3 PersonalityPERSONALITY - The Types3 Personality4 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Personality, another very easy way to screw over your character, so you must be careful when choosing how your OC acts. Now, when thinking about personality, it not only means how your OC will act but how she behaves and interacts with others and how others perceive her because of it. More of that will be covered in the Relationships section.
Before I start with personalities, which will be a big section, I just want to cover the small section of morality.
Is your OC good or evil? Or is she neutral? When your OC comes across conflicts, she must be either good or evil or even neutral. How does that affect their interaction with other characters? There are really only four main choices here that I can think of: Neutral, Evil, Good and Anti-Hero, their in between.
Good: Your OC doesn't stand for injustice and must stomp out all evil that threatens the greater good and the innocent. They are willing to sacrifice themselves in order to
9 The Mary Sue TestTHE MARY-SUE TEST9 The Mary Sue Test4 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Well, here we are. We've tackled every possible detail about your character and now we're on to one of the things that is on every creator's mind. Is my character a Mary Sue (Gary Stu for males)?
Now, I know what some of you are thinking. What's wrong with wanting to make a strong and powerful character? Absolutely nothing! There is nothing wrong with wanting to create someone who is strong, independent and pretty much badass. There just have to be some boundaries.
~Knowing the Sue~
First off, what defines the Mary Sue? A Mary Sue, henceforth referred to as MS, is a character that is overly idealized in every way, lacking any amount of flaws, and primarily serves as a wish fulfillment fantasy to the author/creator/reader. This means that the MS is what the creator envisions for himself or herself, usually because they don't like how they are already (no offense intended). They are generally one-dimensional and overall really boring. Not to mention they'r