Maybe it's because I grew up with Asperger's Syndrome, but I've always been fascinated with stories that feature characters with disabilities. Physical or mental, I don't care much, the idea of the story's hero having something wrong with them beyond the cliche personality problems has always been cool to me. Even better if that disability is fantastic, something interesting and exclusive to the world the story takes place in. I was wondering, has anybody ever written something like that?
I haven't yet, but I had an idea just a few minutes ago that might use someday. In this story, reincarnation is a confirmed, studied, thing. Usually, people's past selves are, I dunno, locked away (I just came up with the idea five minutes ago, okay?!). The main character's disability is that one of his past lives isn't "locked away" with the others, and he is constantly being "replaced" by him. Like, he'll just be going about his day, and then suddenly he'll turn into a loud, violent, soldier, usually reinacting key moment's of that person's life. It's embarrassing, and sometimes dangerous.
Also, while it's not fantastic, my main character in Juryokine got a pretty serious hand injury in the end of the first book, and rather than write it off as "he got better" in the second book, I made some lingering effects of that injury stick around to make life harder for him.
What about you guys?