dlanadhz asked: My MC is a pacifist, but I want him to be an active participant in the climax fight. Any suggestions? I’ve tried googling for answers, but it just tells me how pacifists held rallies and stuff during war, and a rally wouldn’t help here. Thanks!
There are different types of pacifists, and not all of them are absolute. Some accept the initiation of violence and destruction if it’s necessary to defend themselves and others. Others do not accept the initiation of violence, but will engage in violence and destruction in defense against an aggressor. So, I think you’ll need to establish that your character is one of these “violence in defense is okay” types of pacifists. An absolute pacifist would not engage in any violence or destruction, even in self-defense or defense of others.
Once you establish which one he is, you can show him expressing his discontent with any violence and destruction that is occurring, and wrestling with himself over participating. You might even have him first participate in ways that don’t contribute directly to the violence, like in aid and support of the other fighters, but then as the battle escalates he begins to engage out of defense of himself and others.