My protagonist is an immortal person that’s powerful enough to end all with but a thought. She has amnesia due to overusing her power when she recreated the world.
The amnesia part is very important as she doesn’t remember the discrimination she faced in her life, all the bad she suffered, as she didn’t have anything good happen to her in her life except one thing: Her pet (the narrator) who she also doesn’t remember.
Due to the amnesia she doesn’t know how powerful she is, or that she is immortal. But over time her memories come back and with them her knowledge of her powers and here lies the problem:
With only the bad memories, how do I prevent her from going nuclear when her first and most important friend in the story gets killed by seemingly random bandits?
Do I dial down how much she remembers of her powers up to that point, or do I put her inner conflict right at that moment when her friend dies because he was such a kind person? (I don’t quite like the second one, but I might be off and that’s exactly the answer to my question.)
Character: As a character with amnesia she adopts much of the behavior of the people around her. The very first person she meets after waking up and walking for days without food/water or seeing anyone is her kind hearted soon to be friend. She is a curious person and likes to learn a lot.
While her friend knows a lot and likes to teach. He also wants to help her regain her memories. She remembers bits and pieces but nothing traumatizing. The first event that unravels one of the traumatizing memories is when she and her friend are robbed, there she remembers her parents (elves) being captured and enslaved by bandits when she was still a child. These little bits of past time memories are triggered by some significant and some benign events until a group of people attacks my protagonist and her friend gets killed in the process, my protagonist would’ve died too, were she able to die.
In the former world she was a person, who did what she thought right when she never had anyone to teach her what’s right. And now she had a teacher and friend brutally murdered in front of her.
- She acquired her powers later on
- When she had enough she destroyed and rebuilt the world from scratch
- She destroyed it because she could only see the bad everywhere she looked (she was omniscient at some point but gave that power to the narrator very quickly because it didn’t support her worldview of everything being bad)
- And she recreated it because she believed she would make it the perfect world
- She learns right from wrong from her friend while having amnesia but she didn’t have a moral compass before her amnesia
- She didn’t create the world where all the bad forgotten memories stem from, she however create the world where her friend dies