(Warning, in this piece of text I was rushing as it's was vey late so my English will obviously not be perfect.) You're probably confused on what I mean, I'm writing a Fantasy Series right now and I'm hoping to see the universe I'd create become something more greater. But far to the point, I was plotting my series (3 books), how characters reunite, how they have their roles and e.c.t... Then I just realised that most of the Sub-main characters (Characters that are as important as the main but not equally focused on due to reasons) and that most of them die throughout the series, they're just mere sacrifices to push on the fight of the story taking place on a fantasy universe. The scene I'm at now is that 4/5 die and that scares the hell out of me, including the main character's death at the ending of the 1st series (Depending on how well these novels get on in the market). It's just scary and I want to try and maintain an happy ending for the series, not have the world... my world complete with emptiness. For example, I planned a character's sacrifice (Major spoilers!) where he dies in order to for the Orcs of this universe (the books) to gain back their beauty, and then all the orc troops will be added as support for the war. Of course, you ould ask why and how they got cured which is precisely why I handled the plots and not the mapping ass it's the 3rd instalment of the series. That's just one of characters I guess but that's one empty seat. I don't know what I'm asking, I felt like I need my concerns out and somehow you guys can see the issue. I can't just add a pack of new characters to enjoy their victory in the end, there's already too many personal characters tied to my MC and to add more seems to make it like my MC is a likeable guy when others question his state of Command. Hell, I got a Werewolf, a wizard, a young monk, MC's best friend, MC's other friend, MC's first lover, Battlemage, a vampire, a crazy historian and his grand daughter, MC's 2nd lover, and more than I can list. (The first book is a manner of recruiting for a suicide mission, since then there must be lots of character buiding, conflicts and relationship). All characters will seem mashed up now but I'll be encouraged to reveal the plots of my 1st novel later. Anyway, enough talk! Time for you to speak!