The Idiot Ball
, the Hero Ball
, the Villain Ball
and the Conflict Ball
. I want to avoid having my characters hold these balls at all costs, which now makes it difficult to make sure the protagonists don't reason everything down to "If we don't participate, nothing bad will happen to us.", and the antagonists won't do idiotic shit that will bug the readers.
Lets start with my basic story equation:
Green, Green 2 and Green 3= Protagonists (Green is Knight in Sour Armor
, Green 2 is Cute Bruiser
, Green3 is Anti-Hero
Blue = Main Antagonist (Evil Overlord
of Evil Empire
Black = Man Behind The Man (Eldritch Abomination
Red, Red 2 = Dark Horses/Anti-Protagonists/Bad Good Guys (Red is Ax-Crazy
, Red2 is Psycho for Hire
Green Team wants to destroy Blue, and so does Red Team. They are not lawful, rather, they are a band of rebels who fight of and kill the minions of Blue to remove his oppression from the world.
Blue has a personal hatred for Red, but treats Green Team and the other members of Red Team as generic rebels and plans to have them destroyed. Blue wants to capture people to subject them to experiments to make super soldiers, and kills whoever resists him.
Red Team is more volatile and destructive in their methods, and Red's ideals are based on the fact that Blue Team and Green Team will only help feed the power of Black when it arrives, so Red plans on destroying the Blue Team and Green Team or assimilating them into Red Team so they can fight Black.
Black plans on harvesting the souls of everyone, and is relying on Blue to do what they do best to keep the world suppressed, that way they don't fight back against it.
Only Red Team knows about Black.
My problem is how do i generate reasonable conflicts for Green vs. Red? I don't want to play the "They want everyone to die so they are bad" lines.
Green 3 was a past friend of Red.
Green 2's best friends died trying to protect Green 2 from Blue's armies.
Green used to work for Blue but had a change of heart and wants to undo the tyranny he helped Blue build.
Red was subjected to mindrape by Black which led to her knowing of it's plan and set her on the path of ruin it.
Red 2 only follows Red so she can offer her help killing anyone, and secretly aspires to kill Red when she least expects it.
Green probably won't believe in Red's story about Black so they won't be convinced.
Theres some information on the subject at hand. Using colors so you know who is on what.
edited 28th Sep '10 11:47:49 AM by Tnophelia