Whilst creating X characters, it made logical sense that X characters were VERY competent in their fields.
This has been somewhat built up on, to the point of Aliens referring to them as a human technocracy, whilst the Aliens are a democracy.
The issue, is up to now, I've taken for granted that x, y, z characters are super good at whatever they're doing.
I'm not so much worried about my protagonists, as they are suitably flawed, you obviously have to try and avoid having a story full of Mary-Sues. To me, having characters that are specialised, rather than all round great works. BUT- if you're trying to show not tell, does anyone have any advise on how to show characters as great, rather than just saying X was great at bla bla.
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