Designing a hero

Let’s crank it up and think of a hero. A main character for a short-story that will eventually become a screenplay emerges naturally once you answer the following questions:

  1. Where is he? What is his ordinary world, his comfort zone?
  2. What does he lack? What does he need? How is the ordinary world NOT satisfying him in that aspect of himself?
  3. How willing or unwilling is he or she to do something about it?
  4. What crisis would he need to be confronted with in order to make him or her move and satisfy that need?
  5. Does he or she have friends? Who are they?
  6. What about enemies?
  7. What is his or her age?
  8. What’s his or her gender?

The last thing you need is a name. And many literary or cinematic heroes don’t even have one.

Begin describing your hero. It could be your final hero, or it could be the hero for one of your first stories. Use the comment section to submit your character. Only use the reply button if you want to comment on your peer’s submission’s.

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60 comments
  1. Lazaro Medina said:

    Location: central downtown Detroit, Michigan. Gage (last name unknown) is a 32 year old, Caucasian male. He’s a lightly temperamental individual whom sometimes finds amusement while mocking and patronizing others, he’s aware of his flaws. Gage enjoys the “mundane and exacerbating pleasure” of being a telemarketer at DBZ Inc. A middle wage, remedial benefits distributing, agent degrading, suicide promoting firm whom sole purpose is to exploit employees due to the traceable knowledge that jobs in this sector and contemporary economy are not easy to come across by. The telemarketer agent manager who consistently irks Gage for bullshit about being rude to callers and not complying with corporate norms regarding negligible issues, which the average person in the workplace would generally overlook, is Peter Bush (Quality Call Supervisor a.k.a. a fucking asshole). At work he interacts with a couple individuals; Manny is the closest friend Gage has in and outside the workplace, J.B. and Nick work in accounting, and Laura is a co-worker who has made sexual advances toward Gage; he doesn’t dismiss, but neither does he take action towards taking her up on her offer. He simply likes the nurture of imaging himself having sex in his boss’s office after telling his wife to fuck-off for being a perpetual nagger. Gage is ultimately in constant distress due to his prior and present family misfortunes. As a naïve individual, Gage wedded his high school sweet heart, Pam. Soon after they had their first child, Robert (named after his late grandfather, Gages father) later on came Natalie or as he calls her ‘Naty’. As in most reoccurring social predicaments, Gage experiments restrained resentments regarding the possibilities and alternate outcome of his life might he had chosen to explore the vast sea of the affluent female silhouette. Albeit, he continues to stride along with his daily rituals and parental obligations in an attempt to provide a better life than the one he experienced and somewhat continues to live through the peripheral isolation that has become of his mother, sister and brother. Gage is on the verge of discovering the motivation to implement the necessary change that is needed to improve his life at his principal home with his wife and children, and the home he left behind but continues to haunt his everyday existence. He comes across a show that is similar to Dr. Phil’s minus the pretentious and ostentatious candor. On the show a family that included individuals of various types such as a drunken uncle, irritable sister, delinquent son and an estranged father have been able to reconcile their relationship while successfully eradicating their personal character addictions and imperfections. At first, Gage views the show as a palpable and tangible aspiration for self and family-improvement, yet with the blink of an eye came the mistrusting and cumbersome reality he had come to acquire through years of misfortune, he now viewed the on-air situation as pseudo-hope. He sees his wife and kids deviate from the path he ideally wants for them and after having a current encounter with his drug addicted sister, which was immediately followed by a phone call from his unforgiving and irate mother, he sees the magnitude of the dysfunction in his family life. He now aims to mend the wounds in his family, write a new chapter for his family beginning with his mother, sister and brother. Due to heavy snow fall his usual route to work is altered, he passes by a building that has various forms of counseling for intricate problems, individuals and associated group. To not give a further extensive explanation, he meets the individual that motivates or propels him to improve himself as a human being as well for his mother, brother, sister and family at home. Whether he succeeds in the intended way is another story. (Brief incomplete summary)

    • Very nice, Lázaro, very thorough. You are in the right track. I’d love to see what this turns into.

  2. javier piniella said:

    Where is he? What is his ordinary world, his comfort zone?
    Yolo Gates lives in in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He comes from a very wealthy family that owns Petrorio one of Brazils biggest oil and energy companies. Yolo has a very extravagant life filled with all the commodities any one can imagine. Due to his families wealth and importance to the country Yolo is always followed by a group of bodyguards who never leave him alone.

    What does he lack? What does he need? How is the ordinary world NOT satisfying him in that aspect of himself?
    Yolos father, Tony is very strict and is always worried for his families safety, which is why he doesn’t let Yolo go out at night or attend any party. When Yolo was younger he could bare with the fact of not leaving his home or going to parties. He had so many things he could do to keep himself entertained that he didn’t mind not going out, but, as he became older he began wanting to explore the world for himself.

    How willing or unwilling is he or she to do something about it?
    Yolo is willing to do anything to leave his house and party all night long with all his friends. He talks with his father a couple of times about the subject but Tony is unwilling to let Yolo leave the house except for school or medical purposes.

    What crisis would he need to be confronted with in order to make him or her move and satisfy that need?
    one night during the carnival Yolo decides to disobey his father and leave his house without permission and go to a huge party with all his friends. at one moment in the night a huge fight breaks out and everyone starts running like crazy. suddenly someone grabs him abruptly by the arm and begins pulling him. Without Yolo being aware he gets thrown into the back of a van that quickly accelerates and leaves the scene. The next morning Tony wakes up and finds that his beloved son Yolo is missing. Tony begins calling friends and family members to see if his son was with anyone. When he suddenly stops and stares at a small box that has a letter on top of it sitting right in his living room. One of his securities had placed it there after it had arrived in the morning mail. inside there was a finger. the letter said not to panic that his son had been kidnapped and that he must wait by the phone for them to call. Tony is willing to do anything to get his son back.

    Does he or she have friends? Who are they?
    since tony is a very important person in his country he has very close relations with the chief of the police, president of brazil as well as many other wealthy and powerfull men of the country

    What about enemies?
    Tony has donated a lot of money to the fight against corruption, drugs and other ilegal activities. This is why many of the big drug cartels are against him and are constantly looking for ways to injure him, his family or his business.

    What is his or her age?
    Tony is 40 and his son Yolo is 18

  3. John Miller experienced his first encounter with alcohol at the age of 10. He was drunk consistently since then. As years went by he would frequently smoke pot and crack. He was a handsome, popular and smart teenager who had everything in life to be successful. His only flaws were his addictions. He had several friends which whom he shared the same vices. Even though he had a drug problem John Miller believed that he could pull his life together whenever he felt like it. It took a violent turn in his drugs addition the summer he turned 18. He tried crystal meth. His life was never the same since then. He did things he never though capable of doing. His parents and sister didn’t even recognize him. Could he pull his life together know? Had he gone to far? These were all questions wandering in John’s head.

    • Gabriel Federico Perez said:

      La idea esta excellente me gusta mucho where you want to take it. But let it be known que crack is more addicting than crystal meth. Or at least if not they are both the same. So i think he sould just be on pot and X when he goes to parties and raves. Then that would turn into a “gateway drug” to other drugs liek crystal meth

  4. Phil, a 28 year old guy, looking for a reason to live. His dad, died when he was just coming out of college, this left Phil in-charge of his father’s company even though he actually hated the mundane lifestyle his father had, after taking over the company, Phil manage to turn the relatively small company into a multi-million dollar empire, he was name the most eligible bachelor in New York and ranked 2nd on the list of most influential people under 30 in New York. He had achieved success, but now there was nothing left for him. Phil was slowly getting bored with board meetings; he stopped looking forward to day and after a while lost his will to live, he felt trapped. Will Phil fill that void and find a reason to continue his excistance or will he just take the easy way out?

  5. Where is he? What is his ordinary world, his comfort zone?
    James Houston is a major and exclusive bodyguard who lives in New York City. James Houston worked for the FBI for 15 years. His mission is to help protect businessmen, executive’s Children, Communities, and business from the most dangerous threats facing the Nation. He receive a call from the President of Japan, Tashumi Takegan, to make a request, travel to Japan and take care of his wife and daughter while he’s going to United States to close an agreement.

