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No.4644

The most recurring aspects used on cyberpunk "heroes" are:

>Average size and strength

>Mad skills in at least one field of technology
>Has/had addictions
>Did/does illegal stuff for money

So, lains, what makes a good "hero" in a cyberpunk setting, in your opinion?

  No.4646

isn't that just random cs student you are describing

  No.4648

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I prefer cyberpunk stories in which the authorities are the heroes.

>average or above average physical or mental capabilities

>may or may not be augmented with technology
>follows the rules in most or all cases; may not to fight corruption
>may be a leader figure
>wants to do their job and keep their society going

Judge Dredd and Colonel Shikishima (Akira) are both exemplary of this.

  No.4650

>>4646
similar to the audience

  No.4651

>>4650
fair enough.

most of us are no heroes tho

  No.4655

>>4648
I always thought a major theme in /cyb/ was total alienation from society. Is that not an aspect you like a whole lot? I imagine it's hard for the character to be alienated if he's working to protect the system.

  No.4656

>>4655

protecting the system does not exclude fighting against inner corruption.

It's not always about rebelling against something. they can be protagonists too.

  No.4658

>>4651
Cyberpunk protagonists aren't always *heroes* either, lain

  No.4663

>>4656
yeah i could see the hero being a reformer who fights corruption.,


like a cyber mustafa kemal ataturk, who fights corruption

  No.4665

>>4655
>I always thought a major theme in /cyb/ was total alienation from society.
The major theme I see in cyberpunk is failing societies being maintained by advanced technology.
>Is that not an aspect you like a whole lot? I imagine it's hard for the character to be alienated if he's working to protect the system.
I suppose not.
Give an example of a cyberpunk story involving isolation. Do you mean almost total isolation?

  No.4677

It's just Noir with more styrofoam and ninjas.