Re: Behind the Characters: Profile Template Advanced

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Re: Behind the Characters: Profile Template Advanced

Postby Giratina93 » Tue Sep 16, 2014 6:14 pm

For those of you who recall my essay The Essentials of Good Writing, I had at the end a basic profile for making a character... well, that's good if you want to make someone up on the fly. I am sorry if this is the wrong place to post this, but I could find no other better area to post it at. If you wish to develop your character a bit more, to delve more into their being, then this kind of profile is right for you. Bear in mind, make sure you have plenty of spare time before trying this out. You may even learn a few things about your character you never knew when attempting it. The basic profile is as such, taken from the Elfwood website, and thanks to KK to finding it for me. If you wish to post what you came up with here, go ahead, but if it contains sensitive spoilers, then please hide it as such. in any case, I highly advise using it so that you can flesh out your characters more thoroughly.

The Questions

Date this form was created:
Full name of Character:
Reason, meaning or purpose behind the name:
Nickname:
Reason for nickname:
Race:
Occupation/class:
Social class:

Physical Appearance:

Age:
How old they appear:
Eye Color:
Glasses or contacts?
Hair color length and style:
Weight and height:
Type of body (build):
Skin tone and type (i.e., harry, slimy, scaly, oily, fair, burns easily):
Shape of face:
Distinguishing marks (dimples, moles, scars, birthmarks, etc.):
Predominant feature:
Is s/he healthy?
If not, why not? Or why are they healthy?
Do they look healthy? Why/why not?

Favorites:

Char’s favorite color:
Least favorite, why?
Music?
Least favorite music, why?
Food:
Literature:
Expressions:
Expletives (curse):
Mode of transport:
Hobbies:
How do they spend a rainy day?

Personality:

Are they a daredevil or cautious?
Do they act the same alone as when with someone?
Habits:
Drinks:
How much:
Greatest Strength:
Greatest Weakness:
Soft spot:
Is their soft spot obvious, why/why not:
If not, how do they hide it:
Biggest Vulnerability:

Background:

Hometown:
Type of childhood:
First Memory:
Most important child hood event that still effects him/her:
Why?
Education:
Religion:
Finances:

Family:

Mother:
Relationship with her:
Father:
Relationship with him:
Siblings, How many, relationship with each:
Children of siblings:
Other extended family:
Close? Why or why not:

Attitude:

Most at ease when:
Most ill at ease when:
Priorities:
Philosophies:
How they feel about themselves:
Past failure they would be embarrassed to admit:
Why?
If granted one wish what would it be, why?

Traits:

Optimist or pessimist? Why?
Introvert or extrovert? Why?
Drives and motives:
Talents:
Extremely skilled at:
Extremely unskilled at:
Good characteristics:
Character flaws:
Mannerisms:
Peculiarities:
Biggest regret:
Minor regrets:
Biggest accomplishment:
Minor accomplishments:
Darkest secret:
Does anyone know?
How did they find out:

Self-perception:

One word they would use to describe themselves:
One paragraph of how they would describe themselves:
What do they consider their best physical characteristic and why:
The worst one? Why?
Are they realistic assessments?
If not, why not?
How they think others preserve them:
What four things would they most like to change about themselves:
Why?
If they were changed would they be the same person, why/why not:
Would changing of number 1 make them more happy? Why/why not:

Interaction with other people:

How do they relate to others:
How are they perceived by strangers:
Friends:
Wife/husband/lover:
The Hero/Heroin:
How do they view the Hero/Heroine:
First impression of the char:
why?
What happens to change this perception:
What do people like most about this char:
What do they dislike most about them:

Goals:

Immediate:
Long term:
How do they plan to accomplish them:
How will others be effected by this:

Problems/Crisis:

How do they react in a crisis:
How do they face problems:
Kind of problems they usually run into:
How they react to new problems:
How they react to change:

General:

Favorite clothing, why:
Least favorite, why:
Jewelry:
Other accessories:
Drives:
Where do they live:
Where do they want to live:
Spending habits, why:
What do they do too much of, why:
Most prized possession, why:
People they secretly admire, why:
Person they are most influenced by, why:
Most important person in their life before story starts, why:
How do they spend the week just before the story starts:
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Re: Behind the Character: Advanced Profile. (WARNING! SPOILERS)

Postby KaijuDirector007 » Thu Jun 02, 2016 6:48 am

Query: do the character files listed have to be restricted to kaiju stuff or can we also take other subjects as well?
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Re: Behind the Character: Advanced Profile. (WARNING! SPOILERS)

Postby Giratina93 » Thu Jun 02, 2016 12:15 pm

KaijuDirector007 wrote:Query: do the characters listed have to be restricted to kaiju stuff or can we also take other subjects as well?


The profile is meant for more humanoid characters, since such things as clothes and social class are things typically associated with humans. They CAN work with Kaiju, but some things might not line up properly.

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Re: Re: Behind the Characters: Profile Template Advanced

Postby KaijuDirector007 » Thu Jun 02, 2016 11:33 pm

The profile is meant for more humanoid characters, since such things as clothes and social class are things typically associated with humans. They CAN work with Kaiju, but some things might not line up properly.


By "other subjects" I meant other franchises that don't involve kaiju. As in anime series, live-action shows, other film franchises, etc. And if so, can we post them here?
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