When I started thinking about my project (an adventure series) I decided on three main characters - A timid hero named Theo, his girlfriend Aria and Mika, the outsider who pushes them out of their status quo and into adventure. However, as I've developed the story I've begun to have problems with the characters. Essentially it's a shonen project and I wanted to play with the archetypes (Theo's the hero who's too timid to act, Mika's the hero who's obssession with her goal often works to her detriment and Aria is the chick with the most common traits of the hero).
As the projects progressed I've realised that Aria hasn't got a real journey in the story. Theo's journey has him slowly growing into a not so typical heroic role. Mika's goal is the backbone of the story and her journey is defined by that. Aria however hasn't progressed much passed being Theo's girlfriend. When I first created the character I wanted her to be the most powerful member of the group and that's a trait I want to keep but I'm having trouble defining her role.
Aria travels alongside Theo because after growing up in an isolated village she has a yearning for adventure. As the story goes on we learn that the village's isolation is related to Aria's birth (they believe that her birth has ensured the village's survival and that if anything were to happen to her the good fortune would be reversed) and agents have been sent from the village to bring her back. At the moment she acts as a kind of middle ground between Theo & Mika, often quelling arguments between the two.
Any advice? I feel like as a character she's going to come off as kind of flat compared to the other two. I'm open to anything at the moment.
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