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4 Tips for Writing Antiheroes: How to Create an Unforgettable Antihero

Written by the MasterClass staff

Last updated: Dec 7, 2021 • 5 min read

You won’t mistake an antihero for a role model, but antiheroes often feel the same sense of justice a traditional hero might. An antihero is deeply flawed, conflicted charafter, who often has a cloudy moral compass—but that’s what makes them realistic, complex, and sometimes even likable.