Ok. So now that I have finished the setting on my story, I wrote an initial draft of my MC, called Zhen. Justice, in chinese. The setting is a world based on the Ancient China as suggested by another member of this forum -- thank you very much, if you are reading -- and it's a world where some men and women have powers to manipulate the four elements: air, water, fire and earth. Though the women who have those powers are kept, ever since they are born, in a facility which is a mix between school and jail. They are slaves, and they can't use their powers for anything at all. Or they suffer. A lot. And when they complete 18, they are sold and serve as wifes. Anyway, my MC is a seventeen years old girl who find a way to escape from the facility mentioned above where she is kept. She's resilient, but her strength is fueled with anger and hatred towards those who support the society she lives in. She's basically disturbed... Killing a person is easy for her -- and she has to kill someone to escape -- while she pities the weak. She's doesn't want to be evil as everyone think she is, but she ends up being too extreme in her cause. The story is basically about her realizing that she was turning herself in a villain, just like the men who enslaved her. So... I still have to do a lot of research to see how she's really going to be, because definitely she has some deep problems... Living seventeen years somewhere where she is severely repressed and with lack of love or proper human contact must make her bonkers, and I want to portray exactly that characteristic of her. And I wanted to hear opinions. Should I make her more sympathetic and likeable...?