I have a character named Paragon who belongs to a feared warrior race called Valkyrians. His kind are greatly feared with good reason. A single Valkyrian can easily decimate an army of a thousand soldiers of any other race. There are several reasons for this. The first is they are the chosen descendants of a powerful god. The second is they possess a dual soul. Their first soul, the soul of earth, is that of the Valkyrian. The second soul, the spiritual soul, is that of an ancient Valkyrian hero. Paragon's second soul is that of Durendal, who was one of the greatest blademasters to have ever lived. This combined with the god's power, has not only made Paragon exceptionally skilled with all manner of weapons, it has made every blade his ally. He can turn a warrior's own sword against him. (In a nutshell, imagine Magneto throwing around swords.) To balance this, a Valkyrian has to have strong self discipline because the more they call upon their second soul's strength, the closer that soul is drawn to the world of the living. This can lead to the Valkyrian losing control of his second soul. It's a very bad thing because the second soul realizes it is dead. Being in the world of the living tends to confuse the second soul and make it believe it is reliving its final moments before it died, which is usually in battle surrounded by enemies. /infodump My problem is I'm trying to think of ways for Paragon to interact with an army so they aren't ready to kill him out of fear. The army stumbles upon him after he has decimated a large band of thieves and saved one of the army's scouts. The only reason the army even manages to capture him is because he is wounded and too exausted to move. They have fought Valkyrians before and are terrified of him. So far I've had the scout befriend Paragon because she is one of the few in this army that has never fought a Valkyrian. She is young and thinks he is very friendly. The leader of the army has their doctor treat Paragon's wounds. She wants to question him to find out what he was doing and why he is so far from his own lands. The second in command believes they should kill Paragon. He hates Valkyrians after losing so many friends/soldiers to them. The weaponmaster has a grudging respect for Paragon becuase of his prowess with different weapons. Later on, Paragon saves the army from being destroyed by a dragon. He uses his power to summon all the nearby swords and turn the dragon into a giant pin cushion. In the process, Paragon begins to lose control to Durendal. To prevent a massacre, he stabs himself with a sword. This event only confuses the army even further over what to do with Paragon, especially after witnessing him stab himself with a sword because they don't quite understand the dual soul thing yet. So can anyone give me further ideas for possible interactions between Paragon and the army so they aren't deathly afraid of him?