My main character has none. Or rather it's a really simplistic one in that he doesn't care what happens or what he does as long as he doesn't die from it. Which worked wonderfully at making him horribly cowardly and at furthering the ending where due to the fact that throughout the comic his accidental ruining of the main villain's plans lead the villain to believe that my MC knows his plans and is being intentionally subversive and therefore attempts to kill my MC leading to the final confrontation. But I don't really have a cause of this extreme cowardice he displays (though that can probably be overlooked as no one wants to die) I'm having more problems with his career choice as a member of a crime syndicate ... why would a coward work a job with such a high risk of dying? Nothing I can think of makes it make sense. I tried giving him a "low risk" branch of the syndicate but I still had to have things go wrong often enough to keep things interesting. You'd think he'd quit/retire. Even if I pulled the whole "you can't quit or we'll kill you" card eventually the threat of death on the job would even out with the threat of death from quitting the job. I'm currently toying with throwing in a line such as "he never worried about all the times he almost died so long as he didn't actually die, besides he'd heard unnecessary worry was bad for your health" which, despite the comic not having a 100% serious tone comes off as a bit odd to me. So, I dunno, opinions? Suggestions?