portrayed bởi Joe Cali and I idolize both. He's my current crush ever since I seen the film. Everyone has their own opinions. It can be any cartoon, Anime, celebrity, movie character hoặc even a ngẫu nhiên character.
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 Maybe a cartoon character is thêm weird to me but I idolize a realistic character that is basically the same as the actor, Joey from Saturday Night Fever who is portrayed bởi Joe Cali and I idolize both. He's my current crush ever since I seen the film. Everyone has their own opinions. It can be any cartoon, Anime, celebrity, movie character hoặc even a ngẫu nhiên character.
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I don't have a problem with people loving fictional characters. I have some I really like too. I just don't see any reason to IDOLIZE them.
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zanhar1 said:
Yes it makes total sense to me. It ain't weird at all. I tình yêu me some fictional characters.

I mean sure they ain't real but if they're written well fictional characters can be very life like. And because of that it makes it easy to idolize them. If the character is written well enough it's normal to relate to them (in fact that's a criteria to make a good character) and be inspired bởi them.
I guess I don't see the difference between obsessing over characters and over anything else. I've also actually heard that there is a psychology to it as well and a persons ability to get attached to a character is connects to the part of the brain that controls sympathy. The thêm sympathetic to real people one is, the thêm likely they are to attach to characters. (I'll find link to the bài viết later).

I mean what's wrong with people idolizing fictional characters? There's no harm in it.
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 Yes it makes total sense to me. It ain't weird at all. I tình yêu me some fictional characters. I mean sure they ain't real but if they're written well fictional characters can be very life like. And because of that it makes it easy to idolize them. If the character is written well enough it's normal to relate to them (in fact that's a criteria to make a good character) and be inspired bởi them. I guess I don't see the difference between obsessing over characters and over anything else. I've also actually heard that there is a psychology to it as well and a persons ability to get attached to a character is connects to the part of the brain that controls sympathy. The thêm sympathetic to real people one is, the thêm likely they are to attach to characters. (I'll find link to the bài viết later). I mean what's wrong with people idolizing fictional characters? There's no harm in it.
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Oh I could go on all ngày about some of the psychological things to obsessing over a character. XD Ive watched and read up on that quite a bit. But exaccctly. Thats so true
Riku114 posted hơn một năm qua
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Yeah I actually put a bit of research into it myself.
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I actually learned abotu it while on my psychology binges XD Like I can spend hours on a ngày when I start looking at them watching a shit ton of relevant things
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RhythmofMySoul said:
I don't think bạn understand anime WORLD. . . . . .
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 I don't think bạn understand anime WORLD. . . . . .
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candylover246 said:
Eh, it's not really weird to me.
If it was, then idolizing another person isn't something I'd consider 'normal' either. But then again, the line that draws between 'normal' and 'weird' is pretty vague so I'm gonna go with it making some sense since a lot of people don't seem to see it as that big of a deal nowadays.
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AquaMarine6663 said:
I dunno.
I really obsess over Mephisto and tình yêu him so much...
But then I get depressed because I remember he isn't a real person. :T
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 I dunno. I really obsess over Mephisto and tình yêu him so much... But then I get depressed because I remember he isn't a real person. :T
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When I was little I thought TV hiển thị characters were real people. But when I grew up and learned that they weren't...I was a bit disappointed.
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Riku114 said:
Honestly I see no difference between a fictional character and a celebrity. ESPECIALLY if the fictional character is in a hiển thị where there are actors rather than animation.

Like... whats the difference?

Will bạn ever really meet and get to know them?
But bạn could know a lot abotu a celebrity
So can bạn about a lot of characters. Sure bạn can meet the celebrity but whats the likeliness youll ever meet them again hoặc have them part of your life?

Can they teach bạn things?

Can they be inspirational?

Can bạn adore them?

Can bạn agree and disagree with their actions?

So what differentiates a celebrity from a fictional character? That one is written and ones not?

