So after a lot of thought lately I not really finding an appropriate answer I have a very complex question to ask. How would a character react to watching a loved one die and being able to nothing about it. I have read a range of answers from out right breaking down immediately to not reacting at all and both seem like the extreme ends of opposite spectrums. The best I can come up with is some sort of shock but I am not really sure what this would entail. Would the character sit there stunned and unable to react due to an overflow of emotions or would something else entirely take place. That and I have to imagine that when placed in a situation where the characters life is also in peril may change the reaction as well.