It really bothers me when people say “Oh, Chris, Caleb, Sean are basically the same” or “Jake, Drake, Michael, and blah blah blah are all the same bad boy rogue types” because they’re not,
Look, idk if it’s because writing these characters are like their comfort zone, they know how to do them and do them well or if it’s because these types of characters are popular and they know they’ll make them money. Probably both.
Let’s get one thing straight here. I don’t like these types of characters. They annoy me. It’s not because I hate them, even though I really hate Mark and Chris specifically, it’s more related to personal taste which they are not apart of.
But they are not the same character. They’re variants of the golden boy/rogue or whatever the official character trope name is. If I put Jake’s model into Michael’s slot in HSS, he’d sound OOC. If I put Chris in Sean’s spot, it’d sound OOC.