Protagonists vs Antagonists
Which do you prefer to play as? By protagonist and antagonist that also includes people following the main rivals in a story. Such as a hero's ward, under the command of his excellency. I normally prefer being an antagonist since in the typical story the antagonist can get away with a lot of things, so long as they are eventually defeated. But I find it interesting to be a protagonist since it tends to be more of a challenge. If you are leading the action or at least following it, there is more expected of you. So take our hero's ward for example. When he is not aiding the hero, he does not go and kill loads of innocents then returns to be considered to be a protagonist still unless the side of evil is the main focus of the story, which usually isn't the case. However, if you are an antagonist one moment you can be triumphantly leading your men into a castle then for whatever reason you strike down your general and walk off as if nothing happened. People often tend to be more expecting of things like that to happen so it wouldn't bother them as much. Antagonists also often tend to battle themselves at times which can also lead into more in depth of the story.
Any hoo, what do you prefer?