Ok here it is. im writing a superhero novel. I started with just a character, actually a couple, and it has evolved into this novel writing project. My plot is a bit shaky at the moment. Right now i have great ideas that tie my characters together, but im having one main problem, and that is the motivation of my villain.. so here is a bit of information about my plot and whats going on in my novel. Maybe you guys can help me with my villain. Ok so for now we have the appearance of individuals who have developed super powers. No one knows how they got the powers, they just manifested within the individuals during highly emotional events. So my backstorry behind the powered beings is this: That their parents were kidnapped at the age of five and held captive for five years and were genetically altered by THe man who will become my villain. The altering of the genes doesnt effect the parents, but they serve as carriers for the genes that will pass through them to their children, who will ultimately become the powered beings. So thats how they get their power, but that wont be revealed till later in the story. now The man behind the kidnappings who is my ultimate villain in the story. His name will be Master being. his name is that because he is the original powered being. It was his own dna that he infused to the children that spawned the powered beings. Now i guess you wonder how can this guy put a plan into action that wont have results till the next generation. Well its easy, he ages at 1/3 the normal rate of a human. So at the time he did the genetic manipulation he was actually one hundred years old, but looked physically 33. He has other powers, but for now thats the most important part, because it explains how he transcends the generations. With his power and age he does grow progressively mad , which ultimately becomes part of his vice for his evil plans. With that information, i'm stuck with what his plan will actually be. The events of my story take place in Soul City. it is the largest city in the world. by far. So i want his plan to be to over throw the city itself, but im not sure if thats a big enough goal, or that it would be plausible for a man with such power, to limit himself to one city and not the world. And as for him creating the powered beings , i was leaning towards him trying to build an army to overthrow the city and its humanity so he could rule over a civilization of only powered beings. But then i think again, why limit himself to just the city. Or i was thinking, that he created them, so that he could absorb their powers, since they will vary from his own, so that he could become more powerful, and control the world perhaps, or maybe still the city. Im just not sure what to do with this. Does anyone hae any ideas about this? Alternate motives? If you need more back story about him or the overall about soul city let me know and i will tell you.