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Just something I thought I'd share with you all. This thing is a beast. xD;; It's more for your own personal gain than anything, if any of you feel like fleshing your characters out even more. Or if you're like me and just enjoy filling out these sorts of things. There are some more modern questions in it, but it generally works with anything. Enjoy!

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* Given Name:

* Nickname(s):

* Appearance:
- gender:
- age:
- height:
- weight:
- hair color/style:
- eye color:
- makeup:
- clothing style:
* Race/ethnicity:

* Physical abilities/limitations:

Background

Socioeconomic class/standing:


* Religion:

* Place of birth:

* Place and time of story:

* Parents' profiles
- race/ethnicity:
- socioeconomic level:
- religion:
- habits:
- quality of relationship with child(ren):
- living/deceased:

* Family structure/life:

Brief Life Story


It is very important to write a biography for your character. The more detail you create, the deeper you can make your character, and this rich history will be such a rich source of information that it will change and evolve your story accordingly.

Make sure to keep in mind:
- How did your character get here from there?
- What was their life like before the story began?
- What was growing up like for them?
- Did they have a good or bad childhood?
- Has their life worked out like they expected?
- Has their life been difficult or easy until now?
- Were they forced into their current path, or are they here by choice?
- Do they have regrets?
- What special circumstances have made them into who they are today?
- Did anything happen in their past that they cannot forget or live down, or that has deeply changed them or scarred them in some way?

Psychology


* Outer Goal (physical):

* Inner Goal (psychological/emotional):

* Superobjective:

* Life, career, or personal goals outside of the realm of the story:

* Defining characteristic:

* Hopes/desires:
* Fears/phobias:
* Dirty Secrets:

* Introvert or extrovert?:

* More thinking or feeling?:

* What do you see is the biggest contradiction(s) your character lives out?:

* Tends to be self centered? Selfish? Selfless?:

* Favorite and hated foods/drinks:

* Education or important learning experiences:

* Most hated activities:

* Most enjoyed activities:

* Deepest secret or wildest fantasy:

* Sense (or lack!) of humor -- what makes your character laugh?

* Who is your character's hero, or who do they admire or emulate?

Philosophy & Morality

* Attitudes toward:
- self:
- others:
- friendship:
- sex:
- love:
- family:
- marriage:
- the world:
- religion:

* Political philosophy:
- conservative/traditional/ liberal/radical:
- public causes supported/protested:
- politically active/apathetic:

* Superstitions?:

* Catchphrase that defines their worldview?:

Life & Lifestyle


* Closest friend(s):
* Job/career/occupation:
- Attitude towards job:
* Noted accomplishments:
- Famous/infamous?
* Clubs/organizations belonged to:

* Favorite music or group/favorite TV shows or films:

* Hobbies:

Food for Thought


* How would your character react to:

- Inheriting $1 million:
- The death of a loved one:
- A natural disaster: hurricane/earthquake, etc.:
- Being fired:
- Meeting an old friend or enemy not seen for years:
- Having or raising children:
- Being raped/mugged/violated in some way:
- An unexpected kindness or compliment:
- A serious illness such as AIDS or cancer:
- A flat tire on the expressway:
- An interracial relationship:
- Five minutes on local or national TV:

From The Book of Questions


A further source of great questions to ask your characters is the brilliant work The Book of Questions. This is filled with juicy and thought-provoking questions that explore personal philosophy, morality, politics, knee-jerk reactions, secret fantasies, wishes, and much more. It's also a great party activity to sit around with your friends and pass the book around as you each take turns selecting questions for all to answer.

