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    Character Creation Workshop (Part 3 The Hero)

    Discussion in 'Character Development' started by Raven, Jan 7, 2008.

    Ok this is something to help everyone with developing characters for stories’ or even if you like comics.
    I have decided to do a series so you can create a character of a certain theme. And hopefully adapt that character.

    Your task here is to develop a hero Character.

    The character could be from present day or the future the past/Fantasy.

    You need to describe his name.
    appearance
    attitude
    specialty
    age
    hair colour if any
    male/female
    height

    Then you need a description about him/her.
    Is this character an everyday person o soldier a warrior a Knight or something else.

    you will need a biography of your character
    and obviously you'll need a time line of character lives in.

    what are his/her goals.


    what does he/she wear usually and does he use weapons if so why does he use those weapons. Or is he/she from a romantic novel childrens novel you decide

    and the character's characteristics.
     
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    Her name is Jordan Kastela. She's about 115 pounds, five four, with long blonde hair. She has an optimistic attitude, though she's naive and has a bit of a stuborn sting. Her specialties haven't really developed yet, since she's only 17, though she likes to write a lot. She is the Aurora (Gaia's Warrior), though for the most part, she is just an ordinary girl. She had been living with Steven and Emma for the past twelve years. Before five, her life is a mystery. She has grown up on Fediver the whole time. This is a fantasy, so the itme line is older, but sort of modern. Her goal is to travel, though thruoghout the story, her goal changes to save the world and then save herself. She wears normal clothing, such as jeans and shirts, and throughout story, is trained to use a sword for defense.
     
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    Henry Cook is twenty-nine years old and was born in the year 3012. He is tall and powerful and he has light brown hair and dark eyes. He is fully human with no special powers apart from being 'bionicised' (having certain bones replaced with metal ones instead) fourteen years ago, but everyone gets bionicised these days. He is the most grounded and innocent member of the organisation working to fight the baddies. He is compassionate, wholesome and a little naive, but secretly very strong both physically and mentally. He doesn't like hurting others.
     
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    Anna Smith: Orphaned at an early age she spends her lifetime searching for her long lost older brother. At age six she has short blond hair which curls under at the ends and a heartshaped face. She hates war with a passion as that is the reason for her parents death. She learns of her brother when the war has ended and she finally finds out her parents aren't coming back. She is given the one possession they left behind, a trunk. In it she finds photographs of her brother which have been hidden away. She remembers him only slightly since she was very young when he left. She learns that he ran away to fight in the war overseas against his parents wishes. By this she is given another reason to hate war. Anna had been left with her mother's sister who dies during the war when her heart gives out after learning her beau has been killed. When this happens Anna is taken to an orphanage where she lives the next two years of her life. After two years she is adopted by a local family who have two children of their own and are very wealthy. The couple sees her when they come to make a donation to the orphanage and are captivated by her. She is a sweet and quiet child who keeps to herself except for a few close friends. The family moves across the country shortly after adopting her and she has to face the possibility that she may never find her brother or know what happened to him.
     
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    His name is Kale Aldric. He is the leader of the knights of Adon. He has sworn an oath to always support Prince Virgil, whose main goal is to end the corruption in the kingdom of Adon. Kale is a little over six feet tall. He wears steel armor that covers his entire body. Kale has faith that justice will always defeat evil. He is very charismatic and has the complete loyalty of the knights that serve him. He was born into a family that has served in the Adon military since the beginning of the kingdom of Adon.
     
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    The year is 2147 A.D. The character's name is Adrian Cole and he is 32 years old. He is an astronaut. He has a sturdy build, short, black hair, and heterochromia: eyes of two different colors. The right eye is green, while the left eye is dark brown. He is 6'4". He's calm under pressure and usually very level-headed. He tends to be a follower, but he is forced to take over when an unfortunate event befalls the crew of the space station he is working on.

    The History
    He was born and spent the fist few years of his life in Eola, Texas with his older brother, Tim, and their parents. They later moved to southeastern Arizona where his father joined the Army. Adrian was eight years old at the time. His father's military job took them to bases all over the world, which was quite an adventure for them all. Adrian thought he had seen everything worth seeing on the face of the earth.
    But that wasn't enough for him. He wanted more. He knew there was more to explore. As soon as he was old enough, he joined NASA and became an astronaut. He persuaded his older brother to join too, so he did. If he was to be sent to space, he wanted Tim to be there with him.

