|Vampire:||Someone offers you a chance at immortality. Do you take it, and why or why not?|
|Werewolf:||If you had to spend your life with just one person, who would it be?|
|Witch:||If you could change one thing about the world, what would it be?|
|Ghost:||Do you have any regrets?|
|Frankenstein:||Is someone telling you how to live your life, or are you an independent person?|
|Mummy:||If you were to fall into an eternal sleep, do you think anyone would miss you?|
|Zombie:||Do you miss anyone right now?|
|Faerie:||If you could get away with anything, what would you do?|
|Nymph:||What are you like when you’re by yourself?|
|Mermaid:||How far would you go to keep the one you love?|
|Shapeshifter:||What would you change about yourself?|
|Banshee:||If you knew one of your loved ones/best friends had only one day left to live, how would you spend that last day with them?|
|Siren:||If you could make anyone do anything, what would you make them do?|
|Genie:||If you had one wish that would come true and couldn’t be reversed, what would you ask for?|
|Fury:||What is a word/phrase that you dread to hear?|
|Incubus:||What would someone have to do to get in your pants?|
|Succubus:||What’s one thing you can’t live without?|
#reference #nights story #writing
A tazer. It doesn’t matter how badass your character thinks they are, when your nervous system is shorted out by an electrical current, you cannot fight.
After that, anything you can use to cripple them quickly, like a crowbar or sledgehammer to the knee will work.
Pointing a gun at their head along with with ten or twenty of your buddies and giving them a choice between becoming the new flavor of chunky salsa sweetmeat or coming quietly is probably your best bet.
If that fails, numbers will end your lone experienced fighter. It doesn’t matter if you’re Jack Bauer or Chuck Norris, you cannot fight a crowd. Combat experience and training can give you the tools to briefly juggle a few people, effectively, but the key word there is, “briefly.”
It doesn’t matter how awesome or badass you think your character is, they can’t take a crowd and win.
Pain tolerance only keeps them going when they’ve suffered an injury that doesn’t actually impair their ability to fight. But, when you’re receiving injuries that are going to make fighting impossible, like breaking an arm, for example, the pain isn’t actually important. You can’t use that arm, no matter how strong your will to fight is.
You can’t make a character superhuman without actually saying, “screw this, I’m giving them superpowers.” The way you take out a lone combatant is basically going to be the same. Overwhelm them.