I have been working on the powers of the main character for a while, to balance it properly with the progression of the book. But I feel that I have hit a dead end. I need a different opinion! There is so much back story that needs to be explained to get the full picture so I am just going to tell the basics and what is relevant to the main character. The basics are that there is this item, the book of legacy, that revives a power that all the three races used to have, before their world was destroyed. The red race has the power to enhance physical ability, the yellow race has the power to manipulate gravity of sorts. Meaning that the people are able to punch a person without touching them, but they instead have a recoil effect, like a gun, if used too violently. To counter this they have a developed a martial art that minimises the recoil effect. The blue race can see ultraviolet light and is thus able to see in the dark and see through certain objects. So with that in mind, there is one person that carries this item called the carrier. The idea is that his power is immense, but without proper training, the power is only activated through strong emotion, such as fear and hatred. When he is in this state, he can move so fast that everything around him seem to move in slow motion. He also becomes incredibly strong. But, this is limited by his stamina and goes unconscious shortly after use if he is not able to control his emotion. At one point in the book, he will be so out of stamina that he is not able to utilise his power even when feeling intense anger. Thus he is forced to learn a new way to use that power. When his mind is perfectly empty and without any emotion, he is able to control the output of the energy much better. He becomes stronger but not as powerful as before, but in turn it will also last longer. My dilemma is that I want my character to grow, but I don’t want to make him too powerful. He was, weak, young with not much experience of the world, except through books. But being weak gave him a charm. People are willing to follow him, they trust his judgement and acknowledges his significance as the carrier. Even though much of the fighting is left to his friends. I would greatly appreciate your thoughts on this.