Has anyone had a character with a minor role overshadow a main character? This has happened to me on occasion. When a reader's first comment is about a supporting role, I'm both excited and disappointed - excited because I created an interesting character the reader likes, disappointed because the main character didn't quite meet my expectation. Here are two guys who stole the show: 1. Rat Man - a scruffy man nicknamed by kids for making a living rummaging through neighborhood trash cans on trash day. 2. Bad Weather Jack - a foul-mouthed fisherman with tobacco-stained fingers and a smoker's hack. So what should we do, improve the charisma of the main character, or change the plot of the story to center around the minor role?