Dreamt about this character last night. This was the dream:
Man with half of his face replaced with a stone child’s face, had staff to walk with, he caused a village of people to turn to hollow stone accidentally when trying to destroy invaders to his village.
His full story was that he took on powers he couldn’t control to save his wife, and the children of his village from war, but accidentally turns everyone to hollowed out stone to stop them being killed by giants, including his own family. His wife is crushed she is knocked over during conflict. He had a child of his he loved and he carved off some of her face using his finger (which has a diamond blade on the end) to carve her eye and cheek, then wanders alone., cutting out a section of his face and implanted it to remind him what he did out of guilt.
It tears him apart until he finds out he can still hear the little girl. He discovers he can hear her voice when the mask is in his skin, and she guides him to control his powers and help others, but her presence is killing him over time. He has to choose between keeping control of his powers and helping people, and keeping contact with his daughter.
So yeah, I have normal dreams