I'm currently working on developing a new futuristic, sci-fi, romance novel, and I'm looking for some suggestions as to what might be some really fantastic qualities for the main characters. I usually name them after I've established their background, qualities, traits, and even appearance, so I'm starting with all that first. Male Protagonist: So far for the male protagonist, I know he is a big hot shot, young success, wealthy business man, who's biggest problem he needs to over come is his narrow minded attitude and heartless nature. One of my core inspirations for him I think is Charles Dickens, Ebeneezer Scrooge, just younger and more obsessed with himself rather than money. In the end, I know the story will be a rather big transformation from him, making him almost a different man in the end, so I mostly am looking on either thoughts or maybe some suggestions for him. Female Protagonist: In relation to the male protagonist being wealthy, this character is the complete opposite. She's been poor practically her whole life, making her really down to Earth and caring in ways. What suggestions I'm really looking for with her is flaws. I'm not sure what flaws to implement on her without destroying the readers ability to see her as very innocent and heart warming. But, I still want her to develop as a character as well. So, if you guys have any suggestions for these two romantic polar opposites, I'd be interested in hearing them. I might accumulate all the suggestions and hold a poll at the end of next week to see what people like best. TDR: Any suggestions for character traits in a male, wealthy, arrogant protagonist who changes? What might be some good flaws for a young, poor, woman character without breaking the appeal of her heart warming outlook on life?