Dang, you’ve really flushed this out- so color me impressed! (… Even if impressed is not a color)
I’ll be interested to see how you alternate MC and Nickelport develop as this primary story goes along. Especially the points at which it diverges or becomes very similar.
Your MC could get him a fancy grey suit. To ease him into the change.
Of course, of course. It must done for the good of society, right?
That would… be dangerous.
There’s a lot of drama coming in the first case alone. You want all of it at once? The MC would just break, if for no other reason than the sheer chaos that would consume.
You’ll really like this one character who I’ve been avoiding all mention of because of their importance to the plot but I have a feeling if you like angst you’ll love them because they’re a big driving force for a lot of the drama.
If I remember correctly, you’ve mentioned before that your MC’s divorcee was Raf, right?
… You’ll have some fun there.
Multiple playthroughs, my friend, multiple playthroughs.
Eileen is the sweetest of sweets. Her friendship is the sweetest of sweets. Her romance is the sweetest of sweets- heck, even a big point of tension in her romance has to do with how much she just wants to help everyone!
She might make it difficult, however, for anyone who wants to play an evil MC and ruin everybody’s lives completely. (… Which, you probably could, if all goes according to plan.) Because ruining her life will be… painful.
I like how V has their ‘own charm’ just because it’s very true- the charm they have is certainly… unique to them.
I’m happy you liked them all!
It’s a difficult decision, but remember!
I can see where he might come off as feeling much younger than the MC. (In my mind he’s only ever about three years at most younger than them but it fluctuates depending on the MCs age)
Jacob is childish in a way, and, as you said, very sunny. I think, and like to play with, the contrast between him and the MC can make him look even younger. Obviously, an MC who acts more jaded or sour will make Jacob seem naive by comparison, but I think that that the appearance of a larger gap is diminished by an MC who’s also more energetic or optimistic.
But… he’s also very mature, just… in his own way. He’s definitely had a lot of life experience having been a cop in Nickelport (maybe even as much if not more than the MC, since Nickelport police are almost always in the midst of some kinda crossfire of a villain/hero battle). So he’s not really… naive, at all. He’s just chosen not to let what he’s seen and experienced get him down (even if he can go the extreme to accomplish that as well- which you get a brief glimpse of when he’s laughing at the fact that he got shot in the arm while his buddy almost died).
In short- Jacob’s childishness comes from a place of resiliency. He knows that some take him less seriously because of it but, hey, if it keeps him happy and sane then why would he stop?
So… yeah, he does feel a lot younger than the MC- but that’s mostly because he purposefully acts younger and happier as a method of seeing the brighter side of things. Jacob’s sunny because he’s always searching for the sun, even in the darkest of situations.
I hope that assuages at least some of your worries?
Mmmm, I can’t say anything. Spoilers.