Well everyone, it’s almost Halloween. I hope you have you’re costume picked out already, because if you’re looking to buy one now you might have a hard time squeezing in the door of one of those costume shops. Admittedly, I have no idea what I’m talking about. I have a few very, very real costumes that I tend to reuse year after year, so I don’t generally go to costume shops. It’s Friday, which means that it’s time for another plot challenge. This week’s challenge is in character building, so I hope you’re ready to do some thinking. You know the rules: I give you a few simply criteria and you build a character based on those criteria.
1) You’re character must be exceptional in some way. He/she might be an autistic savant, he/she might be a champion martial artist, he/she might be a brilliant mathematician, but he/she is in some way exceptional.
2) You’re character must be physically average. Note that this doesn’t actually remove champion martial artist. Helio Gracie, the founder of Gracie Jujitsu, was physically below average, and yet fought some of the best martial artists in the world.
3) You’re character must strive for moral greatness. He/she may have some deep moral flaw, or perhaps he/she just desires to be a better person.
4) You’re character must be in love. The target of you’re character’s affections doesn’t necessarily need to return them (though he/she might return them), but you’re character must be devoted to this person.