My goal is to get the reader into the characters shoes, aka from TV Tropes: audience surrogate. You always see on TV how a normal guy/gal is thrown into a survival situation where they have to adapt, overcome and survive, essentially becoming badass, get the dream girl/boy etc and come out as heroes. But in my story, I want them to become villains or very close to it. If a normal person was thrown into a life/death situation aka an apocalypse, they would undergo a severe transformation. Self serving, cold and the ever man for himself mindset. You are going to eventually become detached and disassociate with the environment and with those around you and I want to convey this with my two protagonists. They both are the average guy and girl. The sort you see everyday and I want them to go through what I just explained but I want them both to be unique in their own way? First protagonist: I want this person to be a young women, student, rubbish part time job, single, working class etc. Second protagonist: Young man, student, perhaps not exactly the brightest of students but not exactly someone who requires a permanent carer, jobless, girlfriend less and perhaps a virgin? They both go through the transformation from dependent to independent, gain confidence but also make this a double edge blade for both. Deeply hidden personal issues start to come out and start seeing another side of them which is more uglier. Such as they may start to enjoy the violence and get exciteddvdavd2gH The best I can describe this would be Walter White from Breaking Bad. He was a meek emasculated man who becomes a meth lord but as he undergoes his transformation, his nasty side comes out and you see the real Walter White. Prideful, egotistical, maniacal, greedy, bitter and a very jealous man.