If you guys had to choose a preference, which type of character do you prefer?
And please give examples of characters for why you chose the way you did.
Your answers depend on why you read or watched the characters, so your choices of characters for status quo characters could be different than those reading or watching characters based on their potential.
A character like Walter White could be considered could be categorized under status quo characters because you were pretty confident he wouldn't remain a villain at the end of Breaking Bad whereas
A character like Gollum in the Lord of the Rings you might have invested in the character in thinking he would actually become a hero.
P.S. Status Quo might not be the best description for what I described under Walter White but I thought it would be helpful for what to categorize him under given these two options, and I'm trying to make this less confusing than it already might be.