This is one question I came up when I was reading an article about the heightening of story plot but yet lowering of characteristics in recent Japanese animes.
So, my question is: How one can create a charismatic character?
Firstly, WHAT IS CHARISMA? Charisma, by literally meaning, is a kind of quality that a person possess, that makes one charming and attractive, where others will feel admiring and wanting to follow that person. It is like a magical attention "magnetism", where that person draws other people's attention very easily, making him/her an attractive eyesight target if he/she went onto the street.
For a charismatic character in writings (not only fanfictions, but also original novels), it must be a character that attracts the reader, and the reader will feel "attached" to him/her. My question is how to create such character that will makes reader admired and feel attached to him/her?
I know the answer differs variously for different fictional situations. A charismatic person in politics might not have the same quality as a charismatic person in sports. But there must be something that makes those people attractive to others.
What is your thought?