Everyone loves a good tragic backstory, but it seems like everyone always uses the same ones. Do any of your characters have an interesting and unique tragic backstory?
My favorite is Kulgan’s from The Gray Ranger. I like his because everything he’s gone through is entirely self-inflicted. I start it off making him sound like he’s misunderstood and being persecuted by an evil religious organization, but the opposite is actually true. When the church said “this magic is evil, don’t use it!” they meant it, and they were right. Kulgan ignored them, used it anyway, and then only made things worse by killing his best friends to cover up his secret, dragging his wife into it, and then abandoning her despite her repeatedly saying she wanted to help him through it. The point of the story is to help him find his humanity again, but I try to get it across very clearly: he’s sympathetic, but still a pretty terrible person.