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Sick of those character sheet templates that only ask for name, age, and hair color? Try filling out this monstrosity. I found it while cleaning out my files. It's a little badly equipped to handle fantasy or non-human characters, but you can always add your own questions and categories. Some questions don't pertain to certain characters or situations, and a lot of the details seem pretty pointless, but it really makes you think about you characters. Which is always helpful, in my experience.

Post your results and suggestions for new questions.

Character Chart
Character’s full name:
Reason or meaning of name:
Character’s nickname:
Reason for nickname:
Birth date:

Physical appearance
How old does he/she appear:
Body build:
Shape of face:
Eye color:
Glasses or contacts:
Skin tone:
Distinguishing marks:
Predominant features:
Hair color:
Type of hair:
Overall attractiveness:
Physical disabilities:
Usual fashion of dress:
Favorite outfit:
Jewelry or accessories:

Good personality traits:
Bad personality traits:
Mood character is most often in:
Sense of humor:
Character’s greatest joy in life:
Character’s greatest fear:
What single event would most throw this character’s life into complete turmoil?
Character is most at ease when:
Most ill at ease when:
Enraged when:
Depressed or sad when:
Life philosophy:
If granted one wish, it would be:
Character’s soft spot:
Is this soft spot obvious to others?
Greatest strength:
Greatest vulnerability or weakness:
Biggest regret:
Minor regret:
Biggest accomplishment:
Minor accomplishment:
Past failures he/she would be embarrassed to have people know about:
Character’s darkest secret:
Does anyone else know?

Drives and motivations:
Immediate goals:
Long term goals:
How the character plans to accomplish these goals:
How other characters will be affected:

Type of childhood:
First memory:
Most important childhood memory:
Childhood hero:
Dream job:

Current location:
Currently living with:

Relationship with her:
Relationship with him:
Relationship with them:
Relationship with him/her:
Relationship with them:
Other important family members:

Least favorite color:
Form of entertainment:
Mode of transportation:
Most prized possession:

Plays a musical instrument?
Plays a sport?
How he/she would spend a rainy day:
Spending habits:
Other drugs:
What does he/she do too much of?
What does he/she do too little of?
Extremely skilled at:
Extremely unskilled at:
Nervous tics:
Usual body posture:

Optimist or pessimist?
Introvert or extrovert?
Daredevil or cautious?
Logical or emotional?
Disorderly and messy or methodical and neat?
Prefers working or relaxing?
Confident or unsure of himself/herself?
Animal lover?

How he/she feels about himself/herself:
One word the character would use to describe self:
One paragraph description of how the character would describe self:
What does the character consider his/her best personality trait?
What does the character consider his/her worst personality trait?
What does the character consider his/her best physical characteristic?
What does the character consider his/her worst physical characteristic?
How does the character think others perceive him/her:
What would the character most like to change about himself/herself:

Relationships with others
Opinion of other people in general:
Does the character hide his/her true opinions and emotions from others?
Person character most hates:
Best friend(s):
Love interest(s):
Person character goes to for advice:
Person character feels responsible for or takes care of:
Person character feels shy or awkward around:
Person character openly admires:
Person character secretly admires:
Most important person in character’s life before story starts:
After story starts:

Wow that was long. eek
Damn, and I thought those profiles sheets I had to fill out for "literate" RPs was huge!

Looks like fun twisted
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Damn, and I thought those profiles sheets I had to fill out for "literate" RPs was huge!

Looks like fun twisted

Good luck! whee
I honestly think this will be very helpful... Thanks!
Well I've just filled this out on one of my characters, and then my computer crashed on me so it's completely lost mad

But anyways, I'm sure this'll be very useful for developing those tough characters. Thanks for posting this!
Good Lord, that is possible the longest character sheet that I have ever seen..... eek
I honestly think this will be very helpful... Thanks!

You're welcome!

Well I've just filled this out on one of my characters, and then my computer crashed on me so it's completely lost


Good Lord, that is possible the longest character sheet that I have ever seen.....

Horrifying, isn't it?
That is horrifyingly long. I thought just making up their personalities were tough. By gawd...
As I was filling this thing out, some of its questions made me realize how very Mary Sue ~ish my character is....This will be very useful for future character development.
Wow. . .
That list is breathtaking. In a good way.
Someone really must have put a lot of thought into that list.

. . .Haha. It's too bad most of my characters are in the fantasy genre.
Though, nevertheless, I'm totally going to save this. Thank you for sharing!
I hate character sheets, but this is one of the better ones I saw. I may even use it just for laughs. Usually though, I find character sheets annoying. It is possible to plan out your character too well. I think characters need to be flexible. Of course... a good writer will know that. I just wonder if people use the sheets as a written law than a help. I bet if you fill that character sheet about yourself, there will be a lot where you wouldn't know what to put. xd People change all the time. I know for me, one month I am loving everyone, the next I just don't like people in general. (Due to some happenings.) ......Hmm... now I have to fill it out about myself. Who knows, maybe I'll make a great character! rofl
*save away for future use* ninja

I think I'll pick an older character and see if I've thought them out enough to fill that out, just for fun. (If anyone will believe that I'll do it for fun.)
Now THAT's awesome! *goes to fill it out for a character* For anyone who feels that, having filled out that list of dhoom, they still don't know they're character well enough, here's a few others that are always fun to do:

Date of Birth:
Zodiac Sign:
Sun Sign:
Blood Type:
Favorite food:
Least favorite food:
Bad habits:
Character's motto:
eek Wow... Well, this certainly is detailed. I really think this will help. Thanks!
This has got to be the longest, most detailed character sheet I've ever encountered.

...I'm not sure if I should be awed or horrified (perhaps a bit of both). surprised

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