The Character Forge is a place for people to come together in creating characters for works of fiction: RPGs, video games, books, shows, etc.
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The Character Forge is a place where people come together in helping each other with the task of creating original characters; we can appreciate that Fan Fiction exists (and it is allowed here) but this community should thrive on the creative process involved in forging new characters!
So, if you have an RPG, video game, piece of writing, show or whatever else that is in need of a character, grab a hammer and enter the Forge; you've come to the right place.
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I'm working on a project and I want to help further refine my group of main characters. But for some reason, my mind refuses, and instead insists on making other character concepts to expand the world, even though most will likely never be used.
As of this writing, I have almost 200 character concepts, but I haven't even finalised my main characters yet.
I had an idea for a character that was originally two separate individuals that were combined into one in a supernatural manner. I think one should be frail and intelligent, and the other strong but foolish, but also want one to be beautiful while the other is ugly. I'm not sure which should be which. I like the idea that the frail one could be misshapen freak while his fit counterpart would look like something the ancinet Greeks sculpted, but the more mentally astute of the pair being a fragile beauty while the other is a lumbering beast also appeals to me. I'm not sure where I want the physically fit half to come from, but I know I want the intelligent half to have been born through some ritual rather than naturally, like a homunculus or a coalescence of souls or something like that.
Mentally, they wouldn't entirely be in unison, but their mind isn't split in between distinct entities either, like Dog/God for any Fallout: New Vegas players here. I think there should be instances where one love/hated someone the other was ambivalent towards, while their altered state of mind sees things in a new light, but also cases where both held directly opposing feelings towards certain persons or things that creates conflict within the new individual
Anyone know examples of this sort of character to bounce ideas off of?