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I think a character doesn’t always have to be nice. Scarlet O Hara who was a book character long before the popular movie of Gone With the Wind came out was as selfish as they came and sometimes not at all likable but she is still incredibly popular today. I definitely think that if you’re going to write a character that isn’t nice the character it should be layered though so people have some emotional investment otherwise they might be completely turned off by a main character that isn’t ‘nice’.