I'm currently revising my first ever complete draft and have started questioning everything. In the end, I think it will be for the better. It does raise some questions I'm struggling to answer though. I've realized my protagonist has two antagonists: 1) The obvious one - a long-standing foe, who has always had a very different agenda for the world than my protagonist has 2) his (former) brothers-in-arms, the Council: he starts off fighting with them against the long-standing antagonist. As his world view changes through his internal conflict, his main struggle is with them. The first two plot points are triggered by the conflict with the long-standing antagonist. The third plot point and climax are driven by the conflict with the Council. How do I avoid the pitfall of having the long-standing antagonist fall flat once the conflict with the Council becomes more prominent (which is currently happening)? Is there anything else I need to watch out for when you have two types of antagonists with different sources of conflict? Or maybe the question should be: am I making things way too complex and should I simplify?