Hey there. In fiction, we have many examples of loveable, semi-good rogues as well as conflicted gangsters on the road to redemption and escape from their mob lives. I have two pieces of work that involve such characters as well, but I want them to be different, because haven't these types of characters been done enough? How can I breathe new life into these tired archtypes? Is writing such a character just a recipe for stupidity? I want to write about a gangster who wakes up one day feeling different, and experiences several things that change his outlook, leading to a drastic choice. I also want to write another story involving a decent thief who is a criminal, but also decides to help someone in need. Even though I want to make them both deep characters, it seems that characters like them exist in droves out there. Any advice? Thanks in advance!