I'm in the process of writing the intro for my first OCT (Original Character Tournament) which also happens to be my first story and comic, so I'm kind of lost. At the moment I'm trying to figure out how my characters got to the site of this tournament (Which is less "tournament" and more "get to the McGuffin first"). What I have right now is as far as I'm willing to go without having a set in stone plot. (And It's written like a screenplay because I like the format) FADE IN: INT. FATHER’S THRONE ROOM - ??? An elderly man sits on his throne made of old and unrecognizable material. He’s angry, evident by the way his teeth grind against one another and how his breath comes in quick puffs of steam. He opens his mouth quickly and furiously, slurring his words in the process. FATHER WHAT DO YOU MEAN, NO?! At the far end of the room stands two equally imposing figures, and though one is significantly taller than the other, the shorter of the two seems to be more in control. He talks slowly, as if bored with the current situation and any other situation that may or may not happen afterwards. His hair is alive with all the malicious shades of the sun, and his nose points out directly in-front of him, as if to ward off any who dare to oppose him. He shares the same expression of anger as FATHER, though it suits his face much better, and his mouth emits the same steam as FATHER as well, but his seems stronger, and more filled with life and resilience. PEACH [He makes a remark about how him and the man next to him always retrieve items for FATHER, but never get anything in return] The GREEN MAN next to PEACH makes a gesture not many would notice. A small nod of agreement, stern and calculated. Not many would in fact notice this nod, but FATHER has known GREEN MAN all his life, and has seen that nod many times throughout the years. FATHER’s brow creases more than one would think a brow could crease, he hadn’t expected GREEN MAN to turn on him as well. I have 3 ways that I think my story can go right now: The main characters lose and go to the tournament's location to get the McGuffin and beat FATHER with it, The main characters win and go to the site to further increase their power (power hungry after beating FATHER), or the characters don't try to fight him at all and instead go and get this device for him (they'd basically be there with the idea of "We were contracted to get this"). But which one of those is leaves me the most room to make an interesting plot afterwards? Which reason is (or could be) the most compelling? And what makes this even harder for me is that these characters are supposed to be villains so I can't think of any plots that could have a reader rally behind them (When they're going around being rude and killing people and all). If something hasn't been explained well then make sure to tell me.