So, I'm writing a plot out and it's all going great. I've got the main ideas worked out and I thought I had the ending worked out as well, but I've realised, the situation I've left it on leaves it open for a sequel. I mean, it'd work without a sequel, but it's definitely open for a sequel. So, I was thinking I'd do it, but I've got a rather big problem... It ends with the death of the main character whom you get very attached to. Now, the story still flows nice like this, and i could quite easily continue it with one of the support character who was the only survivor of the group of protagonists. However, I'm not sure if it's a good idea to switch character positions from a support to a main, so I'm wondering, if I referenced back to the main character, would it be possible to have an Absent Main Character? A character who even in death is causing the events to unfold (due to outrage at his death). Would it be a good idea to do this?