A. If your character were to die this evening with no opportunity to communicate with anyone, what would they most regret not having told someone? Why haven't they told them yet?
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B. Would your character accept $1,000,000 to leave the county and never set foot in it again?
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C. Your character is given the power to kill people simply by thinking of their deaths and twice repeating the word "good-bye." People would die a natural death and no one would suspect them. Are there any situations in which they would use this power?
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D. What would constitute a "perfect" evening for your character?
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E. Would your character rather be extremely successful professionally and have a tolerable yet unexciting private life, or have an extremely happy private life and only a tolerable and uninspiring professional life?
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F. If your character could wake up tomorrow having gained any one ability or quality, what would it be?
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G. Your character has the chance to meet someone with whom they can have the most satisfying love imaginable - the stuff of dreams. Sadly, they know that in six months the person will die. Knowing that pain that would follow, would they still want to meet that person and fall in love? What if they knew their lover would not die, but instead would betray them? [In love, is intensity or permanence more important to them? How much do they expect from someone who loves them? What would make them feel betrayed by their mate - indifference? Dishonesty? Infidelity?]
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H. Does your character prefer being around men or women? Do their closest friends tend to be men or women?
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I. Would your character be willing to murder an innocent person if it would end hunger in the world? [Would it torment them more to have the blood of an innocent person on their hands or to know they let millions of people die? What do they think of people who achieve great things by compromising their principles? Many are will to give their own lives but not to take the life of another; is anything so important they would sacrifice their very soul for it?]
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J. What is their most treasured memory?
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K. If your character knew there would be a nuclear war in one week, what would they do?
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L. What is the greatest accomplishment of your character's life? Is there anything they hope to do that is even better?
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M. What would be the one material item your character would save during a fire?
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N. Your character is offered $1,000,000 for the following act: before them are ten pistols - only one of which is loaded. They must pick up one of the pistols, point it at their forehead, and pull the trigger. If they can walk away they do so a millionaire. Would they accept the risk?
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O. If your character could choose the manner of their death, what would it be? [Would they die a hero's death, die a martyr to some great cause, die in a natural catastrophe, or die peacefully? Why is it so tempting to have death catch us in our sleep?]
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P. For what in your character's life do they feel most grateful?
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Q. How forgiving is your character?
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R. When your character tells a story, do they often exaggerate or embellish it? If so, why?
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S. How much does your character feel in control of the course of their life?
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T. Is it easy for your character to ask for help when they need it? Will they ask for help?
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U. Would your character like to be famous? In what way?
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V. What are your character's most compulsive habits? Do they regularly struggle to break those habits?
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W. What does your character strive for most in their life: accomplishment, security, love, power, excitement, knowledge, or something else?
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X. How easily embarrassed is your character?
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Y. Does the fact that your character has never done something before increase or decrease its appeal to them?
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Z. How many different sexual partners has your character had in their life? Would they prefer to have had more or fewer?
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#2
O.o I LOVE IT!
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#3
This is rather daunting...

Hehe. If I see someone post this in their Character Profile I'm going to shank them.
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#4
This is very well done and is an excellent guideline for profiles!

Now I am not saying we should all fill the whole thing out when posting a profile, but rather look through this whenever a GM tells you to flesh out a profile.

What do -you- want people to know about the character? Look through it, find out and add it to the profile!

All in all, good work! +10 Torn Credits :!: for that!
"Kill a man, and you are an assassin. Kill millions of men, and you are a conqueror. Kill everyone, and you are a god." - Beilby Porteus
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Note: This is not finished, I will edit it later to finish it, it's very dauntingly long to fill out completely.

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* Given Name: Daven Mortigan

* Nickname(s): None

* Appearance:
- gender: Male
- age: 18
- height: Tall (I don't know)
- weight: Medium-Heavy
- hair color/style: Greasy black, medium length
- eye color: Black
- makeup: N/A
- clothing style: Plain Robes with the Lambent Sovereignty crest on them. A satchel full of books at his hip.
* Race/ethnicity: Human/Mexican (If this is possible, it is the ethnicity I picture in my head)

* Physical abilities/limitations: Used to physical labor, with high stamina, but the type of physical labor he has had experience with has not built his muscles up properly, all his strength comes from his arms and legs.

Background: Coming from a Middle-to-Low class family, he has experience working on a farm, but is not a farmer himself. He left home early and traveled to Stormwind, where he does apprentice work as a blacksmith. He had moved to Stormwind in the hopes of becoming a Paladin, after his father told him, and his two brothers of Uther the Lightbringer, with slightly exaggerated tales of a glowing knight.

Socioeconomic class/standing:


* Religion: The Holy Light

* Place of birth: Eastern Kingdoms, Westfall

* Place and time of story: Not Understood

* Parents' profiles
Frederick and Jane Mortigan

- race/ethnicity: Human

- socioeconomic level: Farmers

- religion: The Holy Light

- habits: Frederick is a hard-working farmer who has spent his whole life in Westfall, on a farm owned by his family line for generations.

Jane is a skilled cook with a drinking problem (Becomes violent when drunk), she also spoils her children, when not drunk.

