Hey, I'm still new here so I'm sorry if this is a silly question or something, I apologise. So I'm currently writing the plot to a story but the trouble I'm having is tying into the plot and making him the main character but I don't want to use a prophecy to do it as that wouldn't make sense in the narrative that I have planned, so how would I do it? I can come up with ways to drop the character into the story but my problem is 'why?'. Why does the bad guy want him? Why waste time going after him if there is another option? Things like that. For me what can make or break a story is the reasoning of the antagonists (or occasionally the good guys) why they are doing what they do and I don't want to go on unless I have a solid reason for the antagonist to target the main character or even for the main character to go after the antagonist. Any advice would be appriciated, thanks.