CORRECTING A PERCEIVED MISTAKE (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):
Esteem and Recognition: A character who feels they are powerless may seek to reclaim their power by risking everything to bring down a person or company who they feel has done great harm.
Love and Belonging: A character without love and belonging can act against others with clinical detachment, bringing about a horrific result without being bogged down by moral questions of right and wrong.
Safety and Security: When threatened, a character will lash out and use their skills to neutralize that threat, whether it is real or imagined.
Physiological Needs: If survival is threatened, a character can detach themselves from moral obligation and make choices because they have adopted an "it's me or them" mentality