For a while now I've been thinking in regards to Cipher 24's character plot. Or rather, the lack thereof. I've been running this character for close to two years now, and it's starting to hit me that, well, he's a rather pointless character.
Now, by no means do I consider Cipher a lead role. If I had to compare him to any of the DBZ cast, he'd be like a Tien or someone similar. What I mean by pointless though is that if Cipher never existed, how would it effect things. And I'm finding it more and more apparent that it wouldn't matter if he was around or not. No characters are tied to him in any significant way, and in any major plot arcs he's just been in the background. It doesn't help that Cipher hasn't had any personal plot outside of being a member of KAOS and wanting to protect life. Any potential plots he got involved in all sizzled out.
At this point, I'm considering simply scrapping Cipher and starting over, effectively throwing away years of pointless work.
What do you all think? Should I scrap Cipher, or is there any way I can salvage something with this character?
Post by Capper Hofferson on Mar 18, 2017 21:50:32 GMT
Ultimately, Cipher is your character and you do what you do, but I'll offer my two cents on this, I suppose. Can't hurt to help! You can try and start up more personal plots- I'd be down for Cipher doing something with Capper or Chai over here. If that doesn't work, I'd say give a new character a shot, but don't archive Cipher until you get the swing of the new charrie, just in case it flunks in the end. If you would like to make a new character with relations to my own, I'd be totally down! Maybe a Hofferson, or even a demon that's a member of Guardia's clan. I dunno. But I wish you the best of luck with your endeavors on Souls!
I think a lot of people currently suffer from this, seeing as there's really no place for the Supporting Cast when there isn't a direct threat anywhere. Kinda leaves a lot of people with nothing to do.