As of late, I've found myself working on some of my old fics that revolved around EU. Young Jedi Knights, new threat, new characters, all that jazz. However, I know that quite a few people despise it when a new character is brought in that's even remotely as powerful as some of the new Jedi/Sith/blah, and that tends to ruin the character for them. Looking back over my fic, there's plenty of reason for the aforementioned individuals to hate it. <=) So I'm asking for a bit of help- how would you make a new character a good one? Naturally, when a new character is brought in, not a lot of people are going to instantly care about them. I'm not asking for that, but rather how I can introduce a new character that the reader would gradually begin to care about as the story progressed. How would you (or how have you) go about writing that in?