So I was working on one of my novels and got sidetracked by the fact that one of my side characters could be a main character in his own book. I never realized how interesting he really was and now I wonder if I should scrap the first draft and start a new story. Here's my character profile; I'd love to hear what you think and any good ideas for a book about him.
Name: T.O.G.S. (pr. Tah-gz; The Obligato Security)
Behind the Name: Obligato means indespensible, irreplacable. T.O.G.S. is a master defense strategist, thus security.
What You See: T.O.G.S. appears as an eleven-year-old boy; blonde, blue-eyed, small build, glasses.
What He Is: The boy you see is T.O.G.S.' 'host' so to speak. T.O.G.S. himself is a miniscule computer chip implanted in the boy's brain when he was very near death. It saved the boy and gave T.O.G.S. a physical outlet. He is now a super computer in a human body; smarter, faster, and better than before.
Role: In the book I'm working on now, he is in fact a very minor character. You learn his background from Sam (my protagonist) and meet him once close to the end of the book. They were both held prisoner by the men who created them before Sam escaped.
Ideas: The only thing I can think now is maybe I should exclude Sam altogether and tell the story of T.O.G.S.' creation, enslavement, and escape instead.