Character Profile: Name: Joshua Franks Age: 27 History: Father was murdered, and due to a corrupt fostering system, was placed in the care of a negligent "godfather" whom he had never before heard of. Suffering from new traumas(mental issues), Joshua mutilates himself to gain attention from his caretaker. After a while, he becomes defiant. His caretaker is shot dead in a town riot and, again, Joshua is forced into the care of another stranger, only this time with his foster sister who is mentally handicapped(very simple-minded). Months later, while teaching his "sister" to paddle water in the pond, she goes under. Mentally impaired, he finds her struggle amusing and watches her drown, all while the caretaker is in the house running errands. Joshua hatches an idea to use his "sister's" body to stage his own death, thus freeing him from the foster system. (Note, there is no DNA evidence during this time and Joshua was seen as responsible enough to watch his "sister" because he had done it numerous times before.) Currently: Joshua lives under another pseudo, hunting down the men who ruined his life(murdered his father and first caretaker). He falls in love with a woman who later commits suicide, and he ends up befriending a few people along the way. He achieves great feats that help many people, but he does it for self-gain(which is why I call him an antihero, and not to mention his bloody vendetta). Toward the end of the story, there is somewhat of a 360. He marries and many of his egotistical properties disappear. Joshua even allows one of his enemies to live. I'm afraid some of his good or "empathetical" traits don't balance out the horrible things he does or has done. What do you think? Advice? I was hoping to keep the atmosphere consistently dark and mysterious.