    The Present
    He, along with Tim and some fellow astronauts and scientists, were sent aboard the massive (and I mean massive) space station, Laika, named after the first living thing sent to space. It was a sort of laboratory with everything you'd expect a laboratory to have. All kinds of hi-tech machines, experimental chemicals, lab animals, and so much more. The astronauts' goal was rather murky. They were to secretly develop a deadly substance that would turn the enemy soldiers on each other. Every nation knew a war was starting. Every nation knew that it could end the world.
    While Adrian doesn't really agree with his goal, it was all unclear at the start and didn't know what he was getting into. With no way to leave the station without authorization, his only choice was to follow the orders coming from base.
     
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    His name is Orany Gammer and is 5ft 10'. Even at the ripe old age of 86 people look upon him with fear. He stands tall with an essence of importance flowing around him. White hair hanging freely down his back, unkept but not messy. It is easy to get lost into his dark green eyes.

    He has a past which haunts him and influences his every move. Many years ago Gammer was part of the Wizardry which kept the kingdom of Auldroun safe. However a dark wizard called Shang Hu took the kingdom by force, killing every member of the wizardry. Gammer escaped but his wife did not, she was killed before his eyes but he was not able to save her. Through the years that followed, Gammer helped Thesis the rightful king retake the throne. Shang Hu was killed and peace restored.

    Since then Gammer lived peacefuly as King Thesis's advisor and the only wizard left in Auldroun. He has spent his years caring for the King and keeping the kingdom safe.

    However total chaos has erupted. King Creole of a distant land has started invading the lands close to him. The foreign king sates that it is to get rid of the eastern threat. However the war is getting closer and closer to the once great Auldroun. The king's eye is turning towards the lush fields and great tresures which are held there.

    Now Gammer finds himself trying to prevent war and save the Lands which has called home for so many years. Age can not prevent him, after all he is still a wizard. However there is more to this war than meets the eye and Gammer is forced to fight for his life.
     
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    A very quick paragraph about my character. Great exercise, thank you!

    Meghan Walker is a beautiful brunette, who stands at 5'2. Born in 3030, she's now 19 years old. Despite that she's a cynical and sarcastic person, she is loyal and caring to her friends. She fights to win and doesn't make compromises easily. She is a clever and determined young woman, who enlisted in the army to fight against another planet as she fully believes in protecting the world she has grown to love. She carries a bow and arrow and can shoot at alarming speed with amazing accuracy.
     
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    John Andrew Landon was born on August 12, 1976 in Oakland, California to Linda and James Landon, Sr. He is now 31-32 years old. Not much is known about what John looks like, except that he is roughly 6'1" or 6'2" (The series is written in first person). John was a Sergeant in the 42nd Fireteam unit of the United States Armed Forces, serving during the Ruman war in the mid 90's. After his tenure in the military, he became a police detective in Oakland. He is now a hitman, doing jobs just to get by. He hates the government and the military due to his experiences with them. He no longer votes. John is continually tormented by his past, often having nightmares about certain events from it. he tends to dwell too much on his past, believing that he has no future. He is torn between the feelings of apathy and revenge, not sure which one he feels more. He is a very private person, living alone in motels throughout the course of the last seven years. He has very few friends, trying to avoid forming friendships for fear of loss. After accepting another job, he begins to unearth a conspiracy that spans thirteen years.
     
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    Bristol Bennett is a seventeen year old girl who lives in a suburb not too very far from Detroit, Michigan. She's got a pointed face, high cheekbones and a delicate looking framework. She is, in fact, quite fit these days, but to the eye she's as frail as a wisp, with long mahogany hair and blustery gray eyes. Her body has been shifting rapidly, lately, however, and she occasionally notes that she never looks quite the same from one day to the next.

    As for personality, she will be the first to note the flaws in her mind. She is prone to bouts of egotistical flightiness and, at other times, she's as grounded as a teenage girl could be. She likes to blame it on her changing body and rushing hormones, but her Agemates have poked at her for being bipolar, and she isn't quite sure that she's not.

    All of that's well and good, but it goes without saying that her most interesting attribute is that she's step-daughter to her Pack's former Alpha Male. Seeing as how she's due to make the Change on her eighteenth birthday, the Elders of her pack are pushing her into marriage, which has been making her more than a little bit moody. In addition to that annoyance, she lives with the man who murdered her mother (albeit, it was an accidental fit-of-passion murder), and she has three of her irritatingly persistent Agemates snapping eagerly at her heels, all of them desperate to be chosen as the pack's Alpha. It isn't until a mysterious Drifter wanders into their territory that Bristol believes she has found her Mate.

    Chaos ensues.
     
