I'm writing a story in which the protagonist is a young woman and even though she is quite interesting as it is for a main character I feel one of the people who figure early in the story and who will get an important role is more fascinating and intriguing as a person than she is. My question is; is that a problem? The story is all about her so it would be weird to make this guy the main character. Can I still call her the MC after all? The events that occur in the story is all affecting her life (although eventually even this other characters life on another level) but does the main character necessarily have to be the most likeable and interesting character in a story? Should I tone this guy down so that he won't steal the show for her?