Creating A CharacterDisclaimer!!Creating A Character3 years ago in Writing More Like This
There are no set rules when creating a character: someone could create them just out of nowhere, without following any rule. This is just how I like to plan characters out when making them.
Also, keep in mind that this guide will be focused mainly on characters belonging to a story, comic or whatever you can think, may they be completely original characters or fan characters.
BASIC STUFF YOU NEED TO KNOW.
Ah, the wonderful Mary Sues, Gary Stus and Self Inserts. What are they? Urban Dictionary gives a very good definition for them:
Mary Sue - A female character who is so perfect that she is annoying. The name originated in a very short Star Trek story that mocked the sort of female characters who showed up in fanfiction. It usually refers to original female characters put into fanfiction, but can refer to any character.
Mary-Sues are characters who are usually extraordinarily gorgeous, amazingly talented, unusually powerful, and exceedingly attractive. They