Right now I have a plot with a major point that hinges on a key character leaving a high position. The intent is cause a massive shock to the galaxy. The scenario: Nera, a representative of the planet Sumera, is the youngest and newest member of the Galactic Super Senate, one part of the Galactic Federation. She enjoys making her queen, Maritho, proud, which she's done already by just being in the Super Senate. The story itself actually centers around Maritho and company. Sumera has become condemned by the Galactic Federation, which means the planet has lost protection and funding from the Federation, and Maritho plans to visit the Federation in order to plead her case. As Sumera was condemned under a setup job by the series' main villain, Pylar. Pylar wants Nera's seat in the Super Senate. First he arranges his seat in the lower Galactic senate for his sector, by battling and ultimately killing Oshrom, the final candidate, before the election could be held. His next step is to manipulate Nera out of the Super Senate so he can usurp her seat. Doing whatever he can jump the ranks Nera's decision to leave the Super Senate shocks everyone especially Maritho and this drives the plot where I want it to go. Nera and Maritho who once had a very loving practically mother-daughter relationship between queen and constituent turns into a bitter and venom filled rivalry overtime. As Pylar gains power in the background. My biggest problem is coming up with some reason or strategy Pylar can use to force Nera out of her position. There are a ton of variables in play. I want the reason she leaves to be legitimate and ultimately later on I want her to feel the weight of her decision when Pylar shows his true colors.