Well, am I doing one, the other, or both? Seriously, this is ridiculous... Okay, example: MC is happy kind of guy, doing an errand for his mom. Comes back to house after taking longer than usual to purchase something. Sees a very out-of-place man coming form his house. Man leaves, MC barges in to see what the Hel just happened, Mother is dead, breaks down sobbing. Realizes man must be scout from the invaders most liekly coming from a neighboring coutnry that had been threatening them for years, runs to tell town. They don't believe him, he brings two people who might to see dead motehr, they do and convince everyone else. MC is up on rampart when enemy army appears, sees the man was actually the General, hurls insutl and weapons defiantly. Then, in a lull of the threats, he dissapears and is going to attempt to blow the enemy camp to the moon on his own. Am I being, eh,... 'real' enough to keep my MC from becoming a cliche MC, or have I already sunk into it up to my eyeballs? Ask if you want to see some more thorough explainations or excertps from the story.