Earlier in my story's development, my MC was a cop who turned to crime after being shown how flawed the justice system truly is. I even posted that on the forums. I cut that out because I realized my MC likely wouldn't have made it far as a cop if he had criminal ideas. That, or he wouldn't have become a fugitive. Not to mention, it would have been easier (and better) if he was a regular citizen/underdog who took part in crime and became the likes of Edward Snowden or something. But I always liked that idea. So much that today I wanted to revisit it, but instead have it happen to someone else. For a little outline it goes something like this. - New rookie girl cop (whom will be refered to as NRGC) joins the force in the hunt for MC. She is an idealist, brought up on government ideas, but still smart enough to think on her own. She is an idealist, which catches the attention of the Criminal Underworld. If the opportunity were to arise, they would try to convert her. Because though idealists can't be bought, they can be swayed. And if they can be swayed, they can be turned. - The MC and his gang go around committing crimes, trying to get NRGC's attention, but never getting caught. Always one step ahead, making her lose her morale. The MC could even go undercover and be the only one to call the police. Then in a police interview, request her, then with the help of a fellow criminal lawyer, show her she's not getting the truth with "lawful" means. - Then when the NRGC is demoralized enough, she begins criticizing the government in her more "private" moments. This leads to other cops suspecting her to be a criminal in hiding. - The MC gets on the rooftop of the police station, and sends her a note saying "If you want me, come to the rooftop, alone. Bring nothing with you." or something like that. She obliges and goes up, meeting the MC for the first time. - The MC pretty much explains almost everything, while leaving some stuff out. He essentially explains that the justice system is corrupt and unreliable, and they are planning on taking her out. NRGC says something to the effect of "Yeah I know, but I can win back their trust." To which the MC says back "No it's too late, come with me and you will live. Refuse, and you will die." - NRGC agrees and becomes a criminal. I could also have her become a corrupt cop who still tries to kill the MC, but uses "unorthodox" methods, and even kills other cops as well and becomes a full on criminal and antagonist. It could give the story a unique character with a unique role, even though it already has a criminal antagonist, but a corrupt cop could do. Edit: I forgot, questions! 1. Would this seem like something a good guy or bad guy would do? My MC, though a criminal, is a good guy at heart. Maybe it can be unintentional as well. Would this seem like something a good-natured person would do in a situation like this? 2. If my MC goes undercover as a citizen to lie to police, how would he do it without getting caught? He has a criminal lawyer by the way. 3. How would am idealist rookie cop react to all this? 4. Of the two outcomes, which is more likely? Edit 2: I would also like to clarify that NRGC and the MC turn to crime for similar, yet drastically different reasons. The MC turns to crime because in his situation, he found that committing crimes were the only way for him to survive. If he hadn't begun committing crimes, then he would have most likely died long before the story even began. But NRGC turns to crime when she realizes the justice system doesn't work. She was already an adult, who didn't need to commit crimes to survive. She is shown that the justice system doesn't work because the MC keeps getting away. So she decides to become a vigilante and hunt the MC down herself. And yes, I went the "vigilante" route for the character.