How to Write an Interesting Comeback Character

By January 15, 2015Screenwriting 101

Much like the underdog, the comeback character is one that cinema audiences can relate to and love to hail. From the foul-mouthed unapologetic protagonists in Anchorman and Top 5 to the once promising combatants who felt like they never amounted to much until they won in The Fighter, comeback characters exude a range of different characteristics, desires and flaws, making them unpredictable and enthralling. 

The following are a few suggestions for how to develop a screenplay where a protagonist shines as a flawed comeback character.