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    It is the year 2025. The character's name is Akira Grayson and she is 17 years old. She has a slim body, curly brown hair, and gray eyes. She is 5'5". Normally she likes to spend time on her own, and her best friend is her godfather, Capricorn. She likes to do dangerous things with her godfather, and finally gets the chance to go on an adventure when the ghost of her mother visits her on her birthday.


    She was born in New York, New York and has lived there her entire life. At the age of six, her mother died on Akira's birthday. They later learn she was murdered. Her mother was not from Earth, but from another world called Antiguan. When she was 17, she unlocked the most powerful vampire in her kingdom- Vivienne- from a magical charm bracelet. Ashamed of her actions, she magically came to Earth and had a daughter.
    But that didn't let her escape Antiguan and her actions. Even after her death, the charmed bracelet still works as a transport between Earth and Antiguan. As Vivienne slowly but surely takes power of Antiguan, her releaser's daughter now has a destiny. Go to Antiguan and kill Vivienne.
     
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    His name is Darien. He is of the age 6 and has shaggy, dirty blonder hair. He is about 4 and half feet tall. He was with his mother and father when their inn was burnt to the ground by a roaming horde of spellcasters. His parents perished during the fire. He has hatred towards the men that did this to his parents and is going to do anything he can to annhilate them.
     
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    Dante Alexander, born circa 1,000 AD, (current date: 2067,) approx: 6 ft tall, has glowing red eyes, (often wears sunglasses when in the presence of strangers,) unkept dirty blonde hair, average build, often wears baggy black cargo pants, a chain mail shirt, metal shoes from a rusty suit of armor, and a black trench coat with metal spikes made of dragonsteel.

    Carries a magic sword given to him long, long, ago. It's structural integrity and cutting ability vary with his own willpower. Theoretically, it can cut through anything, but he has never put this to the test. When not in use, it shatters into fragments, which he carries in his pockets. His sword is unnamed, though he is often referred to as "The Swordsman," "The Last Knight of the Fire Dragon," and the "true king of Arcadia."

    HISTORY:
    Was born a peasant in the kingdom of Arcadia, where nearly everyone is a mage of some sort. His family was opposed to magic except for his bother, Marcus Alexander, who sought the aid of the Blood Dragon to become a vampiric mage. When he was denied this priviledge, he sought his own means of achieving immortality and magic power (humans have very little magic and can only achieve power through a "gift" from a dragon). One of his early experiments resulted in binding a demon to his brother, Dante, who was thereby made into an immortal against his will. Marcus disappeared and eventually found a more benign means of achieving the power he sought.

    The good-natured Dante was left stuck with the demon and the immortality he never wanted. Decades later, Marcus changed his name to Mobius and sought to take over Arcadia with his newfound power. In a final effort to defeat him, the Fire Dragon called Dante out of hiding, giving him a magic sword and a magicproof/fireproof coat and sent him to battle Mobius. Dante, who knew little of sword fighting or magic at the time, was defeated. The dragons used the last of their power to send Arcadia, themselves, and Mobius to an alternate dimension, though they knew this would only be temporary.

    Mobius and the five dragons didn't return for a thousand years. In the meantime, Dante lived a quiet life, occaisionally coming out of obscurity to defend humans from the vampires, werewolves, and mages left behind from the fall of Arcadia. Despite the demon in him, he never gave in to immorality and lives by a personal oath never to take a life. He adopted religion and often quotes the Bible, which he memorized from cover to cover, despite not being able to touch the book or set foot in a church of any sort. He awaits the day of Mobius's return, though many doubt he will ever be his brother's equal.
     
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    His name is Mica. He is a native of the ficticious country Delcar, native to the desert port town of Cornan City. The year in this ficticious world is circa 1400AD. Mica is 28 years old, blonde, grey eyes, medium build. Muscular - he was raised a farmer and, when needed, a warrior, and is now a merchant. He is the all-around "good guy". Honest, hard-working, unpretentious, strong morals. He tries to do the right thing and live an upright life, but understands that what is right is not always good and what is good is not always right. He loves his wife and wants to provide a good home for his family. He and his wife have no children; they are newly married.

    Mica grew up as the third son of a desert farmer. He has two older brothers and a younger sister. He left home to train as a warrior at the age of 9. He took to the training and became an expert swordsman and horseman, but did not desire to be a roving warrior or a knight in the King's army. As an apprentice to a wool merchant in the city of West Ter Juin, a city on the eastern border of neighborhing country Alusain, Mica meets and falls in love with Lisse, the only daughter of the wealthy local lord. After courting and being denied Lisse's hand, her father dies and Mica and Lisse marry. Several months after marrying Mica is away to the south at Cornan City, and West Ter Juin is attacked by raiders from Alusain. The raiders bar the gates from the outside and the city and its inhabitants are burned. Lisse is burned alive on the great bridge crossing the local river. Mica is altered to the crisis through his life-long affliction of visions - scenes and events seen with his mind's eye, but with no sound. He rushes back to West Ter Juin and discovers the fate of his wife. He vows to destroy Alusain and its king, and begins to seek a mythical magical stone that legend says has healing properties and can restore a lost soul to earth.

