The main problem being that I've been working over this guy and his story for so long that I feel it would be a shame if I just threw him away without making some use out of him. I started writing when I was like 11-12 or something and my first few characters were generally terrible. I ended up with this guy, usual generic fantasy hero, warrior, totally great, eventually became half dragon with magic and all that. Overtime I learned to remove much of these traits, so that he was not a generic OP character* Eventually I began moving away from him, making two different characters of a father and son, now I've got two brothers and a father. One of the brothers is called William, and he is the character I can't stop inserting him into my story whenever I think about writing. I'm talking about him jumping into settings ranging from a King's throne room in the High Middle Ages to Victorian London. I've considered splitting this man up into a bunch of different people and writing them in all of these different settings - maybe connecting them all as ancestors/descendants, but telling the story in this way makes me feel as though I'm taking ideas from Assassin's Creed. I've thought about moving him over into a different setting completely and having the character that was originally his brother (Robert) act out the story in the Middle Ages while William lives out life in the 1800's. What advice can you give me on this subject? Have you ever made a character that you can't let go of? I'm worried I'll begin recreating him everyone with a few changes to his character to veil the fact that it is the same person. I want to be able to go off and write about other stories and situations without thinking about placing him within the story. * I added this line to clear up confusion; the character used to be like that, but is no longer possessed of these traits. Its an offshoot of this character that is causing the problem.