    What does he lack? What does he need? How is the ordinary world NOT satisfying him in that aspect of himself?
    James Houston is not sure to make the trip; it’s never been outside of the United States. James began to investigate the president, and realizes he has many enemies. Receive a call from an unknown person who gives him a threatening warning, not to go to Japan because he will die guarding the president’s family. Max Hill, who is a presidential candidate, contracted to Japan’s most famous murderer, Johnny Simmons, to kidnap the family of Tashumi.

    How willing or unwilling is he or she to do something about it?
    For the threatening warning, James takes this trip as a professional challenge. James started taking place measures and prepares himself for this war to be waiting for him in Japan. He is ready for everything. He is willing to do anything to take care this family from Simmons.

    What crisis would he need to be confronted with in order to make him or her move and satisfy that need?
    He began to investigate the murderer and he found that he has killed 40 people and kidnapped 60. His mission will be to protect the family of the president of this murderer and confront Japan’s most famous murderer and show him that he will not die and will return to the United States.

    Does he or she have friends? Who are they?
    He has influential friends because he belonged to the FBI for 15 years, so he will accomplish his mission with the help of other agents.

    What about enemies?
    at this moment, his major enemy is Johnny Simmons, Japan’s most famous murderer.

    What is his or her age?
    He’s 35 years old.

    What’s his or her gender?
    Male

  6. Las Vegas, Nevada, United States of America. He is an administrative assistant for the CEO of an investing firm in downtown Vegas. Home and work are his daily commutes, and the occasional grocery shopping when needed. He is a single, 35 year old man living in a studio apartment in one of the most exciting cities in the world. But he is missing confidence to stand up and demand respect, and his long due promotion at the firm.

    Lonely, close minded, and a zero-tolerance for risk is what bests describes him. It seems he might just live his entire life without having fun and actually doing something out of the ordinary.
    Standing up to his cruel and corrupt boss is one of his greatest fears, yet it always lingers in his mind. If he loses this job, it would be devastating for him and his old decaying mother that receives money from him in Dominican Republic every month. A financial problem would be the only thing that could trigger the free spirit inside him and do what is necessary to provide for him and his mother.

  7. Tito is a stray dog, ugly as hell. Since the day he was born he has managed to survive in the streets of Samana, in the Dominican Republic, where hundreds of dogs try to escape from the many threats they have. Tito tries to get away from the kids that throw him rocks and kick him. He sees with sadness how breed dogs have a place to sleep and a family that feeds them and love them.

    Tito gets some food from an old fisherman that feels compassion for the poor dog. This old noble man feeds him with raw fish and bones. He has to fight with others dog for the food. Usually he spends 3 and 4 days with his stomach completely empty. The competition is very rough and the number of dogs in the street increases every day.

    The city council just started to recollecting the dogs around the city and putting them to sleep, would Tito survive and manage to improve his conditions?

    David Santamaria
    10-0047

  8. Thiago da Cunha 10-0028 said:

    Henry Blake is a 24-year-old normal high school teacher from Manchester. He has a tremendous passion for soccer and is a die-hard fan of Manchester United. He is also the soccer coach the soccer team. He was almost to be signed by the top teams in the English Premier League; however, he had a horrible knee injury that shut that door for him. He has, since then, been living a normal monotonous life over shadowed by the dreams that just at the tip of his fingers. He knows that he wants to give it one last shot, however, he still thinks that he’s already too old, and that he doesn’t have what it takes to get to that level. The same question keeps on popping up into his head: why would any scout recruit a 24-year-old high school teacher with a knee injury?

  9. Chad Micheals is a 16-year-old home school teen from Portland,Oregon. He is currently homeschooling because the seven days of the week he is training in his motocross track and exercising. He is training very hard in order to become AMA professional rider and be sponsored by a professional team.
    Sunday he will be racing a very important race, which will mean a lot for his future professional career. He is currently practicing very hard for the race, but there are two other riders which are two seconds faster than Chad. Chad’s father is very hard on him, extremely tough, that in some cases Chad even cries when his father is yelling the hell out of him. This methodology of Chad’s father has work all through Chad life and is what has made him a well-educated racer with a lot of passion.
    On Friday, Chad and his father were in the track, practicing very hard and fortunately Chad is becoming faster, but the other two riders are also becoming faster. Saturday is the last practice day before the race. Chad’s father is very angry because Chad is constantly making mistakes on a jump, in which the other two riders are doing it perfect.
    What will happen on Sunday?

  10. harismacordero said:

    He is a young attractive guy, around 22 years old studying Law in Italy. He has a part time job as a bar tender in a restaurant. His name is Nicholas and his girlfriend is a bitch. Her name is Alfonsina, a 23 year old immigrant from Argentina. She has long black hair, big boobs and small waist. He went crazy since the first day he met her. Everyone knows she’s a bitch and he sort of knows it too, however he wants to stay with her because he truly loves her, and he does not believe what people say.

    Nicholas continued to leave his normal life day after day, until one day he got out of his job early and decides to go visit Alfonsina, to find her laying in bed with another man. Without giving her time to move he takes a blade out of his pocket and stabs her several times.

    Harisma Cordero
    09-1020

  11. Eduardo Garcia-Godoy said:

    December 19, 1941. Japan just invaded United States. Nathan was a 35-year-old respected doctor in Pearl Harbor. His wife and child were killed in the attack. At that time the United State needed more soldiers and a draft was made. The only lucky mans excluded from this drafts were doctors so they can stay in the country helping in the hospitals, any other man had to go to war. But at the time he had no other reason to live but revenge.

  12. Emily Kane. 22-year-old female living in the small town of Pruit, in which everyone is either a scientist or physicist, a town obsessed with science and physics, everything that she hates because she’s the odd artist girl that is only friends with two more odd artists, Jan and Greg with whom she owns an art gallery and art school with only four students who like Emily and her friends were “misborn” as people in Pruit call someone who is not born neither a scientist or a physicist. The rest of town is composed by labs, observatories, telescopes, and research centers. She hates small town life, it is too boring for her nothing too exciting or too bad ever happens. Until one day she wakes up to hear a breaking news of a man who says was attacked by an invisible person in the middle of the night. A chain of killings and people disappearing begins, including her best friend Jan. Emily has the power to see the transparent people, only she does so but is not able to tell anyone about it because if she tells then the transparent people can hurt her. As long she keeps the secret she is safe. Emily has to do something to get rid of them because her friends and family, whom despite of rejecting her for being a “misborn” she strangely ends up caring about. She receives an anonymous letter that tells her where they come from. A collision of their universe with a parallel universe that is infested of criminals cause these people to enter her world. They are blurry and unseen because they were not completely transferred, only their evil dark souls. She needs to find a way to get them back to their universe without being killed by one of them after she is forced to break the secret and ask for help, but only she can do it because she is the only one that can see them. To get rid of the transparent criminals, Emily will have to get involved in what she hates most, science and physics.

    • I love a good Sci-Fi! Can’t wait to keep reading about this!

  13. Amid said:

    His name is Jack. He is a middle to low class man who is married to a gorgeous woman. They own a house in down town. His friends tell him that his only success at his life was to marry his beautiful wife. But slowly, he is losing her. She falls for a drug dealer and loses interest in Jack. And after a few months, she leaves him. So Jack, decides to forget about her wife by fighting crime and becoming a superhero. While he is fighting everyday crime, he finds out that his wife is addicted and the drug dealer, uses her as a hooker. So he has a new mission now, to save his wife.

  14. Fausto Uribe is a 21 year old guy from Barranquilla, Colombia. At the age of the 12 he lost both of his parents in an accident, leaving his sister of 1 year under his care. His father was a car mechanic and by helping him in the business Fausto started developing the passion of car races.

    Now at the age of 21 he earns most of his money by racing at night but during the day he takes care of his father business and his sister, Amelia.
    He has always struggled with Marcos Hiraldo, a guy who has made his life impossible and who also races but just for fun and to show off that he’s one of the best in the streets.

    One night trying to win a race, Fausto accidently pushed Marco’s only brother by a cliff and hence he died.
    Marcos trying to search for revenge, kidnapped Amelia but she has been clever enough to leave traces in the places she has been in so that her brother can find her. Now is Fausto’s journey to search for his sister. Will he be able to find Amelia and most importantly alive?

