Hi! So, being a whump writer can be difficult mainly because of the various choices we have to chose in order to make a great or gruesom story. What really inflicts the story is not the whump method, but who your character is an how they react to the pain you will bestow onto them.
I think we can all agree we have a favorite character type. Character types are what appeal to different audiences because of what these characters say/do differently.
There are various different types of characters (thus character types)
To name a few:
The Cina Bun: this character is made of sugar, spice, and everything nice. This character is sweet and innocent, and can be perceived as babey of the story. Usually this is the popular star in whump stories. For example: Peter Parker, Stephen Universe, Hufflepuff house, Mable (Gravity falls), Andy Peralta (B99)
The Reckless: This one does not seem to get the concept of consequence. They love to get in trouble, but in the moment regret their life decisions. They are best friends with The Cina Bun and even occasionally mentor them, but hate themselves because they are by default reckless. For example: Tony Stark, Amethyst (Stephen Universe), Stephen Strange/Dr.Strange
The Leader: This one is incredibly mature and will spend every waking hour keeping The Reckless in check. They are very level headed and are hard to crack infront of others, but they usually lay their head on their best friend when they do. For example: Raymond Holt (Brooklyn 99), Captain America, Philip Coulson (Agents of shield)
The Momma: This character has experience with children or love children. They are also the glue in every relationship. They will provide and come through for you in a time of need. For example: Clint Barton, Natasha romanoff, Terry Jeffords (brooklyn 99), any grandma.
The Cold One: Yes even though I did make a jab at one of the worst movie franchises ever (Twilight fandom dont @ me no tea to spill here) there is the cold one. These people can be very disturbed and traumatized, or in a government unit. Either a violent background or beig trained to be unforgiving, this person will die for their team, but prioritizes Cina Bun over all. For example: Most villians, Rosa (B99), Rocket Raccoon
Comedy Type: this is the person that never takes anything seriously. Ever. Either that or they are just misinformed. What ever the case is, this person usualy makes the reader chuckle. They can sometimes be percieved as crazy. For example: Groot, Rocket Raccoon, Hitchcock and scully (B99), Joker (DC)
The Sensible one: this person is most likely survive a horror movie. They always question reckless decision making, and try to not panic in horrible situation. Their reactions are usually the best. For example: Finn (Star Wars), Bruce Banner, Poe Dameron (Star Wars).
These are my most used character types for stories, all of which have different reactions towards crisis/whump. Tag yourself I am Momma type.