So now i'm looking at a super hero IC. He manipulates the MC with his way of thinking about justice and The Right Thing. He has some sort of motto that the MC latches onto (kind of a Truth, Justice, and The American Way type thing). But it's just his overall superhero behavior that draws the MC to this character.
Once the MC meets him, however, it's clear he's wearing a figurative mask under the literal one. He doesn't have it all together, but is trying to play a role for the public.
He has incredible strength (among other powers) and believes he has to use his abilities to the fullest. The city, he says, is too scared to stand up for themselves and too weak even if they wanted to. That's why he thinks they need him. And yet he desires not to be hated by the city for all the damage he causes. All the supers desire to feel appreciated for what they do despite the bad consequences of it (this may be getting a bit into the OS). All the supers would like a thank you from someone, but no matter how much they desire it, they always keep that hidden behind the mask. It's just part of being a hero, after all.
The RS, then, has the IC and MC in a problematic situation. The IC is a superhero, but is also the MCs personal hero. She looks up to him. There's more to it, but basically she can't let anyone but the hero know that she is super, and he can't let anyone but her know that he isn't.
I'm not sure what progress they are concerned about. I had planned on giving the MC a sidekick that would help her learn to use her powers and progress toward being a real superhero, but maybe that needs to fall to the IC. Would it work to say that the unappreciated hero is considering no longer being a super hero as How Things are Changing within the relationship, or does that spill too much in OS with the OS characters being annoyed with the supers?
They explore issues of personal security, masks and such to protect your identity to protect those you love. And this is countered by also trying to present yourself as a threat to villains, but while trying not to also appear to be a threat to civilians.
I'm not real confident in any of this so far and am still trying to change a lot of it. But now i'm getting stuck at a relationship problem of Ending with a symptom of Test. Ending and Test are supposed to point at the relationship between the two characters, right? So again, maybe the hero looks at ending his time as a hero and the MC can't let him do it or something? Any thoughts on how you see these playing out? I don't mean to ask anyone to write the story for me, but just looking for a little direction to get me started. Something I can look at and understand so i can come up with my own version.