  15. Xasica Rosario said:

    Carter was fresh out of the Marine Corps. He got the boot for staying up on watch on a hangover. It was his bad for getting shit faced partying the night before, but common. Did he really need to give up his life dreams for a fraternity? He quickly applied for reentry but got a hasty “fuck you” thrown right back in his face. Can you imagine? Getting dishonorably discharged by the organization you struggled through hell to be a part of? While still trying to be one of those fraternity wanna-be idiots at college who basically pays for friends that are treating him like an annoying little step brother before peer-pressuring him into a bunch of horrible decisions. Decisions that got his ass kicked from the corps. He never thought that after applying for reentry he would get a letter that basically said “alter 14 weeks of boot camp, a 56 hour crucible, and a few months of Basic training we are happy to inform you that we aren’t going to pay you shit. So stick your finger up your ass. Love, The Marine Corps” So needless to say Justin was all fucked up from The Marines. Will he manage to pursue his dream while still getting accepted at the fraternity? Will he be able to fill the shoes of his father, an honorable lieutenant general of the commissioned officers?

  16. bia said:

    Bob Taylor was an up and coming businessman with a bright future, his company was quickly escalating into the year’s top twenty successful new businesses. He did however struggle everyday with the reminiscences of that hit and run driver who killed his 6 year old blond princess Lucy. What he desires internally is to change the world – to save both kids and parents from suffering slow and painful deaths. What makes him leave his comfort zone and finally face his fate is a terrifying event he goes through when accidentally killing a little girl. He now has to face a vast variety of enemies who weren’t there when he was on the opposite side of the conflict; and none of them understand his pain and desire to change the emptiness of the world we live in.

    Bianca Beckermann 10-0165

  17. christopher de los santos said:

    henry dickson, was an successful business man who had one of the best job position in a very important company in north-east united states. for years he worked his ass off for having a wealth and healthy family and he mostly accomplished it. when henry was a teenager he used drugs, but he managed to stop at the age of 25 that’s when he met christine, his beautiful wife. together they have two handsome children. several weeks from now henry has being having some problems about the needing of drugs, when he told his wife about it they went to a doctor to talk about it and therefore henry wont be having those thoughts and will be able to continue his normal life around his family. about three weeks later henry couldn’t handle it anymore and went to an old alley that is where he used to buy his drugs, while he was waiting a car with four covered with masks guys came towards him and beat him out and took him.

  18. Estefania said:

    Jason Winters was the typical guy, casanova, the money to buy it all and the attitude of an abused dog. Orphan since 5 years old, Jason learned the hard way; you cannot trust anybody. His only friend is Tommy Fall and he doesn’t even know him too much. He has worked since he was a kid, and worked in all types of jobs, he paid his college degree by himself, and now he is a fucking rich CEO.

    No one can fuck with him and he can fuck with any girl he wants, or at least thats what he thought until he met Lily Spring, she had that a look that he havent seen for so long, so naive, so stubborn, so damn beautiful. Why would she reject him? If he can give her the world… maybe because what she wants its something that he has lost…

    • Nayle Pimentel said:

      Liked what you did with the seasons there 😉

  19. Gabriel Federico Perez said:

    1. Where is he? What is his ordinary world, his comfort zone?

    John Green is the complete definition of a normal average American. He is average looking, makes a modest amount of money and is married with 2 children at home. He lives in a normal neighborhood where nothing regularly happens at all. Everything in his life is nothing more than a boring life.

    2. What does he lack? What does he need? How is the ordinary world NOT satisfying him in that aspect of himself?

    John Green has always had this suppressed feeling inside of him that he has never let roam free. He has never known what this feeling actually is since it has always been buried deep within him. But John has always felt like something is missing in his life some sort of excitement to stir up his lousy boring life.

    3. How willing or unwilling is he or she to do something about it?

    John is very unwilling to do something about it since is scared of what it would do with his life or how it will change. He has always felt that it is better to just suppress it and hide it deep within.

    4. What crisis would he need to be confronted with in order to make him or her move and satisfy that need?

    John’s life changes when one day on his way home he falls asleep in the subway and ends up at a bad location. He goes out of the subway to catch a taxi. Once he is on the streets he hears shots going off and a scream from a child. He goes to see where the sound comes from and finds a child bleeding from a gunshot in the stomach. The kid asks John for help and tells him to call an ambulance and take him to the Hospital. This is the defining moment in Johns life.

    5. Does he or she have friends? Who are they?

    John has no real friends apart from his wife Wendy with whom he always has quiet tv dinners and loves’ to play at making crosswords or completing puzzle pieces. The closest thing he has to a friend apart from his wife is his big brother Andy who is a detective in the police force. Andy regularly comes over his house to visit his brother or get together at lunch time to talk. Andy is the only person John can really talk to and whom he feels comfortable with apart from his wife.

    At work John has a somewhat type of forced friendship with Carlos and William. Who are two co-workers that like talking to John but whom John many times finds annoying because of the subjects they talk about. Even more so because Carlos always makes fun of John and likes to play practical jokes on him. William is more reserved and many times comes to John aids when the jokes get out of hand.

    6. What about enemies?

    He has no enemies at all. John is a decent guy who just there basically, very close to being completely non existant. The closes thing he has to an enemy is Carlos a “forced friend” who plays practical jokes on him and makes fun of him. Also the only person he feels any animosity towards is his boss Erika. Erika is always bothering him about being a nobody and pressuring him about his work. This is the one person in his life apart from Carlos whom he feels complete hatred for every time she speaks.

    7. What is his or her age?

    He is 35 years old.

    8. What’s his or her gender?

    Male

  20. Laura Musa said:

    1. Where is he? What is his ordinary world, his comfort zone?
    He is in an ongoing city, always busy. His ordinary world is in a hospital, specifically a surgery room, and moreover his home with his loving family.

    2. What does he lack? What does he need? How is the ordinary world NOT satisfying him in that aspect of himself?
    He lacks action; his life goes around in a routine which only includes his surgery room and his home.

    3. How willing or unwilling is he or she to do something about it?
    He is willing to do anything that would involve some action and some adventure; he just does not realize it. He likes his life, but in his subconscious he knows something is missing, and ultimately it all becomes boring.

    4. What crisis would he need to be confronted with in order to make him or her move and satisfy that need?
    The upcoming crisis in his life is that a morning, that he is even not supposed to be in the hospital, he is pulled to do some trauma operation. No other resident was available, he was the only one. But he wasn’t sure if he could do it, he was drinking wine the night before with his wife till late hours and was sleepy plus hangover. But people were pressuring him that he was the only one and the patient needed surgery right away. He scrubbed in. When he finished, he closed the patient and headed back home. A week later, the hospital called him to a meeting with the board. The patient he had operated had died and in the autopsy they found gauze which had absorbed the blood, causing the patient to die. This malpractice led to the patient’s family suing the hospital and him, causing him to lose his job. Months later, he somehow meets with some criminals who offer a job as an organ remover for the black organ market. Jobless, he does not know what to do.

    5. Does he or she have friends? Who are they?
    He has friends who get together in the fold course. They are successful men, very judgmental.

    6. What about enemies?
    He has no enemies.

    7. What is his or her age?
    He is about 52 years old.

    8. What’s his or her gender?
    Male.

  21. Luis Guerrero said:

    Joe Hanger is a typical American guy who has a normal, boring life. He lives in New York City, goes to work at 8am, comes home at 5pm, and stays in watching TV. He does not go out to have fun, he does not have any girlfriends or much friends of any kind. His comfort zone is his house, his couch, watching TV.

    He lacks social skills. He lacks the ability to go out and have some fun. He is miserable, does not have friends, and lives a boring, monotonous life. He needs fun, thrills, and adrenaline in his life. And girls, of course.

    He is very unwilling to do things, and to change his lifestyle. He has been living the same lifestyle since he graduated college, about 10 years ago.

    One day, Joe starts to feel these headaches. They last all day, several days. He goes to the doctor and finds out he has cancer. His life flashes right in front of him. He can only see what he has done, work, and watch TV. He decides that this is not what he wants do for the rest of his short life.

    He starts living his life to the fullest. Drugs, party, girls, alcohol.

    With this type of behavior, would he kill himself before his natural death?

