That's the idea. Hey, this is my first post asking for some kind of advice on here =] I've done a lot of planning and character creation on a story about demon's and angels, the major themes of the book being Good and Evil, and Find Purpose / Belonging. The protagonist is a demon. His name is Asper and he looks just like you or me (if a little paler skinned). I've added many things to his persona such as his fleeting feelings of being lost in the world, without a greater meaning (other than to cause suffering), his feelings of loneliness since losing a partner that he once travelled with. Demons are also created when a human being suffers an excruciating or tragic death - they awake with no memory of their prior lives as humans, and arise as nothing more than incarnations of misery. This ultimately means that my protagonist is, quite undeniably, evil. He has redeeming features like charisma, calmness, honesty (if mainly when it suits him) and moments of fear that he feels - making him human despite his undeniable propensity to cause misery is something I've been certain to uphold. I suppose my question is, can this be done, and if so, any suggestions?! =] Can something as solidly wicked as a demon that loves nothing more than to cause misery by means of manipulation be empathised with? Or more realistically, sympathised with? I mean, being what he is, Asper has no real control over his actions - he definetely feels no remorse having said that, but he is what he is. As a final note, I feel inclined to point out that the 'angels', although the opposite of demons cannot do any kind of evil to human beings, CAN do so to demons. To reveal this, I was planning a kind of 'battle-of-minds' between Asper and an angel whom he happens to encounter. Each attempts to sway the fate of a particular group of humans in an effort to outdo the other... The angel is victorious. However during the contest, he was even more deceitful than Asper, more selfishly motivated and more manipulative than Asper could've ever expected. I don't know what kind of a response this post will get - I may have rambled on! >.< Thanks anyway!!