This idea is based loosely off world-ending prophecies. It's fairly popular now-a-days for obvious reasons, so I was thinking what if you started out with a regular hero in a regular, steam-punk/gaslight fashioned world, as there would have to be some form of Mass Communication to pull this off.
In this world you start out as an ordinary person, with friends, acquaintances and a family. Nothing special. Eventually, as events transpire in a short period of time, you realize by some religious figure close to you or by some other means, that you have all the markings to be the Prophet who ends the world. It's nothing evil, rather it's like a cleansing process that will shake the foundation of this world. Floods, disaster, earthquakes, events similar to the rapture. But many people dislike the idea, very many. A lot of people have a stake in how the world is and want it to stay the same, or are fearful and opposed, wanting technology to save them.
And what of your friends, do they support you and stay by your side knowing that you will bring the world crashing down. Will they stand by your side as people throw garbage at you, hunt you, and ultimately try to end your life? You have very few supporters. It's about coming to grips with what you must do, the judgment society has placed on you, and maintaining friendships and your sense of self. It's about responsibility and ideals and choosing what is right and wrong and carrying through with it.
You stand against the world, never having asked for this, isolated, as your power grows. What will be the ultimate fate that you take upon yourself, and will you truly fulfill the ancient texts?
I haven't thought of a protagonist or any side characters. No big ideas, just a general concept. Rather I felt it was interesting to explore with its many psychological and sociological themes worth investigating and playing with. I feel the story could have multiple endings, and would really generate rapport for the character.
I am taking on a lot of stories between my massive plotline for a world, and some other game projects not done within this community, on top of my drawing and work. If anyone wants to use this go ahead, I'll gladly hep further this idea, but I thought I'd throw it out there since it seems like it has a ton of potential.