He’s not so much a protagonist as a punching bag.
Just spent ten minutes or so talking at kniedzw, trying to figure out how to make a certain plot point happen, and at the end of it all I decided the best method is: embarrasssing Galen.
Poor boy. I so terribly mean to him.
ETA: I originally typed “humiliating Galen,” then decided to downgrade it. Now that I’ve written the scene?
I had it right the first time.
Poor boy. I’ll make it up to him in the next couple thousand words.