For my story, it's about a serial rapist killer type villain, who goes around committing crimes and the reason why she is because of constant rejection from the opposite sex, but it's also for how she feels treated differently from society, because of her mental disorder, which incapacitates her from normal relationships. So the protagonist is one of the cop's who is on the case, and pursuing her. He ends up becoming one of her rape victims, which deeply traumatizes and shames him, so he seeks revenge on her, using his police resources to get it. I got some feedback from a few readers and they said they felt the main character didn't have anything unique about him that sucked them into the story. He is just your average everyman cop character. Even though he is seeking revenge for what happened to him, it doesn't happen to him till about halfway through the story, and he is not interesting before that they said. I see their point. I wrote it so that he was the opposite of the villain, which sparks the villain's jealousy, as the villain gets to find out more about him as he closes in on the case. Unlike the villain, the MC is mr. popular with the opposite sex, and has it all going for him. But I was told that any character can be mr. have it all, and getting married is so common, that that is exactly why the character is not interesting, because he's too common, and wants what everyone else wants. The readers said the characters have be interesting before they enter the main plot, which I can understand. Since I am writing a screenplay, I tend to use movies as examples. One movie that comes to mind with a common everyman character, is The Fugitive (1993). In that movie Richard Kimble (Harrison Ford), has things going for him before his wife is murdered and he is blamed for it. So what was it that made his character interesting and unique that the audience liked about him before the murder happened? I guess I just need to come up with some sort of unique drive for the character, prior to the rape, or prior to him getting the case, even. What do you think?