Day 13 – Values
Day 13: Values
How does your OC define “good” and “evil”? “Right” and “wrong”? What are your OC’s priorities? What’s the first thing they consider when making a decision?
Amara has a pretty ruthless streak. But ruthless in the truest sense of the word. There is nothing malicious behind it but sheer practicality. This causes her to be perceived as a bad person sometimes. Even by herself. She has a moral codex, but it is pretty abstract. Reaching the goal takes precedence over ‘how’ it is reached with her most of the time. It makes her a rather good tactician at the cost of seeming callous.
Her first thought is always “how could this come back to bite me?”. ‘Good’ is everything that doesn’t hurt her or her friends. ‘Bad’ is the rest. The has a much more accepted view of right and wrong though.
She can compartmentalise very well which is what made her a great Assassin and Arsonist. If someone else hires her or orders her to do something she can distance herself. It’s not her that kills someone then – she is just the instrument.
Lyssa is very good in considering the people she cares about when making a decision: how does it affect them? Does it further their goal in the long term? (She is less good in considering how something might affect herself.)
She doesn’t really think in terms of good and evil, since she very early on was confronted with ideas and decisions that actively defied officially “good” things: herself not going to the Circle, Merrill using blood magic for good, to name two. Later on, this is continued in what she learns from Solas about spirits and demons and also experiences herself. Thus, she doesn’t really defer to a higher authority when it comes to moral decisions. She very much depends on her ability to read people and decern whether they are lying and which emotions they are feeling to make a decision. Since she very strongly feels that people should be able to make their own decisions about their life and abhors everything taking freedom away, so enabling people to do that is a very high priority. If she can use the power bestowed on her to help the innocent and helpless, she will do it.