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Major Character Characterization



General:

Full name:

Name Meaning:

Also known as:

Gender:

Sexual Orientation:

Dominant Hand:

Location:

Previous Locations lived in:

Birth date:

Ethnicity:

Age:

What is going on in the world around them:





Physical:

Hair Color; Length; Style:
Head and Face Shape:

Height; Weight:

Eye Color/Shape/Eyebrows:

Nose:

Mouth: †

Skin Tone:

Most noticeable feature:

Scars? Birthmarks? Etc?

Clothing Style:

Other?:

Physical build/fitness:

Voice:

Clothing:

Possessions:

Quirks:

Powers/Abilities (Optional):




Personality:

Good Traits:

Flaws (Tip: Have at least 2 more flaws than good traits):

Habits:

Hobbies:

Aspirations/Dreams:

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

Joys:

Fears:

Coping Mechanisms:

Optimist/Pessimist/Realist:

Thinking or Feeling:

Judging or Perceiving:

Intuitive or Sensing:

Extravert or Introvert:

Fatal Flaw:

Instincts:




5 quotes that shows their personality:
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Opinions:

Favorite Color; Least Favorite:

Favorite Food; Least Favorite:

Favorite activity; Least Favorite:

Favorite place:

Favorite possession:

Favorite type of music; Least Favorite:

Favorite type of restaurant; Least Favorite:

Favorite Sports team; Least Favorite:

Favorite Sport; Least Favorite:




Relationships:

Family:

Friends and Brief Description:

Best Friend:

How they met/became friends:

Enemies and Brief Description:

Worst Enemy:

How They Met/became enemies

Relationship Partner:

How They Met:

Stage of Relationship:

Type of Relationship:

Why are they good together:

Why are they bad together:

Does this relationship last:

Who do they clash with:

Who are they close with:

Past Relationships:

Marital Status:

Turn ons:

Turn offs:




Their Role in Events of the story:

How are they important?:

Are they a hero or villain?:

Are they easily corrupted?:

Explain the most important or memorable thing they do:

Explain the worst thing they do:

Write five quotes that they say that has a big impact on the story:

What do they gain in the events of the story:

What do they lose in the events of the story:

What is their archetype:

What is their motivation:

What are their priorities (in order of importance):

What are their main obstacles:

Do they achieve their goal:

Secrets:

How does the character change over time:

What event causes the character to change:

Does the character change for better or for worse:

Who helps them in the story:
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Backstory:

Worst memory:

Childhood:

Best Memory:

Who were they raised by:

Past Accomplishments:
For author's who get genius break throughs...but then forget them when they can't record it. It will help to organize and flesh your character out.

:bulletorange:For use with Major Characters. A sheet for Minor Characters will be posted on this soon.

:bulletgreen: It's only placed in this category because deviantart made me. Grrr....

:bulletred: To deviantart: :stupid: See above bullet for reason

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RoseAddict1 Featured By Owner Edited Sep 21, 2014

I've got to make lots of copies of this, including some waterproof ones for the shower. ;-)  My characters keep doing their very best stuff while I'm stuck somewhere unable to record their doings, and then I forget all their best lines.


Very good list for character analysis & definition.  The "at least 2 more flaws than" advice is a good reminder to me -- I tend to write my heroes as epic, which puts them into a terrible position as mere human beings. ;-)





The suggestion of representative quotes is excellent.  For me, that can be more helpful than my descriptions of them.


Thanks so much!

Karla


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derpshitz Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014  Student General Artist
Holy fuck I don't think you realize how much this will help me with a visual novel I'm making. thankyouthankyouthankyoulick icon 
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oichidan Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014  Student Writer
This helped me, really, a lot :)
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27-em Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
what does it mean by general?? ^-^
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AnikaandAj Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014
That's just the heading for all the other sub-categories beneath it. 
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:icon27-em:
27-em Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
ohhh okay thank you! this is helpful
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Maximwolf Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013  Student General Artist
I'm kind confused on the sexual orientation. What does that mean exactly? I'm kinda dumnkopf at times :p
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AnikaandAj Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013
It's totally alright that you didn't get it. Sexual orientation is like whether the character likes guys or girls or both or none. 
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Maximwolf Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013  Student General Artist
okay thanks! ^^
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ShadowLetheria Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
this is a great base char sheet :) was a bit stuck with a new one I've been working on... this is very helpfull.
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