Wow, this is all clicking into place now. That's what's wrong: what kind of idiotic suspect would attack a policeman?
I suppose the detective would be in civilian clothes though. Maybe the criminal assumed he was another seedy person snooping in his house?
So the situation is, the detective gets a tip and goes to investigate a house/apartment that either belongs to the criminal, or the criminal was using it as a base. While he's there he gets into a fight with the criminal, knife fight preferred but I can work with a gunfight. The criminal's a small-time guy, a petty thief/kidnapper but not a gangster or anything like that.
I intended one of the villains in my story to take over the group (Mana Knights, a bunch of mages sick of the Fantastic Racism) he was part of because he thought the leader wasn't doing much (he was, but he had, you know, his limits).
I also imagined said character to be a former combat slave (was enslaved because he was a powerful magician) with little to no knowdlege about how to behave in social situations, as well as about things such as love and sex.
Said character is normally stoic and admant about his beliefs. Maybe he would be better off as a mere supporter to the traitor?
I'm thinking if the character doesn't have social skills, then they'd probably not be able to take a leadership position for themselves. They'd be great for a right-hand man, personal assassin, or bodyguard, though. Or even second-in-command might work; if people respect the leader enough, then they respect and trust anybody that he respects and trusts.
Then again... if the character was strong/skilled enough, then other people would be willing to put them in the leadership position. If he proves again and again that he's the best of the lot and cares for them, then they would look up to him. Dunno if that means he could lead effectively though, since that sort of position depends on all the underlings being afraid of/adoring the leader.
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edited 17th Mar '11 3:43:53 PM by melloncollie