I was talking to
and noticed something very different in the way we write our stories. Not only do his characters do more questionable things, he makes it a point of noting that some people don't feel remorse at all. Meanwhile, remorse's been a big part of my stuff since pretty much always.
Characters from Felarya have (obvious) pecularities in the way they feel remorse compared to characters from pretty much any other setting. Maybe not the humans so much, but the ever charismatic preds don't seem to feel remorse about the people they ate. They feel remorse about OTHER things XD which brings to mind the question, what are those other things, and how do they deal with it when it happens?
The most iconic case in Felarya, Jade, by
killed some folk who never meant her any harm, and dealt with her remorse by keeping others from being killed. On the other end of the scale, fairies never seem to feel remorse about the things they do; if anything, they seem to feel remorse mo' about what they don't do (except Temi XP).
And then there's the humans. Now those are weird! They're all over the place, too! Some of them are pretty normal in their regrets. Then there's people like Lesona, who thinks remorse is for everyone else, particularly the ones who cross her. A few characters, like TheAssassinGuy's Immanuel, have very little to do with regret, in spite of the things they end up doing. Léa herself is interesting, mysterious- one can only wonder if she has any regrets beyond ever putting Crisis in a difficult position.
What are your thoughts on the subject? How do your characters relate to remorse? Do you think there's anything particular about Felarya that alters how characters come to feel and handle their regrets?