I'm working on a character for an online wrestling fed I'm apart of with the name of Leonard "Leo" Terrance Jackson. The pic base is of Shemar Moore (who plays Derek Morgan on Criminal Minds). The parts I'm working on have nothing to do with wrestling as we approach this fed as writers, developing a person, not a caricature. We work on their backstories and try to develop them to be as real as possible, focusing more on their real lives than the wrestling aspect of the whole thing. My character is a 35 year old Bi-racial (African American) sort of anti-hero individual. He has very little regard for human life unless it involves those he cares about, or those who he views as totally innocent in nature. He has a dark past of child abuse, which ended with him snapping and disfiguring and murdering his father when he was 16 years old while his mother was away at work. That was the first time he killed, which his mother tried her hardest to cover up in order to protect her son who she loved very much. He saw his mother in an angelic light although she was powerless to stop the abuse. Life sort of went on as normal after that and he finished school, graduated, and ended up falling in love and had a son. One night, while he was out with his girlfriend and newborn baby, they were attacked and in order to protect his family, he killed all three of the attackers and ended up being put in prison for murder (sort of like Nicholas Cage's character in Con Air). During that time, his girlfriend (who was his fiance at the time) ended up distancing herself from him and got together with another guy. They both ended up purging Leo's identity from their son's mind, leaving the kid with no recollection of who his father is. Leo is finally released from prison, and sets out to start a new life, but not one that follows the law. Angry at society, he decides to join an underground fighting ring where the only way to win is to beat your opponent...to death! All of this is kept hidden from his outer real world facade. While killing people for a living, he sets out on a mission to track down his girlfriend and try to re-unite himself with his child, who he views as possibly his last bastion of hope to save him from himself and what he knew deep down to be morally corrupt. His son is the one person that makes him human - the one thing the world starts and stops on to him and he craves a relationship - to try and make up for all that precious missed time and to say he actually did something virtuous. When he finally finds his son and ex-girlfriend, he finds out the truth, and is enraged at her and her new boyfriend, which begins a whole new obstacle for him and that relationship he wants with his son...who has absolutely NO IDEA who this man is, and what he wants from him. Leo's ex-girlfriend tries to keep Leo from their son, but she fails as he starts secretly meeting with him and they start to bond. That's what I have so far, as I'm still trying to develop this story, this character, and these scenarios, so I was maybe looking for some feedback here. I'm trying to figure out how to develop things like the character's strengths, weaknesses, fears, masks, what he would want to be remembered for, what they learned. This is the green part I was talking about as I know I have alot to learn yet about where this all comes from, and how it fits into the story, whether you have to come up with it first or vice-versa. Any feedback or insight is GREATLY appreciated.