I pretty much have the basic plot of my story down, but I came up with a positive problem, I have many characters that have potential to be an interesting MC. My story is steampunk-fantasy, the world has magicians, but the most powerful magic is technomagic built by engineers specialized in it (the engineers themselves don't need to have magic powers), and yes, this is important for the plot. The story centers around a situation where the royal bloodline has died and the nobles are competing for the favor of a council to be selected as next king or queen. A man named Wackov has decided to be selected no matter what. He arranges kidnapping of his greatest competitor, a woman named Prisley. This is done by his most loyal infiltrator and assassin, woman named Silvia and his brightest engineer (who is there to breach a few locks). He also commands said engineer, a boy named Victor (mentioning their names because it's easier to refer to them later then) to build a mass destruction weapon. Wackov has twin nieces, one of them is very supportive of his desire to be a king (her name is Arylla), while other realizes his uncle wants to start a war against smaller neighbouring nation and tries to secretly prevent him from becoming king (her name is Irina). Elsewhere two Prisley's friends become very worried and start looking for her (names Tommy and Fiona). Now, the tone and the focus of the story changes pretty much depending on who is the MC. If Irina is MC the story will involve a lot of secret and less secret political discussions, a lot of insight into Wackov's motivations, but little action, since Irina (unlike Arylla) doesn't have fighting skills. It would go over Irina's troubled relationship with Arylla in detail. It'll involve Irina and her assigned spouse trying to prevent having to get married, too. If Victor is MC the story will be mostly about trying to find self-respect and freedom after years of mental and physical abuse (Wackov took him off the streets after noticing he is a genius and made him train without rest or "thank you" to become capable enough to be able to build things he needed (Victor wasn't the only one to recieve this treatment, but he was the smartest which made him subject of special interest of Wackov)). Wackov has installed a device which allows him to kill Victor any time on Victor, which pretty severely limits what he can do as main character, because he has to do exactly what Wackov says (or die, which would end the book short). He could still make pretty interesting MC althou his lack of self-respect could annoy the reader. If Tommy or Fiona is main character the story would pretty much be about playing cat and mouse with Silvia and putting pieces of the mystery together. A lot action, a crime novel type structure. Which would you choose, and why? I feel like they all have stories I'd like to tell.