So if you're like me you've watched Breaking Bad and absolutely marveled at the story and character development of Walter White as he did what he did "for his family" The series had a lasting effect on me, because 1. It proved that Television is capable of quality writing and programming outside of HBO and 2. Walter White was a certified badass who did what it takes by any means to save his bacon. Recently after a slight shift in MC and story focus I changed my MC Tonya for the worst. She was already working and with people who hate her for having supernatural abilities. Though she was supposed to be a lobotomized and have no memory of her past and no memory of her abilities. That failed and she's been keeping that fact a secret. She and a group of her fellow officers have a battle with the current antagonist's super powered cronies and as they kill a majority of her officers she has no choice but to bust out her own powers to save them. However this proves to be a mistake when the last two officers of her own crew turn on her because she's metahuman. In the ORIGINAL write of this scene everyone but Tonya dies and she battles the main antagonist alone, barely saving her life by making a deal with him. AFTER watching Breaking Bad the two men survive and learn Tonya's secret. They refuse to listen her and now go against both her and the protagonist. Tonya snaps here and orders one of the men to shoot her with everything he has. She lives because she destroyed the bullets with her skin, she wanted to show her superiority to them. She grows worse by the moment by torturing the antagonist's first goon by shaking every pain nerve in his body causing him to go into shock and pass out. By threatening the main antagonist's woman she manipulates him into negotiation. Her first order of negotiation is ordering him to kill her last two men. She then makes her deal with him. Similar to what Walter has done on several occasions. Tonya originally was gonna be a more static character who had a sense of justice and a slight tendency to become emotionally unstable. But as I made slight changes I realized she was becoming a progressively dark character. She's now a compulsive planner and a brilliant calculator of probability, she always plans 5 steps ahead of everyone and if you anger her to a certain point she's probably already planned your death and it probably won't be pretty. She's the type of boss you continually lose trust in as her methods grow more and more questionable and she does anything she sees fit to either achieve her goals or mask her secrets. My character has become Walter White essentially and I'm not sure whether I should change this or embrace it. I feel the change is very welcome to her character who has decades of repressed hatred for people but at the same time... yikes. Have you ever had a character change this radical based on an outside inspiration like a TV show or whatever have you?