There are a lot of reasons to be annoyed by this particular trope, but I promised myself that I was going to approach this list as a writer, so I’m going to go into the two main reasons that this bothers me from a writer’s perspective.
1) Perfection is boring.
I call this the “Why There Will Never Be a Good Superman Movie” principle.
I know it's impossible to give every character in a story complete characterization, and I know that having a character that's the best at what they do, or is perfect (or near perfect) is necessary under some circumstances. All I ask is that some care and consideration goes into them to make them a little more than just a blank slate that is full of awesome.
And now as I step off my soapbox and realize that I've got four more of these entries to go this month, I realize I might be in some trouble.
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-- Matt Carter
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