- quality of relationship with child(ren): Average- The Father protected them from the Mother's drunken violence, but they were still affected by the arguments that could and would break out in the house. Jane spoiled them with her cooking, and Frederick would assign them work on the farm, and tell them stories of the city, the Alliance and the peculiar races of Azeroth, or at least the stories he has heard, and edited.

- living/deceased: Both parents are alive, both live on the farm and they are together.

* Family structure/life: Fairly average for three sons of a farming family, they worked hard on the soil to grow what they could, they were not poor, but they were not wealthy either. Both of his brothers still live on the farm.

Brief Life Story


It is very important to write a biography for your character. The more detail you create, the deeper you can make your character, and this rich history will be such a rich source of information that it will change and evolve your story accordingly.

- How did your character get here from there?
Daven left the farm he grew up on at the age of 17, and headed to Stormwind, which he had never been to before. At first, the city was daunting, but Daven eventually found work he could do, his father had taught him how to forge basic tools, and he used these skills to convince a blacksmith to take him as an apprentice. He has recently joined the Lambent Sovereignty, and is currently training to be a Paladin.

- What was their life like before the story began?/What was growing up like for them?
It consisted of hard physical labor and what little knowledge his father could pass on of reading, writing and counting.

- Did they have a good or bad childhood?
An average childhood, he was not mistreated, but he had to work hard on his parent's farm.

- Has their life worked out like they expected?
So far, Daven has accomplished his main goal for now- Finding someone to teach him the ways of a Paladin and the Light.

- Has their life been difficult or easy until now?
Life on the farm was easy, in the sense that Daven's daily life took on a familiar routine. This routine was thrown out of the window when he left the farm, and the first three months in Stormwind were tough on him, as he was completely adjusting from farm life to city life.

- Were they forced into their current path, or are they here by choice?
Daven chose to leave the farm, and at the age of 17 he convinced his parents to let him leave.

- Do they have regrets?
In leaving, he forfeited his inheritance of the farm, being the eldest son, he fears he may regret this if his plans in life do not work out.

- Did anything happen in their past that they cannot forget or live down, or that has deeply changed them or scarred them in some way?
Living so close to Duskwood made him very superstitious, and deathly afraid of the Undead, and unnatural (No pun intended).

Psychology


* Outer Goal (physical):
To become a fully fledged Paladin.

* Inner Goal (psychological/emotional):

To gain the respect and adoration the knights of the Silver Hand had in the stories his father told him.

* Superobjective:

* Life, career, or personal goals outside of the realm of the story:

* Defining characteristic:

* Hopes/desires: To find a wife, to become a Paladin
* Fears/phobias: The Undead, the Dark, Dogs
* Dirty Secrets:

* Introvert or extrovert?: Don't Understand

* More thinking or feeling?: Feeling.

* What do you see is the biggest contradiction(s) your character lives out?:
The fact that he was born a farmer, but is currently humbly wandering the cathedral grounds and reading or writing when not working.

* Tends to be self centered? Selfish? Selfless?: Selfless towards other humans, possibly Dwarves and Gnomes. Otherwise, he isn't really concerned.

* Favorite and hated foods/drinks: Daven loves the taste of fresh fruit and meat, and is disgusted by dried, preserved, pickled and otherwise long-lasting foods.

* Education or important learning experiences:
The ability to read and write fluently, and the poor ability to count is his only mental education. He has learned many social knowledge behaviors, such as common sense and reasoning. He has the physical knowledge of farming and smithing.

* Most hated activities:

* Most enjoyed activities:

* Deepest secret or wildest fantasy:

* Sense (or lack!) of humor -- what makes your character laugh?

* Who is your character's hero, or who do they admire or emulate?

Philosophy & Morality

* Attitudes toward:
- self:
- others:
- friendship:
- sex:
- love:
- family:
- marriage:
- the world:
- religion:

* Political philosophy:
- conservative/traditional/ liberal/radical:
- public causes supported/protested:
- politically active/apathetic:

* Superstitions?:

* Catchphrase that defines their worldview?:

Life & Lifestyle


* Closest friend(s):
* Job/career/occupation:
- Attitude towards job:
* Noted accomplishments:
- Famous/infamous?
* Clubs/organizations belonged to:

* Favorite music or group/favorite TV shows or films:

* Hobbies:

Food for Thought


* How would your character react to:

