TAKING WHAT ONE IS OWED (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: Characters who feel they have been forgotten or mistreated struggle with self-worth. Taking something by force is a way for them to reclaim their own power, increasing their self-esteem.
Love and Belonging: A character with no loving relationships won't be limited by the same moral convictions surrounding loyalty and propriety, making it easier for them to pursue this goal.
Physiological Needs: If a character who is struggling to survive sees others who have more than they need to get by, it could cause a deep anger at the unfairness, pushing them to take what they feel they are entitled to.