Every story is first borrowed, then adapted, then established, then reinvented.
Then rinsed and the process repeated again. Over and over and over. Not just for hundreds but for thousands of years.
New details are sprinkled, new plots derived, new twists added. But the evolving character is always the living, breathing heart of every story
Take the basic shape of the character and give people what they’ve always wanted - a suspenseful story full of dangers and perils, over which a memorable character eventually triumphs in a decisive manner.