Writing The Emotionally Complex Character

Mello Death Note
My definition of an emotionally complex character might be different from yours.

My version of emotionally complex is the trigger-happy maverick with everything to lose. Think Darth Vader, Eric Cartman, or Mello from Death Note. These are antihero knuckle-biters and inferiority complex demonizers, and they take the plot to new heights with their impulsivity and broken moral compasses.

But how do you write an emotionally complex character?  Continue reading