I’ve been wondering this for a while now about my fantasy novel’s lead character, mostly in being unsure how he might come across to readers. To start with, the lead character to my novel-in-the-works “Lifebinder” is Kaelan, the 14th Lifebinder of Avalon. Literally born of fire, Kaelan was adopted and raised by the Guardian of Life, along with her daughters who he saw as his sisters. Even as a child, he shows that he has a great deal of determination and perseverance, as well as an odd level of ignorance (or stupidity, as his master calls him when he asks her to continue training him, despite the day before nearing killing him). He also shows he is rather patient. Once he leaves to travel the world after his magical abilities start to emerge (and being forbidden training from the Guardian of Magic), he starts to develop a little more. Due to his life being surrounded by women, he is most comfortable talking with them, and finds other males intriguing, and often intimidating. Kaelan finds social interaction with those he isn’t used to quite difficult, sometimes even becoming too nervous to speak. As a Lifebinder, and raised by the Guardian of Life, Kaelan believes that all life has worth, and refuses to kill. Often, he’ll try to talk his way out of a fight, but will defend himself when prompted, and will not hesitate to protect and fight for those he cares about. Usually, he will try to either incapacitate his opponent, or render their ability to fight useless. Kaelan has not much knowledge of the world of Avalon, and is naturally curious to anything new. Sometimes so much so that he gains tunnel vision on that particular thing, blocking out even conversations directed at him. That’s all I think of right now. If I remember some more, I’ll be sure to add them.