Hoping this is the right place to post this. If anyone else has trouble with their own characters, feel free to post here as well.
I'm always working on different stories and the like for fun, but there is one in particular I've returned to a couple of times, and I'm thinking of seriously trying to make it a one-shot. It's about a group of young superheroes who try to make a difference in their city, despite neither the government nor the official superhero organization caring for them or their efforts. The worldbuilding is still a bit wonky, but I got the protagonists and their powers down… except for one. And it keeps bugging me and I don't know how to fix her. Especially as the character dynamics is the most important part for me. And I'm wondering if I could get some feedback and ideas?
This character, let's give her the codename Phantom, has a motherly, womanly and calm personality and her powers needs to fit the spellcaster niche.
I just can't bring myself to like her. We don't get along, and unlike the rest of the cast I don't enjoy coming up with her stories or trying to figure out a past for her. I can't even see her interact with the rest of the characters. The reason I haven't replaced her yet is because her character type is neccesary to balance out the rest of the cast (four loud and bold characters, and the fifth is a quiet loner who doesn't who doesn't know how this world works).
Basically, what I need is a character to balance out loud archetypes. It must still be a dynamic personality that works with the others, and someone who isn't drowned out when interacting with loud types. She needs to be confident, and a source of both comedy and drama. The other characters consist of the hot-head, the pessimist, the cheerful, the jokster/creepy kid and the mysterious loner.
I need to define her powers as well. They need to fit the spellcasting archetype and she must be able to fly.
If you know any good characters with her archetypes I'd love to hear more about them, examples would be superb. But feedback and ideas in general would be appriciated.
I actually found a picture of her.
The question is, is she a badly written character or is it something as simple as me not getting along with her character type?
I don't hate her, and I've grown a bit fond of her, but still…