Well, since we are sharing stories and even though I've already punished my character, here goes nothing. Sit back, we're probably going to be here for awhile.
I had a character with no name, no real point in the overall plot other than to act as a figure head for another character and who had about three seconds of screen time so to speak. Then, one day, I figured that I might as well give him a name, since he did need to be referred to on occasion and those kinda things generally require name having.
Having obtained a name, Draven then decided he required a personality. Having gotten a personality, he insisted on having relationships. Relationships then meant he needed friends and enemies. That then led to getting a family.
This is when things got real messy.
He didn't just want any family--he wanted a family consisting of main characters! Characters in the plural!! So suddenly I find that he is the nephew of a major antagonist and the son of a King. Having established princedom, the inevitable could not be denied and Eloise had
to meet him and then abruptly he'd a main character too and suddenly my five book series is a seven book series (which has since become eight, btw) and I'm sitting there going 'WAAH?'.
And then, because that wasn't enough, he decided he needed his own plot/story arc that coincides with everyone elses and which consecutively spawned two spin-off novels and whole bunch of other characters that I now have to deal with too.
The [censored] then became one of my favourite characters. I hate/love him.
He was meant to die. Alone. Cold. Nameless.
I may yet kill him out of spite.