So I'm writing this script, and there are two main characters. They're a sort of 'moon and sun' pair: one is more quiet and introspective, and the other is more vocal and...rambunctious~.
I like Moon-kun; he's cute and he powers most of the plot momentum with all his ideas. I wouldn't say his character gets more development, but definitely more 'exploration'.
Sun-chan, though...she's necessary, at least. Moon-kun kinda needs her to watch his back and deal with more difficult people.
I even noticed that her biggest character flaw is that she's too attached to Moon-kun, and I wrote in a whole arc about the two friends trying to push their relationship in a healthier direction. Now Sun-chan goes off on her own more often, talks conversationally with other characters, and is starting to move the plot forward in her own way.
And yet...I dunno, I still feel kinda bleh about her a lot of the time. I worry that she's annoying...I already expect her to be less popular than Moon-kun (in the way that Superman is less popular than Batman...or maybe more accurately, in the way that Naruto is less popular than Sasuke) from an audience standpoint, but I always feel this extra pressure to make sure she's not 'too much', while still staying true to her personality.
It might just be paranoia talking...she's a very active, visual character, after all, and I haven't yet begun to draw the comic. Maybe I won't worry as much once her own cute qualities become apparent on paper. Or maybe people will find Sun-chan annoying no matter what I do, and all this worry is pointless. ^^;
My biggest problem is that I can't think of any inspiration to follow. A lot of the 'peppy chosen one' characters I know of (male or female) don't even get as much attention as I give to Sun-chan. It's like, as long as they smile, say their cute catchphrases, get scolded once in a while, and use their explosive powers to save the day, no one actually cares whether they have real personalities at all. And sure, that seems to work, but I want more than that...