  22. josemontas said:

    Neal Cooper is a 22 years-old good looking guy living in Los Angeles with a life-style that some might desire. Including parties, alcohol, women, among other good things of life. He normally does not waste time worrying about things he can’t take control of, he barely goes through trouble, and focuses on the good things of life instead of thinking about miserable trivialities. However, he has recently found some information that involves some relationship with his relatives and the CIA and pointing out that these people might not be who he thinks they are. Now he is trapped in a dilemma in wether to keep it up and continue to live a lie, or do something about it and find out what is really going on around him.

  23. Joaquin Castillo said:

    Michael Smith is a 35 year old male, white skin, brown hair and dark eyes he is ex-drug addict, who works for AIG as a broker and lives in New Orleans. He is a single parent to a 2 year old son called Tommy. He lost his wife 1 year ago in the hurricane Katrina. The death of Michael’s wife has been a very big hit on Michael life and he tries his best to take care of his son and be a good father. A normal day in the life of Michael would be him leaving his son at a day care, going to his work then picking up his son after work and going home. Were usually his brother Keith would visit him. Keith is a local police man who is married to Annie. Those are Michael closest family members. Michael doesn’t have many friends; most of his friends are his co-workers.

    As the U.S. economy is getting worse and worse every day Michael fears for his job and thinks he might be layoff. He constantly asks himself how would he be able to maintain his son if he gets layoff.

  24. Where is he? What is his ordinary world, his comfort zone?
    He’s a billionaire young scientist that decided to dedicate his life to his studies. He focuses on the Theory of Evolution and is constantly observing the behavior of the people in his how town, Macaraya. Macaraya was a small island on the caribbean, ruled by Nicaraguan dictator who managed to maintain absolute power over the population. Few where rich, most very middle and low class people.
    What does he lack? What does he need? How is the ordinary world NOT satisfying him in that aspect of himself? He disagrees with the dictatorship and believes it should be overthrown. He lacks power to do it.
    How willing or unwilling is he or she to do something about it? He’s willing to leave all behind to restore balance in society.
    What crisis would he need to be confronted with in order to make him or her move and satisfy that need? His girlfriend’s family received a letter where they were ordered to leave the island forever with a deadline of 20 days.
    Does he or she have friends? Who are they? He has a monkey and a personal nanny to take care of him.
    What about enemies? Some government officials of the Dictator; poor people.
    What is his or her age? 26
    What’s his or her gender? Male

  25. Tomás Pascual Martínez 10-0136 said:

    Kam Udugan , is 20 years old, he is the typical nerd/geek that has never spoken to women and is afraid of doing so. His comfort zone is his house, he considers it his bunker. He does not interact with the people outside his home, he simply goes to college and gets back to home, and his ordinary world is actually a Virtual world. He lives a parallel life, he has two different and totally opposite personalities, in real life he is basically shy and ugly online he is viewed as a joyful soul, very social and “funny”. He is able to achieve all he has ever proposed to…but online.

    The ease of achieving things in his virtual online world is due to his ability in games and in computer related stuff. He has no enemies in the real world, but he is envied online. He has pretty much everything straight forward in his Virtual world, but there’s a little detail that will connect his two worlds.

  26. Miguel Iglesias said:

    Brett Johnson is a 67 year old retired war veteran, who fought on the Gulf War. He was a genius on detecting bombs, thanks to him thousands of soldiers saved their lives. Now a days he lives in his luxurious house in Los Angeles without any kind of problems. He just sit on his couch, watch the news, and drink with his friends. The only problem he has in his life, is where he will drink day by day. But, one day his former chief, John Spearow, calls him in order to attend a meeting of high importance with him. Brett accepts the invitation because he is wondering that the meeting is for some type of important recognition, but when he arrives at the meeting and Spearow presents the problem he has; Johnson get the surprise of his life… To be continued

    Miguel Iglesias
    10-0084

  27. Tomás Enrique Martínez said:

    This is the story of a Tony Garcia, a rich American nerd guy who inherited 100 million dollars. He is a 28 years old man who dedicates his time as a scientist. He lives in the City of New York in the fifth avenue. He dedicates his time and effort in a hospital at New York testing different types of drugs and vaccination. He has no social life and a poor personality, he find what he does more interesting and fun so he maintain himself most of the time isolated with no friends, he is usually arrogant and mad.
    One day Garcia discovers something particular that shock him a lot in one of his experiments. Tony thinks he knew the experiments and formula in order to prevent and cure Aids as well as curing Cancer.
    One of the most unknown and most needed cure now days. He knew that if he try to create them, and put a patent on them he could earn a lot more money and he could be seeing as a heroe in the field that he likes which is scientist. But there was a problem in his budget; he had to put 100 million dollars in order to only create the formula. So it wasn’t a hundred percent sure that if it will function, one of the most complex and hard decision in his life, whether risking his economical position for this new experiment that could make him richer and more famous.
    He decided to put all the money he had on it, so he move from the fifth avenue to the Bronx neighborhood for a moment. Finally after the formula was done it result that it was right it was the formula to cure cancer and aids. He was so proud and happy about himself, one Dominican neighbor from the Bronx neighborhood saw him with this small jar that contained the magic formula, in that same moment the nerd was screaming (like a nerd) Yesssss finally I have discover the formula to cure aids and cancer muahahaha!!!! , by the moment a Dominican saw him and saw the opportunity to get money with that experiment. So the Dominican was overly watching the house of the nerd overnight constantly saying to himself “Yo tengo que manga esa baina”, that night the Dominican went over him and stole from him the formula when he went to bed.

  28. Time has passed unceremoniously as of late. For a moment, I thought time had deceived me. I was convinced that mere seconds could change the longer intervals of time that would follow. That’s just how I felt. The minutes were longer, the hours more painful. Days seemed like anxious weeks which seemed like the months I once wished would pass quickly and suddenly yearned to never pass at all. Strange how quickly time can change things, But I can’t blame it on time. Time is steady and consistent. The changes over time are what give time its illusion of being deceptive. And in recognizing that, I’m ready to trust time again.

    Andrew owns a bar in Dominican Republic; this place serves as his baby, his comfort zone. This is where all his dreams and expectations are set on, but at the same time where his social and love life has slowly become intricate and meaningless. His only true friend is his little brother, who, has always been there no matter what, but now he is in love, almost married and making a life of his own. Andrew is more alone than ever, so he drinks. He drinks to forget his little brother is moving on, he drinks to smooth the pressure he feels in his chest every time he thinks on that girl who someday gave him direction and suddenly took it from him marrying someone else, he drinks to embrace this made up life he has created in his head of his life in terrenas as a rich event planner and servants who would meet every single one of his needs. It started as a social drink, then a relaxant, it ended up as a habit. The icy half-full glass of Oldpar scotch was his taste of glory, his companion, his short pause in time, slowly turning into his everything. He would no longer discern who he was and who he has become, no awareness of time or date. He would drink day and night, night and day; he didn’t even distinguish the variation anymore. Andrew is consumed by his energizing and fast pace work, he doesn’t acknowledge how deep the hole he caved in has gotten. Lacking of self control, direction, reality; living to accomplish something that he believes will make him happy ignoring what he has on front. To believe in a world far from reality, embracing a dream and treat life as if forgotten; “Forever young” he whispers as he takes a sip from his cup… “Forever young”. Placed on these circumstances of life, in need of comfort and satisfaction, released upon drinks and poor judgement would anyone feel safe? Is it ever too late? A fact well known by Andrew, time, with desires of wanting to stop the clock from ticking making of every tick an inch closer to his doom. What will become of him? Only Time, will tell

  29. Giulia is a 24 year-old frustrated journalist who lives in Milan, Italy. She’s an outstanding storyteller, always hungry for details and curious for the unknown. She works at a pizza joint, taking orders and collecting money. Not always she can find the time to inquire in everything she’s interested in, between the pizza place and school. Her decision was to pursue a career in Accounting, because she figured only great journalists with good relationships can make enough money to live decently. Numbers bore her, but she’s good at them. She’s missing the push for adventure she needs to make a move in the field. Only her memories from the past make her wonder what would happen if she took a shot. Her parents were both reporters, but were seldom able to support their two daughters with regular meals on their tables. Although, she had loved seeing their bright faces whenever they got good stories published. She felt for them. Giulia was too hesitant about taking the leap, because her parents had attacked many public figures in their articles, and had gained a number of enemies. Caslini, her last name, would be recognized on the spot if she was able to get published.

