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Create a turning point, a defining event for this character, with elements of trauma. Here's an example: John is as stable as a rock, he's very trustworthy and everyone at work depends on him. Nothing seems to scare him. Until, one evening, on his way home, he witnesses a young boy mugged by gangsters. This triggers a memory that was buried in his ...


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I think the answer is in your question --you want to give this character room to grow. In that case, make the original version of this character the endpoint of the new version. No one starts out life having it all together. This is basically the "prequel version" of the character, showing how he or she learned to become the strong, independent person ...


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You can rewrite him, but you can also look for other areas the character you have can impove. Is he independant? That can lead to arrogance, boldness; so teach him humility. Is he strong? Not everything is resolved through strength of arms. Make him face situations where his power is useless. Situations he is unfit for, more generally. And there you'll find ...



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