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I happen to have problems with both my protagonist. I fear that one might have a shallow story compared to the other.
Both have different stories but it overlaps each other, forming the main story route.
I hope to hear some tips about balancing story, thank you!
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With that said, if one is awesome and amazing and the other clearly doesn't have any reason to exist, maybe cut the one that doesn't make sense to have? Similarly, if you have one well developed character and one who just isn't, it makes sense either to flesh out the less developed character or cut them all together.
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I'm going to assume that your VN protagonist that feels underwritten is the one without a character arc. If this is the case, then what you need to do to fix the issue is to give that protagonist a "flat arc." Here is a video that talks about what a flat arc is, and illustrates good examples of protagonists who go through a flat arc.
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