I've been having trouble with my story for a number of reasons, A.) I'm trying to write it in order (crazy i know) and B.) I just can't decide what I want the main character to be. My first idea was to have him be the reincarnation of the warrior who sealed away the evil he's now fighting against. And throughout his journey he has to convince both others and himself that he's just as good as he previous self. Then the more I wrote the more it fell apart. Now my next idea is, The mentor sealed away the evil a century ago but since then has gotten disillusioned with being a hero, and has gotten weaker. So when the evil breaks free and he's called upon again he refuses. The mentor then picks the MC simply because he's young enough to start the training, and starts the MC on the path of a hero just so that he can be left alone. But the MC really has no pre-existing skills whatsoever, and part of his journey is to get his mentor into believing in being a hero again. So really, what would make a more interesting character?