Right so I've been writing the character and I just got done with a scene where he essentially tortures a man for information, promising not to kill him, and then kills him anyway when he gets what he wants. Without even realizing it I think my character's become a mini-sociopath. It's pretty far of from what I originally intended for him to be. originally he was suppose to be an ultra too serious guy obsessed with a black and white view of justice, but now he's more lackadaisical, far more self-righteous than I originally intended, and a wee bit sadistic (imagine Batman + Blade via the Joker and that's about right XD). This is the first time one of my characters has ever gone off and done his own thing. It's sort of exciting in one way, but in another I'm a wee bit disturbed Josiah's turned out darker than I originally wanted him to be. I wouldn't call him a villain cause he's not so bad on the inside (more misguided) but that may of been one of the darkest things I've ever written. Other characters in the story have been doing similar things since the last two or three chapters. Not necessarily sadistic, but going off on tangents from what I'd originally intended from them. So I want to ask. Has the character pool ever thrown you a wild card? I know lots of people say characters take lives of their own, but have they ever done a U-turn on you and run off like a mad rabbit? If so what happened?