"You can keep denying your crimes, and say that what you do is justified, that it is for the greater good, but someday you will have to realize that you are nothing but a killer, and will not live to be anything more dignified than that of your victims." That's an important but not so refined line I have in my novel which was said to my main character, who was driven by his inner pain and past to take it upon himself to kill criminals, specifically murderers, and domestic terrorists. His real name is Aaron, but he as he is known to the rest of America, Seeker I want the reader to start to believe that Seeker is on the way to a lighter path after this line is the main thing that pushes him over the edge to question the morality of what he is doing, only for the one person he has left to love is brutally murdered, making him take the low road and accepting that he may be "no better than them", yet proceeds to believe that all of his killings are for the better. This ideally will crush the reader's hopes for Seeker. After his friend's death, his killings become more brutal and more personal, which brings in my conflict of how can I develop the character so the reader will still relate and care about him, after the character has moved on from being a better person to a cold blooded killer, and abandoned the reader's hopes? What are your thoughts on this dilemma?