    The search begins, and Mica is confronted by several other main characters also seeking the stone, and is faced with moral dilemmas that will determine if he truly is the good man he always believed himself to be.
     
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    I'm currently a new member. Right now, I'm learning how to maneuver the web site, somehow, I came across your writing and found it excellent!
     
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    The heros name is Tristan, he is a 21 year old vampire - actually nearly 300 - he is 6ft2" and has liquid brown eyes and messy brown hair. He is muscular but not that heavy. Pale skin obviously. He is the sworn protector of Skyla, keeps an eye on her through her growing up as her mother was a vampire, he knows she will go through the 'change' eventually, though she has no idea that she is being watched over. His aim is to keep her safe at all costs, he was a good friend of her mothers.
    The heroines name is Skyla, she is an 18 year old mortal. She has long jet black hair that curls effortlessly around her shoulders, and mesmorizing emerald green eyes. She grows up knowing nothing of her past, just that she was adopted. She grows up and slowly changes into vampire. She is wanted by the enemy (still to be decided) because her blood is pure. When she changes she is a lot more advanced than the rest, becomes dangerous.
    There is a struggle of acceptence, love and destiny.
     
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    Her name is Aife Tekana. After the massacre of her clan at the age of six, she wandered from town to town, until coming across Dr. Rachel Penn of the Kings Clan. Dr. Penn offered her the chance to take revenge on the Turks, a clan of brutish barbarians who kill for sport, and join Project: Generation. Naturally, she accepted. At the age of twelve, she was subjected to the augmentations that would heighten her strength, speed, agility, and other aptitudes. At the age of fourteen, she went undercover in a Turk base as a maid, and gained the title, The Warrior Maid. At the age of six, before her clan's murder, she had auburn hair done up in a terra-twist, and hazel eyes. After the augmentations at twelve, her hair color became snow white, and her eyes turned ice blue. She stands at five feet, seven inches, and weighs around one hundred and seventeen pounds at sixteen years of age. She wears a black travelers shawl, black travelers shirt, black pants with a hole in the left knee encompassing the knee and an inch below, and black boots. She uses a katana, the primary weapon of a Generation, and has a vicious scar running directly horizontal down her left eye, from the edge of the eyebrow to the bottom of her eye. She is very unemotional, except when she is severely aggravated. Then she let's her emotions show.
     
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    I love the stories concept! In my ameture opinion, the word she is used to many times during the description. Great story, keep up the good work!
     
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    Frederick Roz (Main Character)

    Does my character "meet" the minimal expectations? Because I am currently writing up a story and I'm not too sure if should use him. Also, is there enough information about him?


    Name: Frederick Roz

    Age: 20

    Gender: Male

    State/City: New York

    Hair Color: Black with blonde highlights

    Eye Color: Brown

    Height: 6 foot 2

    Weight: 140 pounds

    Race: Canadian

    Appearances: He has a tanned, muscular and skinny body. He likes to wear dress shirts with loose jeans. He has short spikish hair.

    Personality: Very intellectual person (I would have to say he is smarter than Stephen Hawkins). He is shy when he is around strangers but he is friendly and loves to read plenty of books. He is outgoing and therefore loves to socialize with friends. He is always happy, loves to help out people when they are in danger. He is always cheerful and supportive.

    Power: Levitation (The ability to lift objects in suspended air)

    History: Frederick Roz grew up in the heart of New York City. His parents gave him up for adoption. Why? Because his parents felt as though he could of turned evil and had of destroyed the entire world with his power but luckily his parents had made the correct decision. Frederick is currently working for the government by fighting crime. He does not enjoy this one bit. He wishes to live in a peaceful life with his dream love. However, he knows by living his own life wouldn’t NEVER happen.​
     
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    Stav is a tall young man with muscles filled out by labouring as apprentice, first under his father as a lad in a village blacksmiths, then by his work for his uncle in the lumber yard and forests. He wears his hair long, but bound back in a leather strap.

    Stav has some experience at two crafts (smithing and wood working) but is learning them more out of practicality than desire. He needs to provide for his family since his father vanished and learning a trade is the surest way. As part of his training Stav has some experience of using Stones to store and then release magical energies.

