BECOMING THE SOLE POWER OR AUTHORITY (DARK)
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To understand why your character is driven toward a certain goal, get to know their positive and negative traits, as well as any significant emotional wounds that might be motivating them. Then you can explore the various kinds of conflict that could block them as they move toward their goal.
FORMS THIS MIGHT TAKE:
HUMAN NEED DRIVING THE GOAL (INNER MOTIVATION):
Self-Actualization: A narcissistic character, especially a zealot, may believe through flawed logic that only they are capable of making the right decisions for humanity (or the universe, etc.), and therefore they must achieve ultimate authority and fulfill their destiny.
Esteem and Recognition: A character looking to prove their worth to others, especially those who never believed in the character's capabilities, would be driven to achieve dominion over all.
Love and Belonging: If a character was looking to prove their love to a powerful person, this goal would help them impress the love interest or prove they are equals.
Safety and Security: A character who truly believes only they can save everyone from themselves may seize power so they can course correct before it is too late.
Physiological Needs: When one's basic needs are threatened and survival itself is on the line, one may feel they must remove anyone that can challenge their well-being.