CHARACTER MOTIVATION THESAURUS

ESCAPING INVADERS



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HELPFUL TIP:

To understand why your character is driven toward a certain goal, take time to understand their personality and moral compass using the positive and negative trait thesauri. Also, dig into their backstory to find an unresolved emotional wound. Past trauma is disruptive and can generate unmet needs that, if strong enough, will motivate your character to chase a specific goal to satisfy this need.
FORMS THIS MIGHT TAKE:
Escaping a foreign army seeking to claim territory
Escaping a group or organization seeking to take one's assets, property, and resources by force
Escaping an alien invasion
Escaping an intelligent species intent on domination
Escaping a supernatural enemy (demons, malevolent forces, etc.)
Escaping an artificial intelligence seeking to overthrow humanity
Escaping a group of people or animals being controlled in some way (a drug, an implant, mind control, a virus, etc.) who pose a immediate threat

HUMAN NEED DRIVING THE GOAL (INNER MOTIVATION):
There are five basic human needs that, when missing from a character's life, could motivate them to pursue this goal. The following needs are all possibilities, but only one of them should be the primary driver for any given character. For more information on the relationship between human needs and outer motivations, please see​ this ​Character Motivation tutorial.

Safety and Security: When an opposing force threatens the character's family or lifestyle by taking their resources, assets, or property by force, the character's need to protect what is theirs will push them to act. 
Physiological Needs: If the character is in mortal danger, they will flee with loved ones, even risking other dangers and hardship, to escape the opposition and save their own lives.

HOW THE CHARACTER MAY PREPARE FOR THIS GOAL:
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POSSIBLE SACRIFICES OR COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH THIS GOAL:
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ROADBLOCKS WHICH COULD PREVENT THIS GOAL FROM BEING ACHIEVED:
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TALENTS & SKILLS THAT WILL HELP THE CHARACTER ACHIEVE THIS GOAL:
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WHAT'S AT STAKE IF THIS GOAL ISN'T MET?
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