Like many of you with OCs, I try to make well-written characters especially if they are going to be featured more than once and not part of a single story arc. And like you, I try to make their personalities distinct and/or something that people can understand or relate to. These characterizations can either strike an important point or be a straw man fallacy. I like to share some of my characters and what makes them who they are. Some of them were created as a way for me to share my views of the world.
There are characters that overlap into several of these personalities so I'll be sure to point that out.
Misanthropy and cynicism: Exhibited mainly by Necross
Written OC Application: Necross
Written Character Application
Other Names/Nick Names: Royal Adviser Necross
Age: (by the TT timeline) At least 1000 years
(in the TTNG timeline) Add another 16 years
Eye Color: Red
Hair Color: No hair
Appearance (may link to a picture): Red-colored scales with sandy underside of the tail, black, curved, devil horns, clawed hands, end of tail has a bladed tip (originally made of bone before he transformed it into indestructible metal
Personality: Cunning, manipulative, ambitious, cruel, shows no compassion or mercy for humans and sees them merely as slaves, does not tolerate any other race that will defend humanity
Powers: Spellcasting includes dark magic, necromancy, and alchemy
Weapons: Swords and bladed tail used in melee combat
Other Accessories/Markings: Brown wings that allow him to fly
Strengths: Snake tail can be effective with crushing or restraining victims, physical strength can be matched by non-hum
who sees humans as a species of contradictions that are born of ignorance and bigotry, which can never be bred away and are delusional to believe they are masters of the Earth. Necross believes the only purpose for humans are to be in servitude for to non-human creatures that they drove into hiding and wrote them off as myths in an attempt to erase their existence. Goth
Written OC Application: Goth Dragomir
Written Character Application
Name: Goth Dragomir
Other Names/Nick Names: Lord Dragomir, Master/Teacher (by Cassandra)
Race: Vampire (born)
Age: (as of the TT timeline) 143 years
(as of the TTNG timeline) 159 years
Eye Color: Red (right eye is scarred)
Hair Color: Black
Appearance (may link to a picture): Tall, built, dresses in fashion that shows off his nobility status
Personality: Prideful, believes in Vampire supremacy, sadistic towards his enemies, known to be relentless in whatever he is pursuing
Powers: Being a Vampire gives him far superior abilities than a human, immortality, extraordinary abilities
Weapons: Does not normally carry around weapons but favored sword of use is a rapier
Other Accessories/Markings: Upper part of the right side of Goth's face is scarred
Strengths: Centuries of knowledge, skilled swordsman
Weaknesses: Deathly allergic to sunlight, holy water has an acidic reaction when in contact with his skin, need
,too, has made no qualms of his own views toward humans and has, on several occasions, screwed around with them for his amusement.
Predator superiority: Goth and Hadrian
may be on opposites sides of a war between their kind but what they do agree on is the idea of stepping out of the shadows and taking the crown from humans at being top of the food chain. The main difference is that Goth relies on humans as his food source while Hadrian would use them as big game hunting.
The oppressed becoming the oppressors: Shared by both Hadrian and the Slayer
although it has been seen more with the latter since I have created her as a part of Branded-Curse
's Otheworld project. I feel that this really hits a nerve since this is something that can happen when people are pushed to the brink that they end up becoming the same people they overthrew. Emotions can run amok and make persecuted individuals feel their actions are justifiable because of the oppression they suffered.
I noticed that these characterizations are applied to my villain OCs and it makes me wonder if this is why villains tend to be more favorable by fans than heroes because the former are given more depth into their personality and the only way heroes can match that favoritism is if they strip the whole "hero" archetype and become a brooding, angst-driven, tortured soul. Then again, that reason is probably because the morally perfect hero is not a good model for making an interesting character
I will probably go through the OCs I have (both heroes and villains) and see if there should be a change in character development
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