- An antihero's morality is ambiguous. While they know what's right in the society's eyes, that doesn't mean, they go by it. He/she acts on their own will and views, and most of the time, their choices and alliances are questionable.
- He is flawed. And perfectly aware of each and every one of his imperfections.
- By the time the reader is halfway into the story, the antihero will gain their sympathy. Unlike villains, antiheroes will have the readers' support, sympathy and understanding. Even when everything he does is wrong, the reader will continue to vouch for him.
- They are selfish, aggressive, callous and sometimes have offensive qualities, such as racism, sexism, meanness etc.
- Most of the time, they start to have a soft side for a certain other character from the story, making his or her vulnerable side visible to the audience.
- While their deeds are wrong, they harbor some self hatred and doubt which stops them from being viewed as a villain.
- Holland ( A Darker Shade of Magic)
- Nyx ( Cruel Beauty )
- Ronan ( Raven Boys )
- Morpheus ( Splintered )
- Ty ( Stolen )
- Nathan ( Half Bad
- Lisbeth Salander ( Girl with the Dragon Tattoo)
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