Well sure, but that only adds to the idea as to why a fictional character should be idolized. They are fictional and usually the epitome of certain traits, exaggerations that rarely occur in real life. Therefore they are already hiển thị thêm than a real person could usually.

Also, if one is gonna say that they are real, they are fake. A lot of người nổi tiếng and idols dont share everything publicly and they may butcher hoặc not say thigns to keep up a certain image. bạn may know a lot about them, but bạn dont know all of them and bởi the lack of knowledge, they probably arent that much better tbh. Also bạn probably also idolize them and see them in a light where bạn are biased towards their actions and excuse it.

Like honestly I dont see much of a difference between any of it. Both a fictional character and a celebrity are people that probably wont ever be directly part of your life and are both things that can teach and inspire. So whats the big deal if one is written and made up and one is sorta real?

If they provide something for bạn they provide something.
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 Honestly I see no difference between a fictional character and a celebrity. ESPECIALLY if the fictional character is in a hiển thị where there are actors rather than animation. Like... whats the difference? Will bạn ever really meet and get to know them? [b] But bạn could know a lot abotu a celebrity [/b] So can bạn about a lot of characters. Sure bạn can meet the celebrity but whats the likeliness youll ever meet them again hoặc have them part of your life? Can they teach bạn things? Can they be inspirational? Can bạn adore them? Can bạn agree and disagree with their actions? So what differentiates a celebrity from a fictional character? That one is written and ones not? Well sure, but that only adds to the idea as to why a fictional character should be idolized. They are fictional and usually the epitome of certain traits, exaggerations that rarely occur in real life. Therefore they are already hiển thị thêm than a real person could usually. Also, if one is gonna say that they are real, they are fake. A lot of người nổi tiếng and idols dont share everything publicly and they may butcher hoặc not say thigns to keep up a certain image. bạn may know a lot about them, but bạn dont know all of them and bởi the lack of knowledge, they probably arent that much better tbh. Also bạn probably also idolize them and see them in a light where bạn are biased towards their actions and excuse it. Like honestly I dont see much of a difference between any of it. Both a fictional character and a celebrity are people that probably wont ever be directly part of your life and are both things that can teach and inspire. So whats the big deal if one is written and made up and one is sorta real? If they provide something for bạn they provide something.
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Anyways thats my two cents XD If I sounded upset Im not. I was just rambling and discussing my thoughts.
Riku114 posted hơn một năm qua
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I don't have anything against fictional characters. There are some that I really enjoy. But I don't worship them hoặc anything.
Coffeeuser posted hơn một năm qua
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Oh I know bạn dont XD I was just stating that I dont see the difference between a celebrity and a fictional character
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TheMagicLoki said:
It totally makes sense.
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TheLefteris24 said:
I don't think it is weird at all. There are no limits on admiration. Most fictional characters I like have similar traits to mine hoặc they set an example for me to follow. They could be something that I wish to become. Even if something is fictional, it's still a nguồn of inspiration for our world !!!!
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Zeppie said:
It does.

The character may be fiction, but the personality still feels real, relatable, and can impact bạn personally.

I don't find being inspired bởi a fictional character strange at all. There are some wonderfully written characters out there, easier to form a connection with than say a celebrity for example.

I also don't see their inspiration as being invalid in comparison to a real person, just because they are a character.

Fictional characters often have traits we aspire to have ourselves and strive to achieve, and I think that's pretty neat.
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Nick3600 said:
stfu my waifu is not fictional! she is totally real and we tình yêu each other very much.

i hate when i get crumbs in my neck beard
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 stfu my waifu is not fictional! she is totally real and we tình yêu each other very much. i hate when i get crumbs in my neck beard
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ArcticWolf said:
Actually, I find idolizing a fictional character to make a lot thêm sense than idolizing a celebrity. I adore fictional characters, but I'm indifferent to most "real" people, especially celebrities. Fictional characters are much better to me.
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deathding said:
It would be a SIN not to idolize this arrogant masterpiece of a fictional character.
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 It would be a SIN not to idolize this arrogant masterpiece of a fictional character.
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