I’m not even sure if this is really a problem, but it might be. The story I’m writing is about a girl (Adelyn) on an adventure to rescue her family. She is the main character. It is *her* story, her stakes, and its her decisions which drive the plot and get things moving. The problem is, I’m worried that her character is overshadowed by the other ‘Main’ Character. (David.) He’s a bounty hunter whom Adelyn hires, since she can’t handle the task on her own. His backstory is just… More interesting. He’s got history, secrets, a buncha stuff going on. Adelyn isn’t old enough to have a long and complicated history, and it wouldn’t fit the setup if she *did* have a deep history. She can’t have secrets, because she’s the POV character, and I hate it when POV characters somehow seem to know that it’d be better for the third-act reveal if they never ever think about their issues or problems. Like I said, I’m not sure if this is a problem. Han is more exciting than Luke. Everyone except Ron is more interesting than Harry Potter. Theoretically, her lack of deep, complicated backstory makes her a more effective, relatable audience surrogate. I just don’t want it to become David’s story that happens to have Adelyn in it.