The Lone Good Wraith Trope

In some Wraith fanworks, especially pre-Legacy, there can sometimes be seen the phenomenon of “one good OC Wraith” or “one good OC hive” with those OCs as outcasts and all other Wraith and hives as evil.

Writers who do this seem to see Wraith as physically beautiful, but have internalized the Lantean narrative that Wraith are evil and, thus, feel the need to create an OC or two to get around the Lantean creative block.

I will say it again from my longer blog: Wraith are not evil.

There is no “one” good Wraith or hive. There is good and bad to be found in everywhere and individuals are capable of change.

If an OC Wraith character is young and desires equality among others or is older and has changed to not be racist against humans, Asurans, or whoever, that Wraith can choose among or create a new hive and/ or alliance of hives to suit his or her personality, rather than to suffer alone or feel forced to abandon his or her Wraith culture. Because there isn’t just one lone good Wraith or hive!

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