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:
Saving a loved one who is in a cult Helping someone escape an abusive relationship Freeing a prisoner of war Emancipating someone who is being enslaved Rescuing a victim of human trafficking Freeing someone being threatened in a hostage situation Aiding in the escape of someone who has been kidnapped
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.
Love and Belonging: If a loved one is taken (kidnapped, held in a hostage situation, or even unfairly charged with a crime) the character would do everything in their power to have that person restored to them.
Safety and Security: By default, if a loved one is in a dangerous situation, their safety is in question. The character would go to great lengths to set them free.
HOW THE CHARACTER MAY PREPARE FOR THIS GOAL:
POSSIBLE SACRIFICES OR COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH THIS GOAL:
ROADBLOCKS WHICH COULD PREVENT THIS GOAL FROM BEING ACHIEVED:
TALENTS & SKILLS THAT WILL HELP THE CHARACTER ACHIEVE THIS GOAL: