Originally pasted on the MandoMercs forum by Memorught, this is a series of questions for your bad days. These are designed to better get into the head of your chosen character, really know them all the way around, and hopefully help you write them when you're having a hard time, or a reliable and changeable resource once you finish filling this out.
This is also applicable for RP characters as well, I suppose. :O
Date this form was created:
Full name of Character:
Reason, meaning or purpose behind the name:
Reason for nickname:
How old they appear:
Glasses or contacts?
Hair color, length, and style:
Weight and height:
Type of body (build):
Skin tone and type (i.e. hairy, slimy, scaly, oily, fair, burns easily):
Shape of face:
Distinguishing marks (dimples, moles, scars, birthmarks, etc.):
Is s/he healthy?
If not, why not? Or why are they healthy?
Do they look healthy? Why/why not?
Char’s favorite color:
Least favorite; why?
Least favorite music; why?
Mode of transport:
How do they spend a rainy day?
Are they a daredevil or cautious?
Do they act the same alone as when with someone?
Drinks (as in alcohol):
Is their soft spot obvious, why/why not:
If not, how do they hide it:
Type of childhood:
Most important childhood event that still effects him/her:
Relationship with her:
Relationship with him:
Siblings, how many, relationship with each:
Children of siblings:
Other extended family:
Are they close? Why/why not:
Most at ease when:
Most ill at ease when:
How they feel about themselves:
Past failure they would be embarrassed to admit:
If granted one wish what would it be; why?
Optimist or pessimist? Why?
Introvert or extrovert? Why?
Drives and motives:
Extremely skilled at:
Extremely unskilled at:
Does anyone know?
How did they find out:
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 these realistic assessments?
If not, why not?
How they think others perceive them:
What four things would they most like to change about themselves:
If these were changed would they be the same person; why/why not:
Would changing of the number 1 thing make them more happy? Why/why not:
Interaction with other people
How do they relate to others:
How are they perceived by strangers:
By their wife/husband/lover:
By the Hero/Heroine:
How do they view the Hero/Heroine:
First impression most people get of this character:
What happens to change this perception:
What do people like most about this character:
What do they dislike most about them:
How do they plan to accomplish them:
How will others be effected by this:
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:
Favorite clothing; why:
Least favorite; why:
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?