    Her job didn’t pay enough, but at least she could afford school and food. Giulia would rather stay in her comfort zone, but she fantasizes frequently about acquiring a pseudonym: Giulia Spirito. Being rather lonely, she hung out with some friends from school, but had nothing in common with them.

    Giulia’s future depends on letting go of her past fears, and daring to take a step forward.

  30. vbodden said:

    Malik is a 20 year old student from Jameelistan, a newly created nation in the Middle East. To Malik, Jameelistan isn’t a beautiful land; air raids from NATO are common, and he needs to go through at least seven checkpoints just to arrive to work. This means he has to wake up very early, keeping him from getting a full night’s sleep. Malik is a peace loving individual, an artist, not a soldier. In his spare time, he paints and writes; he wants to be a writer or journalist after he is done with college (and fixing his country). He reads often, both fiction and nonfiction, and is very up-to-date on the news. He wants to return to Jameelistan after college in order to make it a better place.Malik isn’t satisfied with his world; now that he moved to America, he wants to use his knowledge to improve Jameelistan. He believes that peace isn’t free; you have to earn it. He has gone off to a US college in order to learn about politics and study with free thinkers. With the USAPATRIOTACT, NDAA (indefinite detainment) and SOPA (internet censorship), he must find a way to circumvent these laws and get his message across. Malik works with other free thinkers in blogging, as well as his blog audience and his friends from Jameelistan. They tell him about his situation at home, whats awaiting for him when he arrives.
    What about enemies? The Establishment fears messages of non-interventionism, and has devoted itself to defaming people who think otherwise. This is especially dangerous for Malik; for his whole carrier depends on it.

  31. Hero
    The wasteland is known for its ruthlessness towards all life in general, this is due to the harsh conditions. A regular person is not most likely to die from the heat, and if the heat does not kill them then the radiation from the nuclear war or the beasts that were born from it will certainly do. Yet people live in the wasteland, there are small settlements of survivors of the nuclear war that have stood the test of time. People stay in those settlements because travelling the wasteland is the most dangerous thing to do, so they take shelter in their buildings, remnants of a civilization long gone. The current society only has one single rule, survival of the fittest. Those that decide to hunt mutated animals for their radiation filled meat will be the ones that survive through the day.
    Lautrec Phoenix is a man in his late 30s that lives on the settlement known as Marriot, an abandoned building many stories high protected by guardians, Lautrec is one of such guardians that prevents intrusion from bandits and beasts. Marriott is a single building many stories high, but only about half are being occupied because of the lack of electricity to power the elevators and also because the settlements supplies are limited.
    Lautrec had a Wife and child but lost them due to circumstances. Now he lives to protect the Marriot Settlement. During an expedition to the wasteland he encounters a remnant of his lost wife and decides to go look for her. He leaves the Marriot settlement and looks around in the wasteland for clues about his wife and child. He encounters a slave worker and frees her, she becomes his friend. The slave masters are hunting her and him as well all over the wasteland.

  32. xb11 said:

    Drake is a womanizer, a complete player, who does not repeat dishes and leaves those girls who could maybe have filled the spot behind. While he parties, goes into new bedrooms, exits building secretly, lives in a steady hangover in the weekends. He feels emptiness many times, something is missing, he knows it, but he does not want to accept it. Then he meets her, her the first who he feels than fill the cup which is half full. Mid-20’s is it too soon, to think about getting serious, or is it a good time? Should he still hang out with his friends who are meaningless, because of the single focus on the other sex? In the end, Drake gets fucked up, like he has done it to his victims. After this failure he returns to his comfort zone, with another mindset.

    • Gabriel Federico Perez said:

      I’m appalled you would even refer to women as dishes…. Very Machist with no real feelings.

  33. She is an actor in the prime of her career.
    She believes she doesn’t lack anything but a need for adventure and experience fills her gut with excitement. The world she lives in doesn’t satisfy this need due to all the attention she receives.
    She is unwilling to do so because she feels comfortable in her situation.
    A crisis she would need to be comfronted with is actual danger involving crime and the underworld which she has never experienced.
    Her only friends consist of her agent and movie producers.
    Her enemies are not know to her but they are her own friends.
    Her age is around 25-28 in the prime of her acting career.
    She is a female.
    Her name is Clair Morgan

  34. Theo.Galan said:

    Sadiq Q. is a 24 year old that lives the life any man would love to live. A life where money isn’t a problem due to his father’s 1.7 billion dollar net worth. Where women aren’t scarce due to…. well due to the same reason. He is heir to a billion dollar fortune, a socialite, a modern day playboy, and is loved by everyone. He lives on a Park Ave. Penthouse in NYC and goes to the hottest spots for fun. He is a man that lacks nothing at all; except maybe a taste of reality. Little does he know what is in store for him when his father, Sattar Q., passes away from a stroke and leaves a multi-billion dollar scam and Ponzi Scheme which starts to unravel. A scam where the families of his close friends and his celebrity acquaintences were all defrauded. He is now about to have a taste of reality and see what life without money is like and what it is like to be hated by many.

    • Theo.Galan said:

      Theo Galan
      08-0965

  35. Pedro Pimentel 10-0049 said:

    Where is he? What is his ordinary world, his comfort zone?
    – Donnie was a normal 20 year old, who lived in a family house in the suburbs with both his parents and a couple of dogs. He was like any other normal kid, taking vitamin pills everyday because his mom ordered him to, with good school attendance, looking for a girlfriend and trying to live the life that society wanted him to live. Donnie wasn’t much of a party guy and he likes to spend the weekends with his family and sometimes have his friends come over. He had a life he couldn’t complain about.

    What does he lack? What does he need? How is the ordinary world NOT satisfying him in that aspect of himself?
    – Donnie was lacking confidence in himself to talk to other people. even though he was an intelligent guy, he couldn’t find the courage to talk to others. He needed the courage to try new things but he couldn’t seem to find it. He was not satisfied because he felt that the lack of bravery was causing him to fall back and not give his full potential.

    How willing or unwilling is he or she to do something about it?
    – When it came to will, he had it, but was afraid of getting out of his comfort zone wouldn’t be what he was specting, but he knew that one day he would be able to get out of it and do whatever he pleased.

    What crisis would he need to be confronted with in order to make him or her move and satisfy that need?
    – Every Saturday at 5 p.m, Donnie’s parents left the house for a couple hours saying: “Don’t have friends in the house and remember to take your vitamins”. But every Saturday he wanted to makes things different and didn’t obey his parents. His friends, Alan and Steve, went to his house every Saturday while Donnie’s parents weren’t there to play video games and talk about girls. On this particular Saturday, neither Alan nor Steve wanted to play video games. They told Donnie they met a girl who was willing to take them to parties and adventures in the city. At first Donnie wasn’t sure of what to say, but suddenly he remembered his eagerness to live his comfort zone and decide to hang out with his friends and the new girl the next weekend while his parents were gone. What he didn’t know was that he had made a life changing decision.

    Does he or she have friends? Who are they?
    – Donnie is not a very talkative guy and he only has two friends, Alan and Steve. Since they are in different schools, Donnie can only see them every Saturday when his parents are gone. Alan and Steve always support Donnie in every decision he makes. While Steve is the funny guy, Alan could be considered as the “casanova” of the group. Now Donnie is about to make a new friend which will take him to places he has never been before.

    What about enemies?
    – Since Donnie could be consider a geek, he has a couple of bullies after him that always make fun of him and the piss Donnie off, while he only thinks but is unable to do anything.

    What is his or her age?
    – He is 20 years old.

