Music that personifies a story’s characters.
Justus has a theme song, music that defines his personality. It opens his character traits to any who want to know him, his fears and how he views himself.
He runs from many things; his legacy, the guild of wizards but especially from his own nature.
Two songs speak to his indecision and questions.
Crystal Ball by Styx. Nothing gives Justus satisfaction in his life and he wonders how it will end if the Imperium finds him.
"I wonder what tomorrow has in mind for me,
Or am I even in its mind at all"
Wicked Game by Chris Isaak is, IMHO, one of the most erotic songs ever. When Sable enters his life, Love implodes his comfortable existence and brings the confrontation he fears.
"No, I don’t want to fall in love."
"What a wicked game to play, to make me feel this way."
But his theme song describes all he is.
Bad Company by Five Finger Death Punch
"Bad company, I can’t deny
Bad, bad company until the day I die."
Do your characters have a theme song or a playlist?