After getting a PM demanding I further explain my distaste and worry for the protagonist of RDR2, it struck me that any time people complain about how generic a protagonist is and that protag is a white dude, there’s a subset of posters who get really indignant about those complaints. It happened with Days Gone’s Bikerman#334, and now it’s happening with RDR2’s guy. We’ve all seen the Generic White Man protag collage at some point. Indeed, there’s been an abundance of nondescript, designed-by-committee white dudes as the protags in games. It seemed really prevalent in the mid 2000s on into the early 2010s. There’s been plenty of white male protagonists who’ve been distinctive and memorable—I don’t recall seeing anyone complain about any white GTA (or rockstar, ore-RDR2 reveal) protagonist being generic. However, when there’s another generic white dude protag, it’s even worse because it’s only reinforcing that stereotype. How do you feel about the generic white guy player character trend and the negativity surrounding the stereotype? If you’re a white guy, do you feel persecuted or shamed by it, and how come, if so?