This is the fourth post I’ve started on Nick. Which tells me all I need to know: I don’t know Nick.
Actually, I knew that already, I just didn’t realize the vastness of the problem. So Nick’s all over the place. I think most of the “why would he do that?” comments in the critiques (all justified) are from my different stabs at setting up the character. I was looking at a picture of Matt Ryan as Constantine this morning and thought, “Huh. Maybe that’s the direction to go in for Nick,” and realized that every pass I do at that second scene has a wildly different character named Nick. By the time I got to the fourth or fifth pass, there were so many different Nicks in there, he was practically Orphan Black.
So I have to figure out many things here, including what powers he has (because that brings up the Kryptonite problem) and how being dead affects him, and what’s going to happen to him as he assimilates. But basically, I have to figure out who the hell he is, in and out of Hell.
Which is why I have three posts on this and none of them are worth spit. Argh.