When planning for Mist of Doom, I’m torn between which type of guest character I should add to build up the villain’s threat.
Due to the recent alien invasion and the mist, a university that focuses on studying and domesticating aliens has been looking for volunteers to explore the misty zone, which isn’t an easy task to do. Their search is focused on kids and teens because the authorities know that it’s easier to affect kids and teens than grown-ups.
The univ takes interest in an orphan who has always dreamed of being a superhero, and the staffers inject him with an alien that gives him fire-based powers, be it turning him into a Human Torch or breathing fire or shooting fireballs. The orphan is killed at the end in a fight against a giant mutant scorpion man. So, which character sounds better?
*Excuse the typo. I couldn’t edit it out when I spotted it.
- Loud, brash, reckless, hot-blooded guy who keeps believing that he can and will be a superhero. His fighting style is simply barreling towards his enemy with his fiery wrath.
- An relatively level-headed guy who ends up realizing that being a superhero is not that easy in reality. His fighting style is more calculating and focused on skills and range.