I’ve been revising my story a lot, and have a character who dies, goes to the underworld, and is resurrected. After coming back to life he has the ability to see ghosts and is haunted by these apparitions, needing to learn how to help these ghosts. This happens in the 2nd book!
In the first book however, he’s completely normal and hunts witches and demons and everything dark in the world. It’s only after dying and coming back and becomes a freak that he figures out that he should be more tolerant to the creatures he and his family have haunted for so long.
in my original draft I had him being on the other side and being a witch, and having the ability to effect the weather with his moods (and by that I mean when he’s sad it pours and when he’s angry it starts to thunder and storm all crazy). I REALLLLLLLYY loved this idea and had a lot of cool scenes with the love interest where she wakes up to the sound of thunder and rain and knows hes upset, rushing to his side to help him out, and she needs to calm this destructive side of him, or the air becoming really warm and sparks flying off his skin when he’s near her showing his feelings.
THUS THE CONFLICT
I really like the idea of him dying and coming back and seeing ghosts (also his ability to see those who have crossed over has hugeeeeeee part in the book so this is kind of mandatory)
But I love the thunder and the lightning and this effect and the cool scenes I could have with this.
Is there a way I can combine the thunder/lightning ability with him coming up from the underworld and seeing the dead? Or how to make it so he can use both of these without it being overwhelming and him seeming all powerful?