Give characters special abilities that set them apart from other characters, and the Average Joe.
Establish these abilities early, and use them in the story later. Special skills might come in a
variety of shapes and forms . .
. . but are limited only by your imagination.
These abilities will be the tools, or lack of tools (i.e., weaknesses), that your characters have at their disposal to overcome obstacles and achieve their ambitions. Clear character strengths and weaknesses help drive the story and help establish dramatic potential.
Giving your characters special powers, perhaps superhuman or magical, gives the movie a special charge (and can change the style and genre of your story).
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