Hi. I have 3 main characters who are on the same quest. Character X, Y and Z At some point, I'd like X to face some dangerous trial alone, because Y and Z couldn't be there. After a few minutes, X is on the verge of death! You will worry, "X is going to die!" Then Y and Z jump in and rescue X and they complete the trial together. Were Y and Z knocked out? Hypnotized? Frozen? If so, then they had every intention to be there for X. I think it could be more emotional if Y and Z left X, by choice, then returned to help X by choice. Does anyone have any tips on making friendly characters mad at each other?! Or create enough tension to have them separate even after they had a big journey together? They need a credible reason to leave X, because they know X can't do it without them! Here are keywords I can think of: -Values -Beliefs -Intentions -Histories -Misunderstandings -Assumptions These 3 characters are cool together! This is hard! Thanks everyone!!!!!!