    What’s his or her gender?
    – Male

  36. Esteban Santana said:

    This hero’s name is Jason Conlan. The story of this hero will placed in the year 2057, somewhere in the United States. In this period of time societies throughout the world have long debated the use of mechanical limbs and other body parts in human operations and implants. There are already many human beings with these sorts of body augmentations, as is the case of Jason who had suffered an accident a couple of years back and had been given no choice as to have the implants made or not because his life ultimately depended on them. This technology allows Jason to have superhuman abilities. Jason used to be a SWAT team commander, but his career came to an end when he refused to follow some questionable orders given to him from his superiors. Jason Conlan had long decided, in earlier years of his life, that he really enjoys and would be more than pleased to dedicate his life to enforcing the law for the protection and well-being of others. Because of this, after no longer being part of the SWAT agency, Jason is easily hired by an established and recognized organization which has dedicated itself to fight and eliminate international terrorism. Jason’s ordinary world involves doing research and investigations on suspected terrorist individuals or groups, and stealthy missions usually planned around the extraction of valuable information. Jason is increasingly burdened by the question of whether he is doing or has done the right thing. He seeks facts and information that is not subject to debate – Jason seeks truth. There had been many accusations against the anti-terrorist organization Jason was now working for relating to corruption and the interior motives of those sitting at the top of the social ladder. Jason is willing to set time for some investigations he would make at the cost of his own free time but has no idea where and when these investigations would start. He also stresses the idea of doing things on his own and making his biggest efforts to get anyone else involved in this personal assignment he has given himself. The hero is finally confronted by the crisis of a virus that has spread and started to create an impact on a global scale. The cure to the virus is in very short supply and, in a somewhat odd case, some of this supply is stolen by a group of terrorists to which Jason is assigned to for its recovery. Jason accepts his mission and manages to obtain some striking information from one of the terrorists. Picking out the good guys from the bad guys becomes something subject perception and the amount of information on-hand. Jason is an intelligent and perceptive man known for his cold and solid personality. He is more of a loner than an empathic and passionate man. Jason tries to be as self-sufficient as he can. Most of his friends are made up of the people Jason has worked with throughout his career. Jason Conlan is a 32 year old male.

  37. Karla Pappaterra said:

    Where is she? What is her ordinary world, her comfort zone?
    She is a wealthy girl, who lives with her family. She is smart, beautiful, likes to drink and party. She is learning to play tennis.

    What does she lack? What does she need? How is the ordinary world NOT satisfying her in that aspect of herself?
    The lack of experience, and the illusion of the perfection. She is only dreaming with her prince charming to fulfill her ordinary perfect world.

    How willing or unwilling is she or she to do something about it?
    Since she is a friendly girl, she already knows to much people and every time she goes out she always sees the same people in the same place doing the same things; besides, she does’t trust in men. For her every guy is a player.

    What crisis would he need to be confronted with in order to make him or her move and satisfy that need?
    Fall in love for the first time

    Does he or she have friends? Who are they?
    She has a lot of friends, but she don’t thrust in everybody, so her best friend is Rober, which is like a cousin.

    What about enemies?
    Right now she does’t believe she has one.

    What is his or her age?
    She has 18

    What’s his or her gender?
    Female

    The last thing you need is a name: Sophia

  38. Jose Lama said:

    Where is he? What is his ordinary world, his comfort zone?
    Kai, a 5 feet 10  inches guy, skinny yet apparently fit, lives in a small island by the name of Okinawa, off of the coast of Japan, the worlds capital. It’s the year 2096 and swords are back and can be carried around legally by anybody older than 15, but they need to be in their sheaths, since guns were taken off of the market after WWIII, in which guns took the lives of millions of people. Planet earth has become one big country by the name of Greater Japan and every prefecture lives in harmony. He lives with his grandfather, who used to be a dedicated Military Doctor or MD, since the death of his parents. He loves playing video games and staying in home from school to build small homemade robots.

    What does he lack? What does he need? How is the ordinary world NOT satisfying him in that aspect of himself? 
    Kai lacks the desire to defend himself from a high school bully who’s been bulling him around from middle school, and the confidence to talk to the girl he’s always admired and had a crush on. Kai believes that by defending himself and fighting back would just lead to more problems with the bully and will ultimately end up very bad, since he had never even learned how to fight, but he wants the bulling to stop. Kai’s desire for his own protection should increase and his confidence should rise as well. He is constantly bullied and the girl of his dreams is going out with the bullies best friend or second in command, so in order to avoid any trouble, thats when he skips school and practices his robot construction.

    How willing or unwilling is he or she to do something about it?
    He is very unwilling to stand up for himself since he believes that by standing up for himself, bigger problems will pursue.

    What crisis would he need to be confronted with in order to make him or her move and satisfy that need?
    When Michael leaves Aiko for another girl, he physically threatens Aiko and literally beats her, when Kai learns about this he steps up to the plate and confronts Michael.

    Does he or she have friends? Who are they?
    His best friend used to be Aiko, the girl he’s always loved, but they grew apart. She fell in love with a guy named Michael who happened to be from, what used to be, California. He has another friend who also likes to build robots and paint who’s called  John. Mina is John’s little sister as well as Kai’s next best friend.

    What about enemies?
    He has one main enemy by the name of Riku, the bully. Riku is fluent at sword play, which is the name of the best martial art of the time. Sword play incorporates the use of the sword, knives, or any sharp weapon as an extension of ones self. Riku is the leader of Okinawa’s most notorious gang, the Sheathless, which by the name indicate that they carry swords without their sheaths.  Michael is Riku’s second in command. From California, and extremely rich.

    Age, Gender, and Name?
    18, Male, Kai

  39. The Hero:

    Anne Hawthorne, female 35 years old, brunette, married to David Hawthorne, she has two children a boy Stephen 5 years old and a beautiful girl, Emma 7, was happily married and even happier with her lover Sebastian. Sebastian Da Silva, was an exuberant 6’2 Brazilian writer she met in a English Literature class she was taking to bring a little excitement to her life. The Hawthorne family live in a townhouse about 15 minutes away from Chicago, they are the ideal family, they assist know everyone in their neighborhood, their kids are exceptional students and they have they the perfect group of friends. The truth was that behind this entire perfect scenario Anne was not satisfied anymore, her friends were jealous of her and criticized her every move. Her husband spends way too many hours working and not nearly enough paying attention to her. In fact the only two people she liked were her children but they did not need her as much anymore. She was bored with her suburbia life and Sebastian brought her back to life.

  40. Where is he? What is his ordinary world, his comfort zone?

    A 35 year man (Tony) works in the area of insurance claims, in a small town in the United States in which the only things he gets from people are complaints and criticisms.

    What does he lack? What does he need? How is the ordinary world NOT satisfying him in that aspect of himself?

    He needs to do something with his life, something different. He is not satisfied with the world were he lives because he is divorced, he has a father which he’s not proud of and which does not talk about him too much because of his way and distance for many years, also has a son who does not want his father alive, he’s a drug addict.

    How willing or unwilling is he or she to do something about it?

    He feels overwhelmed because you are stuck there in the village. There comes a time when he wishes with all his strengths getting out of there, do something for him and for all the people.

    What crisis would he need to be confronted with in order to make him or her move and satisfy that need?

    Tony discovers his boss was deceiving the people by stealing their money and becoming owner of their businesses gradually. he becomes he’s only enemy.

    Does he or she have friends? Who are they?

    He has one friend. He will help him do the correct things in their work (help others with their claims).

  41. Jose Abraham Baez Gil said:

    Heros Profile:

    Joseff Gilheim is a 21 year old German Jew adopted by an ordinary Austrian family of the proletariat working class. Gilheim is shy, short, skinny and weak, he lacks confidence, despite his weaknesses he has a talented mind, and he is a “psychic” an uncommon critical thinker and feels disgusted and sickened by the ignorance of his people. He is aware of a corrupt system that governs the world, a system where 20% of the population owns 80% of riches. Trapped in a zeitgeist where only him and Ernst his sage and mentor developer of this tea made of a miracle herb that develops the brain functioning and performance, Gilheim is willing to give his life to end this corrupt system that is enslaving the population and maintaining it in complete ignorance while the corrupt, those at the top of the pyramid have total control of everything.

