Okay, I have a problem. I'm writing a novel that involves two very tough subjects, suicide and bipolar, both of which I've researched more thoroughly than I ever want to admit. I was kind of hoping to have a character as comic relief, but this guy is seeming to build himself as more of a strong, I'll always be your friend character than something else. Here he is: Name: Blase (has an accented? e on the end, but can't post that here) Age: Sixeteen Driver's license: Check Character type: This is what I'm having problems with. I NEED a character in my book who's a since of comic relief every now and then. What I'm asking is, can Blase be both a strong character AND a since of comic relief at the same time, or should I build in a new character for the latter? Also, is Blase a good name, or is it too unrelaistic, and should I change it?