The character cards for Betray at the house on the Hill are very complicated, in so much as the track you move the traits along are not linear. Different character's traits start in different places and progress at different speeds.
How can I factor this in when picking a character?
I can easily tell that Ox/Flash are the two physical characters and that Reinhardt/Longfellow represent the mental characters, but is it that simple? I've heard from articles that Flash, despite his speed is a weak character, but when I played him last he seemed balanced.
How should I interpret the other 6 characters, who seem to have a blend of traits? What are their strengths and weaknesses?
Are all the characters born equal?
Are any of the characters weaker, overall, due to their traits? Or are they all balanced? Are there other strengths/weaknesses not shown in their traits?
A good answer would have a run down of the strengths, weakness and general strategies for playing as each character.