    Jose Abraham Baez Gil

  42. Reyna Lopez said:

    Where is he? What is his ordinary world, his comfort zone?
    Located at a small studio apartment of Manhattan, New York. Just graduated from college but not sure where she wants to work. She likes to party, she gets drunk once a while and she has made some bad decisions before while she’s drunk. She’s broke because she still works at the same job when she was a college student, therefore she still relies on her parents.
    What does he lack? What does he need? How is the ordinary world NOT satisfying him in that aspect of himself?
    Rhonda wants to travel more but she can’t afford it and her parents are getting tired of sending her money.
    How willing or unwilling is he or she to do something about it?
    Rhonda is a risk taker, but she’s smart also. Therefore, she enjoy taking risks but she thinks about it first.
    What crisis would he need to be confronted with in order to make him or her move and satisfy that need?
    When her parents cut her off she will probably decide to take the job that she was offered and start traveling to places she hasn’t been before.
    Does he or she have friends? Who are they?
    She does have friends and in fact she wishes to travel with them. These friends love to drink and use pot, which influences her to do the same thing.
    What about enemies?
    Some of her bad decisions that she has made while she’s drunk have “helped” her gain many enemies.
    What is his or her age?
    She is 23 years old.
    What’s his or her gender?
    Female

    Reyna Lopez
    10-0885
    Section 02

  43. Thais Maceo said:

    Where is he? What is his ordinary world, his comfort zone?

    He is a 25 year old charismatic young man, with a successful career on marine biology. But his life is not perfect, his adoptive parents died 8 years ago in a plane accident, and the only companion he has is his nanny Mary. His parents did leave him a significant amount of money which he has used only for his studies, and the development of an aquarium for his community. His life is a daily routine, he gets up, goes for a jog, gets ready for work, gets to work, has lunch at the same restaurant everyday, goes back to work, gets home, has dinner, and back to bed.

    What does he lack? What does he need? How is the ordinary world NOT satisfying him in that aspect of himself?

    He lacks excitement, adventure, that drive that keeps you motivated and moving forward. Even though he is loved by his neighbors and the people around him, he still feels empty. He needs someone to provide him support, strength, and care. He needs challenges, to learn how to live, to live with no fear and enjoy life.

    How willing or unwilling is he or she to do something about it?

    He is scared to go out there and face the world. His inner issues with the lost of his biologic and adoptive parents made him fear life, he does not like to take risks, he calculates his every move, and is reluctant to any change in his daily life.

    What crisis would he need to be confronted with in order to make him or her move and satisfy that need?

    A crisis that deeply touches his soul, his morals and values. Maybe a career issue, the desperate call of help of a family member or neighbor, and/ or a mission to rescue animals in danger.

    Does he or she have friends? Who are they?

    He doesn’t have any friends, the only person he has is his 75 year old nanny Mary Margaret.

    What about enemies?

    He does not have direct enemies, but considers his enemies people who harm others, people or animals.

    What is his or her age? 25 years old.

    What’s his or her gender? Male.

  44. Let’s crank it up and think of a hero. A main character for a short-story that will eventually become a screenplay emerges naturally once you answer the following questions:
    1. Where is he? What is his ordinary world, his comfort zone?
    He is in a psychiatric hospital, rehabilitating. His comfort zone is in his room. His ordinary world is throughout the hospital as he is not allowed to leave due to his health.
    2. What does he lack? What does he need? How is the ordinary world NOT satisfying him in that aspect of himself?
    He lacks the courage to fix his life. He needs to break free of the hold that the drugs and the hospital have on him, he needs to remember his past. His repressed memories continue to bubble up to the surface, and he is not satisfied just sitting around the hospital, unable to remember his past. Nobody in the hospital likes to talk about his past or how he even got to be a patient.
    3. How willing or unwilling is he or she to do something about it?
    Unwilling and scared and anxious. Too scared to leave his bed some days.
    4. What crisis would he need to be confronted with in order to make him or her move and satisfy that need?
    He will be confronted with a person of his past in the hospital, giving him a wave of new memories, unlocking clues from his past.
    5. Does he or she have friends? Who are they?
    No friends in the hospital, just fellow patients that aren’t more than chummy with him.
    6. What about enemies?
    His enemies are the shape shifting doctor staff, they seem to have his best interests in mind, but unbeknownst to him, they are keeping him in the hospital against his will.
    7. What is his or her age?
    24
    8. What’s his or her gender?
    Male
    The last thing you need is a name. And many literary or cinematic heroes don’t even have one.
    Light Yusuke
    Begin describing your hero. It could be your final hero, or it could be the hero for one of your first stories. Use the comment section to submit your character. Only use the reply button if you want to comment on your peer’s submission’s.
    American man with Japanese heritage drafted into the US military in the year 2080.

    • Huascar Ventura said:

      This is a very interesting character, im looking forward to read your full story.

  45. Nayle Pimentel said:

    Where is he? What is his ordinary world, his comfort zone?
    In a small town of the Netherlands called Schagen. His ordinary world is his traditional lifestyle as a respected doctor working on his second specialty degree in general surgery. He is currently dealing with a double life that handles suppressed anger and violent tendencies on his behalf. These are closely related with the murder of his parents while at a very young age.

    What does he lack? What does he need? How is the ordinary world NOT satisfying him in that aspect of himself?
    He needs revenge to fulfill his drought of human sacrifice until he feels it equals or overlaps the pain he has managed to live with for such a long time.

    How willing or unwilling is he or she to do something about it?
    He is consciously unwilling to seek for revenge, but as his personality changes through time, his willingness increases.

    What crisis would he need to be confronted with in order to make him or her move and satisfy that need?
    He would need to encounter a situation that reenacts the suffering he went through as he visualized his parents being tortured to death.

    Does he or she have friends? Who are they?
    The doctor is a very secluded person. He enjoyed free time for himself and a good book or two. As mentioned, he is very well-known doctor with a reputation that he has to live up to. As a result, he is too busy with his double lifestyle confrontation to be dealing with relationships.

    What about enemies?
    His enemy is basically the world he lives in, which he essentially despises.

    What is his or her age?
    He is around 27 years old.

    What’s his or her gender?
    Male.

    The last thing you need is a name. And many literary or cinematic heroes don’t even have one.
    Adolf Lacroix

  46. Where is he? What is his ordinary world, his comfort zone?
    she is a married and unsecure women, mom of a precious 4 year old girl who lives in New Jersey. his husband is an important lawyer, very secure of himself and his successful career.

    What does he lack? What does he need? How is the ordinary world NOT satisfying him in that aspect of himself?
    How willing or unwilling is he or she to do something about it?
    mabel has been victimized by more than 5 years of his husband who physically and verbally abuses her, since her daughter was born she decided to leave her husband Matt so that her daughter does not live in a home filled of violence. Mabel denounced her husband several times but did not achieve anything to keep him away from her and her daughter, this becuase Matt is a very prestigious and powerful lawyer. But one day she decided to put an end to her misery by herself.

    What crisis would he need to be confronted with in order to make him or her move and satisfy that need?
    Does he or she have friends? Who are they?
    she decided to change her life when she met this so special personal defense trainer who was like a mentor to her. this men teached her everything she had to learned in order to defend herself and finish with her husband’s abuse. but to be appropriately trained she had to dedicated almost all her time to the training and to protect her daughter she needed to send her away in vacations with a friend, and to protect herself from her husband she had to change her identity and move from state.

    What about enemies?
    her only enemy is her husband

    What is his or her age?
    she is 36
    What’s his or her gender?
    female

    Minerva Madera
    10-0709

  47. Let’s crank it up and think of a hero. A main character for a short-story that will eventually become a screenplay emerges naturally once you answer the following questions:
    1. Where is he? What is his ordinary world, his comfort zone?
    He lives a small town, very peaceful, and comforting, he goes to high school where he knows just one or two people because they have grown up together, he doesn’t care about anyone else, and that is how he feels comfortable. He is tall, and handsome he has learned throughout his live to do everything alone, he lacks a father, never met him and doesn’t care if he ever does. He lives routine day after day, sometimes skipping lunch, but he actually feels like there is something more, something different about him and his surroundings, something that he cannot see.
    2. What does he lack? What does he need? How is the ordinary world NOT satisfying him in that aspect of himself?
    He lacks social skills, even more he thinks that’s not having them it’s more of a gift rather than something he is lacking on. So we could say he is too arrogant to feel like anyone else too superior. He needs to learn that he is not the best out there in everything there is and that he has a lot he needs to learn from other people in order to accomplish all of his upcoming goals.
    3. How willing or unwilling is he or she to do something about it?
    He is indifferent, he doesn’t care about what will make him better cause in the end that’s a stepping stone that will get him to his own personal goal.
    4. What crisis would he need to be confronted with in order to make him or her move and satisfy that need?
    He will need to fight his way out the problem. An issue he didn’t even create something he was never ready for and he thought had hit him by chance. He will need to confront his threshold guardians and learn the ways of this new people he meets in order to get that something different that he was always searching for.
    5. Does he or she have friends? Who are they?
    He has no friends, he knows only two people Jessica and Sado, who he knows because they have grown up together, he is not interested. But he does feel different about them is not something that you could call friendship but something in between there and an acquaintance.
    6. What about enemies?
    He will learn that he has more than he ever thought, they are strong and they want something he never thought that existed.

