I've been thinking about starting my biggest project (only project) ever, which has been in the "making" for about 4-5 years now. To date, I've got entire manuscripts vaulted in my noggin, but the conception of the three main characters has not been as fruitful. In short, I'm not confident enough to begin before I'm absolutely (somewhat) certain that they are enticing enough to arouse a curious reader. This is really important to me, I need your help and/or advice on the intricacies and general aspects of all three. Anything that stands out inadequately, seems out of place or just feels too bland; anything at all. Would've done this myself, but I'm too biased at this point. I'll attempt to condense the most crucial information you'll need, but if anything additional is required, let me know. So here goes: MC #1: Background: Born in a small, but relatively influential family. Their father is a mafioso, their mother is a trophy wife. Has two siblings - younger sister, older brother. Mother and father are murdered by rival mobsters, sister is abducted by raiders, brother presumed dead. They disappear after the incident. Role in first novel: Reappears many years later assuming a different identity. Founds a security technology corporation, merges with petrol company into conglomerate. Hires MC #2 to hunt down MC #3. Builds an unlikely partnership between all MCs. Devises a plot to destabilize the country. Personality overview: Egocentric, intelligent, charismatic, introverted, sly, blunt, distant, awkward (only in intimate situations), harsh, emotionally inept, distrustful. Peculiar traits: Good at ball games, bad at athletics, rarely confronts others face-to-face in battle - prefers to use surroundings to his advantage, carries a gun - uses a Swiss pocket knife, loves gello - his biggest weakness, hates his secretary - doesn't fire her. MC #2: Background: Only child, born to a mother (petrol magnate) and father (retail industry). Mother dies when MC is young, presumed natural death. MC suspects father, runs away, becomes assassin for hire. Role in first novel: Chased by MC #3 after shooting candidate for mayor. Consequently hired by MC #1 to capture MC #3 alive. Tempted to join a partnership with former MC. Personality overview: Selfish, street smart, intimidating, socially awkward, cunning, direct, indifferent, soft (towards flowers), has OCD, loyal. Peculiar traits: Impressive metabolism, knows capoeira, writes poetry while hanging upside down, always carries a screwdriver, never drives a car - owns a motorcycle, always orders two of everything, hates polar bears, loves aardvarks. MC #3: Background: Orphaned when family dies at infancy, custody given to uncle (police officer). Uncle passes away when MC is older. Follows uncle's footsteps, becomes best head detective in local police force. Role in novel: Given the case of candidate for mayor's murder, begins tracking MC #2, confronts them after long game of cat and mouse, ultimately captured. Initially refuses to take part in MC #1's plans, but later joins out of necessity. Personality: Compassionate, geeky, respectable, extroverted, sleuth, pacifist, materialistic, brash, obsessive (with people), selfless, distrustful. Peculiar traits: Drives only red automobiles, has a smithy in the basement - crafts daggers, skilled at wielding butterfly blades, likes to weld bolts into art, colorblind, enjoys Frank Sinatra - hates Elvis, can play the fiddle, has an uncanny distaste for anything Italian. Thanks in advance!