Almost every single one of my characters have a personal problem, but I’ll just list the important ones:
Dmitri: The main character. The entirety of the story is him trying to reflect upon his own shame. He thinks he’s done something right by getting rid of someone of authority, but that costed him his reputation. Some people hated him for doing that, some people liked that. The fact that everyone knows about his existence is rather pressuring.
Greta: The female lead. Despite looking like a strong independent woman with an ego problem, she does so out of her own insecurities and her background. She always tries to square up with Dmitri to the point of annoying him.
Rin: A man who looks so stoic in every way. However, he is extremely kind and sweet. Because of his good nature, he becomes very passive to the point that he lets people trample over him(despite being a powerful character). This stems from his own loneliness and desperation of connection with other people because of his background.
Ratesh: a hotheaded prince who’s also wise. The only problem is, once he gets too emotional, he becomes too physical and less rational. Like Greta, he suffers in a sort of insecurity, but is much expressive about it. Because he’s an illegal child of two unwedded rulers from different kingdoms, he becomes touchy over being mentioned his odd appearance. To reassure himself of these criticisms, he frequently pushes people away and inflates his ego for a short period of time.
Izia: The new tsar of the Kivan Empire who’s known for his intelligence and sharp tongue(despite sounding so gentle with an angelic face). This man suffers with a case ignorance to the point of mentioning stereotypes and racist comments to certain characters(ie. he asked Rin is he ever worked in a brothel because the nation Rin comes from was known for male prostitution). This also stems from the fact that he was extremely shielded from the world because he was often frail and sick. Most of his knowledge tend to come from local sources of his nation, which are often manipulated out of the country’s former propagandas.