    7. What is his or her age?
    He is 17 and is in his third year of high school, doesn’t know what he wants for the future, but then again he has even thought about it yet.
    8. What’s his or her gender?
    It’s a male character.

  48. Maria Gabriella Liriano 09-0881 said:

    1. Where is he? What is his ordinary world, his comfort zone?

    He lives in Brooklyn, he has a music studio in which he is doing fairly well, he knows a lot of people, especially a lot of upcoming artist.

    2. What does he lack? What does he need? How is the ordinary world NOT satisfying him in that aspect of himself?

    He always need to be trying new things because he does not get satisfy, he hasn’t been able to commit himself to anyone, he does not has a diary routine but he feels like he does. He is missing something that changes his world drastically.

    3. How willing or unwilling is he or she to do something about it?

    He does not know what he wants, that is why he is looking for new adventures everyday like girls, classes, doing music, meeting different people, learn new languages, all he can think of to get distracted

    4. What crisis would he need to be confronted with in order to make him or her move and satisfy that need?

    Very drastic one, like the sickness of a close relative, I could say his father or brother.

    5. Does he or she have friends? Who are they?

    He has a lot of friends, from many different backgrounds, he hangs out with literally everyone, it can be bohemian, preppy, millionaire or humble. He is a very sociable man and everyone likes to hang out with him, his cell phone never stops ringing to go partying or something.

    6. What about enemies?

    He does not have enemies, one of two jealous guys who envy him. He is very charming so a lot of girls hate him because he never tried even be in a relationship.

    7. What is his or her age?
    34

    8. What’s his or her gender?
    Male

  49. Elvis Pena
    10-0929

    The hero of the story lives in rural Japan. In a temple where he grew up in, they claim to be exorcists. The hero named Gokai is completely skeptical and oblivious to the reality. Gokai has a brother named Kiyoshi, and when put side by side act nothing alike. Gokai is a trouble maker (or trouble finds him) not being able to completely do anything right. Feeling different and not being able to make friends, but does try his best to protect that which he cares about, but with rage. Kiyoshi is gentler and is constantly motivating his brother. His aspiration is to become the best (in what?? You shall see later on), and is adored by everyone. Shortly after turning 15 years old he is forcefully pushed into the special world by certain events. There are two worlds, that of the human world and demon world, which are linked by special gates which are not meant to be crossed over, but constantly demons cross over and are not seen by humans. Turns out that many years ago there was a massacre of high up exorcists around the world, all by the demon lord…Satan; which forced the humans in return to make a society called the Order (training exorcists around the world). Satan needing a medium so that the human side can successfully withhold his presence had two children with a mid level exorcist so that they shall be perfect hosts for him. Fortunately only one of the brothers obtain the flames of Satan. At the age of 15 in the demon world they are viewed as adults in which they obtain the full demonic powers. Now being able to see demons in the human world, Gokai is full of fear and not being able to grasp this new world being thrust upon him. However he does not yet know he is the son of Satan, (which everyone else in the temple knew, including his “father”). Gokai was hidden from the world as he was human, but now being more demonic, Satan got wind of his son and paid him a visit obtaining the strongest medium possible (the fake father, whom is actually the highest appointed exorcist in the world). This is when Satan proclaims himself as being the father of Gokai, and tries to take his son back to the demon world. The only friends that Gokai has are only his brother and stepfather and other clergymen of the temple. His enemies are the demons whom are trying to either kill him or take him back to Satan, and Satan himself. The death of his stepfather and hatred towards Satan (and what he has become) push him towards a world where he can kill Satan.

  50. Huascar Ventura said:

    1. Where is he? What is his ordinary world, his comfort zone?
    He lives in the Dominican Republic. His ordinary world is with his family, and girlfriend, he loves to do enduro motocross and is trying to get better on it.

    2. What does he lack? What does he need? How is the ordinary world NOT satisfying him in that aspect of himself?

    He lacks Independence from his parents and skill to be a professional Enduro driver, he needs to graduate from college and start making money so he can move out from his parents’ house and start doing his own life. He also needs skills and training in order to be a better motocross driver. This world is currently not satisfying him because he wants to do his own life, and with his parents being there and not letting him do whatever he wants to do he won’t be able to accomplish this.

    3. How willing or unwilling is he or she to do something about it?
    He is very willing to do something about it, he is waiting to graduate to start making some money and move out of his parent’s house, he is also driving motocross every weekend and training in order to go professional.

    4. What crisis would he need to be confronted with in order to make him or her move and satisfy that need?

    He would have to confront his parents and tell them that he wants to move out of the house, they won’t like that idea and if he tells that to them, he would be kicked out of the house, with no money, no car, and no home.

    5. Does he or she have friends? Who are they?
    Yes he has friends, he has his friends of the endure, which he goes out with them every weekend to train, he also has a best friend in college which he is encouraging him become independent, and he has his girlfriend which will stay with him no matter what.
    6. What about enemies?
    He doesn’t have a real enemy, he just have competition in the motocross area, I wouldn’t say they are enemies, just competitors.

    7. What is his or her age?
    He is 20 years old

    8. What’s his or her gender?
    Male

    9. What is his name?
    Albert Deniro

  51. Where is he? What is his ordinary world, his comfort zone?
    John, is a 29 year old man who works at the MGM Grand Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, as a blackjack dealer. He works there in order to pay off what he owes the casino.
    What does he lack? What does he need? How is the ordinary world NOT satisfying him in that aspect of himself?
    John lacks a purpose in life after his twin brother was murdered 4 years ago. He felt devastated when his brother died and his life wasn’t the same from that moment on. His gambling addiction force him to declare bankruptcy and to work for the casino he owed.
    How willing or unwilling is he or she to do something about it?
    He is unwilling to do something with his life as he believes that life has no meaning if you can be taken away by anyone with bad judgement and a criminal intention.
    What crisis would he need to be confronted with in order to make him or her move and satisfy that need?
    A life changing moment presents to him when he is reach by the CIA.
    Does he or she have friends? Who are they?
    He is friend with many of his workmates and had a couple of loving relationships inside work.
    What about enemies?
    No specific enemies
    What is his or her age?
    29
    What’s his or her gender?
    Male

  52. Joaquin R Bonnelly said:

    Where is he? What is his ordinary world, his comfort zone?
    From Miami the party city, lives with his family church oriented, his life it’s all about selling dope and been stoned all day

    What does he lack? What does he need? How is the ordinary world NOT satisfying him in that aspect of himself? He is very aggressive, thinks his the big dog and he is always right, he is a troublemaker

    How willing or unwilling is she or she to do something about it?
    Well since he is never wrong, he thinks his never getting caught and that he has power over the other people.

    What crisis would he need to be confronted with in order to make him or her move and satisfy that need?
    Something extraordinary must happen so he can get down from the cloud he is in right now

    Does he or she have friends? Who are they?
    He has all the people he sells to so called his friends, and a couple of gang members that will back him up if something were to pop out

    What about enemies?
    His biggest enemies is the Colombian cartel, who he stold 25pounds of weed from their house, after beating up one of the members.

    What is his or her age?
    He is 20yrs old

    What’s his or her gender?
    male

    name: jack sparows

  53. Pedro D. Raful said:

    Frankie Dreik was a 40 year old dominican business man who had become incredible rich after founding one of the most lucrative insurance company. He had grew up in a broken home where his day to day experiences taught him the laws of life. Without enough friends or some may say not at all his only relationships came from empty and superficial hookups with the most beautiful women he managed to meet. Thanks for his way of living and all his experiences in his crazy youth he had become really persuasive and extremely good with the ladies.

    But after his world becomes to fall apart due to bad working decisions, parties and so on, his hits bottom and fucks his life in several ways. Now he needs to find a way back to normal life, but maybe for that to work he would need to look deeply at himself, and look back at his life.

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