I was thinking about mc's, male mc's specifically. What was it about my favorite mc's that endeared me to him? As I thought of the characters that I still think of fondly, I started profiling them and thought of the opening scene where these characters and I were introduced. The majority of them were vulnerable, either injured or imprisoned or something along these lines. It makes me wonder. Had these mc's started their stories differently, simply being a nice or 'misunderstood' guy, would I have developed a similar attachment?
Like I said, it made me wonder.