I'm currently working on a story where the protagonist is a serial killer. Well, that's the brutally shortened version. At any rate, I'm not sure how to make him seem more... like the good guy without giving him a sob-story... does that make sense? Maybe I should explain the plot more. Well, the main character Kevin is getting ready to graduate from his Ivy League school and suffers from Depersonalization Disorder (Yes it's real lol). It makes everything around him seem unreal, and he only feels "alive" when he kills people. He decides to go on a cross country road trip, stopping in random towns to "take his medicine" as he words it. BUT he cant afford to take the trip alone and meets Daniel, a shy, subserviant guy in his American History course. He takes Daniel under his wing, so to speak, and they set out for their road trip. Along the way, SOMETHING (mysterious voice) happens and Kevin wants out. He's done killing. Daniel cant take it and tries to kill Kevin, and so Kev's on the run from a crazy-ass killer that HE created. Eh? Eh? SO. Is it possible to make readers associate with Kevin, even though he's done these terrible things?