“You deserve it for your bravery and courage, though perhaps not your wisdom.”
So does one character say to Pangea’s protagonist, Idris. Pangea starts out as a coming of age story and our protagonist is headstrong, determined and a little bit of a dreamer. But he is not wise. This lack of wisdom creates conflict which in turn drives the plot forward. Later he gains wisdom but suffers another thorn in the flesh, a weakness created by the circumstances thrust upon him. This weakness also propels the plot to another level.
A character who is perfect, is also boring. But resist the urge to just tag a weakness onto them. Think about how that weakness will affect their choices, their attitudes and the plot.