So, some might view this as a bit lazy, but I really wanted to share this article from io9. It is an interesting article discussing the staying power of certain franchises and their characters. There is some thought of whether the stories and characters will have the lasting power to stay around for 50 years. It is an interesting question, the title is comparing Star Wars, and Luke Skywalker, with Harry Potter. Their reasoning is interesting.
The two things they say it is based on is open versus closed endings and copyright law. The copyright law is an obvious issue because copyright keeps getting extended, the open versus closed endings presents a very different issue. Continue reading