I have been interested in the idea of a morally ambiguous character because you can never tell whether if they are “good” or “evil”. There have been several examples of morally ambiguous characters in fiction from Watchmen, Game of Thrones, and multiple anime and manga. When the line between right and wrong becomes blurred, it provides the character with a unique personality and outlook on life. I am planning to make the “heroes” of my graphic novel series morally ambiguous characters, which will be highlighted by their individual psychological issues.



  1. The term has always felt artificial and redundant to me, a literary device. We are all so layered and our morality fluid. Not so much because we are not firm in them, but because of the constant change that forces us to reevaluate ourselves. They definitely make for a compelling read. Good luck.

  2. I was always fascinated by characters who appeared cold and uncaring, but slowly reveal they do have a conscience, a la Snake Plissken from Escape from New York.

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