It’s been a while, but I had another idea that I’ve been wrestling with, and I wanted to get some outside input before committing one way or another.
Anyway, for the story I’m writing, one of the threads follows two characters that have a dynamic fairly similar to Simon and Kamina from Gurren Lagann. Early on, it’s discovered that one of the two is a hero chosen by the gods, but either one could fit the criteria. Most everyone is convinced that the Kamina analogue, Baligant, is the chosen one, while Baligant himself is convinced that the Simon analogue, Sai, is the chosen hero.
Now, just like Kamina, Baligant was supposed to die- that was something I established well before I’d fleshed either character out. But I started thinking of turning the scenario around, and having Sai, the Simon analogue, die instead. The scenario of the tall, confident character being assumed to be the hero, only for it to actually be the weaker, overlooked guy is a bit overdone, so I thought it would make a decent twist for everyone’s initial assumptions to have been right, and that the actual hero really was the big guy all along.