February 28th, 2021

charioteer

25 Days of Writing: Day 6

6. What character do you have the most fun writing?

In some ways I think I answered this already: as a Die-Hard, I don't play favourites. Of course, that applies particularly to my FK fic. However, a lot of what I write nowadays is giftfic in exchanges—and much of that is treats, which being motivated by intriguing prompts in rare fandoms that I've often never written in before, tend to be one-offs. So it's not so much specific characters that appeal to me as worldbuilding.

I'd have to say, though, that I am intrigued by the character of Leonard Snart. Not so much in the comics—though he was always one of my favourite Rogues in The Flash, especially in the early versions of the group. The iteration in the Arrowverse series, on the other hand, has a lot to offer a writer.

There's his "Captain Cold" persona, which is clearly a role he plays for effect. There's his backstory: how his childhood and youth shaped him into the man he becomes. There's the shift in characterization from the villain whom the Flash first fights, to the more complex man who decides to join the Legends, to the hero who sacrifices himself to save his friend, his crew, and time itself. And last, but far from least, if he is somehow saved and returned to the present day, there's the further evolution of his character going into the future.

A lot of potential for fic, in other words.

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