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  1. Hello Future Me
    February 12, 2020 @ 6:52 pm

    Sorry guys about the ambient music at 11:1111:30. Sony claimed the video, and this was my only recourse without a lengthy dispute process I would probably lose. I am so so tired of this. They have also claimed 12 other videos, and this is the only one I have been able to release so far. I don't know how much these claims will hit me financially, but if you would like to support please consider throwing in a couple of dollars on Patreon to help me continue making this kind of educational content >>> https://www.patreon.com/hellofutureme or consider buying my book >>> https://www.amazon.com/Writing-Worldbuilding-I-Timothy-Hickson-ebook/dp/B07PNKHDFZ <<<

    ***Quick note I wish I said more explicitly in the video: redemption arcs are just one kind of character arc, which is why normal character arcs also have to change views of self/world/stakes. The difference is that those things cause harm to the character/others at the start in a substantial way for a redemption arc, and we usually see this in the story itself.Was a little bit anxious about this video because it involved a few last minute re-recordings and edits, but I think it turned out pretty well! <3 Stay nerdy!

    ~ Tim

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  2. Kenneth Gray
    February 12, 2020 @ 6:52 pm

    Maybe at one point talk about writing a spiral or collapse arc, like in the case of Azula. Going through the nitty-gritties of having a character collapse into a "lesser" state than they're initially presented in the story, as a means to show the long term damage of certain ways of thinking.

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  3. Kenneth Gray
    February 12, 2020 @ 6:52 pm

    Ugh The Kite Runner is such a good book and you're the only person I've ever seen mention it haha

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  4. Michonne Luvs
    February 12, 2020 @ 6:52 pm

    welp Jamie wouldn’t be in this video

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  5. Matthew Parker
    February 12, 2020 @ 6:52 pm

    You said that a character should make small successes and large failures as they redeem themselves, but isn't it more realistic to have them succeed on large choices, but fail on smaller ones, potentially with large consequences? We tend to think much more about important decisions, whereas with smaller actions we are far more likely to simply do what we are used to.
    This doesn't mean that the mistakes can't have impact, a casual insult at the wrong time can ruin a relationship, or a small choice can have a butterfly effect.

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  6. jackdccole
    February 12, 2020 @ 6:52 pm

    Have you ever considered making a video on writing fallen heroes?

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  7. Robert Bennett
    February 12, 2020 @ 6:52 pm

    10:50
    Dude… not cool.

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  8. Nanookextraplanar
    February 12, 2020 @ 6:52 pm

    If you don't already, you should really consider a carreer coaching writers.

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  9. Infamousbadge
    February 12, 2020 @ 6:52 pm

    It would be cool if u made a short summary of the redemption arc of No Name from Sword of the Stranger. I think it's a least worth a mention in my opinion, an I would like to hear your opinion.

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  10. Jon Bong
    February 12, 2020 @ 6:52 pm

    you're one if the few Youtubers who helps me to learn and other things while simultaneously learning a little bit about myself

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  11. Rin Volk
    February 12, 2020 @ 6:52 pm

    Can the redemption arc trifecta be used to corrupt a character instead of redeeming him?

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  12. Mayte
    February 12, 2020 @ 6:52 pm

    I could only think of how Ben Solo's redemption arc was almost non existent and of how much I love zuko for his

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  13. Mandokarla
    February 12, 2020 @ 6:52 pm

    I'd love to see an in-depth breakdown of Dalinar from Brandon Sanderson's Stormlight archive. His arc/story is, in my mind, so much harder hitting than Zuko's (not to diss another great character).

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  14. SomeNerd Hk
    February 12, 2020 @ 6:52 pm

    I didn’t expect a forehead joke in this. Jack Films is offened

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  15. TASHHHH
    February 12, 2020 @ 6:52 pm

    I love your jump cuts and memes – always make me chuckle.

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  16. Tempest Tossed
    February 12, 2020 @ 6:52 pm

    11:11 You really need to lower the volume on that, but otherwise, good video.

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  17. Jason Todd
    February 12, 2020 @ 6:52 pm

    Could the Trifect and the redemption arc chart you made also work in the opposite way. A "good" character becoming a "evil/bad" character.

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  18. A Guy With A Lot Of Opinions
    February 12, 2020 @ 6:52 pm

    Except for Captain America, pretty much every Marvel hero goes through a redemption arc

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  19. Liam Morgan
    February 12, 2020 @ 6:52 pm

    I got to the first "A WIZARD DID IT" and expected the Gandalf but got hit by an ad so yup

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  20. Phantom Blue
    February 12, 2020 @ 6:52 pm

    Javert's story in Les Miserables has always fascinated me. Isn't the character who goes through the most change in the story technically the protagonist? Javert, as he says in the confrontation, was born in a prison. He was raised with this looming struggle between doing what's considered ultimately right in the eyes of god and doing whats right in the eyes of the law. Enter ValJean, a man who is in-fact doing what's technically right, even though it goes against the law. Javert's entire life is flipped upside down, he lets the man that he had hunted for years go, he gives up the struggle to uphold his values for someone he thought betrayed everything he saw as just. I don't really see a redemption arc to be had there, I suppose Javert is guilty of upholding a system of oppressive government that unjustly punishes those for their wrong doings. Would his arc be one where he doesn't see what he has done as wrong?

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  21. DragonLovingGirl6
    February 12, 2020 @ 6:52 pm

    Little question for my own writing: Can you redeem a murderer? And with that, I mean murderer in a situation between war and sacrificial killing. The person being killed is an innocent, but they are an 'other' and their death will bring prosperity to your people.

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  22. Hydrasaur
    February 12, 2020 @ 6:52 pm

    I wonder, what would a Redemption Arc Trifectaclook like for Claudia and Soren from the Dragon Prince, especially after Soren's defection?

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  23. Hydrasaur
    February 12, 2020 @ 6:52 pm

    Tim: "Challenge rejected!"
    Barney Stinson: faints

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  24. Birgetta Johnson
    February 12, 2020 @ 6:52 pm

    Regina’s redemption is probably second best ever to zuko tbh

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  25. masterchief300
    February 12, 2020 @ 6:52 pm

    Hello Future Me: redemption arcs can be…

    Avril Lavigne: COMPLICATED

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  26. iifii
    February 12, 2020 @ 6:52 pm

    i wasnt expecting the jacksfilms joke but i greatly appreciate it

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  27. Crystalrose T
    February 12, 2020 @ 6:52 pm

    A wizard did it!

    Techno music starts

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  28. R U Sirius
    February 12, 2020 @ 6:52 pm

    That real short part about Ward in AoS made me happy
    Not enough people talk about that great show

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  29. Brianne Morris
    February 12, 2020 @ 6:52 pm

    Watching this after watching the Rise of Skywalker…for the third time. I'm just like…just why?

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  30. CassieSol919
    February 12, 2020 @ 6:52 pm

    Challenge rejected!

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