I saw an image on Pinterest a while ago that I've not been able to discuss with anyone yet and it's been bumming me out. Then I remembered I could discuss such things here! I haven't been able to get this out of my head and I was hoping to hear other's thoughts on it. It makes sense -- if you exposed different groups of characters to the impetus of a plot you've designed, they'd react so differently that you'd end up with different stories and divergent plots that all started with the same event. It's like the chaos theory of writing. But is it really this simple? In my experience, this largely holds true, but I can't imagine it's this black and white across the board. Where do plot twists fit in here? Does "complex" mean layered or unpredictable? A mix of both? Just how predictable can a character be before that character becomes boring, even if he/she is a character with many layers? How much does plot really matter beyond the protagonist simply wanting something?