The only character I'm having difficulties with is my main protagonist. All my other supporting characters have clear cut goals, quirks, and personality traits and they're a breeze to write, but my main character isn't, and it's really putting a stunt on my progress. The main issue is that I can't seem to find a goal that makes him tick, makes him relatable. If it helps, here's a little background. -He grew up in a poverty-stricken city -His father was lazy and his mother was sick, so he had to look after the family from a young age -He had to take up violence to survive and even committed murder just to get what he needed -His town is destroyed, and his mother dies as well -He becomes a target for hate speech and murder after it's discovered he's a monster -He has no idea how he became said monster -His father kept vital secrets Some goals I had in mind were finding out how he became a monster, uncovering his father's secrets, gaining his freedom (his society is closed off) and avenging his mother's death, but nothing seems to be moving it forward and I've been wracking my brain. He doesn't feel real enough with what I have right now, and I don't know how to go about developing his character.