When is it to much? I know in my current writing I make my characters go throw a lot. I never kill them but hurt badly from fighting villains, maybe near death but I have never killed a character off. none of my character are supper angst but they have moments. my main character I tend to give more pain to, while other i do make suffer not as bad as MC I do it to show my readers that look how bad the characters got it and they still keep going. so you can to ( i try and range the problem to cover every level) 1. when do you think its over the top for a author to make a character suffer? 2. when is it to little? 3. what are the different reason/ways a character can suffer? whats the worst?