- Inheriting $1 million:
- The death of a loved one:
- A natural disaster: hurricane/earthquake, etc.:
- Being fired:
- Meeting an old friend or enemy not seen for years:
- Having or raising children:
- Being raped/mugged/violated in some way:
- An unexpected kindness or compliment:
- A serious illness such as AIDS or cancer:
- A flat tire on the expressway:
- An interracial relationship:
- Five minutes on local or national TV:

From The Book of Questions


A further source of great questions to ask your characters is the brilliant work The Book of Questions. This is filled with juicy and thought-provoking questions that explore personal philosophy, morality, politics, knee-jerk reactions, secret fantasies, wishes, and much more. It's also a great party activity to sit around with your friends and pass the book around as you each take turns selecting questions for all to answer.

A. If your character were to die this evening with no opportunity to communicate with anyone, what would they most regret not having told someone? Why haven't they told them yet?
-

B. Would your character accept $1,000,000 to leave the county and never set foot in it again?
-

C. Your character is given the power to kill people simply by thinking of their deaths and twice repeating the word "good-bye." People would die a natural death and no one would suspect them. Are there any situations in which they would use this power?
-

D. What would constitute a "perfect" evening for your character?
-

E. Would your character rather be extremely successful professionally and have a tolerable yet unexciting private life, or have an extremely happy private life and only a tolerable and uninspiring professional life?
-

F. If your character could wake up tomorrow having gained any one ability or quality, what would it be?
-

G. Your character has the chance to meet someone with whom they can have the most satisfying love imaginable - the stuff of dreams. Sadly, they know that in six months the person will die. Knowing that pain that would follow, would they still want to meet that person and fall in love? What if they knew their lover would not die, but instead would betray them? [In love, is intensity or permanence more important to them? How much do they expect from someone who loves them? What would make them feel betrayed by their mate - indifference? Dishonesty? Infidelity?]
-

H. Does your character prefer being around men or women? Do their closest friends tend to be men or women?
-

I. Would your character be willing to murder an innocent person if it would end hunger in the world? [Would it torment them more to have the blood of an innocent person on their hands or to know they let millions of people die? What do they think of people who achieve great things by compromising their principles? Many are will to give their own lives but not to take the life of another; is anything so important they would sacrifice their very soul for it?]
-

J. What is their most treasured memory?
-

K. If your character knew there would be a nuclear war in one week, what would they do?
-

L. What is the greatest accomplishment of your character's life? Is there anything they hope to do that is even better?
-

M. What would be the one material item your character would save during a fire?
-

N. Your character is offered $1,000,000 for the following act: before them are ten pistols - only one of which is loaded. They must pick up one of the pistols, point it at their forehead, and pull the trigger. If they can walk away they do so a millionaire. Would they accept the risk?
-

O. If your character could choose the manner of their death, what would it be? [Would they die a hero's death, die a martyr to some great cause, die in a natural catastrophe, or die peacefully? Why is it so tempting to have death catch us in our sleep?]
-

P. For what in your character's life do they feel most grateful?
-

Q. How forgiving is your character?
-

R. When your character tells a story, do they often exaggerate or embellish it? If so, why?
-

S. How much does your character feel in control of the course of their life?
-

T. Is it easy for your character to ask for help when they need it? Will they ask for help?
-

U. Would your character like to be famous? In what way?
-

V. What are your character's most compulsive habits? Do they regularly struggle to break those habits?
-

W. What does your character strive for most in their life: accomplishment, security, love, power, excitement, knowledge, or something else?
-

X. How easily embarrassed is your character?
-

Y. Does the fact that your character has never done something before increase or decrease its appeal to them?
-

Z. How many different sexual partners has your character had in their life? Would they prefer to have had more or fewer?
-
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I am SO doing this just for fun. =D Thanks Kiffles!
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I don't think this is a good idea maybe just for your own personal use but that thing will just make more work for the GM's as half the stuff isn't even needed. Profiles are there just to get the basic outline of your character and make sure he isn't breaking lore.
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#8
Aye, we will be shanked if we use these for our character profiles, I am just filling it out to see my own understanding of my characters. I wouldn't use this for a character profile.

I Don't wanna be shanked.
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#9
Ahah, oh no. :P I never meant that anyone should use it in place of the character profiles. The GMs have a hard enough time as it is checking profiles, I'm sure. As I said, more for your own personal gain. But I'm glad you all like it!
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