In my own personal experience, I tend to just simply base characters off of real life people that I know. Because I am familiar with their speech patterns, behavior, and writing a scene is much more natural when I actually know the person whose speaking. I also often tend to model my main character off of idealized versions of myself, because I'm narcissistic like that. How do you typically create your characters? Looking for more perspective as I'm trying to make an MC VERY different from what I know.