    Moving on from this, Stav begins as an ordinary boy but gets tangled up in much bigger events. He will eventually become a magic wielding soldier.

    Stav's father, initially missing, turns out to have been kidnapped and soldiers come after Stav. He ends up on the run, then sets out to try to free his father from where he is imprisoned. Stav's initial goals are to evade the soldiers hunting him.
     
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    Her name is Elle, the year is 2008 and she is a 21 year old language student studying French, Italian, Japanese and International relations at the university of Glasgow.

    Elle has Auburn hair and eyes the colour of spring leaves, she has a dusting of dark feckles over her nose and cheeks and lighter cinnamon coloured ones over most of the rest of her face and shoulders. She doesn't have a petite, delicate build for all that she is only 5'2" instead she has the lean figure of someone who enjoys sports occasionally but would never be found down the gym.

    Elle is a peace keeper, she hates being drawn into arguements, but because she is always fair she always ends up being caught up in them, even though she finds conflict difficult to understand.

    While in her final year at university, she finds out that she is a shifter, and can shift between our dimension and what she discovers is her home dimension. She ends up getting caught up in the politics of this new dimension and being drawn into the underground revolution where she finds her good nature being taken advantage of.

    All Elle wants is to go home, go travelling and to see the world, because in her opinion life is to short, she has lost both her parents and so doesn't want to hold any grudges or to ever regret not doing something in her life that she wants to do.


    What do you think? I'm new to this site :)
     
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    Sounds a lot like an ex of mine, right down to the name. :eek:

    Has the exercise helped you to see this character? Can you now imagine her in a conversation with, say, your next door neighbour? If so then it has helped you which is what it is all about really.
     
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    yeah it has, one of the problems I always have is that my characters start off as individuals but eventually begin merging into one. I think this exercise might help me to keep them as individuals which would be nice :)
     
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    The Hero

    Clan MacLeary is a strong clan, they fight viciously to protect their own and live as passionately as they love. The sons of Laird MacLeary are some of the greatest warriors in the surrounding clans, three in all. The eldest at 30 is Ian, best known for his hand to hand combat. Next at 28 is Evander, his specialty being at arms with anything you could possibly use to remove your opponent, from a great claymore to his bare hands. And last at 19 is Uilliam, he is best known for tactical planning and most proficient with a bow and arrow. Together the three make the Clan MacLeary a force to be reckoned with.

    Evander is the Hero in this tale. He has the body of a god, standing a good head taller then most other men, every part of him covered in well toned muscle. His violet eyes always seem to twinkle with merriment, turning to a deep blue when he is angered. His shoulder length black hair is usually unbound and just as unruly as he is, ever to be tamed. His face is strong and handsome without being roguish, most of the local women find him to be the prize catch in fact. His personality is easygoing and quite humorous, he never misses a chance to laugh or make a witty remark. He is very loyal to his clan and his family, may the gods help anyone who harms them.
     
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    The year is 1956.

    Character: Thirty-six year old Mike Carson, known to the public by nickname An Xiang (meaning 'calm' or composed'), though he offers a charade of it in public, is not as calm, not at peace with himself as his nickname suggests. Years of killing for money, after horrific experiences on the islands of Peleliu and Okinawa, have created a psychological wreck of a human of him. He is plagued by guilt and a sense of the futility of life. He is generally a man of very few words, blunt and to the point on all issues. He is six foot two with the body of an athlete. Military training prior to the war and specialized combat training within the triad have created a fearsome fighter of him, both armed and unarmed. He carries a scar across the face, testament to a narrow escape from a Japanese soldier's knife, though otherwise he is handsome. His brown hair is generally messy, and he is never seen with facial hair.

    Background: Mike held the rank of Captain in the United States Marine Corps in his days in the army, commanding Charlie Company of the 2nd Battalion 7th Marines. He endured horrors in the war, losing every man he could call a friend, and eventually losing his entire company to an ambush. He was part of an occupation force of China after the war, and eventually joined the Zha Lei. (Triad)

    Present: Mike is known to all as An Xiang, and has earned a reputation as the most feared enforcer in all of Shanghai. He is suffering from guilt however, and, despite hating himself for such "weak acts of sentimentality" for it, is finally wondering if the life he has chosen is right for him. Continued insubordination to the Xujiahui district Overseer, Xue Cheng, have made him an enemy of the overseer, though the Zha Lei Supreme Overseer favors him, for in every situation in which he disobeyed orders to follow instinct, the results turned out favourable for the Zha Lei.
     

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