This was inspired by a book I recently read where a guy (a werewolf) is chained up in the catacombs of Paris, sentenced to be burned in fire for eternity. Because he's immortal, he can't die. So he burns in the fire, passes out, then wakes up again to be tortured by the fire again. When he "scents" his destiny he severs his own leg to he can escape his bonds and find her. Of course, this only happens after 150 years.
Model by iStock [link]
Dungeon by ~VivaStock
Furnace by *gild-a-stock
Chain by ~ocd1c-stock
TIP: Because I really wanted the model's face to bring to mind the book's hero, I had to manipulate his face heavily. A handy way to resculpt faces and bodies is to use the Liquify Forward Warp tool.