Quick blurb opn the rape thing:
its something you should use with extree care. Some people have emotional traumas from it. Rape is a terrible crime, and is the definition of brutality. Few things are more violating. I say this a s afreind to no less then three women, all victims of the crime. That said, have I used it ina backstory. Once, I did not go into any detail, I did not describe it in any greater lenght. As bravo said, that would be distastefull, and I cannot myself fully comprehend the crime as the thought of it is alien to me. But I made sure to potray, as best as I could, the consequences and the scars it leaves. Becouse its important peopel understand that rape is truelly terrible. But I digress, that is not what the topic should be about.
I write characters at times, that extremely dark. Many times, these are based of some of my more depressive thought and ponderings. Many times, I try to challenge tried concpets or twist things so that they feel distinct from the fold. The balance here is not to make a magical, special Sue character, and a actually intersting character.