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I’d lose interest and sympathy in a protagonist if he keeps making bad decision time after time. But a  huge factor would be how bad the decisions are, and how often he makes them. Say there’s something he needs to choose between, and he makes the obviously bad choice and then keeps doing that repeatedly, I’d get tired of him pretty quickly. I think it would be better if he makes bad decisions sometimes, but it would just get old if they are super obvious and he still chooses the wrong thing. So I suppose just make the options not quite so distinctly bad/good, so that the reader feels more sympathy even if he does choose the wrong thing. Did that help any? Sorta just became a ramble, but hopefully that helped. 😛

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