I guess this thread's more about hearing what everyone thinks, rather than looking for advice. I was thinking about how I wanted to develop a character I have who used to have the "powerhouse" role in my story, when I got curious about how other authors handle it. I'll usually take a character and make them lose something they've always had, or make it so that their usual methods of handling problems was suddenly useless or even harmful in the current situation. This got me wondering how others usually go about character development. What are your preferred methods for pushing your characters further?